Announcing Stead Family Department of Pediatrics' Research Day Winners

Selected for platform presentation by graduating fellows

Michael Cole
“Prevalence and impact on quality of life of gastrointestinal and genitourinary symptoms in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy”
June Kinoshita, Angelena Edwards, Christopher S. Cooper, Eyad M. Hanna, M. Bridget Zimmerman, and Katherine D. Mathews

Gopinathan Gangadharan Nambiar
“Pancreatic enzymes digest obstructive meconium from cystic fibrosis pigs”
Sussette Gonzalez, Christian Zirbes, Ian Thornell, David Stoltz, Anthony Fischer

Gino Bardi Lola
“Predicting Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome”
Jax Skye, Joel Bruss, Sebastian Toescu, Aaron D Boes

Best resident or fellow posters

Christopher Monson
“Assessing the Impact of Iowa County Ordinances on All-Terrain and Utility Vehicle Crashes”
P. Vakkalenka, C. Jennissen

Melanie Morris
“Hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus exposure is associated with impaired glucose tolerance among extremely preterm infants in the first 14 postnatal days”
Susan Carlson, Patrick J McNamara, Regan E Giesinger

Best graduate student or post-doctoral fellow posters

Saul Rodriguez
“Naltrexone, a mu-opioid receptor antagonist, decreases neuroinflammation and prevents post-traumatic epilepsy”
Shaunik Sharma, PhD, Grant Tiarks, BSc, Zeru Peterson, BSc, Kyle Jackson, BSc, Daniel Thiedens, PhD, Angela Wong, BSc, David Keffala-Gerhard, BSc, Joseph Glykys, MD, PhD, Thomas Nickl-Jockschat MD, Alexander G. Bassuk, MD, PhD

Brittany Todd
“Role of Type I Interferon Signaling in Traumatic Brain Injury Pathogenesis”
Noah Gilkes, Zili Luo, Alexander Bassuk, Elizabeth Newell

Best medical student posters

Kelsey B.
“Raising a child with intellectual and developmental disability: Impact on maternal stress and social support”
Tanner Kempton MS, Emese Chmielewski BA, Linder Wendt MS, Patrick Ten Eyck MS PhD, Lane Strathearn MBBS PhD 

Alyssa G. with co-first-author Allison H.
“AWAKENing Acute Kidney Injury Surveillance in Neonates at the University of Iowa”
*Hagenow, A; Steinbach, EJ; Klein, J; Jetton, JG

We are sending a big thank you to everyone who participated in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics Research Day, whether you attended to learn more about research across the department, or you presented your research as a talk or a  poster.   

Special thanks to Cheri Stevens and Angi Roemerman for their coordination and planning, as well as to Mike Tansey, MD; Polly Ferguson, MD; Paul McCray, MD; and Kathy Mathews, MD (chair) for their work on the planning committee. Thanks also to Claire McGranahan for photographing the event.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022