The Eighth Annual Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Research Colloquium, sponsored by the TTUHSC EP Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Dept. of Biomedical Sciences was held May 5 -8, with poster presentations, oral presentations and a keynote address by Brad H. Pollock, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor and chairman, Henry B. Dielmann Distinguished University Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. First, second and third place awards were presented to faculty, residents, and students as follows:
Predicting Early Success in a Clinical Presentation-Based Curriculum Model
Tammy Salazar, Ph.D.; Janet Piskurich, Ph.D.; Naomi Lacy, Ph.D.
Imaging and Spectroscopy Tool for Early Detection of Cervical Neoplasia
Leonid Fradkin, Ph.D.; Thelma Carrillo, M.P.H.; Christina Gutierrez, M.S.; Andres Zuluaga, Ph.D.; Zuber Mulla, Ph.D.; Kayla Castañeda, R.N., .S.N.; Harvey Greenberg, M.D.; Salvador Saldivar, M.D.; Jingjing Yang; Lu Wang; Colin Schlosser, Eng.; Dennis Cox, Ph.D.; Neely Atkinson, Ph.D.; Jose-Miguel Yamal, Ph.D.; Timon Buys, Ph.D.; Calum MacAulay, Ph.D.; Pierre Lane, Ph.D.; Michele Follen, M.D., Ph.D.
The Impact of Repeated Taking of Self-tests on Student Performance inExaminations in a Medical School
Dolgor Baatar, M.D., Ph.D.; Naomi Lacy, Ph.D.
The Infant with Depressed Sensorium and Shock: Was Is Candy or Soap?
Sam Levin, M.D.; Francis Ostrea, M.D.; Deepak Yadav, M.D.; Kristina Kypuros, M.D.; Jorge Sainz, M.D.
Integration of Personalized Molecular Targeted Therapy into Multimodal Treatment of Refractory Early Childhood PNET
Diba Farah, M.D., M.S.; Lisa Hartman, M.D.; Arlynn F. Mulne, M.D.; Harry L. Wilson, M.D.; Staci Bryson, M.D.; Jeremy A. Ross, Ph.D.
Genetic Variants in the SORL1 Gene are Associated with Age at Onset of Alzheimer Disease
Prasad Krishnamurthy, M.D.; Ke-Sheng Wang, Ph.D.; Lewis Rubin, M.D.; Xuefeng Liu, Ph.D.; Liang Wang, Ph.D.; David Briones, M.D.; Chun Xu, M.D, Ph.D.
Pediatric and Adult Blunt Traumatic Bladder Rupture: Not Much Difference
Kinzie Matlock, M.D.; Alan Tyroch, M.D., FA.C.S.
Efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Social Skills Training for Latinos with Serious Mental Illness
Ian Guerra, M.D.; Manuel Guillen, M.D.; Darisabel Roman, M.H.S., M.S.; Rebecca Pasillas, Ph.D.
Return to Duty and Short Term Outcomes Following Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures in Active Duty US Military Personnel
Nicholas Kusnezov, M.D.; Philip J. Belmont Jr, M.D.; Mark Pallis, D.O.; Justin Orr, M.D.; David Romano, M.D.
Genotypic and Phenotypic Analysis of Primary Envelope Glycoproteins from HIV Infected Patients
Emily Cox, B.S.; Melina Sedano, Khong Wei Xiu, Oon Tek M.D.; Anjali Joshi, Ph.D.; Himanshu Garg, Ph.D.
CCR5 Gene and Promoter Polymorphism in HIV Infected Hispanic Population
Bethany Beauchamp, M.S.II; Anjali Joshi, Ph.D.; Melina Sedano, M.S.; Armando Meza, M.D.; Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D.; Zuber D. Mulla, Ph.D.; Ogechika Alozie, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.N.S.; Himanshu Garg, Ph.D.
Examination of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) Score andLength of Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU
Lowell Ellerbrook, M.S. III; Sean Connery, M.S.; Juan Figueroa-Casas, M.D.
Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Growth and Metastasis is Inhibited by Silencing Growth Hormone Receptor
Ramadevi Subramani Reddy, Ph.D.; Rebecca Lopez, Ph.D.; Arunkumar Arumugam, Ph.D.; Sushmita Nandy, Ph.D.; Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.
Nimbolide Inhibits Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cell Migration and Invasion by Inhibiting Focal Adhesion Kinase Pathway
Arunkumar, Arumugam, Ph.D.; Sushmita Nandi, Ph.D.; Ramadevi Subramani, Ph.D.; Rebecca Lopez, Ph.D.; Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.
Application of Logistic Quantile Regression for Score Outcomes in Clinical Research
Luis Alvarado, M.S.; Alok Dwivedi, Ph.D.; Michael Escamilla, M.D.; Brenda Castillo
Decreased Mental Quality of Life in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors Treated With Anti-Estrogen Hormonal Therapy at TTUHSC-El Paso
Zeina Nahleh M.D., F.A.C.P.; Alok Dwivedi, Ph.D.; Tony Khang, M.S. III; Aleem Sattar, M.S. III; Indika Mallawaarachchi, M.S.
The Impact of Fear of Falling on Functional Independence Among Older Adults
Katherine Lawson, L.M.S.S.W., O.T.R., Ph.D.
Genetic Determinants of Chronic Kidney Disease Progression in Children: A Genome-wide Association Meta-analysis in the PediGFR Study
Jayanta Gupta, M.D., Ph.D.; Peter Kanetsky, Ph.D., M.P.H.; Nandita Mitra, Ph.D.; Elke Wuehl, M.D.; Anna Kottgen, M.D., M.P.H.; Matthias
Wuttke, M.D.; Susan Furth, M.D., Ph.D.; Bradley Warady, M.D.; Franz Schaefer, M.D.; Craig Wong, M.D., M.P.H.
The Combat Burst Fracture Study–Results of a Retrospective Multi-center Cohort Analysis of the Most Prevalent Combat Specific Mechanism of Major Thoracolumbar Spinal Injury
Jose Serrano, M.D.; Brett A. Freedman, M.D.; Philip J. Belmont Jr., M.D.; Chris Neal, M.D.; Andrew J. Schoenfeld, M.D.
Enhanced Casualty Care from a Global Military Orthopaedic Teleconsultation Program
Matthew Laughlin, D.O; Brian Waterman, M.D.; Philip J. Belmont, Jr., M.D.; Andrew Schoenfeld, M.D.; Mark Pallis, D.O.
Enterra System at TTUHSC and University Medical Center in El Paso, TX- 4 Year Experience with Gastric Electrical
Kinzie Matlock, M.D.; Irene Sarosiek, M.D.; Brian Davis, M.D.; Ziad Kronfol, M.D.; Yvette Gomez, Richard McCallum, M.D.
Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Models for Interrogating the Protective Functions of Xanthophylls in Retinopathies
Meredith Harrell, B.S.; Xiaoming Gong, Ph.D.; Dianne C. Mitchell, Ph.D.; Devaraj Sambalingam, M.D.; Olof H. Sundin, Ph.D.; Lewis P. Rubin, MD.
Profiling microRNA: Unlocking the Secret of Breast Cancer Protection
Jennifer West, M.D.; Sushmita Nandy, Ph.D.; Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.
Two-Photon FRET Microscopy to Quantify Phagosomal Rupture in Macrophages
Yassel Acosta, B.S.; Qi Zhang, Ph.D.; Jianjun Sun, Ph.D.; Chunqiang Li, Ph.D.
Hyperglycemia-induced Leptin Signaling Differentially Regulates microRNAs Involved in Epithelial-tomesenchymal Transition in Normal and Malignant Mammary Epithelial Cells
Rebecca Lopez, Ph.D.; Rene Roberts, B.S.; Sushmita Nandy, Ph.D.; Ramadevi Subramani-Reddy, Ph.D.; Arunkumar Arumugam Ph.D.; Harish Kalyani B.S.; Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.
Involvement of ABC Family Proteins in Growth Hormone Receptor Induced Chemoresistance in Estrogen Receptor α Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Arunkumar Arumugam, Ph.D.; Ramadevi Subramani, Ph.D.; Sushmita Nandi, Ph.D.; Rebecca Lopez, Ph.D.; Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.
Investigation of MRI Functional and Anatomical Measurements as Biomarkers of Bipolar Disorder
Hugo Sandoval, Ph.D.; Jair C. Soares, M.D. ; Luis A. Alvarado; Juan Zavala, M.D.; Mercedes E. Ramirez, M.D.; Michael A. Escam