We would like to congratulate all the students and faculty who participated in the 2018 IMPRS Program. The program’s mission is to provide a wide range of research and scholarly opportunities to the IUSM student body. The purpose is to enrich the research and scholarly education and knowledge for the medical students. This summer we hosted 103 medical students from all 9 campuses doing research and scholarly activities in the areas of: laboratory and translational research, clinical research, health research outcomes and community health education.

List of Students Participated in 2018 IMPRS

First Name Last Name Name of Track Mentor
Nnamdi Achebe Laboratory/Translational Research Bruce Lamb, PhD
Dana Alhaffar Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Monika Fischer, MD
Maaz Arif Laboratory/Translational Research Ashay Bhatwadekar, PhD
Samuel Atoa Laboratory/Translational Research Richard Mangus, MD
Joseph Atumonye Laboratory/Translational Research Matt Turner, MD, PhD
Shivani Bajpai Laboratory/Translational Research Richard Mangus, MD
Joseph Baker Community Health Partnership Jennifer Piatt, PhD
Zachary Barry Laboratory/Translational Research Tim Corson, PhD
Dylan Bieber Laboratory/Translational Research Scott Canfield, PhD
Vyvian Borse Laboratory/Translational Research Kirsten Kloepfer, MD, MS
Abigail Braun Laboratory/Translational Research Liana Apostolova, MD
Cameron Brown Laboratory/Translational Research Michael Sturek, MS, PhD
Marissa Bruce Laboratory/Translational Research William Truitt, PhD
Kendall Burgett Laboratory/Translational Research Alon Harris, PhD and Brent Siesky, PhD
Jarrett Campbell Laboratory/Translational Research Catherine Sears, MD
Monica Cheng Laboratory/Translational Research Gary Hutchins, PhD
Kayla Chin Laboratory/Translational Research Tom Imperiale, MD
Patel Chirag Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Andrea Shin, MD
Colette Ciresi Laboratory/Translational Research Linda DiMeglio, MD
Nicholas Clough Laboratory/Translational Research Uma Sankar, PhD
Jacob Davis Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Jeffrey Kline, MD
Elizabeth Davis Laboratory/Translational Research Polly Hussmann, PhD
Anthony Douglas II Laboratory/Translational Research Peng-Sheng Chen, MD
Anna Dudley Laboratory/Translational Research Heather Hundley, PhD
Colin Fry Health Research Outcomes Edward Miech, EDD
Joyce Mannon Health Research Outcomes Marianne Matthias, PhD
Mackenzie McGrath Health Research Outcomes Dawn Bravata, MD
Andrew Shearn Health Research Outcomes Jennifer Carnahan, MD
Phillip Cheng Health Research Outcomes Dawn Bravata, MD
Katarina Fabre Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Frances Russell, MD
Alexander Farmer Laboratory/Translational Research Mircea Ivan and Heiko Konig
Rick Foust Laboratory/Translational Research Steven Templeton, PhD
Brandon Francis Laboratory/Translational Research Mari Hopper, PhD
Eric Galante Laboratory/Translational Research Mark Payne, MD
Jarrell Gary Laboratory/Translational Research Paul Haste, MD and Mark Tann, MD
Rolando Gabriel Gerena Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Dan Corson-Knowles, MD
Daniel Gibson Laboratory/Translational Research Polly Hussmann, PhD
Justin Hendrix Laboratory/Translational Research David Boone, PhD
Emily Hentz Community Health Partnership Gabriel Filippelli, PhD
Erik Holder Laboratory/Translational Research Michael Meneghini, MD
Gage Howard Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology John Wo, MD
Stephan Hu Laboratory/Translational Research Yunlong Liu, PhD
Nathan Jarrett Laboratory/Translational Research Greg Merrell, MD
Olivia Johnson Laboratory/Translational Research Teresita Bellido, PhD
Jordan Jones Laboratory/Translational Research David Boone, PhD
Alexandra Jostes Community Health Partnership Debra Litzelman, MD
Cutter Koehler Laboratory/Translational Research Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD
Kaleb Kramer Laboratory/Translational Research Peter Pang, MD, MS
Nathan Lam Laboratory/Translational Research Matthias A. Clauss, PhD
Samuel Lorentz Laboratory/Translational Research Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD
Samuel Luebbe Laboratory/Translational Research Johnathan Tune, PhD
Anthony Milto Laboratory/Translational Research Melissa Kacena, PhD
Kalina Misiolek Laboratory/Translational Research Leonid Rubchinsky, PhD and Robert M. Worth, PhD
Amer Mohiuddin Laboratory/Translational Research Michael Meneghini, MD
Hannah Moore Laboratory/Translational Research Troy Markel, MD
Mumtaz Munshi Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Nash Whitaker, MD
David Muschi Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Raj Vuppalanchi, MD
Amit Nag Laboratory/Translational Research Rick Nelson, MD, PhD
Sharle Newman Laboratory/Translational Research Mahua Dey, MD
Obi Nwosu Laboratory/Translational Research Heather Hundley, PhD
Chiagozie Nwosu Laboratory/Translational Research Utpal Dave, MD
Max Ofoma Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Katie Pettitt, MD
William O’Neal Laboratory/Translational Research Debomoy Lahiri, PhD
Zachary Osborn Laboratory/Translational Research Andy Saykin, PsyD
Vitalis Osuji Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Evan Fogel, MD
Roshni Patel Laboratory/Translational Research Reuben Kapur, PhD
Michael Peng Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Douglas Rex, MD
Alexander Peters Laboratory/Translational Research Melissa Kacena, PhD
Whitney Phillips Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Benjamin Nti
Michelle Pinto Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Paul Musey, Jr.
Ruben Prado Laboratory/Translational Research Richard Nass, PhD
Eric Regele Laboratory/Translational Research Kathryn Jones, PhD
Kathryn Reinhart Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Eric Orman, MD
Justin Rice Laboratory/Translational Research Michael Menegheni, MD
Sydney Ryckman Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Jeffrey Kline, MD
Katlyn Sawyer Community Health Partnership Heidi Beidinger, PhD
Anna Scalzo Community Health Partnership Amy Lewis-Gilbert, MPH, JD
Lauren Schmidt Laboratory/Translational Research Bill Bennett, MD
Christian Schmidt Laboratory/Translational Research Shane Mangus, MD
Adam Schmitz Laboratory/Translational Research Matthew Johnson, MD and Paul Haste, MD
Paige Schultheis Laboratory/Translational Research Mark Geraci, MD
Nicole Shammas Clinical Research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Tiebing Liang, PhD
Mitra Sharifi Laboratory/Translational Research Elliot Androphy, MD
Christian Sikoski Laboratory/Translational Research Michael Meneghini, MD
Blake Simon Laboratory/Translational Research Johnathan Tune, PhD
Sandeep Singh Laboratory/Translational Research Niranjan Awasthi, PhD
Dana Skold Clinical Research in Department of Emergency Medicine Alice Mitchell, MD
Hajeung (Leo) Song Laboratory/Translational Research Mahua Dey, MD
Henry Stadler Laboratory/Translational Research Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD
Madison Tenbarge Laboratory/Translational Research Marc Mendonca, PhD
Hannah Thielmeyer Laboratory/Translational Research Fletcher White, MS, PhD
Cody Tragesser Laboratory/Translational Research Matt Landman, MD
Brady Tucker Laboratory/Translational Research Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD
Roziya Tursunova Laboratory/Translational Research Matt Landman, MD
Juan Valdes Laboratory/Translational Research Haitao Guo, PhD
Brett Walker Laboratory/Translational Research Christie Orschell, PhD
Sarah Watkins Community Health Partnership Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH
Jonathan Wheeler Laboratory/Translational Research Kenneth White, PhD
Michael Wiley Laboratory/Translational Research Nathan Alves, PhD
Reid Wilson Laboratory/Translational Research Theresa Guise, MD
Honglin Xiao Laboratory/Translational Research Michael Meneghini, MD
Stephanie Younker Community Health Partnership Katherine E. Ridely-Merriweather
Kirsten Zborek Laboratory/Translational Research Margaret Schwarz, MD