Winners Announced from Roseman University’s First Research Symposium

Roseman University hosted its first Research Symposium on the campuses in Henderson, Nev. and South Jordan, Utah on Monday, December 1.

The event included more than 60 research poster and podium presentations between the two campuses, covering a range of scientific research in areas of psychiatric, cancer, immunology, microbiology, and educational research, as well as clinical sciences in areas of ambulatory care, nephrology, epidemiology, dental, and public health.

Winners were chosen from each campus and presented with certificates and gift cards. The full list of winners includes:

Henderson Campus

First Place (Resident)

College of Dental Medicine
Vincent Wong, DDS, Orthodontic Resident (Mentor: Dr. Ji Hyun Ahn)
Topic: Measuring the accuracy and reliability of 3D printed orthodontic models

First Place (Student)

College of Pharmacy
John DeVilbiss, PharmD Candidate 2016 (Mentor: Dr. Jeff Talbot)
Topic: A triple reuptake inhibitor with rapid and sustained antidepressant properties identified via transporter-based virtual screening

Second Place

College of Pharmacy
Pouria Khan, PharmD Candidate 2015 (Mentor: Dr. Joe McCoy)
Topic: Student Pharmacists Performing Nursing In-Service Presentations to Improve Richmond Agitation Sedation Scales and Confusion Assessment Method Assessments of the Critically Ill

Third Place (tie)

College of Pharmacy
Travis Mumford, PharmD Candidate 2015 (Mentor: Dr. Renee Holder)
Topic: Four day medical mission in Guatemala: a descriptive report of medical conditions and medications prescribed

College of Pharmacy
Babak Shirvani, PharmD Candidate 2016 (Mentor: Dr. Jeff Talbot)
Topic: RGS4 differentially regulates antidepressant and motor behaviors in vivo

South Jordan Campus

First Place

College of Pharmacy
Annie Torosyan (Mentor – Dr. Courtney McKinney)
Topic: Pharmacist’s perceptions of a vancomycin collaborative practice agreement approximately one year following implementation

Second Place

College of Pharmacy
Michael Anderson (Mentor – Dr. Andrea Chan)
Topic: Student patient counseling on APPE rotations and improvement in HCAHPS score

Third Place

College of Dental Medicine
Ryan Brown & Joseph Yoo (Mentor – Dr. Robert Kanas)
Topic: Association Between Parity and Periodontal Disease in a Large U.S. Population

“I was very impressed by the diversity and quality of the research that was presented,” said Dr. Scott Stolte, Dean of Roseman University’s College of Pharmacy. “Programs at both campuses were a resounding success, and I look forward to the continued growth of these events.”

The event was free and open to the public, and featured research from students, residents, post-docs and faculty from Roseman University, with additional presentations from Touro University Nevada at the Henderson event.