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Student Research

Medical student research opportunities at the USC School of Medicine Greenville reflect the diverse interests of the student body and align with national priorities in meeting the complex health needs of local, regional and national populations. The school’s unique partnership with Greenville Health System provides research activities along the continuum of clinical translational research.

Project Title Mentor Name Department Research Keywords
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Timed Barium Esophagram Assists with Therapy Selection in Patients with Esophago-Gastric Junction Outflow Obstruction Steven Clayton Internal Medicine Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders
Diet, Exercise, and Cardiac Biomarkers Irf Asif Family Medicine diet, exercise, heart,
Design and Implementation of a Multi-disciplinary Diabetes Focused Clinic within a Primary Care Center to Support Patient Self-efficacy and Improve Diabetes Outcomes in an Uncontrolled Diabetic Patient Population John Emerson, MD Family Medicine Diabetes Focused Clinic to Improve Patient Self-Efficacy and Outcomes
Paramedian Forehead Flap Salvage Through Pedicle Full-Thickness Skin Graft Dr. Brian Leach Dermatologic Surgery Paramedian Forehead Flap Salvage Through Pedicle Full-Thickness Skin Graft
Stroke scale for posterior circulation strokes Mahmoud Rayes, MD Neuroscience posterior circulation stroke
lung pulmonary carcinosarcoma, lipsarcoma Prerana Roth Infectious Disease thyroid cancer, lung pulmonary carcinosarcoma, lipsarcoma
Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis due to a statin medication: A case report Marshall Shuler Pathology DSAP, drug reaction, statin, porokeratosis
Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS): Arthroscopic Technique and Technical Pearls Doug Wyland, M.D. Orthopedics OATS
Association between phases of the menstrual cycle and exacerbation of psychiatric and mood disorders Benjamin Griffeth Psychiatry menstrual cycle phases
Inpatient Link to Addiction Recovery: A Pilot Program Prerana Roth, MD Internal Medicine Addiction
The Impact of Scopolamine on Declarative and Motor Memory Consolidation Across a Night of Sleep or a Day of Wakefulness Matthew Tucker Biomedical Sciences Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory, Sleep, Scopolamine, Neurology
PREGNANCY-ASSOCIATED PLASMA PROTEIN A (PAPP-A) AS A POTENTIAL BIOMARKER FOR RISK STRATIFICATION ASSISTANCE OF NONVIABLE PREGNANCY William Roudebush Biomedical Sciences PAPP-A, Ectopic Pregnancy, Ectopic
A Double-blind, Randomized Study Comparing Steroid Injection and BioDRestore for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Jeremy Mercuri, PhD Orthopaedics Orthobiologics, Osteroarthritis, Amniotic tissue matrices, biomedical engineering, synovial fluid, ELISA
Rigor of non-dairy galactose restriction in early childhood, measured by retrospective survey, does not associate with severity of five long-term outcomes quantified in 231 children and adults with classic galactosemia Judith Fridovich-Keil Human Genetics--Emory University galactosemia, metabolic, diet, genetics
Analysis of positive responses to two different heart health questionnaires in NCAA Division 1 Athletes Irf Asif Family Medicine Abstract Title: Analysis of positive responses to two different heart health questionnaires in NCAA Division 1 Athletes
Inpatient Link to Addiction Recovery - A Pilot Program Prerana Roth Internal Medicine addiction
Treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip Thomas Gibson, D.O. Orthopaedics Research with the orthopedic team at Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, SC. I will be assisting Dr. Gibson in his treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip research project.
Analysis of positive responses to two different heart health questionnaires in NCAA Division 1 Athletes Irfan Asif, MD Family Medicine Cardiology, Sports Medicine, SCD, NCAA, Athletes, Health History,
Evaluation of Emergency Department Time and Quality of Hallway Beds vs. Private Rooms Thomas Blackwell, M.D. Emergency Medicine Emergency Department
Comparison of ECG Criteria in College Athletes Irfan Asif, MD Sports Medicine NCAA, Clemson, Sudden Cardiac Death, Athletes, EKG, Screening
The effectiveness of subcutaneous lidocaine injector for paronychia drainage Elizabeth Page Bridges, MD Emergency Medicine Paronychia
Histological Characterization of Explanted Hernia Mesh Fixation Melinda Harman, Ph.D. Clemson Research histology, surgery
Pharmacological thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke treatment: gender differences in clinical risk factors Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D. Neuroscience stroke; tPA; gender
Adolescent Bunion: Early Results of the Modified Ludloff Whitney Gibson, D.O. Pediatrics Shriners Childrens Hospital, Modified Ludloff Procedure
Physician referrals patterns to Help Me Grow, a child developmental delay network” Kerry Sease Pediatrics Pediatrics, Help Me Grow, delayed development
FACILITATE CURRICULUM: Flexibility, Adaptability, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, and Listening: Improvisation, Theater, and Acting Training and Educational Curriculum Phillip Moschella Emergency Medicine Medical Education, Innovation, Medical Humanities, Active Learning
Stroke Awareness Thomas Nathaniel Biomedical Sciences Reviewing the effectiveness of stroke awareness courses in middle school aged children. Focus was early recognition and lifestyle changes to prevent strokes. Currently working on a paper for publication.
TBD Irfan Asif Family Medicine LoseWell, Sports Medicine, Retrospective Weight Loss Study of GHS employees and others
IUI Outcomes and Semen Parameters Bruce Lessey OBGYN IUI, Semen Analysis, Infertility
Trends in Social Determinants of Health and Legal Needs in Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Nancy Powers Pediatrics Social Determinants of Health and Legal Needs
(unofficial title) Efficacy of Intraoperative Frozen Sections for Breast Cancer Lumpectomy Christine Schammel Pathology Lumpectomy, Frozen Sections, Breast Cancer
Maternal and neonatal outcomes before and after implementation of the "39-week rule" Francis Nuthalapaty OBGYN N/A
Physician Referral Patterns to Help Me Grow Child Development Network Kerry Sease Pediatrics Developmental Delay
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Title TBD) Christine Schammel Pathology NSCLC; Oncology; Radiation Therapy
Blastocoel Cell-Free DNA: A Marker of Embryonic Quality William Roudebush Biomedical Sciences Cell free DNA quantification, blastocysts, caspase activity, remodeling
FISH and Karyotype Prognostic Value in AYA and Adult B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Christine Schammel Pathology B cell, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, ALL, FISH and Karyotype comparison, AYA and adult
Preanesthesia EKG testing Christine Schammel Pathology EKG
Clinical Characteristics and Thrombolytic Treatment Outcomes of Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients in a Stroke Belt State Thomas Nathaniel Neuroscience acute ischemic stroke, thrombolysis, rTPA, Stroke Belt