10th Annual Research Symposium

The 10th Annual Roseman University Research Symposium was presented on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at the Henderson, NV and South Jordan, UT campuses.

View and/or Download the Research Symposium Program and Abstract Book.

Henderson Campus Event Program

South Jordan Campus Event Program


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Henderson Campus - Podium Presenters and Winners

Congratulations to our Podium Presenters and Winners of the 10th Annual Research Symposium at the Henderson Campus.

Podium Presenters

  • “Evaluating the Impact and Utility of Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) Training among Roseman University of Health Science Graduates,” presented by Robin Reed, PharmD Candidate 2025, Roseman University College of Pharmacy
  • “Appropriate Child Motor Vehicle Restraint Use Increases with Education,” presented by Nicholas Mason, Sunrise Health GME Consortium – Trauma Services
  • “Detection and relative quantitation of changes in gene expression of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) in Doxorubicin-exposed human cells by RT-qPCR,” presented by Kent Do, PharmD Candidate 2025, Roseman University, College of Pharmacy

Award Winners

  • Zecharia De Silva, 1st Student-Presented
  • Syed Hamza Naqvi, 2nd Student-Presented
  • Alexandra Van Stone, 3rd Student-Presented
  • Ashley Bantad, 1st Resident-Presented
  • Victor Byers, 2nd Resident-Presented
  • Parker Grossman, 3rd Resident-Presented
  • Vineet Sadarangani, 1st Research-In-Progress
  • Cole Davidson, 2nd Research-In-Progress
  • Sarah Legrand, 3rd Research-In-Progress


South Jordan Campus - Podium Presenters and Winners

Congratulations to our Podium Presenters and Winners of the 10th Annual Research Symposium at the South Jordan Campus.

Podium Presenters

  • “Evaluating EEG Monitoring of Standard TMS Intervention for Anxiety,” presented by Jacob Warner, Noorda College of Osteopatheic Medicine
  • “Pathological Effects of Electronic Cigarette Exposure in Mouse Pregnancies,” presented by Evan Clark, Brigham Young University
  • “Availability of Receptors for Advanced Glycation End-products (RAGE) Influences Differential Transcriptome Expression in Mice Exposed to Chronic Secondhand Smoke,” presented by Ryan Van Slooten, Brigham Young University

Award Winners

  • Christina Small, 1st Student-Presented
  • Cody Vaughn Gibson, 1st Student-Presented
  • C. Yvonne Russell, 2nd Student-Presented
  • Amber Zafar, 2nd Student-Presented
  • Chelsea Amaefuna, 3rd Student-Presented
  • Sandra Farag, 3rd Student-Presented

The Research Symposium at the South Jordan campus is proudly sponsored by


2024 Keynote Speaker

Michael Reddy, DMD, DMSc, serves as dean of the School of Dentistry and associate vice chancellor of Oral Health Affairs at UCSF. An internationally renowned periodontist, Dr. Reddy is a recognized advocate for innovation in dentistry and integrating oral health with overall health care.

He serves on numerous boards in the profession and in the community and is the current editor of the Journal of Dental Education. He is actively involved in health care policy and health professional education reform at the national level. Dr. Reddy earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hartford, a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and a Doctorate of Medical Science from Harvard University.

Questions? Contact us.

Shankargouda Patil – South Jordan Campus Symposium Chair – spatil@roseman.edu
Kaylee Putney– Henderson Campus Symposium Chair – kvitale1@roseman.edu

2023 Research Symposium

Interested in reading all of the abstracts for research showcased at the 2023 Research Symposium?

View/Download the Abstract Book

Podium Presenters

Albert Diep, PharmD
MountainView Hospital
Evaluating the appropriateness of initial febrile neutropenia treatment at an acute care hospital

Brian Decker, DMD
Roseman University College of Dental Medicine AEODO Residency Program
Evaluation of remineralization of white spot lesions with quercetin nanoparticles

Desiree Chong, PharmD Candidate 2024
Roseman University College of Pharmacy
Efficacy of implementing an end-of-day quiz and its impact on academic performance and student attendance in a three-year Doctorate of Pharmacy program

Research in Progress


1st Place
Danielle Valls
Roseman University College of Graduate Studies
Development of a Method for Detecting and Quantifying Epicatechin in Cinnamon Extract Supplement Capsules
2nd Place
Belinda Liu
Touro University Nevada – College of Medicine
Gastral Projections: Comorbidity of Cryptosporidiosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3rd Place
Megan Farrell
Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
Efficacy of Pharmacy Managed Conversion of Intravenous Insulin Infusion to Subcutaneous Insulin in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Student Presented Research


1st Place
Shreya Govindaraj
Coral Academy of Science
Impact of Progesterone Surge in Oral Health and Hygiene
2nd Place
Mehri Dolati
Roseman University College of Pharmacy
Exploring the Influence of Dopamine Using Caenorhabditis Elegans as an Experimental Model
3rd Place
Axel Rivas
UNLV College of Medicine
Hemorrhagic Septic Emboli and Ring Enhancing Lesions Mimicking Neurocysticercosis

Resident Presented Research

1st Place

Chi Xin Yao
MountainView Hospital
Antipsychotic use in the intensive care unit (ICU) for treatment of delirium and agitation
2nd Place
Manar Alkahby
MountainView Hospital
Evaluation of nasal mupirocin use in intermediate medical care units at an acute care hospital
3rd Place
Gabrielle Szczeblowski
MountainView Hospital
Evaluating the appropriateness and compliance of heparin infusion protocols in an acute care hospital

Research Symposium Committee

Name Department
Kaylee Putney, Chair Pharmacy
Mickayla Clark, Past Chair Pharmacy
David Rawlins Pharmacy
Marife Aczon-Armstrong Nursing
Christopher So Pharmacy
Arup Chakraborty Pharmacy
Chike Okolo Pharmacy
Kimberly Jones-Rudolf AEODO
Emily Espanol Library
Tiffany Garrett Library
Dawn Benson Pharmacy
Kristi Singer Pharmacy
Jason Roth Communications

Due to a major Winter Storm, the live, on-campus event was canceled and research was presented virtually. As a result, no judging was not conducted and no awards were presented.

Podium Presenters

Edward Yeates, DMD Candidate 2024
Roseman University College of Dental Medicine
RAGE inhibition reduces TIMP and decreases cell invasion in cigarette Smoke extract (CSE) treated oral squamous carcinoma cells

Wyatt Magoffin
Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Medicine 

Heterodyned Whole-Body Vibration Ameliorates Anxiety in Opioid-Use Disorder

Ryan Wendt
Brigham Young University College of Life Sciences
Gestational dependent responses to secondhand smoke (SHS) in mouse pregnancies

Research Symposium Committee


Name Department
Danielle Gundrum, Chair Pharmacy
Scott Shipley Pharmacy
Shankargouda Patil Dental Medicine
Shamar Lejardi Nursing
Scott Park Library
Samuel Dyal Library
Rachel Thomas Marketing
Carson Wolf Communications
Sonny Gaul (Secretary) Pharmacy (student)

2022 Research Symposium

  • 1st place Research-In-Progress: Dr. Michael Trieu
  • 2nd place Research-In-Progress: Dr. Arianne Dagdag
  • 3rd place Research-In-Progress: Desiree Chong
  • 1st place Student-Presented Research: Alexander Koo
  • 2nd place Student-Presented Research: Kristheana Rico
  • 3rd place Student-Presented Research: Jeffrey Bezard
  • 1st place Resident-Presented Research: Dr. Tyler Green
  • 2nd place Resident-Presented Research: Dr. Ivy Yang
  • 3rd place Resident-Presented Research: Dr. Sunny Lee

Henderson Campus Program

Henderson Campus Abstract Book


  • 1st place Research-In-Progress: Nomikos Klonaris
  • 2nd place Research-In-Progress: Edward Yeates
  • 3rd place Research-In-Progress: Amani Sastry
  • 1st place Student-Presented Research: Rachel Morris
  • 2nd place Student-Presented Research: Carlos Moreno
  • 3rd place Student-Presented Research: Parker Gundersen

South Jordan Campus Program

South Jordan Campus Abstract Book


For sponsorship information, please contact:

Kendra Angell
Director of Philanthropy
kangell@roseman.edu | 801-878-1272

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Only abstracts submitted via the online submission form will be considered.
  • More than one abstract per presenting author may be submitted.
  • Abstracts that have been published or presented at other venues may be submitted. Abstracts presented at previous Roseman Research Symposia, however, are not eligible for submission unless you are submitting an abstract of recent developments obtained after the work was presented.
  • Research categories for posters and/or podium presentations may include:
    • Basic sciences
    • Clinical
    • Scholarship of teaching and learning
    • Public health
    • Other (e.g. administrative services, best practices, quality improvement, continuing professional development, social and administrative sciences, library and information science)
  • Abstracts should be organized into four sections: Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. In some cases, Results and Conclusions may be blank. Abstracts should not exceed a total (i.e. all four sections) of 350 words.
  • Posters must be professional in appearance, provide project information (e.g. title, authors, abstract components), charts and figures as appropriate.
  • The poster must be printed and delivered to the front desk of Roseman University prior to the start of the symposium (if the poster is not able to be delivered prior to the poster session, the poster will have to be hung by the presenter).
  • The size of the poster should not exceed 4’ x 6’ (4’ x 3’ non-vinyl posters preferred).
  • Student and resident posters will be evaluated as part of the competition, although a presenter can opt out of participation. Only one poster per presenter will be judged.
  • At least one author must be available to present the work on the day of the symposium.
  • Podium presentations will be presented in a PowerPoint format. Presenters will be allotted 15 minutes for presentation and questions (12 minute presentation with 3 minutes for Q & A).
  • For more information regarding poster and podium presentations, please refer to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003437/