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UW College of Health Sciences Students Receive Research Day Awards

April 10, 2019
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UW College of Health Sciences students (from left) Haley Dollerschell, Holly Trujillo, Marten Baur, Nicole Sauls, Lauren Elliott, Shaochen Huang, Taylor Kuehn and Adithya Mohandass are among recipients of awards from the recent UW College of Health Sciences Research Day. (UW Photo)

Selected students from throughout the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences presented both oral and poster research presentations during the college’s recent Research Day.

The College of Health Sciences Research Day is an event focused on undergraduate and graduate students from disciplines throughout the college. The students work with faculty members from their college divisions to share current research projects.

Jenifer Thomas, an associate professor in UW’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, along with a faculty member and student from each division in the college, reviews each presentation based on content, quality and relevance to current health education research. The committee then selects a limited number of presentations to receive monetary awards that will go toward furthering research and travel funding.

This year’s award recipients, listed by hometown, college division and presentation title, are:

Chennai, India -- Adithya Mohandass, School of Pharmacy, “Analysis of Mechanisms of Atorvastatin Induced Pain.”

Cheyenne -- Lauren Elliott, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, “Characterization of Perceived Muscle Soreness and Prediction of Skeletal Muscle Markers of Damage Following a Bout of High Intensity Exercise”; and Sydne LaCroix, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, “Asymmetries in Upper Body Balance, Strength and Stroke Distance, and Their Associations with Previous Injuries in Swimmers.”

Chicago, Ill. -- Taylor Kuehn, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, “The Effect of Kinesiotaping Fatigued Quadriceps and Hamstrings on Knee Joint Position Sense and Biomechanics Associated with ACL Loading in a Jump-Landing Task.”

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Kirsten Kropkowski, Division of Communication Disorders, “Allied Health Care Use by Individuals with Parkinson Disease.”

Lander -- Marten Baur, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, “Falling as a Strategy to Change Knee Loading During Double-Leg and Single-Leg Landings.”

Ljubljana, Slovenia -- Maja Gorsic, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, “Biomechanical Comparison of Back Squat and Front Squat Using a Conventional Bar or a Transformer Bar.”

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. -- Nicole Sauls, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, “Proteinuria Following a Bout of High Intensity Functional Resistance Training.”

Rawlins -- Kyliah Ferris, Division of Communication Disorders, “Native American Caregiver-Child Interactions During Shared Book-Reading: Implications for Early Language Intervention.”

Sheridan -- Holly Trujillo, Division of Communication Disorders, “Speech Language Pathologists’ Comfort Levels Serving Students with Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Stoneham, Colo. -- Haley Dollerschell, Division of Communication Disorders, “Providers’ Experiences on Delivering Telepractice for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease.”

Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China -- Shaochen Huang, Division of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, “Using Visual and/or Kinesthetic Information to Stabilize Intrinsic Bimanual Coordination Patterns is a Function of Movement Frequency.”

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