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Scholarly Concentrations Students Publish Project Research

Publishing a paper in a peer-reviewed journal is an important accomplishment for all researchers, and for 22 students in IU School of Medicine’s Class of 2024, who were enrolled in the Scholarly Concentrations Program, the career goal has been achieved while they were still in medical school. They are off to a great start!

Students worked on research projects independently or with fellow classmates and all projects involved mentors or a faculty member. Submitting a manuscript for publication about the project is a requirement of the program. Published topics investigated include Genetics and Medicine, Public Health, and Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology.

We congratulate the following students whose papers were published or accepted during Academic Year 2023-2024:


Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology

Awosanya OD, Dalloul CE, Blosser RJ, Dadwal UC, Carozza M, Boschen K, Klemsz MJ, Johnston NA, Bruzzaniti A, Robinson CM, Srour EF, Kacena MA. Osteoclast-mediated bone loss observed in a COVID-19 mouse model. Bone. 2022 Jan;154:116227. Epub 2021 Oct 2. PMID: 34607050.

Chang T, Akin S, Cho S, Lee J, Lee SA, Park T, Hong S, Yu T, Ji Y, Yi J, Gong SL. In Situ Spray Polymerization of Conductive Polymers for Personalized E-textiles. ACS nano. 2023 Nov 7;17(22):22733-43.

Cho S, Chang T, Yu T, Gong SL, Lee CH. Machine embroidery of light-emitting textiles with multicolor electroluminescent threads. Sci Adv. 2024 Jan 5;10(1). Epub 2024 Jan 3. PMID: 38170779.

Trinh A, Ran R, Brubaker DK. Trans-Omic Knowledge Transfer Modeling Infers Gut Microbiome Biomarkers of Anti-TNF Resistance in Ulcerative Colitis. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2023;28:287-298. PMID: 36540985.

Desai AP, Hoyer MH. Coarctation Angioplasty in Young Children: Does IMPACT Registry Data Accurately Reflect Clinical Outcomes? Pediatr Cardiol. 2023 May 27. doi: 10.1007/s00246-023-03179-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37243748.


Biomedical Research

Erica Geers. Short- and Long-Term Kidney Complications in Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Pediatric Pulmonology. Accepted, awaiting publication.


Genetics in Medicine

Katherine A Gallaway, Todd C Skaar, Ashwin Biju, James Slaven, Emma M Tillman. A pilot study of ADRA2A genotype association with doses of dexmedetomidine for sedation in pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy. 2022 Jun;42:453-459.

Christian Karcher. Successful sperm retrieval in a male with azoospermia, partial AZFa deletion, and CFTR mutation: A case report and literature review. Journal of Fertility and Sterility. Accepted; awaiting publication.


Human Sexuality and Health

Carter G, Brown L, Mahnke B, Ohmit A, Woodward B. Sexual Communication Self-Efficacy and PrEP Literacy Helps to Meet HIV Prevention Outcomes Among Black and Latinx Individuals. J Prim Care Community Health. 2022 Jan-Dec;13:21501319221099788.

Campbell, JT, Bennett-Brown, M, Marcotte, AS, Kaufman, EM, Moscovici, Z, Adams, OR, Lovins, S., Garcia, JR, Gesselman, AN. American singles attitudes toward future romantic/sexual partners COVID-19 vaccination status: sizeable evidence for both vigilance and indifference in a national sample. Sexuality & Culture.2023 May 18:1-24.

Kurman, TM, Ake, SN, Hille, JJ. (2024). Medical students' perspectives on transgender care legislation and its impact on medical residency applications. Sexuality, Gender & Policy. 2024;1–15.


Medical Humanities

Thamba A, Gunderman RB. For Watson, Solving Cancer Wasn't So Elementary: Prospects for Artificial Intelligence in Radiology. Acad Radiol. 2022 Feb;29(2):312-314. Epub 2021 Dec 18. PMID: 34933804.

Matthew Hodges. The End is Nothing: Death in Domestic Spaces in “Old Mrs. Harris” and The Death of Ivan Ilyich, The Willa Cather Review. Accepted; awaiting publication.


Public Health

Mazurenko O, Mills CA, Bandali E, Ballard JH, Bell TM. Using prescription opioids throughout a traumatic injury recovery: A qualitative exploratory study of adolescents in a Midwestern state. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Jul 1;236:109480. Epub 2022 Apr 29. PMID: 35525239.

McCord E, Ballard JH, Mills CA, Bandali E, Bell TM, Mazurenko O. The Patient Experience of Adolescents With Traumatic Injuries: Recommendations for Improvement. J Healthc Manag. 2023 May-Jun 01;68(3):187-197. PMID: 37159017.

Luster T, Gunderson ZJ, Sun S, Loder RT. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Food Deserts, Poverty, and Urban/Rural Residence: Is There a Link? J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Mar 1;43(3):e230-e235. Epub 2022 Nov 28. PMID: 36730127.

Heng YY, Nafiseh A, Oyungu E, Ombitsa AR, Cherop C, McHenry MS. 'I bring her up with love:' Perspectives of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental delays in western Kenya. Child Care Health Dev. 2023 Jan;49(1):201-209. Epub 2022 Jul 20. PMID: 35817560.

Seigel CR, Martin H, Bastin G, Myers LJ, Taylor S, Pike F, Wilkinson J, Williams LS. Patient acceptance of teleneurology across neurologic conditions. J Neurol. 2024 Feb 23. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38388928.


Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities

Stewart, CC, Muvuka, B, Hutwagner, W, McCollum, H, Dyer, WK, Ryan, ER. Vets Restoring Vets: A Community-Based Participatory Assessment of Operation Combat Bikesaver Innovative Veteran-Led Peer Support Program. doi: 10.24926/jrmc.v6i3.5157. Journal of Regional Medical Campuses. 2023; 6(3).

Sabir M, Al-Tarshan Y, Snapp C, Brown M, Walker R, Han A, Kostrominova T. Analysis of COVID-19 Case Demographics and Disease Outcomes in Gary, Indiana. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023; 20(18):6729.

Aldallal M, Omari D, Muvuka B, Ryan E. The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Youth Violence: Insights from Professional Key Informants. Journal of Regional Medical Campuses. 2023 Jun 14;6(3).


Rural Health 

McCreary, B. Self-Stigma vs. Perceived Public Stigma Toward Mental Illness in Rural Adults. Journal of Regional Medical Campuses. Accepted; awaiting publication.

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