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: