Duquesne undergraduates discussing their research at the 6th annual URSS.

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2014 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

6th Annual URSS-April 9, 2014

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2014 AWARD WINNERS

ACES: Academic Community-Engaged Scholarship

2 for Outstanding Community-Engaged Scholarship Project: $250
Jason Hoffmann
"Reality versus virtual experience of war: Lecture recital on the opera War Without End"
Senior | Mary Pappert School of Music | Faculty Advisor: Jessica Wiskus, Ph.D.
Abstract: 70

Rebecca Elber, Jaimi Hicks, and Mary Rose Simmons
"Easter Seals University: Hygiene 101" Developing the Skills of a Practice Scholar using community-based participatory research method
Senior | Rangos School of Health Sciences | Faculty Advisor: Anne Marie Hansen, Ph.D.
Abstract: 24

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

2 for Excellence in Research in the Basic Sciences: $300
Marco Avedo and Emily Benner
"Potassium's dance with the dopamine transporter"
Junior | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences |Faculty Advisor: Jeffry Madura, Ph.D. | Abstract: 20

Christopher Ignatz
"Depression, Pain, and Anxiety Modulation through a Novel CNS Active Marine Cyanobacterial Compound"
Senior | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences | Faculty Advisor: Benedict Kolber, Ph.D.
Abstract: 38

Center for Catholic the Intellectual Tradition and Center for Spiritan Studies

2 for Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Spiritan Studies Award for Undergraduate Research: $250

Franklin J. Giovannelli (Catholic Intellectual Tradition Award)"The Papacy in the High Renaissance of Rome"Junior | A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration | Faculty Advisor: Kathleen Roberts, Ph.D.Abstract: 77

Olivia Reddick (Spiritan Studies Award)"The Human Body As Psychological and Spiritual"Senior | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Faculty Advisor: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Abstract: 90

Gumberg Library

Gumberg Library Award for Undergraduate Research: $250
Jaclyn Angstadt and Rachael Desmond
"Does therapeutic hypothermia improve neurologic function after cardiac arrest?"
Senior | School of Nursing | Faculty Advisor: Lichun (Rebecca) Chia, PhD, RN
Abstract: 41

Honors College

Outstanding Poster: $250
Austin Ramsey, Shreya Vaishnav, Lauren Markarian, Miranda Holdaway
Eye-tracking decision making during soccer refereeing
Senior | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | Faculty Advisor: Alexander Kranjec, Ph.D.
Abstract: 45

Mary Pappert School of Music

Mary Pappert School of Music Undergraduate Award: $250
Jason Hoffmann
"Reality versus virtual experience of war: Lecture recital on the opera War Without End"
Senior | Mary Pappert School of Music | Faculty Advisor: Jessica Wiskus, Ph.D.
Abstract: 70

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Award for Undergraduate Research: $250
Rachel Marini, Megan Cockroft, Elizabeth Bunk, Ashley Modany
"The effect of atypical antipsychotic medications on body temperature in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome."
Senior | Mylan School of Pharmacy |Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Elliott, PharmD
Abstract: 35

Office of the Provost

Outstanding Scholarship Award: $250
Andrew Gula
"Implementation of a Ten-tone Equal Temperament System"
Junior | Mary Pappert School of Music | Faculty Advisor: Jessica Wiskus, Ph.D.
Abstract: 58

2 for Honorable Mention
Alicia Sacco, Cara Koerner, Mary Ketchner, Simon George
"Evaluating the Clinical Use of Aflibercept for Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration"
Senior | Mylan School of Pharmacy | Faculty Advisor: Marsha McFalls, PharmD
Abstract: 11

Jordan Oeler
"A Structure for Evaluating Common Stocks: Independent Audit"
Senior | A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration |Faculty Advisor: Ryan Garvey, Ph.D.
Abstract: 85

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honors Society

Outstanding Research: $500
Alicia Sacco, Cara Koerner, Mary Ketchner, Simon George
"Evaluating the Clinical Use of Aflibercept for Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration"
Senior | Mylan School of Pharmacy | Faculty Advisor: Marsha McFalls, PharmD
Abstract: 11

2 for Honorable Mention: $250
Christopher Garbark and Chris Fonner
"The Effects of Stress Hormones on Pathogen Susceptibility in Amphibians"
Senior | Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences | Faculty Advisor: Sarah Woodley, Ph.D
Abstract: 14

Emily Atton, Sarah Kozar, Kaitlin Maize, Amelia Spangler, Alicia Taylor, Gabrielle Walsh, Kelsi DeLaurentis, Gina Dipaolo, Kelly Francis
"Aphasia Workshop for Physical Therapy Students"
Sophomore | Rangos School of Health Sciences | Faculty Advisor: Sarah Wallace, Ph.D. CCC-SLP and Caterina Staltari, M.A. CCC-SLP
Abstract: 50

School of Nursing

School of Nursing Undergraduate Research Award: $250
Tonya Temoff, Jaclyn Daher, Kayla Edkins, Kerri Pavlik, Meghan Wilson
Nica's Niños
Junior | School of Nursing |Faculty Advisor: Rebecca Kronk, PhD, CRNP
Abstract: 23

University Academic Sustainability Committee

Excellence in Sustainability & the Environment: $250
Brittany Urban and Shacini Mustachi
"Trashed Perception? A Socioecological Comparative Investigation"
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts |Faculty Advisor: Michael Irwin, Ph.D.
Abstract: 91