Department Summer Medical Student Researchers

This summer 25 medical students joined us for short-term mentored research experiences with faculty members under the Shapiro Summer Research Program, T32 grants, and T35 grants. Learn what they studied below.

Kathy Bach (Mentor: David Francis, MD, MS)
Project: Quality of Life Impact of Vocal Fold Paralysis from Thyroid Surgery

Kevin Beine (Mentor: Brett Michelotti, MD)
Project: Comparison of initial contact location and operative needs of UW Health patients with distal radius fractures

Kallie Chen (Mentor: David Schneider, MD, MS)
Project: Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System: The Utility of Natural Language Processing Output in Risk Stratification and Reporting Measures

Christina Dudley (Mentor: Heather Neuman, MD, MS)
Project: Understanding Patients’ Perspectives on Factors that Contribute to Receipt of Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Brandon Huynh (Mentor: Daniel Abbott, MD)
Project: Improving surgical outcomes through a patient and provider enhanced perioperative mobile technology platform

Khang Huynh (Mentor: Hau Le, MD)
Project: The Effect of positive pressure on the generation of different human alveoli epithelial cell types

Alyssa Joachim (Mentor: Sharon Weber, MD & James Barret, MD)
Project: Gender disparities in surgical resident participation in teaching cases

Philip Kubica (Mentor: Tiffany Glazer, MD, Gregory Hartig, MD, and David Francis, MD, MS)
Project: Outcome of T3/T4 Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based on Delays from Diagnosis and Treatment

Nancy Ly (Mentor: Scott Chaiet, MD, MBA)
Project: Clinical Practice Guideline Adherence in Bell’s Palsy

Scott Odorico (Mentor: Samuel Poore, MD, PhD, and Aaron Dingle, PhD)
Project: Double blinded sterological assessment of Onabotulinum Toxin A and Nimodipine on post traumatic nerve regeneration following microsurgical repair

Samantha Price (Mentor: Bo Liu, PhD, and Mitri Khoury, MD)
Project: Investigation of RIP3 inhibitor C9 bioavailability and presence in mouse tissues

Yazeed Qadadha (Mentor: Sarah Jung, PhD, and Hee Soo Jung, MD)
Project: Development of non-technical skills within the trauma team

Clayton Rust (Mentor: Angela Gibson, MD, PhD)
Project: Evaluation of cell viability with common wound cleansing agents in ex vivo human skin model

Nicholas Schreiter (Mentor: Sharon Weber, MD)
Project: Etiology of Transitional Care Issue

Kathryn Schulz (Mentor: Gretchen Schwarze, MD, MPP)
Project: Redesigning Preoperative Conversations

Paul Skelton (Mentor: Elise Lawson, MD, MSHS, and Devon Livingston-Rosanoff, MD, PhD)
Project: Decreasing use of opioids for patients undergoing colorectal surgical procedures

David Smith (Mentor: Daniel Abbott, MD)
Project: Reducing socioeconomic and geographic disparities in cancer care: A pilot study to understand the potential utility and scope of telemedicine in GI cancer surveillance

Elizabeth Stoeckl (Mentor: Kristin Long, MD)
Project: Surgical Outcomes in Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Assessment of Postoperative Thyroglobulin in Completion Thyroidectomy

Ana Mustafa (Mentor: David Al-Adra, MD, PhD)
Project: Assessment of liver perfusion on donor graft

Luis Mayol Velez (Mentor: Joshua Mezrich, MD)

Aleah Warden (Mentor: Kyle Richards, MD)
Project: Opioid Use After Urologic Surgery

Nan Immong Yang (Mentor: Susan Pitt, MD)

Adelle Durrell (Mentor: Kyle Richards, MD, Department of Urology)

Jacqueline Zuniga Paiz (Mentor: Bo Liu, PhD)