PHHP Research Day Awardees

Abhinandan BatraGraduate and post-doctoral students from the Department of Physical Therapy presented posters on a wide range of research topics at the 27th annual PHHP Research Day on April 9, 2014. The award for ‘The Highest Ranking Abstract’ was garnered by: PT Rehabilitation Science student Sharareh Sharififar along with co-authors Keyana Vyas, Dr. David Fuller and Dr. Heather H. Ross for their abstract entitled “Optimizing Stem Cell Transplant Protocols to Increase Rate of Stroke Recovery.”

The event featured oral presentations from the top eight ranked graduate student abstracts, including PT Rehabilitation Science student Abhinandan Batra, who presented “Lower Extremity Muscle Involvement in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Collagen VI Myopathy.” Authors of this abstract include PT department members: Drs. Donovan Lott, Rebecca Willcocks, Sean Forbes, Claudia Senesac and Krista Vandenborne and William Triplett, BS.

Of 136 posters, the college selected 15 for “Outstanding Research”, entitling recipients to receive funds from the college to cover travel expenses associated with presenting their research at a national conference.  Two Rehabilitation Science students based in the Physical Therapy Department received this award for the following abstracts:
Inhibition of FoxO during Cancer Cachexia.  Adam W. Beharry, MS; Brandon M. Roberts, Ms; Sarah M. Senf, PhD; Andrew R. Judge, PhD
HDAC Inhibition in Cancer Cachexia.  Brandon M. Roberts, MS; Adam Beharry, MS; Gregory S. Frye; Leo F. Ferreira, PhD; Sarah M. Senf, PhD; Andrew R. Judge, PhD