Doctoral nursing student wins award at Graduate Research Summit
Feb. 17, 2015
A research poster by School of Nursing doctoral student Teresa A. Kilkenny was chosen for the BioKansas award at this year's Graduate Research Summit at the Capitol.
Kilkenny was selected for her poster on "Developing and Implementing a Circumcision Multimedia Decision Aid: A Quality Process Improvement Project," which she presented at the summit held Thursday, Feb. 12, in Topeka. Judges from academia and industry identified two students from each school to win $500 prizes from BioKansas and from their school.
The KU Medical Center Award, also a $500 prize, went to a poster by Asona Lui, a medical student and doctoral student in molecular and integrative physiology, for "Overexpression of Interferon Stimulated Genes is Critical for the Survival of Aromatase Inhibitor-Resistant Breast Cancer Cells."
Twelve graduate students from KU and KU Medical Center, along with students from Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University and Wichita State University, presented their posters on the second floor rotunda of the Capitol. The students were selected based on their research's potential to benefit and impact the lives of Kansans.
The other KU Medical Center students who presented at the summit were:
- Ahmed H. Badawi, medical student; Overland Park, KS; "Enhanced External Counterpulsation and its Effects on Vascular Hemodynamics in Cognitively Impaired Patients."
- Zaid Mansour, doctoral student in rehabilitation science; Amman, Jordan; "Structural Brain Differences in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain."
- Nathan Wilson, doctoral student in anatomy and cell biology; Kansas City, MO; "SPECC1L Modulation of Adherens Junctions and PI3K-AKT Signaling is Required for Collective Cell Migration in Facial Morphogenesis."