3rd UMHS Research Symposium: Oral Research Presentations
The 3rd UMHS Research Symposium will be held tonight in the Warren Ross Auditorium, UMHS Campus, St. Kitts, Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:00—8:00 PM. Program below:
Oral Research Presentations:
6:00-6:20 - Poster Session
6:20-6:30 - Opening Remarks: Dr. Edwin Purcell, Dean Basic Sciences
6:30-6:40 - Eboni Peoples & Justine Vella:
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus in St. Kitts: an Analysis of Prevalence, Risk Factors and Testing Guidelines
6:40-6:50 - Fernando Vélez:
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Isolated from Surfaces after Clinical Simulation at a Caribbean Medical School
6:50-7:00 - Paola A. Rodriguez Martinez:
Development of a Digital Public Health Database to Assess Prevalence of Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases
7:00-7:05 - Questions for Student Presentations
7:05-7:15 - Dr. Prakash Mungli:
7:15-7:30 - Dr. Abrar Khan:
7:30-7:50 - Keynote Address:
Dr. Karen Near, Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Global Heatlh, USAID:
Careers in Medical Research and What's Going on Out There
7:50-8:00 - Closing Remarks: Dr. Jane Harrington
Reception with refreshments to follow.
Photo Credit: Ian Holyoak
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UMHS Graduate Speaks on Residency & Medical School Life
UMHS graduate Dr.
Rena Sukhdeo, will give a talk to the UMHS student population on residency
and medical school life. Faculty are welcome too.
Dr Sukhdeo entered the UMHS ARP (pre-med) program in January 2012 and matched in Neurology in March 2016. Congratulations!
Come hear her talk and say hello on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the St. Kitts campus Auditorium.
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Discussion on the Current State of Global Humanitarian Action
Join us for a discussion with Dr
Unni Karunakara on Wednesday, November 23 at 4:15
pm in the Warren Ross Auditorium, St. Kitts UMHS Campus, as we explore the current state of humanitarian
action and the role and responsibilities of governments.
Dr Unni Karunakara has been a
humanitarian worker and a public health professional for two decades, with
extensive experience in the delivery of health care to neglected populations
affected by conflict, disasters and epidemics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
He was Medical Director of the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders’ Campaign for Access to Essential
Medicines (2005-2007) and later its International President (2010-2013). Unni
serves on the Board of Directors of Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
(DNDi) India and MSF/Artsen Zonder Grenzen Holland. In 2001, he helped
found vivo, an organization that works toward overcoming and
preventing traumatic stress and its consequences. Dr Karunakara is currently a Senior
Fellow of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, and a
Visiting Professor at Manipal University.
We are living in times of humanitarian
crises with escalating unmet needs. As needs rise, there has been a
corresponding erosion of humanitarian protections. Humanitarian workers
are being killed in unprecedented numbers and hospitals are no longer safe
spaces for care in times of war.
The delivery of humanitarian
assistance is a delicate balancing act between humanitarian principles and the
practical ground realities. What are some of the challenges faced by
humanitarian agencies in providing life-saving assistance to those affected by
conflict? What needs to be done, and fast? Whose
responsibility is it to stop the atrocities in Aleppo? As the world
watches horrific wars in the Middle East and Africa forcing 60 million people
to leave their homes due to a well-founded fear of persecution, what roles can
global citizens play in the face of the biggest crisis of forced displacement
Mark the date on your calendar. See you there!
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The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium
|In the UMHS Lab with Austin Gardenhire, Dr Jane Harrington, and Beani Forst |
Join us in the Warren Ross Auditorium
on the UMHS St. Kitts Campus
6:00-8:00 pm, November 17, 2016
Oral Research Presentations
6:20 Opening Remarks: Dr Edwin Purcell
6:30 Steven Cook & Austin Gardenhire, The Anatomical Architecture of the Junction between the Great Cerebral Vein and the Straight Sinus in Correlation to the Physiological and Biochemical Impact on Multiple Sclerosis Subtypes and Disease Progression.
6:40 Beani Forst, Jandrely Lopez, Nick Mills, Andrea Ferrer, Luis Acevedo, Idalis Sanchez, Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Bacterial Contaminates Isolated from Imported and Domestic Retail Chicken and Pork in St. Kitts.
7:10 Dr Michael Doherty, Is Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome a Potential Threat to the Kittitian Community?
7:20 Dr Deborah Williams, The Outcome Impact of a Six Week Pipeline Program leading to Pharmacy Education.
7:30 Keynote: Dr Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer St. Kitts & Nevis, Frailty in Older Adults.
7:55 Closing Statements: Dr Jane Harrington
|UMHS Medical Research Elective Students with Dr Jane Harrington|
Poster Research Presentations
Lyanne Santana, Correlations between the anatomical variations in the Posterior Communicating Artery and the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
Adrianna Thibault, Stability of Midface Fracture Repair Using Absorbable Plate and Screw System Pilot Holes Drilled and Pin Placement at Angles Other Than 90 Degrees to Pharmacy Education.
This event is sponsored by the UMHS Research Committee.
Committee Chair: Dr Jane Harrington
Drs Abayomi Afolabi, Desia Pereira, Agnes Beachman; & Ann Celestine
Photo Credits: Ian Holyoak
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The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium
The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium will be held in the Warren Ross
Auditorium, UMHS Campus, St. Kitts on Thurs Nov 17, 2016 , 6:00-8:00 pm, reception to follow.
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Join UMHS for the 1st Annual Research Symposium
Beierschmitt, Attending Veterinarian, Behavioral Science Foundation, Adjunct Faculty, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine:
Non-human primate models of disease, genetics, addictive behavior and behavioral / cognitive disorders.
Dr. Will Cobb, Assistant Professor
of Anatomy &
Dr. Rebecca Cusack, Gross Anatomy Lab Instructor:
The Physiology of
Aubé & Katie Plemmons:
Analysis of Microbial Isolates from Personal Mobile
Devices on UMHS campus.
Mena-Albors & Wined Ramirez:
to Create Awareness of the Importance of Hand Hygiene and Surface Cleaning.
ω-carboxyalkanoates for Drug Nanodispersions.
CD16+ Monocyte Subset
as a Reservoir of HIV-1 in Patients under Prolonged Suppressive Antiretroviral
Epileptiform transients in the occipital lobe in pediatrics.
Evaluation of Microbial Contaminants in Tap Water and Efficacy of Home
What are the risk
factors for Arboviral infection in UMHS medical students?
Anti-Bacterial Effect of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Bacillus Anthracis.
of the Implanted Cough System on the Quality of Life (QoL) of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Subjects.
An investigation of pork products
from imported and domestic origins in local St. Kitts grocery stores for levels
of coliforms and resistance to antibiotics.
Kamalpreet Mann & James Riddle:
Antimicrobial Properties of Indigenous
Tropical Plants Moringa and Neem.
of Salmonella and E.coli Contamination from Imported and
Domestically Produced Poultry from Retail Markets in St. Kitts.
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