2012 Award Winners - AAA Regional Meeting

AAA Regional Meeting          
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL


Anatomical Education Platform Award

1st Place          Ruth Chan (Saint Louis College of Pharmacy; St. Louis, MO)

Drawing-to-learn:  The Effect of an Instructional Drawing Component as a Part of Anatomy Instruction

2nd Place          Samar Khirallah (Purdue Univ.; West Lafayette, IN)

Action Research as a Vehicle for Implementing Changes in Neuroscience Laboratory Instruction

3rd Place          Kelly Pedersen (Univ. of Western Ontario; London, Ontario, Canada)

An Interactive 3D Model of the Cranial Nerve and Brainstem Nuclei for Enhanced Learning of Neuroanatomy


Scientific Platform Award

1st Place          Nichole Mesnard (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL)

Dysregulated Peripheral Immune Response Either Promotes Motoneuron Death or Fails to Support Motoneuron Survival in an ALS Mouse Model

2nd Place          Lisa Chin-Cottongim (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL)

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Brain Activity during the Transition from Visually Guided to Memory-guided Force Control

3rd Place          Meghan Moran (Northeast Ohio Medical Univ.; Rootstown, OH)

Intervertebral Disc Ontogeny and Fusion in Two Mammalian Species


Undergraduate Student Poster Award

1st Place          River Fetterer (Marian Univ.; Sheboygan, WI)

Motor neuron responses to the exogenous application of glutamate in Helisoma Trivolvis

2nd Place          Stephanie McCarthy (Elmhurst College; Elmhurst, IL)

Bone scar analysis of hadrosaurid specimens from New Mexico


High School Student Poster Award

1st Place          Chase Latour (Harrison High School; Lafayette, IN)

The ERG1 K+ channel induces NF-kB expression in mouse skeletal muscle, suggesting ERG1 modulates skeletal muscle atrophy through the IKK-b/IkB-a/NF-kB pathway

2nd Place          Rahul Maheshwari (Illinois Math and Science Academy; Aurora, IL)

IL-10 expression surrounding neuromuscular junctions in the mSOD1 mouse model of ALS

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