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Spring 2024 SGSHS Student Dissertation Defenses

Oheneba Boadum 2024

Oheneba Boadum

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | 1:00 p.m.

School of Nursing - Classroom A102

Clinical Anatomy - PhD Student

"Empowerment in Preclinical Medical Education: The Role of Self-directed Learning, Mental Well-being, and Academic Performance"

Kayla Pavlick 2022 Suit

Kayla Pavlick

Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.

North Wing (4A) - Classroom N413

Clinical Anatomy - PhD Student

"I'm Not Crazy, My Reality Is Just Different than Yours: Difference in Perceptions of Learning Objectives Between Medical Educators and Students"

Marli Crabtree headshot.

Marli Crabtree

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 8:00 a.m.

North Wing (5A) - Classroom N521

Clinical Anatomy - PhD Student

"Impostor Syndrome in Basic Sciences PhD Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, and Academic Faculty: Prevalence and Related Factors"

Jake Valeri 2023

Jake Valeri

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | 2:00 p.m.

North Research Wing - Classroom 3A

Neuroscience - PhD Student

"Molecular Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders: Involvement of the Extracellular Matrix"

 Allie Smith 2020

Allie Smith

Monday, March 25, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.

Methodist Rehabilitation Center - BankPlus Conference Room

Neuroscience - PhD Student

"The Intersection of Juvenile Traumatic Brain Injury and Overall Health"

Xi Wang 2023

Xi Wang

Friday, March 29, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.

North Research Wing - Classroom 3A

Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmacology- PhD Student

"The Role of NLRP3 Activation and IL-33 Signaling in the Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia"

Mary Carr

Mary Carr

Monday, April 1, 2024 | 3:00 p.m.

North Wing - Classroom 6A

Microbiology and Immunology - PhD Student

"Streptococcus pneumoniae Zinc Metalloprotease IgA1 Protease: Substrate Cleavage In Vitro and Role in the Mouse Model of Keratitis"

 Aubri Hickman 2021

Aubri Hickman

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 11:30 a.m.

School of Nursing - Classroom A140

Nursing - PhD Student

"Relationship Between Vitamin D and Chronic Pain in People with Human Immunodeficiency Virus"

 Shelley Edwards 2024

Shelley Edwards

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | noon

School of Medicine - Classroom SM 124

Neuroscience - PhD Student

"Behavioral Pharmacology of Fluorinated Fentanyl Analogues"


Anna Scasny

Monday, April 8, 2024 | 3:00 p.m.

North Wing - Classroom 6A

Microbiology and Immunology - PhD Student

"The Pathogenic Consequences of Hydrogen Peroxide Produced by Streptococcus pneumoniae"

Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.

North Wing - Classroom 3A

Neuroscience - PhD Student

"Acute Kidney Injury during Pregnancy: Evaluating its effects on the brain and the relationship with indoxyl sulfate"