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Students participate in Undergraduate Research forum



April 29, 2022

Fourteen School of Health Professions students participated in the 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. Students presented research in diverse categories, including Life Sciences, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Applied Design, and Humanities.

Health Professions faculty mentored 17 student presenters from multiple disciplines, as well.

Health Professions student researchers

Abdullah Alsharafi

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Jamie Hall
  • Presentation: Construction of 3D Geometries of the Foot, Shank, and Distal Femur from CT Scans

LaurenLauren Greene

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Carolyn Orbann
  • Presentation: Whooping Cough Trends in Missouri from 1914-1920

Carly Hays

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Carolyn Orbann
  • Presentation: InsuRxance: Using Health Literacy to Prevent Excess Healthcare Spending

Josiah Kaboga

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Aaron Stoker
  • Presentation: Differences in Metabolic Responses by Cervical and Lumbar Intervertebral Discs Based on Pfirrmann Grades

Sam Kasser

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Trent Guess
  • Presentation: Evaluation of Task-Based Differences in Center of Pressure Excursion Velocity

Sharmarke Khadar

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Christopher Josey
  • Presentation: Social Identity Focused News

Osaid Khan

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Carolyn Orbann
  • Presentation: The Spanish-Flu Pandemic and Infectious Diseases Impact on Missourians of the early 20th Century

Madeline Lee

  • Major: Public Health
  • Mentor: Amanda Rose
  • Presentation: Friendship Qualities in Adolescents: The Correlation of Positive and Negative Affect with Perceived Closeness

Alyssa Norrenberns

  • Major: Public Health
  • Mentor: Amanda Rose
  • Presentation: Friendship Qualities in Adolescents: The Correlation of Positive and Negative Affect with Perceived Closeness

Donasha RobinsonDonasha Robinson

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Trent Guess
  • Presentation: Tibiofemoral Motion During Dynamic Tasks While Performing Cognitive Dual-Tasking

Aleasia Ryan

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Scott Frey
  • Presentation: Correlates of Post-Amputation Pain

Alexis Seals

  • Major: Social Work
  • Mentor: Ashley Givens
  • Presentation: Perceptions of Parenting through a Community Supervision Center

Lauren Tigner

  • Major: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
  • Mentor: Stacy Wagovich
  • Presentation: Mental State Verb Use in Narratives By Children with Developmental Language Disorder

Chloe Webb

  • Major: Health Science
  • Mentor: Trent Guess
  • Presentation: Evaluation of Task-Based Differences in Center of Pressure Excursion Velocity

Health Professions faculty mentors

Ashley Givens

Social Work assistant professor

  • Alexis Seals, social work

Trent Guess

Physical Therapy associate professor

  • Olivia Guess, computer science
  • Andrew Harrison, computer engineering
  • Sam Kasser, health science
  • Donasha Robinson, health science
  • Chloe Webb, health science
  • Sam Weiss, biomedical engineering

Jamie Hall

Physical Therapy assistant teaching professor

  • Abdullah Alsharafi, health science
  • Megan Pullen, electrical engineering

Bill Janes

Occupational Therapy associate clinical professor

  • Brendan Crowell, biomedical engineering
  • Samuel Kutz, biomedical engineering
  • Caitlin Schmidt, biomedical engineering

Andrew Kiselica

Health Psychology assistant professor

  • Veronica Pozdal, biological sciences

Carolyn Orbann

Health Sciences associate teaching professor

  • Lauren Greene, health science
  • Carly Hays, health science
  • Osaid Khan, health science

Stacy Wagovich

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences associate professor

  • Lauren Tigner, speech, language and hearing sciences

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Bill Janes

William E. Janes

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor

Carolyn Orbann

Carolyn M. Orbann

Associate Teaching Professor

Ashley Givens

Ashley Givens

Assistant Professor

Trent Guess

Trent M. Guess

Associate Professor

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Assistant Teaching Professor

Andrew Kiselica portrait

Andrew M. Kiselica

Assistant Professor