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Student Research

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG): Student Project Database
A database of projects completed or started by USCSOMG medical students has been compiled and can be searched by specific keywords or by research mentor. Medical student research is inclusive of the following topical areas:
  • Bedside (Clinical and Translational)
  • Bench (Cellular and Molecular)
  • Community Health
  • Medical Education
  • Population Health/Health Policy
  • Other areas
Additional information regarding student projects is available upon request.

Student Research Database

Project Title Mentor Name Department Research Keywords
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Evaluation of competencies for global learners Bhakti Hansoti Emergency Medicine Learning outcomes
Pediatric Injury and Trauma-Related Mortality in Upstate South Carolina Robert Gates MD Surgery trauma, mortality, pediatrics, surgery, south carolina
Calculating Correction Index in Pectus Excavatum with Two View Chest Radiograph Robert Gates MD Surgery pectus excavatum, pediatric surgery, correction index
A Review of Potential Therapeutic Options for SARS-CoV-2 Arwen Declan Emergency Medicine COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 MERS SARS Antivirals
Prophylactic Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Sternotomy Closure Gautam Bhatia, MD Surgery negative pressure wound therapy
Fatigue in Emergency Department Physicians Lauren Fowler Biomedical Sciences Emergency Department, fatigue, emergency medicine
The Vagus Nerve as an Anatomical Correlate of Depression: A pilot study Christopher Troup Surgery Depression, vagus nerve
Ischemic Stroke Patients with a preceding transient ischemic attack (TIA) and thrombolytic therapy in a telestroke and non-telestroke setting. Thomas Nathaniel USCSOMG Stroke, TIA, telestroke, TPA
Gastric Cancers Christine Schammel Cancer Institute Progression, management, and survival
Prostate Artery Embolization Christine Schammel Urology, IR PAE management and outcomes compared to gold standards
Ox Tail Spine Model Melinda Harman Clemson Research Biomechanical
Femoral Head Impact Study Melinda Harman Clemson Research Orthopaedics
PHANTOM – Pregnancy-related Hypertension: Adherence to New Type of Monitoring Lauren Demosthenes, MD OBGYN post-partum hypertension, remote monitoring, Babyscripts, care redesign, patient-centered care
Incorporating Choosing Wisely and High Value Care into M1 Clinical Curriculum Lauren Demosthenes, MD USC Greenville medical curriculum, curricular intervention, high value care, choosing wisely
LARC placement in the postpartum period Dylan Solise OBGYN LARC, postpartum
Stroke Systems of Care and Different Measures to Improve Stroke Patient Care Thomas Nathaniel Biomedical Sciences Stroke Systems of Care , tPA, Telestroke
Compliance with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Care Protocol William Hand Anesthesiology N/A
Assessing Office-based Addiction Treatment in a Community Health Setting Elizabeth Davis Primary Care Leadership Program: South End Community Health Center addiction, substance use disorder, OBAT, office based addiction program, suboxone, retention rates
The Effect of 17-Alpha-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Utilization on Recurrent Spontaneous Preterm Birth Kacey Eichelberger OBGYN Progesterone, Makena, 17-OHP, 17-Alpha-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate, Spontaneous pre-term birth
The Effects of Social Supports on Relapse in Pregnant women with Substance Use Disorder Kacey Eichelberger OBGYN substance use disorder, social support, pregnancy, relapse
Severity of Idiopathic Toe Walking and Its Influence on Treatment David Westberry Shriner's Hospital for Children orthopedics, idiopathic toe walking, pediatric orthopedics
The Case for Outpatient Care: Undocumented Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Julie Linton Pediatrics End Stage Renal Disease
Exercise is Medicine Greenville (EIMG) Jennifer Trilk Biomedical Sciences exercise, lifestyle, lifestyle medicine, EIMG, Exercise is Medicine Greenville, diet, nutrition, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal
Women's Health Disparities Project Brooks McPhail Biomedical Sciences Maternal Mortality among African American Women
Subsets of Anti-Insulin B Lymphocytes in Type 1 Diabetes Rachel Bonami Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology B lymphocytes, flow cytometry, type 1 diabetes, ELISA
Type I Diabetes Trial Net Sandra Weber Endocrinology Type I Diabetes Prevention
Treatment Options for T1/T2 NSCLC Christine Schammel Pathology NSCLC, Radiation Therapy, Surgery, T1/T2
Effect of cholesterol reducer medications on thrombolysis therapy and outcomes in acute ischemic stroke patients Thomas Nathaniel Biomedical Sciences acute ischemic stroke
The utility of serial hemoglobin monitoring in blunt splenic injury Kat Pellizzeri Surgery serial hemoglobin
Ventral Hernia Repair After Prior Myofascial Release Jeremy Warren Surgery hernia repair; surgery; myofascial release; component separation
Outcomes of Neonates with Antenatal Diagnosis of CNS Abnormalities Christopher Troup Pediatrics maternal fetal medicine; ultrasound; CNS abnormalities; MRI; NICU; nursery; neonate; outcomes
EPIC MEnTOR Program Daniel Whitehead Clemson Research Drug Development, EPIC, Chemistry
Endometriosis Project Anna Blenda Biomedical Sciences BCL6, SIRT1
The Effect of an After School Exercise and Wellness Program on Children’s Self-Value, Stress, and Attitudes Towards Exercise Jennifer Trilk Biomedical Sciences N/A
Hypertension in Athletes - Prospective Study Vicki Nelson Family Medicine N/A
Effect of Metabolic Inhibitors on FA Uptake of Trypanosoma bruceii bruceii Kim Paul Clemson Research fatty acid uptake
Cervical Ripening Lauren Demosthenes OBGYN cervical ripening
Robotic vs. Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Jeremy Warren Surgery robotic, laparoscopic, hernia repair, surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair in a Contaminated Field Jeremy Warren Surgery VHR, abdomen, hernia, surgery
A Comparison of Blood Based Testing to Tissue Sampling for the Detection of Mutations in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Christine Schammel Pathology Non-small cell lung cancer, tissue biopsy, blood test, EGFR, PD-L1
The Effect of an After-School Exercise and Wellness Program on Children’s Self-Value, Stress, and Attitudes Towards Exercise Jennifer Trilk Biomedical Sciences Exercise, wellness, children, BMI, after-school program, attitude, physical activity, stress
Exercise Counseling in Pregnancy: Are women receiving the information they need? Jennifer Trilk Biomedical Sciences Pregnancy
"Exercise Counseling in Pregnancy: Are women receiving the information they need?" Jennifer Trilk Biomedical Sciences An evaluation of exercise recommendations being given to pregnant women by their OBGYN physicians here at PRISMA Health.
Investigation of patient's diagnosed with ADH/ALH and their progression to invasive carcinoma Christine Schammel Pathology atypical ductal hyperplasia and atypical lobular hyperplasia
Two Year Analysis of Pressfit Noncemented Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures Stephan Pill Orthopaedics Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Routine Cultures of Nonunions John Adams Orthopaedics Orthopaedic surgery, osteomyelitis, nonunion surgery
Acute GI bleeding: Patient characteristics, Endoscopy, Embolization/Surgery and Outcomes Gary Abrams Family Medicine GI Bleeding
Medical Student Perceptions of Emergency Medical Technician Training During the First Year of Medical School William Wright Biomedical Sciences Emergency Medicine
The Role of EMT in Med School (ish, not decided yet) William Wright USC - Columbia EMT, Research, Curriculum
Helping Patients with Chronic Diseases (HTN, DM, Depression) To Understand Behavioral Changes Meenu Jindal Internal Medicine Chronic disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, depression, food behaviors, food preferences
Perceived and Physiological Fatigue: Contributing factors, effects on cognition, empathy, and burnout Lauren Fowler Biomedical Sciences Perceived fatigue, physiological fatigue, biomarkers of fatigue, empathy, cognitive performance, burnout
Gender differences in the outcomes of individuals with the treatment of Ischemic Strokes via the use of TPA Thomas Nathaniel Neuroscience gender, TPA, ischemic, stroke, treatment
Bleeding on OAC Sarah Fox Surgery Colorectal surgery, colonoscopy, bleeding.
US for Pelvic Pain in Reproductive Age Women Phillip Moschella Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, CT scan, High value care, pelvic pain
Gender Differences in Pre Depression and Stroke Outcomes Thomas Nathaniel Neuroscience Neuroscience, stroke, depression, gender differences
The Effect of Pre-Stroke Depression on Patient Outcomes using TPA Methods of Treatment Thomas Nathaniel Biomedical Sciences Neurology, Neurosurgery, TPA, Tele-stroke
Opioid-Dependent Births Case Series Jennifer Hudson Pediatrics Opioid-dependent, birth

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