The Department of Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium showcases undergraduate research proposals produced by students enrolled in HSC4730 Applied Health Research Methods. The event features a friendly competition in which students present posters their proposals and discuss the impact their research can have on the community with judges from the College of Health Professions and Sciences. This year’s event featured 16 student teams and took place on Dec. 7 at the Morgridge International Reading Center.
“I was so impressed with the quality of our students’ research proposals and the poise they demonstrated in presenting their proposals answering questions,” says Gail Kauwell, chair of the Department of Health Sciences and judge. “Their solid performance reflects a semester of hard work on their part and the excellent guidance and mentorship provided by the faculty who teach Applied Health Research Methods.”
The top three proposals were identified along with a fan favorite.
Title: “Evaluating the Influence of Nicotine Patch Therapy on Quality of Life in Individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome”
Group Members: Kamalie Thomas, Alexis Rosa, Faith Frable, JoJo Brunner, Thamare Gauthier
Second Place (Tie):
Title: “Association Between Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And Quality of Life With Current Treatment Options: A Randomized Control”
Group Members: Meriam Naguib, Anna Coffman, Yashley Pagan, Lauren Llerena, Milton Castillo
Second Place (Tie):
Title: “How Different Types of Contraceptives Impact Clinical Depression Diagnoses in Women”
Group Members: Miuling Chang, Isabella Nolan, Ellie Andreades, Myla Franklin, Courtlyn Seymour
Title: “The Effects of Immediate Sequential Bilatoral Cataract Surgery on Quality of Life Compared to Delayed Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery in Adults of Advanced Age”
Group Members: Imarmil Sollet, Grace Mikesell, Jillian Arnold, Alejandra Mora, Vanessa Labady, Lakell Smith-Peterkin