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Support GHUCCTS Scholars at ACTS 2019

February 22, 2019

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science is proud to announce our TBS, TL1, and KL2 scholars presenting oral and poster presentations at the 2019 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Conference in March. | Download Schedule

GHUCCTS Oral and Poster Presentations – ACTS 2019 Meeting


Wednesday, March 6


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Poster Presentations (Group A)

A74 - Andrew DeMarco, PhD, CCC-SLP, TL1 Scholar
Functional anomaly mapping using BOLD time-courses reveals local and distant dysfunction caused by stroke

A85 - Elyssa LaFlamme, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar
Transient inactivation of the parahippocampal cortex impairs nonnavigational spatial memory in macaques
*TL1 Blue Ribbon Winner

A143 - Evgenia Gourgari, MD, KL2 Scholar
A1BG and ITIH4 proteins are upregulated on HDL of youth with type 1 diabetes and correlate with glycemic control

A325 - Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu, MD, FACS, KL2 Scholar
Clinicopathologic and Prognostic Significance of LGR5, a Cancer Stem cell Marker in Peritoneal Metastasis of a Colorectal Origin

Note: Oral Presenter’s posters will be available to view at both poster sessions


Thursday, March 7 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Oral Presentations:

Poster # 12 - Sikoya Ashburn, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar – Virginia A/B/C
A functional neuroimaging study of the cerebellum's involvement in children with reading and math disabilities
*TL1 Gold Ribbon Winner

5:45 pm – 7:15 pm: Poster Presentations (Group B)

B92 - Tamar Demby, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar
A Mouse Model of APOE Genotype in Chemotherapy Related Cognitive Impairment

B105 - Martha Gay, PhD, TL1 Scholar
Cholecystokinin Receptor Antagonist Proglumide Reverses Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Prevents Hepatocellular Carcinoma
*TL1 National Representative for Postdoctoral Fellows

B107 - Parnika Kadam, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar
An Upstream Short Open Reading Frame in the Angiotensin Type 1 Receptor Regulates the β-Arrestin Signaling Pathway

B149 - Matthew A. Edwardson, MD, KL2 Scholar
Biomarkers of Stroke Recovery Study

B238 - Jay Patel, MD, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar
Lxn Inactivation Regulates Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function

B243 - Katherine O’Connell, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar
Impaired emotion recognition accuracy after right-hemisphere stroke

B244 - Emily Andre, PhD, TL1 Scholar
Investigation of the effects of Polo-like kinase 2 activity on amyloid precursor protein processing
*TL1 Blue Ribbon Winner

B246 - Kevin Cook, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar
Pre-existing knowledge and autism spectrum disorder: Differences in brain activation for a schema driven subsequent memory task
*TL1 Blue Ribbon Winner

B249 - Victoria Brooks, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar
Genetic mapping and immunological profiling of red blood cell alloimmunization in adults with sickle cell disease

B261 - Kimberly Uweh, Pharm. D, TL1 Scholar
Innovative Approaches to Clinical Research on Placebo Effects: A Regulatory Science Perspective


Friday, March 8

9:15 am – 10:15 am: Oral Presentations

Poster # 49 – Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza, PhD, KL2 Scholar - Roosevelt 5
Acceptability of a Narrative Video to Enhance the Use of Genetic Counseling in Latina Women at-risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Community Health Worker’s Perspective

Poster # 53 - Adam Caccavano, PhD candidate, TL1 Scholar – Virginia A/B/C
Determining mechanisms underlying hippocampal network disruption in early amyloid pathology
*TL1 Gold Ribbon Winner