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Student/Postdoc Competition Award Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to the following Student and Postdoc poster and oral competition award winners!

Early-Career Travel Award Recipients

Homaira Azim, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Jessica Bergden, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Neysa Grider-Potter, University of Texas Health San Antonio
Steven Newman, Hanover College
Rebecca Shepherd, Lancaster University
Amanda Smith, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Platform Award Winners

Postdoctoral Platform Presentation Award

Sponsored by Developmental Dynamics

2nd Place: Deanna Goldstein, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
1st Place: Christopher Griffin, Yale University

Langman Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award

1st Place: Tooba Husain, University of North Texas Health Science Center
2nd Place: Adam Jaremek, University of Western Ontario 

Educational Research Platform Presentation Award

1st Place: Michelle Sveistrup, The University of Western Ontario
2nd Place: Catherine Wang, McGill University

Poster Award Winners

Postdoctoral Poster Presentation Award

1st Place: Zachary Morris, Yale University
2nd Place: Gary
Farkas, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

 Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award

1st Place: Ruth Thomas, The University of Western Ontario 
2nd Place: Melissa Rivera-Lopez, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

 Student/Postdoctoral Education Research Poster Presentation Award

Sponsored by Anatomical Sciences Education

1st Place: Andrew
Cale, Indiana University School of Medicine
2nd Place: Kyle Robertson, Indiana University School of Medicine

Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award

1st Place: Amanda Pennings, University of Florida
2nd Place: Alexander Pocwierz, West Virginia University School of Medicine

Student/Postdoc Competition Award Winners and Finalists 

Platform Award Finalists

Postdoctoral Platform Presentation Award Finalists

Sponsored by Developmental Dynamics

Deanna Goldstein (Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University)
A Knuckle-Walking Signal in the Trabecular Architecture of the African Ape Scaphoid

Christopher Griffin (Yale University)
The Developing Bird Pelvis Passes Through Ancestral Archosaurian and Dinosaurian Conditions

Allison Machnicki (Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine)
Juvenile Mice Exhibit Inverse Catch-Up Growth but Retain Disorganized Growth Plates Following a High-Fat to Low-Fat Diet Intervention

Alpen Ortug (Harvard Medical School)
Human Fetal Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Tells Future Emergence of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Langman Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award Finalists

Tooba Husain (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Neurocranial Growth in the OIM Mouse Model of Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Lila Huston (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Cochlear Duct Abnormalities in Mice With Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Adam Jaremek (University of Western Ontario)
Elucidating the Role of Hypoxia Signaling in Placental Trophoblast Differentiation

Katharine Ryan (University of Tennessee)
Employing Spherical Harmonics in Assessing the 3D Shape Variation and Evolutionary Potential of Human Sphenoidal Sinuses

Educational Research Platform Presentation Award Finalists

Alan Boyd (Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences)
Effects of Partner vs Individual Restudy Techniques on Knowledge and Confidence While Learning Anatomy

Megan Fagalde (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Foundational Anatomy Knowledge Correlates with Success in Medical Anatomy

Michelle Sveistrup (The University of Western Ontario)
Do Our Hands See What Our Eyes See: Investigating the Relationships Between Spatial and Haptic Abilities

Catherine Wang (McGill University)
Student Approach to Learning and Visuospatial Ability as Independent Predictors of Academic Performance in Human Anatomy

Poster Award Finalists

Postdoctoral Poster Presentation Award Finalists

Gary Farkas (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)
Cardiac Structure and Function Relates to Body Composition and Metabolic Profiles in High Spinal Cord Injury

Todd Green (New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine)
2D Geometric Morphometric Shape Analysis of Casuarius casuarius (Aves: Paleognathae) Cranial Casques

Katharine Lee (Washington University in St Louis)
Menstrual Experiences after COVID-19 Vaccination in a Non-Menstruating Gender Diverse Sample

Carrie Leonard (University of Maryland College Park)
Neural Crest-Specific Elp1 Deletion Disrupts Trigeminal Ganglion Development in a Model of Familial Dysautonomia

Zachary Morris (Yale University)
Patterns of Secondary Palate Convergence across Amniota

Courtney Orsbon (University of Vermont)
Human Hyoid Descent is Adaptive rather than Maladaptive for Swallowing Performance: An Experimental and Computational Argument

Lindsey Rhea (The University of Iowa)
ARHGAP29 Regulates Keratinocyte Migration through the RhoA/ROCK Pathway

Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award Finalists

Jacob Fanous (University of Western Ontario)
Revisiting the Anconeus using Functional Ultrasound Imaging

Sarah Forman (Kansas City University)
An Exploration of the Sympathetic Component of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve

Wayne Ngo (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Additive Effects of Diabetes and Lower-Limb Amputation on Osteoarthritis with Comparison to Diabetic and Healthy Controls

Melissa Rivera-Lopez (University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus)
The Effect of Atrazine on Fear Behaviors in Rats

Taylor Robertson (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Massage Application to Increase the Spread of Local Anesthesia in Sciatic Nerve Blocks: A Cadaveric Study

Ashly Romero (University of Arkansas)
The Role of Social Group and Matriline on Fluctuating Asymmetry in Female Rhesus Macaques

Ruth Thomas (The University of Western Ontario)
Late Gestation Exposure to PolyI:C-Induced Maternal Immune Activation Results in Sex-Dependent Antiviral Responses in Rat Placenta

Shiaomeng Tse (Boston University School of Medicine)
Determining the Association Between Density of Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor M3 in Myocardium and Tunica Media of Coronary Vasculature and Self-Reported Disease States

Student/Postdoctoral Education Research Poster Presentation Award Finalists

Sponsored by Anatomical Sciences Education

Andrew Cale (Indiana University School of Medicine)
An Exploration of Metacognitive Practices in Gross Anatomy Educators

Michael Leake (The Ohio State University)
Surgical Faculty’s Perspectives on the Unknown Utility of Alcohol-Preservation in Surgical Resident Education

Kyle Robertson (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Students' Perception of the Anatomy Educational Environment at Regional Medical Campuses (RMC) and Main Campus

Kathryn Veazey (University of Mississippi Medical Center)
Clinical Communication Skills Training in Third- and Fourth-Year Medical Students: A Qualitative Study

Joseph Vigoda (Columbia University Irving Medical Center)
Experiential Factors Affecting the Empathy of Students in their Pre-Clinical Year(S) of 21 Universities

Gregory Wehrman (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Assessing Attitudes About Returning to In-person Learning Among Physician Assistant Students Using Q Methodology

Rebecca Wisner (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Eponyms or Descriptive Terms: Perspectives from Allied Health Students

Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award Finalists

Beryl Arnould (McGill University)
Anatomical Variations of the Liver and its Suspensory System: A Cadaver-Based Study

Vincent Kipkorir (University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences)
Age-Related Changes in the Structure of the Cavotricuspid Isthmus in an East African Population

Lauren Murabito (University of Arkansas)
Craniofacial Bone Mineral Density at Muscle Attachment Sites in Mice with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Miette Ogg (University of Florida)
Increased Integration in Mutant Mice: An Analysis of the Patterns of Covariance through Ontogeny in Fgfr2 Mice

Amanda Pennings (University of Florida)
Cranial Dysmorphology in the Palatine, Vomer, and Pterygoid Plates of Fgfr2 mice

Alexander Pocwierz (West Virginia University School of Medicine)
Supernumerary Branches of the Dorsomedial Cutaneous Nerve of the Hallux Crossing the Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon

Joshua Taylor (James Madison University)
Function of the Intrinsic Foot Muscles During Balance and Turning

Baonhu Tran (University of Texas at Arlington)
An In Silico Method for Modeling the Nasal Cycle in 3D: Implications for Assessing Human Nasal Form and Function


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