Best Basic Science Research Poster Award

Sponsored by Department of Biomedical Sciences

Preksha Shahagadkar

Exploring NCX4040, an Aspirin Derivative, for Treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Best Basic Science Research Poster Award

Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Edidiong Essien

A novel drug delivery system for Rheumatoid Arthritis: L-sulforaphane loaded boronate-PAMAM dendrimers

Best Case Report Award

Sponsored by Rockford Anesthesiologists Associated

Akila Khan

Takayasu’s arteritis presenting with multiple watershed region strokes

Best Clinical Research Poster Award

Sponsored by Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

Nicole Blumenstein

Comparison of Audio Quality of WebEx and Zoom in an Otolaryngology Setting

Best MBT Student Research Poster Award

Sponsored by Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology (MBT) Program and Department of Biomedical Sciences

Nithila Saravanan

Evaluating the immunogenicity and vaccine efficacy of three variants of a human filariasis vaccine candidate, rBmHAXT

Mrunali Jagdale

Generation Of 3D Culture Organoid Model for Studying Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Best Student Technical Poster

Sponsored by Winnebago County Medical Society

Aisha Bhatti

Role of Vitamin E in Enhancing Implant Procedure Outcomes: In-Vitro Study

Saagar Pamulapati

Randomized Controlled Trial of IOL Orientation for Dysphotopsia

Best Use of Literature in a Student Research Project

Sponsored by Crawford Library of Health Sciences-Rockford

Gabrielle Kuhn

The Effect of Humeral Component Retroversion on External Rotation and Shoulder Function Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

CCTS Best Clinical-Translational Research Poster Award

Sponsored by UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Nithila Saravanan

Evaluating the immunogenicity and vaccine efficacy of three variants of a human filariasis vaccine candidate, rBmHAXT

CCTS Best Community-Translational Research Poster Award

Sponsored by UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Parshva Shah

G-FAST Pre-Hospital Assessment Tool for Stroke Patients

College of Pharmacy Outstanding Poster Award

Sponsored by UIC College of Pharmacy

Shruthi Selvaraj

Impact of G-quadruplexes on DNA Double-strand Break Repair by End Joining

Dean’s Action Council Award

Sponsored by Office of the Regional Dean, University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford

Parshva Shah

G-FAST Pre-Hospital Assessment Tool for Stroke Patients

Innovation in Basic Science Research Award

Sponsored by Office of the Regional Dean, University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford

Yashashree Karpe

Investigating Motor Neuron-Specific Degeneration using Human Stem Cell-based Model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

James Scholar Award

Sponsored by Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd and the James Scholar Committee

Parshva Shah

Studying Neuromuscular Defects in Spinal Muscular Atrophy using Patient-specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

NCRHP Poster Award for Encouraging Excellence in Rural Health

Sponsored by National Center for Rural Health Professions

Justin Bailey

Identification of needs in the rural Veteran population

Honorable Mention:

Riley Brubaker

Urbanization Level and Smoking Use Impact on Age Adjusted Mortality Rates

Sister Mary Linus Nowak Research Award

Sponsored by Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Hannah Miller

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: A Change in Practice

Supporting Model Public Health Practices-Research Award

Sponsored by Winnebago County Department of Public Health and its Board of Health

Lauren Rivkin

Domestic Violence-Related Adverse Childhood Events in Juvenile Violent Offenders