No. Count Judges First Name Last Name Sponsor Title
# Division I - Undergraduates
Arts & Humaniites and Biomedical Sciences (combined)
1 1 Jiang & Kumar Christopher Daniels  Dr. Robert Schoborg  CELL-ADHESION MOLECULES (CAM’S) AND ASSOCIATED PROTEINS ARE DOWN-REGULATED IN CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS AND CHLAMYDIA MURIDARUM INFECTED HELA CELLS   
2 2 Jiang & Kumar James Fisher  Dr. Michael F. Wempe  THE SYNTHESIS OF TAK-242 (ETHYL 6-[(2-CHLORO-4-FLUOROPHENYL)SULFAMOYL]CYCLOHEX-1-ENECARBOXYLATE: A SMALL-MOLECULE ANTISEPSIS AGENT   
3 3 Jiang & Kumar Haley Klimecki David Johnson  Expression of Human Neutrophil Elastase in K. lactis   
4 4 Jiang & Kumar Erich Lutz Dr. Greg Ordway  Depression and the regulation of bone-morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP7) and other growth factors   
5 5 Jiang & Kumar Fritz Prohaska Michelle M. Duffourc  HUMAN BMP-7 TRANSCRIPTION START POINT IS DIFFERET IN ASTROCYTES THAN IN KIDNEYS: DETERMINATION VIA 5’ RACE   
6 6 Jiang & Kumar Jessica Pugh David Johnson  EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF RECOMBINANT HUMAN ENTEROKINASE LIGHT CHAIN IN KLUYVEROMYCES LACTIS   
7 7 Jiang & Kumar Ian Smith Dr. Allan D. Forsman  QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF MOUSE OVARIAN TISSUE EXPOSED TO A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT   
8 8 Jiang & Kumar Timothy Smith  Vanessa Fitsanakis  BRAIN GLUCOSE UTILIZATION FOLLOWING CHRONIC MANGANESE EXPOSURE IN MALE SPRAGUE-DAWLEY RATS   
Natural Sciences & Mathematics  
9 1 Musich & Thewke Angela Cowart Thomas C. Jones  PATTERNS OF SPIDER SPACING IN SOCIAL SPIDER WEB WITH ATTENTION TO ONTOGENY AND DIURNAL RHYTHMS   
10 2 Musich & Thewke Shea Higney Dr. Tricia Metts  FORMATION OF FORMALDEHYDE THROUGH HETEROGENEOUS REACTIONS OF OZONE AND D-LIMONENE ON ACTIVATED CARBON IN INDOOR AIR APPLICATIONS   
11 3 Musich & Thewke Tazley Hotz Dhirendra Kumar  FUNCTION OF TOBACCO SALICYLIC ACID METHYL TRANSFERASE IN SALICYLIC ACID MEDIATED DISEASE RESISTANCE SIGNALING   
12 4 Musich & Thewke Wenzong Li Zulfiqar Ahmad  IDENTIFICATION OF PHOSPHATE BINDING IN ESCHERICHIA COLI ATP SYNTHASE   
13 5 Musich & Thewke Brent Linville Dr. James Stewart  PLACENTAL CALCIUM PROVISION IN A LIZARD WITH PROLONGED OVIDUCTAL EGG RETENTION   
14 6 Musich & Thewke Meng Liu Istvan Karsai  MODELING MICROPARASITIC DISEASE   
15 7 Musich & Thewke Carly Manning Dr. Istvan Karsai  EXPLOITATION OF FOOD SOURCES BY ANT COLONIES: AN AGENT BASED SIMULATION.   
16 8 Musich & Thewke Mehdi Pourmorteza Dr. Tom Laughlin  INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE OF FROG VIRUS 3 (FV 3) IN TEMPORARY WETLAND POPULATION OF AMBYSTOMA MACULATUM IN SHADY VALLEY   
17 9 Musich & Thewke Justin Quinn Christine Dalton  OPTIMAL EXTRACTION OF NITROGEN CONTAINING DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS FROM DRINKING WATER THROUGH  SOLID PHASE MICROEXTRACTION   
18 10 Musich & Thewke Saurabh Sachan  Zulfiqar Ahmad  STRUCTURAL AND THERMODYNAMICS STUDIES UNFOLDED STATES OF E. COLI ATP SYNTHASE   
19 11 Musich & Thewke Emily Smith Istvan Karsai  SYSTEM DYNAMICS ANALYSIS OF PREDATOR-PREY RELATIONSHIP IN A FRAGMENTED HABITAT   
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
20 1 Henson & Jones Cristi Adams Christopher S. Dula  CRUCIFYING ANXIETY: EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANXIETY AND RELIGIOUSITY   
21 2 Henson & Jones Cristi Adams Christopher S. Dula  ANXIETY AND DANGEROUS DRIVING IN A RURAL APPALACHIAN SAMPLE   
22 3 Henson & Jones Jenny Barnes Jon Ellis, Ph.D.  DIFFERENCES IN REASONS FOR LIVING IN COLLEGE METHAMPHETAMINE USERS AND NON-USERS   
23 4 Henson & Jones Adam Davis Chris S. Dula  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: IS VIDEO TAPE DATA BETTER THAN IN PERSON   
24 5 Henson & Jones Meagan Dennison Jay Franklin  FAUNAL ANALYSIS OF LINVILLE CAVE (40SL24) SULLIVAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE   
25 6 Henson & Jones Ashley Dickson  Dr. Chris S. Dula  WHAT LIES BENEATH   
26 7 Henson & Jones Benjamin Hughes Russell W. Brown  A dose-response analysis of methylphenidate sensitization in adolescent rats: sex differences in locomotor activation   
27 8 Henson & Jones Sherry Kaye Dr. Jamison K Hirsch  FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS:EXAMINING THE COMPONENTS OF TRAIT HOPE   
28 9 Henson & Jones Benjamin Martin  Chris Dula  GETTING UNDER THE SKIN: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARTIN STIGMA AGAINST TATTOOS SCALE   
29 10 McCallister & Yampolsky Benjamin Martin  Chris Dula  WHAT'S YOUR PLEASURE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SELF-INJURY SELF-REPORT MEASURE   
30 11 McCallister & Yampolsky Heidi Mason  Jameson K. Hirsch  EXAMINING THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE AFFECT AND SELF-REPORTED HEALTH IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS   
31 12 McCallister & Yampolsky Robert Scott Dr. Weixing Chen  COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION: UNITED STATES AND CHINA   
32 13 McCallister & Yampolsky Desta Taylor Stacey L. Williams  PERCIEVED CONTROL: A MECHANISM EXPLAINING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE OUTCOMES   
33 14 McCallister & Yampolsky Desta Taylor Chris S. Dula  RELGION BEHIND THE WHEEL: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RELIGIOSITY AND DANGEROUS DRIVING IN AN UNITED STATES SAMPLE   
34 15 McCallister & Yampolsky Jamie Tedder Stacey L. Williams, Ph.D.  PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE SCREENING IN PRIMARY CARE   
35 16 McCallister & Yampolsky Treston Wheat  Dr. Michael Fitzgerald  FRUITS OF WAR: TO WHAT EXTENT DID ISRAEL WIN THE SECOND LEBANON WAR?   
36 17 McCallister & Yampolsky Jessica Williamson  Chris Dula  Satisfaction In the Workplace   
37 18 McCallister & Yampolsky Jiaju Wu Christopher S. Dula, Ph.D.  IMPULSIVENESS AND RISKY DRIVING BEHAVIORS   
Division II - Graduate Students 1 - 2 Years  
Arts & Humanities and Biomedical Sciences (combined)  
38 1 Ahmad & Young Bupe Martha Habiyambere Edward Onyango  SOURCE AND LEVEL OF PROTEIN FED TO MICE MAY AFFECT THEIR INTESTINAL MUCIN PRODUCTION   
39 2 Ahmad & Young Molly Millard Dr. Lynn Williams  CONVERSATIONAL RECASTS VS IMITATION INTERVENTION FOR SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE EVIDENCE   
40 3 Ahmad & Young Sean Fox Dr. Uday Kumaraguru  TH-1 SKEWING OF THE NEONATAL IMMUNE RESPONSE UPON EARLY MICROBIAL EXPOSURE   
41 4 Ahmad & Young Ashley Frazier Jonathan P. Moorman  BLOCKING OF THE PROGRAMMED DEATH-1 PATHWAY IN HEPATITIS C VIRAL INFECTION LEADS TO A DOWN-REGULATION OF SUPPRESSOR OF CYTOKINE SIGNALING-1   
42 5 Ahmad & Young Ashley Kavanaugh Michael H. Stone  RELATIONSHIP OF TRAINING VOLUME TO BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN NCAA DIVISION I CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNERS   
43 6 Ahmad & Young Chen Lu chuanfu Li  MACROPHAGE SCAVENGER RECEPTOR A DEFICIENCY PROTECTS AGAINST FOCAL CEREBRAL ISCHEMIA/REPERFUSION INJURY   
44 7 Ahmad & Young Marla Perna Dr. Theresa Harrison  MAPPING TASTE IN THE REWARD SYSTEM: VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA (VTA) NEURONAL ACTIVATION VIA TASTE NERVE STIMULATION   
45 8 Ahmad & Young Eliot Smith Dr. David A. Johnson  EXPRESSION OF HUMAN NEUTROPHIL CATHEPSIN G IN K. LACTIS WITH eGFP FUSION FOR DETECTION   
46 9 Ahmad & Young Anna Swisher Dr. Michael H Stone  RELATIONSHIP OF STRENGTH, AND POWER CHARACTERISTICS TO OVERHEAD SHOT THROW PERFORMACE IN NCAA DIVISION I MALE THROWERS   
Natural Sciences & Mathematics  
47 1 Lancaster & Stewart Prasanna Dadi Zulfiqar Ahmad  INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF POLYPHENOLS ON  ESCHERCHIA COLI ATP SYNTHASE   
48 2 Lancaster & Stewart Fadel Adoe Chris Wallace  COMPUTER SIMULATION OF WASPS’ NEST BUILDING PROCESS   
49 3 Lancaster & Stewart Kirsten Borger Dr. Istvan Karsai  Effects of Climate Change on Pletodon welleri in Southern Apalachian Mountain Range.   
50 4 Lancaster & Stewart Andrea Edge Dr. Darrell Moore  POLLINATION BIOLOGY OF CAMPSIS RADICANS (BIGNONIACEAE): IS IT REALLY BIRD-POLLINATED?   
51 5 Lancaster & Stewart Jennifer Johnson Darrell Moore  ABSENCE OF BEHAVIORAL RHYTHMICITY IN THE BEHAVIOR OF HONEY BEE QUEENS (APIS MELLIFERA)   
52 6 Lancaster & Stewart Venkata Mallampalli Cecilia A. McIntosh  Cloning, Heterologous Expression, and Elucidation of Biochemical Function of Putative Flavonoid Glucosyltransferases Clones (PGT2, 3, and 9) from Citrus paradisi   
53 7 Lancaster & Stewart Lok Pokhrel Dr. Istvan Karsai, Dr. Thomas Laughlin  QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN MARBLED SALAMANDER AMBYSTOMA OPACUM   
54 8 Lancaster & Stewart Joshua Rudd Thomas Laughlin  PHYLOGEOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE YONAHLOSSEE SALAMANDER   
55 9 Lancaster & Stewart Ashley Rymer A. Lynn WIlliams  THE STIMULABILITY TREATMENT APPROACH FOR SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS IN YOUNG CHILDREN: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW   
56 10 Lancaster & Stewart Diwaker Tripathi Dhirendra Kumar  ROLE OF SALICYLIC ACID BINDING PROTEIN 2 IN SYSTEMIC ACQUIRED RESISTANCE INDUCED BY ACIBENZOLAR-S-METHYL   
57 11 Lancaster & Stewart Byron Van Nest Darrell Moore  'SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?' INDIVIDUAL DECISION MAKING IN THE HONEY BEE (APIS MELLIFERA) FORAGER OPTIMIZES GROUP FORAGING EFFORTS   
88 12 Lancaster & Stewart Sai Konda Dr. Scott Kirkby COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION OF SPIN TRAPS USING HYBRID SOLVATION MODELS   
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
58 1 Clements & Laughlin Angela Enlow Jodi Polaha, PhD  EVALUATING INTEGRATED PEDIATRIC WELL VISTS IN APPALACHIAN TENNESSEE   
59 2 Clements & Laughlin Michelle Hogg Vijaya K Guntupalli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  CARDIAC VAGAL TONE AND EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY IN CHILDREN WHO STUTTER   
60 3 Clements & Laughlin Leslie King Wallace E. Dixon, Jr. PhD  TEMPERAMENTAL ASSOCIATIONS OF PRESCHOOL GRAMMATICAL DEVELOPMENT   
61 4 Clements & Laughlin Lauren LaBounty  Dr. Karen Schetzina  PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WEIGHT PERCEPTION AMONG RURAL APPALACHIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS   
62 5 Clements & Laughlin Meredith Smith Russell W. Brown  Adolescent amphetamine sensitization in a rodent model of psychosis: Changes in accumbal dopamine using microdialysis   
63 6 Clements & Laughlin Jessica Smith Russell W. Brown  Eszopiclone facilitation of the antidepressant efficacy of fluoxetine using a social defeat stress model in the mouse.   
Division III - Graduate Studentsmore than  2 Years  
Biomedical Sciences and Social & Behavioral Sciences (combined)  
64 8 Metts & Nandi Theresa Pickle Douglas Thewke  A CANNABINOID (WIN 55,212-2) INDUCES APOPTOSIS IN PANCREATIC TUMOR CELLS   
65 9 Metts & Nandi Stacie Woolard Dr. Uday Kumaraguru  IMMUNO-MODULATION OF SENESCENT HSV-SPECIFIC CD8+ T CELLS   
66 1 Metts & Nandi Christina Bridges Antonio Rusinol, PhD  PRELAMIN A AFFECTS DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION AND REGULATION OF CELL CYCLE   
67 2 Metts & Nandi Tingting Chen Chuanfu Li  OVEREXPRESSION OF VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR 165 (VEGF165) PROTECTS CARDIOMYOCYTES AGAINST DOXORUBICIN-INDUCED APOPTOSIS   
68 3 Metts & Nandi Jala Daniel Cecilia McIntosh  DETERMINING PUTATIVE SECONDARY PRODUCT GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASE EXPRESSION DURING CITRUS PARADISI GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT   
69 4 Metts & Nandi David Gibbons  Dr. Jeffrey Ardell  SPINAL CORD STIMULATION BLOCKS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION INDUCED BY MEDIASTINAL NERVE STIMULATION   
70 5 Metts & Nandi Tiffany Hammonds Richard Wilson  HOMOGENEITY OF NU NO. 6 WORDS COMPRESSED 45% AND 65%   
71 6 Metts & Nandi Carolyn Hornberger Richard H. Wilson  WORD-RECOGNITION PERFORMANCE ON TWO TYPES OF BINAURAL SPEECH TASKS BY LISTENERS WITH NORMAL HEARING AND LISTENERS WITH SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS   
72 7 Metts & Nandi Courtney Netherland Douglas Thewke  CANNABINOID RECEPTOR (CB2) DEFICIENCY IN HYPERLIPIDEMIC LDLR NULL MICE IS ASSOCIATED WITH DECREASED APOPTOSIS AND INCREASED PLAQUE INSTABILITY   
73 10 Metts & Nandi James Gorniewicz Michael Floyd, Ed.D.  MEN'S COPING SKILLS AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA   
74 11 Metts & Nandi Carissa La More Sherri Smith  EVALUATION OF THE LISTENING SELF-EFFICACY QUESTIONNAIRE: PRELIMINARY PSYCHOMETRIC RESULTS   
Division IV - Medical Students  
75 1 Robinson & Schoborg Jennifer Chavis John 'Trey' Robertson M.D.  ENTEROCOLIC LYMPHOCYTIC PHLEBITIS INITIALLY PRESENTING AS INTUSSUSCEPTION IN AN ADULT: A CASE REPORT   
76 2 Robinson & Schoborg Nadia Sabri Reena Kuriacose MD  ELEVATED CALCITONIN LEVELS IN PATIENT WITH MULTIPLE ENDOCRINE NEOPLASIA 2A (MEN2A) AFTER SURGICAL MANAGEMENT   
77 3 Robinson & Schoborg Thomas Soike Dr. David Chi  CIGARETTE SMOKE EXTRACT (CSE) ENHANCES INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE EXPRESSION IN IL-1 BETA-ACTIVATED MAST CELLS VIA REGULATION OF THE NF-ĸB PATHWAY   
78 4 Robinson & Schoborg James Thompson Dr. Alok Agrawal  TARGETING C-REACTIVE PROTEIN TO CAPTURE ATHEROGENIC LDL   
79 5 Robinson & Schoborg Fangbai Wu Dr. David Chi  BAICALEIN INHIBITS THE ENHANCING EFFECTS OF CIGARETTE SMOKE EXTRACT ON INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE PRODUCTION IN IL-1β-ACTIVATED MAST CELLS   
Divisions V and VI - Residents/Post-Doctoral Fellows and Case Histories  
80 1 Campbell & Duffourc Zhijuan Cao Chuanfu Li  Protection against myocardial infarction by TIR/BB-Loop mimetic AS-1 through decreasing the interaction of IL-1R with MyD88   
81 2 Campbell & Duffourc David Hammond Dr. Alok Agrawal  Non-competitive:  ON THE MECHANISM OF ANTI-PNEUMOCOCCAL FUNCTION OF C-REACTIVE PROTEIN   
82 3 Campbell & Duffourc Christopher Miller Guha Krishnaswamy  EFFECTS OF GLUCAN, ZYMOSAN AND CANDIDA ON INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE EXPRESSION IN IL-1BETA-ACTIVATED MAST CELLS   
83 4 Campbell & Duffourc Christopher Miller Guha Krishnaswamy  GENETIC-MOLECULAR DEFECTS IN MBL-MASP PATHWAY AND ASSOCIATION WITH SELECTIVE IMMUNOGLOBULIN DEFICIENCIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR HOST DEFENSE   
84 5 Campbell & Duffourc James Reed  Howard E. Herrell, MD  Influence of Body Mass Index, Height, and Age on the Mode of Delivery in Nulliparous Women In Appalachia   
85 6 Campbell & Duffourc Ross Spires  Martin Eason MD  ETHICS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY: A RESIDENT SIMULATION   
86 7 Campbell & Duffourc Sreedhar Tallapureddy  Martin Olsen, MD  INFLUENCE OF THERMOSTAT ADJUSTMENT IN THE DELIVERY SUITE ON AMBIENT TEMPERATURE TO PREVENT NEONATAL HYPOTHERMIA.   
87 8 Campbell & Duffourc Hao Pham Tony Katras, M.D.  Case History: SIMULTANEOUS REPAIR OF THORACIC AND INFRARENAL ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS USING ENDOVASCULAR STENT GRAFTS.   
             
Graduate Oral Presentations  
1 1 Bailey, Currie & Newell Laura Brudecki Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmad  ESCHERICHIA COLI ATP SYNTHASE ALPHA SERINE-347 OF VISIT-DG SEQUENCE: A NEW MEMBER IN THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY PHOSPHATE BINDERS   
2 2 Bailey, Currie & Newell Prasanna Dadi Zulfiqar Ahmad  INHIBITION OF ESCHERCHIA COLI ATP SYNTHASE BY NATURAL AND MODIFIED POLYPHENOLS   
3 3 Bailey, Currie & Newell Kathryn Duvall Kelly Dorgan  CANCER SUPPORT IN APPALACHIA: FEMALE CANCER SURVIVORS’ NEED FOR DISCLOSURE TO AND PROTECTION OF SOCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS   
4 4 Bailey, Currie & Newell Michele Gourley Dr. Roger Smalligan  THE IMPACT OF A SUMMER FITNESS INITIATIVE ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS OF RURAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS   
5 5 Bailey, Currie & Newell Joshua Hatfield Jameson K. Hirsch Ph.D.  Family criticism and Social Support as moderators of the relationship between Illness Burden and Depression  
6 6 Bailey, Currie & Newell Theresa Pickle Doug Thewke  POTENTIAL USE OF CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF PANCREATIC CANCER   
7 7 Bailey, Currie & Newell Preston Visser Jameson K. Hirsch  DISPOSITIONAL OPTIMISM AS A MEDIATOR OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ETHNIC IDENTITY AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS   
8 8 Bailey, Currie & Newell Stacie Woolard Uday Kumaraguru  REPROGRAMMING OF IMMUNE RESPONSE IN LATENT HSV INFECTION   
9 9 Bailey, Currie & Newell Michele Gourley Dr. Roger Smalligan  THE ROLE OF DIETARY DIVERSITY IN THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN IN RURAL HONDURAS   
Resident /Post-Doc Oral Presentations  
10 1 Hubbs, Mills, & Olive Venkataramanan  Gangadharan  Dr. Thomas Roy  ORGANIZING PNEUMONIA WITH MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME: A RARE ASSOCIATION   
11 2 Hubbs, Mills, & Olive Umbar Ghaffar Catherine Shuttle The Hidden Diarrhea Culprit: Lymphocytic colitis   
12 3 Hubbs, Mills, & Olive Bharat Jenigiri Agnes Hamati  Hepatocellular cancer with Bone metastases: Under detection or Unusual metastases.   
13 4 Hubbs, Mills, & Olive Sumit Kalra Roger D Smalligan  Beware of a broken heart !   
14 5 Hubbs, Mills, & Olive Venkataramanan  Gangadharan Dr. Roger Smalligan  A RARE CASE OF A WEAK HEART   
15 6 Hubbs, Mills, & Olive Bharat Jenigiri Dr.Koyamangalath Krishnan  Putting cancer to sleep at night.   
  = non-competitive -- do not officially judge, but please give feedback
   = withdrew or did not attend/participate
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