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2024
Friday, April 5th
9:00 AM

OR Skills Training Workshop for 3rd Year Medical Students

Lillian DeSousa, East Tennessee State University
Diedre Pierce, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 1

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nutrition Assessment and Education for Mental Health in Primary Care

Terry Armstrong, East Tennessee State University
Ernest Maupin, East Tennessee State University
Judy Rice Dr., East Tennessee State University
Christine Mullins Dr., East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 2

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Effects of Prenatal Checklists on Resident Confidence in Prenatal Care

Rebecca Beasley, East Tennessee State University
Andrea Hopkins, East Tennessee State University
Kayla Arthur, DO Department of Medicine

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 3

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Concerning increase in overdoses involving xylazine in the midst of the opioid epidemic.

James Kim, East Tennessee State University
Tazley Hobbs, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 4

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Complete Hematologic Response to Low-Intensity Treatment in Philadelphia Chromosome Positive (+) B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Arjun Natarajan, East Tennessee State University
Devapiran Jaishankar, East Tennessee State University
Elizabeth C. Brien, East Tennessee State University
Alicia Schmitt, University of Medicine - Rostock
Parsia Toosa, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 5

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A big Win for The Environment; lessons from the Ongoing East Palestine Train Derailment

Priscilla Owusu-Mensah, East Tennessee State University
Suleiman M. Oladele, East Tennessee State University
Neupane Hemanta, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 6

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Folic Acid Trends: Changes in Knowledge, Opinions, and Use During Pregnancy Reported by Postpartum Women in the United States, 2004-2021

Anya Santee, East Tennessee State University
KariLynn Dowling-McClay, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 7

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Beyond Skin-Deep: Fabrication of Nystatin-Loaded Microneedles For Enhanced and Sustained Effects against Candida albicans

Zachary Kennedy, East Tennessee State University
Ashana Puri, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 8

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Candida parapsilosis Endocarditis in a Patient With Mitral Valve Clip Receiving Chronic Fluconazole Therapy

Shahnawaz Notta, East Tennessee State University
Joel Danisi, East Tennessee State University
Ashwin Jagadish, East Tennessee State University
Nasir Notta, East Tennessee State University
Hezborn Magacha, East Tennessee State University
Sean Moore, East Tennessee State University
Sabahuddin Hajjar, East Tennessee State University
Mohannad Al Akeel, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 9

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Morphometric comparison of teeth and bones of modern and fossil cervids to the first deer from the Gray Fossil Site of Tennessee

Olivia Williams, East Tennessee State University
Josh Samuels, East Tennessee State University
Shay Maden, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 10

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Assessing Self-Efficacy in Families of Children with Hearing Concerns through an Audiological Early Intervention Training

Hannah Wilson, East Tennessee State University
Marcy Hite, East Tennessee State University
Kahlan Wokasien, East Tennessee State University
Shannon Bramlette, East Tennessee State University
Marie Johnson, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 11

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The effect of co-rumination on self-compassion: Exploring adolescent gender as a moderator

Lauren Ross, East Tennessee State University
Rachel Miller-Slough, East Tennessee State University
Maggie Harris, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 12

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bicycle or Accessory Related Facial Laceration Injuries in the Pediatric Population (2018-2022): A NEISS Database Study

Tamir Abbasi, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alison LePera, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jonathan Tobin, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 13

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Impact of Bullying Behavior, Substance Use, and Their Association with Attempted Suicide among High School Students: Insights from YRBS 2021 Data

Oluwafunbi Adebayo, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Yan Cao, East Tennessee State University
Sheryl Strasser, Georgia State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 14

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Factors That Determine the Use of Complementary and Integrative Health To Treat Physical Pain or Restore Overall Health

Oluwatobi Adegbile, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Kiana Johnson, East Tennessee State University
Michael Smith, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 15

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Use of Study Drugs Among College Students in the United States: A Scoping Review

Oluwatomilayo Adeniji, East Tennessee State University
Mildred Maisonet, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 16

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Integrating Radiomics and Unsupervised Machine Learning Techniques for T-stage on PET Lung Cancer Images

Victor Aderanti, East Tennessee State University
Mostafa Zahed, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 17

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sociodemographic and behavioral determinants of cervical cancer screening among adult women in the United States.

Oluseyi Aderinwale, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Emmanuel A. Mensah, East Tennessee State University
Ibrahim Boateng, East Tennessee State University
Fatama B. Koroma, East Tennessee State University
Rita C. Nwajiugo, East Tennessee State University
Emeka S. Obi, East Tennessee State University
Mercy O. Itopa, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 18

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Topical Gels for Cromolyn Sodium Delivery in Atopic Dermatitis: Unveiling the Potential of Sodium Salts of Fatty Acids as Permeation Enhancers

Adela Adu Agyemang, East Tennessee State University
Ashana Puri, East Tennessee State University
Alanis Vang, East Tennessee State University
Akeemat Tijani, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 19

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, AND RISK OF OBESITY AMONG YOUTH IN THE UNITED STATES.

Omodele Agbejimi, East Tennessee State University
Billy Brooks, East Tennessee State University
Emmanuel A. Mensah, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 20

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Residential Radon Exposure in the United States: A Scoping Review

Kawther Al ksir, East Tennessee State University
Deborah Slawson, East Tennessee State University
Stacy Stanifer, University of Kentucky
Hadii Mamudu, East Tennessee State University
Megan Quinn, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 21

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Unveiling the Cancer Risk of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Tito Francisco Alvarado Alava, East Tennessee State University
Manik Ahuja, East Tennessee State University
Samuel Brook, East Tennessee State University
Dooley Mckenzie, East Tennessee State University
Ukoha N. Ann, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 22

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Rare Case of Duodenal Polypoid Gastric Heterotopia

Jieying Liu, East Tennessee State University
Venkata Vedantam, MD, East Tennessee State University
Ramineni Srivyshnavi, East Tennessee State University
Salma Nisar, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 23

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost Saving and Resource Limited Solar Light Intervention in Rural Philippines ​

Amanda Blackwelder, East Tennessee State University
Amy Wahlquist, East Tennessee State University
Megan Quinn, East Tennessee State University
Bethesda O'Connell, East Tennessee State University
David Shoham, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 24

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Examining the Trend of Overweight and Obesity in Tennessee Versus Non-TN Using Data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Spanning From 2014 to 2022

IBRAHIM BOATENG, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Yan Cao, East Tennessee State University
Sheryl Strasser, Georgia State University Atlanta
Oluseyi A. Aderinwale, East Tennessee State University
Rita C. Nwajiugo, East Tennessee State University
Fatmata B. Koroma, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 25

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Predictive Modeling of Heart Disease Using Machine Learning Models

Yaw Boateng-Agyenim, East Tennessee State University
Ghaith Husari, East Tennessee State University
Adetayo Folasole, East Tennessee State University
Onyeka C. Ekwebene, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 26

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

That’s A Whole ‘Nother Ball Game: Community Pharmacists’ Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Prescribing Contraception in Appalachian Tennessee and Virginia

Hailey Brown, East Tennessee State University
KariLynn Dowling-McClay, East Tennessee State University
Amaranda Stokes, East Tennessee State University
Dottie Smith, East Tennessee State University
Mary Brannock, East Tennessee State University
Michelle Rapier, High Point University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 27

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pediatric Listening Effort Pilot: Gaze vs Dilation

Erica Carter, East Tennessee State University
Marcy Hite, East Tennessee State University
Nicholas Giuliani, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 28

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Eosinophilic Colitis: A Rare Cause of Diarrhea

James Carter IV, Lincoln Memorial University
Erin Hood
Annemarie Phemister, Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Abbey Hinton, Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren Phemister, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 29

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Inflammation-mediated oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids generates a new adhesive substrate for integrin αMβ2- and αDβ2-dependent macrophage migration and retention

Jared Casteel, East Tennessee State University
Valentin Yakubenko, East Tennessee State University
Tatiana V. Byzova, Department Neuroscience Lerner Research Institute

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 30

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nonpancreatic Elevations in Serum Lipase: A Case Report

Arthur Cecchini, Guthrie
Charu Bajracharya, Guthrie Clinic
Madeline Mylod, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jefferson Thompson, East Tennessee State University
Blair Reece, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 31

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Water Beads - An Expanding or Shrinking Phenomenon?

Frances Chung, East Tennessee State University
John Schweitzer, East Tennessee State University
Heeyun Kim, East Tennessee State University
John Schweitzer, East Tennessee State University
Anjali Malkani, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 32

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PARP1 Expression in Animal Models of Stress

Laura Cook, East Tennessee State University
Michelle Chandley, East Tennessee State University
Liza Wills, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 33

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Prevalence and risk factors of obesity/overweight in Tennessee and non-Tennessee, using Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 2014-2022

Nikita Cudjoe, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Yan Cao, East Tennessee State University
Sheryl Strasser, Georgia State University School of Public Health

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 34

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Positive allosteric modulation of the mGlu5 attenuates enhanced D2 signaling and nicotine conditioned place preference in a heritable model of drug abuse vulnerability in psychosis

Anthony Cuozzo, East Tennessee State University
Russell Brown, East Tennessee State University
Loren Peeters, East Tennessee State University
Liza Wills, East Tennessee State University
Cristal Ahmed, East Tennessee State University
Sam Massey, East Tennessee State University
Justin Gass, East Tennessee State University
Wanqiu Chen, University School of Medicine
Zhong Chen, University School of Medicine
Charles Wang, University School of Medicine

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 35

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Title X Family Planning Program in South Carolina: Describing Trends in Reproductive Health Over the Past Decade

Kajol Dahal, East Tennessee State University
Nathan Hale, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 36

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Investigating Teacher Health with Non-invasive Biomarkers: Lessons from a Field Trial

Noah Daniels, East Tennessee State University
Chad Frasier, East Tennessee State University
Trystan Innes, East Tennessee State University
Amanda M.S. Frasier, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 37

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Surveillance of Ambulatory Care Pharmacists in Rural Appalachia

Carolina Davis, East Tennessee State University
Rick Hess, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 38

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Exploring the Link Between Physical Inactivity and Cancer: Insights from BRFSS Data

McKenzie Dooley, East Tennessee State University
Manik Ahuja, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 40

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Association Between Mental Health Status and Long-Term Post-Covid Symptoms: A Nationwide Survey Analysis

Abdulrasak Ejiwumi, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Hezborn Magacha, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 41

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Examining the Prevalence and Factors Influencing Arthritis among Veterans in the Appalachian Region of the United States

Onyeka Ekwebene, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Emmanuel A. Mensah, East Tennessee State University
Aroh V. Elochukwu, Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Adetayo Folasole, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 42

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Antidepressant Prescribing: Insights from Family Medicine Residents with Embedded Clinical Pharmacists

James Elliott, East Tennessee State University
Brandi Dahl, East Tennessee State University
Mckenzie Highsmith, East Tennessee State University
Madison Sutton, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 43

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Vagus nerve stimulation is differently integrated at the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) neurons during heart failure in rats

Luciano Fernandes, East Tennessee State University
Eric Beaumont, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 44

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An Exploratory Study on the Sex Education Experiences of Undergraduate Students: Variations, Preferences, and Impact.

Charly Flaglor, East Tennessee State University
Erin Mauck, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 45

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Medicine for the World: A Guide for Medication Acquisition for Charitable Care Settings

Kylie Futrell, East Tennessee State University
Emily Flores, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 46

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Exploring the Dynamics of Depression, Sleep Deprivation, and Self-Esteem: An In-Depth Advanced Statistical Analysis

Muslihat Gaffari, East Tennessee State University
Mostafa Zahed, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 47

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Treatment of Mild to Moderate Pediatric Anemia in the African Region: A Systematic Review

Kati Garst, East Tennessee State University
Emily Flores, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 48

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Unveiling Factors Shaping Contraceptive Use Among Adults in the US - Insights from the ADD Health Study

Achala Ghimire, East Tennessee State University
Manik Ahuja, East Tennessee State University
Kajol Dahal, East Tennessee State University
Haleigh Ball, East Tennessee State University
Ignacio Garcia, East Tennessee State University
Sitasnu Dahal, Penn State College of Medicine
Trisha Schuver, East Tennessee State University
Johnathan Tremblay, East Tennessee State University
Mckenzie Dooley, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 49

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sex differences in podocyte density are largely due to sex differences in kidney size

Blakeley Griffin, East Tennessee State University
Aaron Polichnowski, East Tennessee State University
Patrick Means, East Tennessee State University
Jacqueline Chivers, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 50

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

SIADH and Stauffer Syndrome in a Patient with Renal cell carcinoma Coinciding with Liposarcoma

Sabahuddin Hajjar, East Tennessee State University
Joseph David, East Tennessee State University
Hezborn Magacha, East Tennessee State University
Shahnawaz Notta, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 51

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adverse Childhood Experiences at a HIV clinic in rural Appalachia: a pilot study to assess HIV/AIDS treatment barriers

Joseph Hale, East Tennessee State University
Megan Quinn, East Tennessee State University
Nathan Dockery, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 52

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pharmacist-Led Telehealth Intervention in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes in Rural Appalachia

Gabrielle Hall, East Tennessee State University
KariLynn Dowling-McClay, East Tennessee State University
Whitney Aultman, East Tennessee State University
Ralph Lugo, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 53

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Acute myeloid leukemia presenting as a critical upper airway obstruction

Sarah Hamilton, East Tennessee State University
Sakshi Singal, East Tennessee State University
Srivyshnavi Ramineni, East Tennessee State University
Brian M. Cartwright, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 54

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Factors that Affect the Vanderbilt Fatigue Scale (VFS) in Adults with Hearing Technology

Sabrina Harkey, East Tennessee State University
Sabrina Harkey, East Tennessee State University
Marcy Hite, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 55

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Rare Surgical Site Infection from Cedecea lapagei

Samra Hassan, East Tennessee State University
Harsha Vedantam, East Tennessee State University
Jeff Thompson, East Tennessee State University
Mohammad H. Qureshi, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 56

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

NICU Admission Rate Is Lower With Low Dose Buprenorphine + Naloxone Medication Assisted Treatment

Ashlyn Hodges, East Tennessee State University
Martin Olsen, East Tennessee State University
Nicole Lewis, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 57

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Utilizing a Caenorhabditis elegans Model to Examine Alcaligenes faecalis and Staphylococcus aureus Interactions

Kennedy Hunt, East Tennessee State University
Sean Fox, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 58

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Public Health Strategies to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Rural Older Adults. A Mini-Review of the Literature

Grace Ijitade, East Tennessee State University
Erin Mauck, East Tennessee State University
Jodi L. Southerland, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 59

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Case of Thrombus Development Inside a Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Midcavity Obstruction

Ashwin Jagadish, East Tennessee State University
Shobha Hiremagalur, Ballad Health CVA Heart Institute
Shahnawaz Notta, East Tennessee State University
Ahmed Khan, Ballad Health CVA Heart Institute

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 60

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Synthesis of a water-soluble vitamin D derivative

Wesley Jean, East Tennessee State University
Mary Andreae, East Tennessee State University
Abbas Shilabin, East Tennessee State University
Andy Clark, East Tennessee State University
Michael Cartwright, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 61

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Testing quantification of Kratom compounds mitragynine and its 7-hydroxy metabolite in commercially available Kratom products

Madison Jones, East Tennessee State University
Brooks Pond, East Tennessee State University
Morgan Teeters, East Tennessee State University
Kathryn Durbin, East Tennessee State University
Stacy Brown, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 62

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Rare Case of Culture-negative Lemierre’s Syndrome with Septic Pulmonary Emboli

Creighton Kellum, East Tennessee State University
S. Brock Blankenship, East Tennessee State University
J. Maddox Webb, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 63

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Chemical Potency of Succinylcholine Chloride Stored in Room-Temperature Syringes

Jeff Klein, East Tennessee State University
Stacy Brown, East Tennessee State University
Tim Coffey, Ballad Health

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 64

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Socio-demographic and behavioral predictors of Depression among Veterans in the USA

Fatmata Koroma, East Tennessee State University
Manik Ahuja, East Tennessee State University
Oluseyi A. Aderinwale, East Tennessee State University
Emeka S. Obi, East Tennessee State University
Casey Campbell, East Tennessee State University
Mercy O. Itopa, East Tennessee State University
Rita C. Nwajiugo, East Tennessee State University
Ibrahim Boateng, East Tennessee State University
Oluwayemisi E. Ayo-Bali, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 65

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Foraging in rodents is highly sensitive to pharmacological disruptions

Emily Krepps, East Tennessee State University
Sivarao Digavalli, East Tennessee State University
Abby Shields, East Tennessee State University
Deepshila Gautam, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 66

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis of Vascular Positional Relationships of the Superior Mesenteric Vessels

Chelsea Land, Virginia College of Medicine
Tiffany Carpenetti
Jonathan Millard, Edward Vio College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 67

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Improving Family Medicine Residents’ Sport Medicine Education Through the Development of a Didactic Workshop – An Educational Quality Improvement Project

Libby Ligon, East Tennessee State University
Mark Brummel, East Tennessee State University
Chistopher Welch, East Tennessee State University Kingsport

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 68

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Rare Case of Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Appearing Left Lower Lung

Jieying Liu, East Tennessee State University
Devapiran Jaishankar, East Tennessee State University
Srivyshnavi Ramineni, East Tennessee State University
Salma Nisar, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 69

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dynorphin Blockade Attenuates Cocaine Seeking in Male Rats.

Jessica Lord, East Tennessee State University
Brooke Schmeichel, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 70

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Healthcare Utilization and Comorbidity Burden of Pancreatic Cancer in U.S Hospitals. Analysis of a National Sample Database

Hezborn Magacha, East Tennessee State University
Dr. Venkata Vedantam, East Tennessee State University
Shahnawaz Notta, East Tennessee State University
Sanku Koushik, East Tennessee State University
Sudeepthi Mekala, East Tennessee State University
Mark Young, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 71

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Association between Diabetes and Behavioral Risk Factors among Individuals with Perceived Poor or Good General Health Conditions in the United States

Saudikatu Mamudu, East Tennessee State University
Megan Quinn, East Tennessee State University
Emmanuel A. Mensah, East Tennessee State University
Uyonne Ugwuoke, East Tennessee State University
Afia A. Otuo, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 72

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Formulation Development of a Thermoresponsive Topical Gel of Cannabidiol for Dermatological Conditions

Shariyah Mansuri, East Tennessee State University
Dr. Ashana Puri, East Tennessee State University
Akeemat Tijani, East Tennessee State University
Adela Adu Agyemang, East Tennessee State University
Alanis Vang, East Tennessee State University
Yareliz Pellot-Soto, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 73

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Validation of RSAS-5 and Relationship to Substance Use

Angela Masiello, East Tennessee State University
Andrea Clements, East Tennessee State University
Chad Davis, East Tennessee State University
Mary J. Hendrik, East Tennessee State University
Angelina O'Connor, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 74

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MGlu5 modulation reduces alcohol self-administration in an animal model of THC and alcohol co-use

Bailey McGuffin, East Tennessee State University
Justin Gass, East Tennessee State University
Britta Schwartz, East Tennessee State University
Liza Wills, East Tennessee State University
Justin Gass, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 75

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Improving Confidence and Competence in Ordering Common Outpatient Screening Tests

Nick McIntire, East Tennessee State University
Mary Axelrad, East Tennessee State University
Nick Solt, East Tennessee State University
Fred Hicks, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 76

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Chronic Olfactory Epithelial Inflammation Impairs the Olfactory Bulb

Sharon McLennan, East Tennessee State University
Jia Cuihong, East Tennessee State University
Derek Cox, East Tennessee State University
Brian Wang, East Tennessee State University
Theo Hagg, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 77

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hypertensive Emergency Manifesting as Echophenomenon: A Revealing Exploration

Sudeepthi Reddy Mekala, East Tennessee State University
VENKATA VEDANTAM, East Tennessee State University
Emilyn Mattice, East Tennessee State University
Hezborn Magacha, East Tennessee State University
Asaiel Makahleh, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 78

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Relationship between obesity and well-known risk factors for chronic diseases in Tennessee

Emmanuel Angmorteh Mensah, East Tennessee State University
Billy Brooks, East Tennessee State University
Omodele S. Agbejimi, East Tennessee State University
Margaret H. Arhin, College of Nursing and Midwifery

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 79

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Increased Skeletal Anomalies are Found in Ultrasound Evaluation of Buprenorphine-Exposed Human Fetuses

Helen Mistler, East Tennessee State University
Martin Olsen, East Tennessee State University
Margaret Dean, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 80

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

FGF21 receptor knock out; its role in lipid metabolism in the liver

Tiffany Morris, East Tennessee State University
Allan Forsman, East Tennessee State University
Ummah S. Nisar, East Tennessee State University
George Youngberg, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 81

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

EXPLORING THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SMOKELESS TOBACCO USE AND COLORECTAL CANCER: A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF PREVALENCE AND MORTALITY IN THE US POPULATION

Sagar Nagpal, East Tennessee State University
Puneet Goenka, East Tennessee State University
Hezborn Magacha, East Tennessee State University
Pooja Bhandari, Univeristy of Mississippi Medical Center

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 82

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Impact of Estrogen Deficiency and Caveolin Scaffolding Domain Peptide in the Pathogenesis of Myocardial Fibrosis Following Acute Sympathetic Stimulation

Madisyn Neal, East Tennessee State University
Cerrone Foster, East Tennessee State University
Cristiana F.M. Martinez, East Tennessee State University
Crimsyn Price, East Tennessee State University
Lydia Lewis, East Tennessee State University
Pearl McCuistion, East Tennessee State University
Danisha Davis, East Tennessee State University
Krishna Singh, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 83

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Vancomycin-Induced Profound Agranulocytosis!

Sanskrita Nemalikanti, East Tennessee State University
Devapiran Jaishankar, East Tennessee State University
Arjun Natarajan, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 84

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Excessive alcohol consumption and increased risk of heart attack.

Hemanta Neupane, East Tennessee State University
Manik Ahuja, East Tennessee State University
Achala Ghimire, East Tennessee State University
Mercy O. Itopa, East Tennessee State University
Philomena A. Osei, East Tennessee State University
Emeka S. Obi, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 85

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Enhancing International Interprofessional ACLS Training: A Prospective Observational Study

Phillip Nichols, East Tennessee State University
Brock Blankenship, East Tennessee State University
Derek Wenger, East Tennessee State University
Andy Berry, East Tennessee State University
Brock Blankenship, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 86

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A rare presentation of alcohol induced hemolytic anemia mimicking thrombotic microangiopathy

Derek Nikolaus, East Tennessee State University
Devapiran Jaishankar, M.D., East Tennessee State University
Srivyshnavi Ramineni, East Tennessee State University
Brian Cartwright, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 87

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ropinirole Withdrawal in a 67-Year-Old Male: A Case Report

Nasir Notta, East Tennessee State University
Nasir Notta, East Tennessee State University
Shahnawaz N. Notta, East Tennessee State University
Ashwin Jagadish, East Tennessee State University
Hezborn M. Magacha, East Tennessee State University
Rupal Shah, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 88

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Autism in the United States.

Rita Nwajiugo, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Oluseyi A. Aderinwale, East Tennessee State University
Yan Cao, East Tennessee State University
Sheryl Strasser, Georgia State University Atlanta
Fatmata B. Koroma, East Tennessee State University
Ibrahim Boateng, East Tennessee State University
Oluwayemisi E. Ayo-Bali, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 89

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Evaluating and Improving Patient and Family Satisfaction with Hemato-Oncological Services at an Outpatient Clinic in East Tennessee: A Service Excellence Initiative

Emeka Obi, East Tennessee State University
Hadii Mamudu, East Tennessee State University
Oluseyi A. Aderinwale, East Tennessee State University
Uyonne Ugwuoke, East Tennessee State University
Onyinyechi Okam, Babcock University Teaching Hospital
Hezborn Magacha, East Tennessee State University
Mercy O. Itopa, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 90

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Impact of Sex Differences, Estrogen loss, and Caveolin on Cardiac Myocyte Apoptosis Following Sympathetic Stimulation

Libbie Ogilvie, East Tennessee State University
Cerrone Foster, East Tennessee State University
Juliana Barnie, East Tennessee State University
Reagan Doner, East Tennessee State University
Cristiana F.M. Martinez, East Tennessee State University
Kara Satterfield, East Tennessee State University
Kishna Singh, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 91

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Breast Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Outcome in the Appalachian Highlands

Jennifer Osher, East Tennessee State University
Jeremy Powers, East Tennessee State University
Phillip Nichols, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 92

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation and Treatment for Intestinal Histoplasmosis

Lauren Phemister, East Tennessee State University
Erin Hood, East Tennessee State University
Annemarie Phemister, Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Abbey Hinton, Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
James Carter IV, Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 93

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Treatment Options for Hypertriglyceridemia Pancreatitis

Annemarie Phemister, Lincoln Memorial University
Erin Hood
Abbey Hinton, Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren Phemister, East Tennessee State University
James Carter IV, Lincoln Memorial University- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 94

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Analyzing Factors Influencing Non-Adherence to USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Using 2022 BRFSS Data

Amanda Pons-Junkins, East Tennessee State University
Yan Cao, East Tennessee State University
Sheryl Strasser, Georgia State University School of Public Health
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 95

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cyclic-di-GMP phosphodiesterase STM3615 regulates Salmonella physiology

Abigail Pyburn, East Tennessee State University
Erik Petersen, East Tennessee State University
Alexandra Pulliam, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 96

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Immunization Enigma: Immune Thrombocytopenia Post Vaccination

Mohammad Qureshi, East Tennessee State University
Nevi Patel, East Tennessee State University
Samra Hassan, East Tennessee State University
Jefferson Thompson, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 97

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tracking Antibiotic Resistance: Insights From the Appalachian Highlands Microbiome

Rachael Rio Branco, East Tennessee State University
Sean Fox, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 98

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Pleural effusion with a story to tell: A rare case of malignant mesothelioma

Erica Roman, East Tennessee State University
Muhammad Raafey, East Tennessee State University
Sashki Singal, East Tennessee State University
Kanishka Chakraborty, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 99

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Extensor Pollicis et Indicis Accessorius: A Case Report and Description

Natalie Rydzak, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
Jonathan Millard, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Priyanka Avasarala, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Grant Carter, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lilleen Rochelle Franck, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sara Karami, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Amber Miller, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chaandini Pandeti, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Breanna Wakeling, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 100

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mast Cell Leukemia-When a Nuclear Storm Explodes in the Human Body

Bradley Sackfield, East Tennessee State University
Kanishka Chakraborty, East Tennessee State University
Erica Roman, East Tennessee State University
Timothy Estrada, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 101

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Rare Case of an Isolated Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava

Koushik Sanku, East Tennessee State University
Michael Donovan, East Tennessee State University
Sanskrita Nemalikanti, East Tennessee State University
Matthew Colna, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 102

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Annual Diabetic Eye Exams in a Rural Population: Patients lost to Follow-Up in the Era of COVID-10

Maria Schulz, East Tennessee State University
Brent Aebi, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 103

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sex Differences in Avoidance Behavior and Neuroinflammation in a Comorbid Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder

Britta Schwartz, East Tennessee State University
Justin Gass, East Tennessee State University
Bailey M. McGuffin, East Tennessee State University
Liza J. Wills, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 104

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tiptoeing Through Time: A Rare Variant of the Quadratus Plantae Muscle with Evolutionary Implications

Claire Smith, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jonathan Millard, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chesney Benson, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christiana Cole, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shivanthi Gunawardane, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
George Li, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Olivia Mott, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren Provinsal, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nicole Wilson, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 105

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Acinetobacter baumannii Regulates Bacterial Motility Through PilZ-containing Proteins

Gabriel Smith, East Tennessee State University
Erik Petersen, East Tennessee State University
Garrett Reynolds, Vanderbilt University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 106

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Evaluating Fidelity to the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model Among Pediatric Subspecialty Clinics in Rural Appalachia

Victoria Starks, East Tennessee State University
Morgan Treaster, East Tennessee State University
Eric Beecham, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 107

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Polymicrobial Interactions Between Alcaligenes faecalis and Human Opportunistic Pathogens: Bacillus, Candida, Staphylococcus species

Braxton Stout, East Tennessee State University
Sean Fox, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 108

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Facilitators and Challenges to Breastfeeding Among Postpartum Individuals in Western North Carolina

Rebecca Strasser, East Tennessee State University
Liane Ventura, East Tennessee State University
Melissa White-Archer, East Tennessee State University
Kayla Winfield, East Tennessee State University
Kate Beatty, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 109

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Harnessing Nature's Arsenal: Exploring the Synergistic Antifungal Potential of Clove Oil and Nystatin

Jordan Strauss, East Tennessee State University
Ashana Puri, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 110

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Comparing outcomes among patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing direct current cardioversion versus catheter ablation: A nationwide retrospective observational study

Aditya Thakkar, East Tennessee State University
Venkata Vedantam, East Tennessee State University
Abhijith Paladugula, East Tennessee State University
Jefferson Thompson, East Tennessee State University
Lalith Namburu, East Tennessee State University
Dilpat Kumar, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 111

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cefepime Induced Neurotoxicity

Jeff Thompson, East Tennessee State University
Jennifer Delzell, East Tennessee State University
Ahmad Othman, East Tennessee State University
Dipsa Shastri, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 112

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Advancement in Emergency Opioid Overdose Treatment: Iontophoresis-Enabled Microneedle Skin Patch Delivering Naloxone

Akeemat Tijani, East Tennessee State University
Ashana Puri, East Tennessee State University
Daniel Connors, Virginia Tech
Maria J. Pelaez, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Prashant Dogra, Houston Methodist Research Institute

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 113

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pickleball's Ascent: An Analysis of a Decade of Injuries in a Growing Sport

Jonathan Tobin, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Matthew Chung, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tamir Abbasi, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia Campus
Justin Nguyen, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Louisiana Campus

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 114

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Chemical Stability of Diphenhydramine in ‘Magic Mouthwash’ Stored at Room and Refrigerated Temperatures for 90-Days

Michelle Tubolino, East Tennessee State University
Stacy Brown, East Tennessee State University
Kathryn Austin, East Tennessee State University
Daniel DeArazoza, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 115

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ranking of Priorities for a Strategic Plan for Tobacco Control and Prevention in Tennessee

Nneoma Ubah, East Tennessee State University
Christen Minnick, East Tennessee State University
Hadii Mamudu, East Tennessee State University
Florence Weierbach, East Tennessee State University
Adeola Ayo, East Tennessee State University
Philomena Osei, East Tennessee State University
Rafia Boghozian, Nashville State Community College
Fawaz Mzayek, University of Memphis
Terry Hinton, East Tennessee State University
Jacob Black, Tennessee Department of Health
Liz Johnson, Tennessee Department of Health

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 116

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Predictors of bottled water use in Appalachia

Chidiebube Ugwu, East Tennessee State University
Bethesda O'Connell, East Tennessee State University
Md Rasheduzzaman, Virginia Tech
Alasdair Cohen, Virginia Tech

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 117

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Assessing the relationship between sleep duration and the prevalence of chronic kidney disease among Veterans in the United States. A 2022 BRFSS Cross-Sectional Study

Uyonne Ugwuoke, East Tennessee State University
David Shoham, East Tennessee State University
Francis Okeke, Oklahoma University Health Science Center
Blessing Aguele, Smy State University
Kelechi Onyenemezu, East Tennessee State University
Stanley Obi, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 118

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Recording Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions using the Adaptive Noise Cancelling Algorithm

Ricardo Vallejo, East Tennessee State University
Jacek Smurzynski, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 119

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations & Current Practices in the ETSU Health System

Kristina Warf, East Tennessee State University
Stephen Blankenship, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 120

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Improving Confidence and Competence in Preparing for Efficient Procedural Visits

Hannah Washer, East Tennessee State University
Mary Axelrad, East Tennessee State University
Jessalynn Berry, East Tennessee State University
Fred Hicks, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 121

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Beginner Clinician Self-efficacy in Conducting Tinnitus Management Appointments for Patients with Bothersome Tinnitus

Mark Weiner, East Tennessee State University
Marc Fagelson, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 122

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Prescription Pitfall that Presented as Tetany

Adam Willey, East Tennessee State University
Sharlet Slough, East Tennessee State University
David Berry, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 123

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pasteurella Bacteremia in a Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Kendrick Williams, East Tennessee State University
Kendrick Williams, East Tennessee State University
Ashwin Jagadish, East Tennessee State University
Rupal Shah, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 124

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Assessing Patient Satisfaction in Immediate Postpartum Birth Control Decision-Making Process

Rhonda Williams, East Tennessee State University
Michael Smith, East Tennessee State University
Nikita Cudjoe, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 125

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Determining the Total Body Composition of Murine Model Consuming a Mediterranean versus Western Diet

Anna Williamson, East Tennessee State University
Mary Andreae, East Tennessee State University
Andy Clark, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 126

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An exploration of the intersection between infant feeding and postpartum contraception in Western North Carolina: Perspectives of postpartum individuals and providers

Kayla Winfield, East Tennessee State University
Liane Ventura, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 127

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Transgenic overexpression of CTRP3: Possible Protection against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Noah Wren, East Tennessee State University
Allan Forsman, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 128

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Reduced Polysubstance Self-Administration and Stress-Induced Reinstatement Following Systemic or Central Amygdala Hypocretin-Receptor Blockade in Rats

Tyler Zarin, East Tennessee State University
Brooke Schmeichel, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 129

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Prediction of Heart Disease Using Machine Learning Models

Nse-obot Afaha, East Tennessee State University
Ghaith Husari, East Tennessee State University
Ngozi Umeanowai, East Tennessee State University
Ojugo J. Okhae, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 130

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Solvent Induced Membrane Stress in biofuel production: an experimental and computational study

Joshua Aggrey, East Tennessee State University
Bob Standaert, East Tennessee State University
Jeremy Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Micholas Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 131

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Look At This Photograph: Brainwave Responses to Self-Relevant Stimuli

Rachel Aiken, East Tennessee State University
Eric Sellers, East Tennessee State University
Estreya N. Whitney-Cuervo, East Tennessee State University
Jordan S. Razzak, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 132

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Adsorption of nitrates from contaminated water on amino-modified porous materials

Stephen Amoako, East Tennessee State University
Aleksey Vasiliev, East Tennessee State University
Ray Mohseni, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 133

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Investigation into Avian Secondary Fungal Spore Dispersal

Joseph Anderson, East Tennessee State University
Ryan Stephens, East Tennessee State University
Tori Martinez, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 134

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The rodent prefrontal cortex maintains a “memory trace” for a gamma frequency (~ 40 Hz) rhythm

Robert Berger, East Tennessee State University
Siva Digivalli, East Tennessee State University
Deepshila Gautam, East Tennessee State University
Jennifer Pham, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 135

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Is Behavioral Fever in Plethodon glutinosus Affected by the Amount of the Pyrogen Poly(I:C)?

Noah Bowen, East Tennessee State University
Joe Bidwell, East Tennessee State University
Trevor Chapman, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 136

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Discovering the Past Using Geophysics and Remote Sensing at Amis Mill in Hawkins County, TN

Amy Sowers Collins, East Tennessee State University
Dr. Eileen Ernewein, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 137

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Utility of Linear Morphometrics as a Tool for Dietary Inference in Fossil Shrews

Derek den Ouden, East Tennessee State University
Joshua Samuels, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 138

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Effects of Childhood Adversity on Brainwave Activity in Assessing Infant Facial Expression

Elisabeth Denis, East Tennessee State University
Eric Sellers, East Tennessee State University
Mary Jo Hedrick, East Tennessee State University
Tiffany Bonnagio, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 139

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Investigating the Genomic Variation among Green Salamanders (Aneides aeneus) in Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium

Brianna Drake, East Tennessee State University
Joe Bidwell, East Tennessee State University
Trevor Chapman, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 140

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Arabidopsis LTP12 protein has a role in Environmental Stress Response

Bikram Giri, East Tennessee State University
Dhirendra Kumar, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 141

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Impact of the Timing and Estrogen Loss on Cardiac Myocyte Apoptosis in Cardiovascular Disease

Amanda Guy, East Tennessee State University
Cerrone Foster, East Tennessee State University
Fumnanya Aninyei, East Tennessee State University
Sally Chikomb, East Tennessee State University
Danisha Davis, East Tennessee State University
Kalynn Davis, East Tennesse State University
Krishna Singh, East Tennessee State Univeristy

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 142

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An Integrative Approach for Unmarked Burial Detection in Abingdon, Virginia: A Study Using Drone Surveying and Multi-Tool Geophysics

Noah Hall, East Tennessee State University
Eileen Ernenwein, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 143

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Impact of The Caveolin Scaffolding Domain Peptide on Cardiac Hypertrophy in Aged Ovariectomized Female Mice

Adam Holley, East Tennessee State University
Cerrone Foster, East Tennessee State University
Pearl McQuisstion, East Tennessee State University
Pamela Avendano-Rubi, East Tennessee State University
Kalynn Dalton, East Tennessee State University
Danisha Davis, East Tennesse State University
Krishna Singh, East Tennessee State Univeristy

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 144

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Extraction of Sandalwood Essential Oil: Isolating α/β-Santalol

Maeren Horton, East Tennessee State University
Abbas Shilabin, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 145

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Insomnia treatment drug lemborexant rescues REM sleep dysfunction associated with methamphetamine vapor withdrawal

Galen Huffcutt, East Tennessee State University
Brooke Schmeichel, East Tennessee State University
Marissa Jones, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 146

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Transcriptional Regulation of Oil Biosynthesis genes in Arabidopsis Seed tissue Induced by Avocado WRINKLED2

Deborah Ighalo, East Tennessee State University
Aruna Kilaru, East Tennessee State University
Jyoti B. Ranjan, East Tennessee State University
Aruna Kilaru, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 147

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Assessing Urban Expansion and Hotspots of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Change in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee.

Rezaul Bari Ishan, East Tennessee State University
Ingrid Luffman, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 148

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Decreasing NADPH levels may impair C. elegans mitochondrial function during aging

Leah Jamerson, East Tennessee State University
Patrick Bradshaw, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 149

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Metabolic Engineering of Physcomitrium patens (moss) for Oleic Acid-rich Vegetable Oil Production

George Kipkoech, East Tennessee State University
Aruna Kilaru, East Tennessee State University
Jyoti B. Ranjan, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 150

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding the Role of a Tobacco Premnaspirodiene Oxygenase-like Enzyme SIP432 in Stress Signaling

Cristiana Martinez, East Tennessee State University
Dhirendra Kumar, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 151

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cranial ontogeny of the extinct tapir Tapirus polkensis with comparison to that of the extant Tapirus bairdii

Johannah Orendorff, East Tennessee State University
Steven Wallace, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 152

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

CommunityShield AI: An Integrated AI-Based Security System for Public Safety Enhancement

Taiwo Osiyemi, East Tennessee State University
Ghaith Husari, East Tennessee State University
Ayesha Williams, East Tennessee State University
Richmond Bentil, East Tennessee State University
Emmanuel K. Curtis Agbotse, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 153

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Geographic Variation in Carnivoran Dentition in Relation to Environment

Joshua Parham, East Tennessee State University
Joshua Samuels, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 154

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Impact of Ovariectomy on Left Ventricular Mass and Hypertrophy Following Acute Versus Prolonged Heart Failure

Sarah Sosebee, East Tennessee State University
Cerrone Foster, East Tennessee State University
Brodi Young, East Tennessee State University
Reagan Doner, East Tennessee State University
Zoe Chapman, East Tennessee State University
Marlee Westbrook, East Tennesse State University
Krishna Singh, East Tennessee State Univeristy

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 155

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Number and Nature of Spiral Arms in Galaxies

Matthew Watson, East Tennessee State University
Beverly Smith, East Tennessee State University
Mark Giroux, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 156

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Investigating Perceptions of Health in the U.S: The Interplay of Religion and Sociodemographic Characteristics

Tolulope Adeusi, East Tennessee State University
Kelly Foster, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 157

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Effects of Childhood Emotional Maltreatment on Adulthood Relationships of Minority Women: A Qualitative Study

Suzanne Aguirre, Milligan University
Christine Browning

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 158

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Examining the Predictors of Job Satisfaction Among Employees

John The Baptist Anodjo, East Tennessee State University
Kelly Foster, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 159

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Effects of Gender on Infant Attention to Emotional Body Expressions

Jada Beal, East Tennessee State University
Alyson Chroust, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 160

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Trauma-Informed Practice and Self-Efficacy of Early Interventionists in Tennessee

Jacksi Becerra, East Tennessee State University
Alyson Chroust, East Tennessee State University
Josie Smith, East Tennessee State University
Raven Armintrout, East Tennessee State University
Jada Beal, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 161

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Examination of Cultural Competence in Primary Care

ALYCIA BIRCHFIELD, East Tennessee State University
Leslie McCallister, East Tennessee State University
Mary Axelrad, East Tennessee State University
Andrea Hopkins, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 162

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Validation of the Perceived Maternal Parenting Self-Efficacy (PMP S-E) Scale for Potential Parents

Isabelle Bisio, East Tennessee State University
Eric W. Sellers, East Tennessee State University
Abigal Gantz, East Tennessee State University
Tiffany A. Bonnagio, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 163

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Systematic Policy Review of Financial Assistance Differences in Kinship Care Programs versus Foster Care Programs.

Emma Blackledge, East Tennessee State University
Alyson C Chroust, East Tennessee State University
Bindiya Srinath, East Tennessee State University
Alyson J. Chroust, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 164

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Recognizing Faces, Objects, and Words

Astrid Charles, The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Mitchell Meltzer
Zenia Rai
Ibrahim Ehtesham
Emma McClannahan

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 165

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Positive Childhood Experiences: Parental Substance Use and Relationship to Mental Health Outcomes

Chad Davis, East Tennessee State University
Andrea Clements, East Tennessee State University
Mary Jo Hedrick, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 166

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Is that Baby Happy? Looking at the Brainwaves of Potential Parents on Biologically Relevant Stimuli.

Gabriel Garza, East Tennessee State University
Eric W. Sellers, East Tennessee State University
Tiffany A. Bonnagio, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 167

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Positive Growth Experiences in Cis Women and Gender Diverse Individuals with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sarah Hampton, East Tennessee State University
Stacey Williams, East Tennessee State University
Paige L. Henry, East Tennessee State University
Sarah Mohammad, East Tennessee State University
Joshua T. Green, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 168

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Exploring Emotion Regulation as a Predictor of Perceived Social Support Among Caregivers of Children

Emily Hatcher, East Tennessee State University
Wallace Dixon, East Tennessee State University
Jessica M. Templeton, East Tennessee State University
Tess A. Simpson, East Tennessee State University
Diana Morelen, East Tennessee State University
Chelsea Robertson, West Liberty Uuniversity

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 169

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Effect of Mental Illness, Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors on the Severity of Opioid Use Disorder in the U.S.

Sommer Hayden, East Tennessee State University
Kelly Foster, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 170

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Factors Associated with Sense of Community Among Older Adults Aging in Place in Northeast Tennessee: A Cross-Sectional Study

Tejan Mansaray, East Tennessee State University
Elizabeth Erin Mauck, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Jodi Southerland, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 171

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Resilience Path: Surveys of Women in Appalachia Who Survived Child Sexual Abuse

Lilly Meade, The University of Virginia College at Wise
Christa Moore

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 172

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Death and Injustice: The relationship between mortality salience and just world beliefs on need for meaning

Trevor Morris, The University of Virginia College at Wise
Robert Arrowood
Victoria Wright, The University of Virginia's College at Wise

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 173

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Determinants of mental health outcome among East Tennessee State University (ETSU) college students

Charles Nutsugah, East Tennessee State University
Kelly Foster, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 174

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Differences in Self-efficacy of Online Trauma-Informed Care Training

Angelina O'Connor, East Tennessee State University
Ethan Barker, East Tennessee State University
Chad Davis, East Tennessee State University
Angela Masiello, East Tennessee State University
Mary Jo Hendrick, East Tennesse State University
Andrea D. Clements, East Tennessee State Univeristy

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 175

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

On the State of Higher Education Accommodations for Autistic Undergraduate Students in Appalachia

Erin Owens, East Tennessee State University
Lorianne Mitchell, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 176

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Assessing Data Quality Across the Semester from an Undergraduate Psychology Participant Pool

Deanna Rusielewicz, East Tennessee State University
Ginette Blackhart, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 177

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Colonial Legacies and Body Commodification in Genetic Studies among the Shuar

Noorayn Shaikh, East Tennessee State University
William Duncan, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 178

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Attitudes Towards Psilocybin: The Relationship Between Knowledge, Experience, and Opinions of Psilocybin and Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

Madison Simounet, Milligan
Joy Drinnon

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 179

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

"God Just Doesn't Understand:" Religious and Spiritual Struggles as a Predictor of Existential Isolation

Rachel Six, The University of Virginia at Wise
Robert Arrowood, East Tennessee State University
Victoria Write, The University of Virginia's College at Wise

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 180

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Exploring Intergenerational Trauma: The Impact of Caregiver Mental Health and Social Support on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Jessica Templeton, East Tennessee State University
Wallace Dixon, East Tennessee State University
Diana Morelen, East Tennessee State University
Lauren Driggers-Jones, Duke University
Chelsea Robertson, West Liberty University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 181

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Associations Between Parenting Style and Child Temperament Across Developmental Stages

Nat Vaughn, East Tennessee State University
Wallace Dixon, East Tennessee State University
Jessica M. Templeton, East Tennessee State University
Tess Simpson, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 182

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Digital Disaster: The Effects of Excessive Technology and Problematic Parental Technology Use on Social Development in Early Childhood

Ashley Wyatt, The University of Virginia at Wise
Marion Young

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 183

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Gendered Assumptions in Disney Channel Shows

Ashton Reed, East Tennessee State University
C. Wesley Buerkle, East Tennessee State University
Natalie Duncan, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 184

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Teaching Indigenous Historical Trauma: Cognitive and Affective Implications for Education

Carolyn Gregg, East Tennessee State University
Deborah Thibeault, East Tennessee State University
Marcia Whitaker, East Tennessee State University
Wesley Adam, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 185

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Self-Efficacy of School Counselors Working with Students with Disabilities

Laura Head, East Tennessee State University
Christine Lewis, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 186

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hear for You - Educational Resources

Janna Spada, East Tennessee State University
Shannon Bramlette, East Tennessee State University
Paxton Brewer, East Tennessee State University
Marcy Hite, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 187

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Influence of Wave Scheduling on Productivity in an Outpatient Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Alli Bradley, East Tennessee State University
Zak Kegley
Jared Rhinehardt
Mary Axelrad
Andrea Hopkins

D.P. Culp Center Ballroom

Poster Number: 188

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Buzzed and Bothered: Investigating the impacts of addictive plant alkaloids on bumblebee behavior

Skylar Mathieson, East Tennessee State University
Melissa Whitaker, East Tennessee State University
Joshua Foley, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Disability Inclusion in Local Health Department Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans in HHS Region 4

Haleigh Leslie, East Tennessee State University
Casey Balio, Center for Rural Health Research
Kate Beatty, East Tennessee State University
Dawn Rowe, East Tennessee State University
Thomas Quade, Special Olympics International,

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Examining How Competency to Stand Trial Policies Differ by U.S. State.

Anisha Patel, East Tennessee State University
Jill Stinson, East Tennessee State University
Molly Lynn, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Exploring the Impact of Marital Status on access to outpatient mental health treatment among adults in the United States: A Quantitative Analysis Approach.

Jennifer Akosa, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

FAN as a tool for rupture and repair: Emphasis on culturally-responsive, relationship-based practice

Brittany Milton, East Tennessee State University
Diana Morelen, East Tennessee State University
Vinaya Thomas, East Tennessee State University
Alison Peak, Allied Behavioral Health Solutions

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Financial Differences in Men’s and Women’s College Athletic Programs

Charlie Davis, East Tennessee State University
Kelly Foster, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Initial Impacts of Community-Engaged Learning in a Pre-Service Teacher Course on Science & STEM Education

Amie Perry, East Tennessee State University
Alissa Lange, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Measuring Word Recognition Performance Using an Innovative Computer Algorithm to Maximize Clinical Efficiency

Rachel Dove, East Tennessee State University
Marc Fagelson, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Association between Prenatal Care and Postpartum Depression in the United States.

Esther Adebayo-Abikoye, East Tennessee State University
Amal Khoury, East Tennessee State University
Michael Smith, East Tennessee State University
Debbi Slawson, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The deleterious effects of parental fentanyl-dependence on sleep health: Multigenerational effects on sleep architecture and cognition in adolescent rats.

Marissa Jones, East Tennessee State University
Brooke Schmeichel, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Effect of Socioeconomic Diversity on High School Choral Programs in East Tennessee

Adam Hybarger, East Tennessee State University
Lauren Ramey, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Use of Computational Methods to Determine the Relative Thermodynamic Stability of Myricetin, and 4-Methylesculetin for Use as Spin Traps

Cole Walker, East Tennessee State University
Scott Kirkby, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Aging in Place in Tennessee: Workshop on Mapping of Home Health Agencies, Personal Support Services Agencies, and Hospice Care Facilities

Kusse Toitole, East Tennessee State University
Laura Trull, East Tennessee State University
Qian Huang, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Balancing caregiving and educational responsibilities: Descriptive Study of University Employees and Student Caregivers in a University in Appalachia. A Snapshot of Preliminary Findings

Richard Mutua Kilonzo, East Tennessee State University
Erin Mauck, East Tennessee State University
Shimin Zheng, East Tennessee State University
Jodi Southerland, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Characterize the role of tobacco deacetylase enzyme SIP-428 in mediating environmental stress

Zahra Barati, East Tennessee State University
Dhirendra Kumar, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Combating the Negative Narrative: Understanding and Decreasing the Impact of Ageist Stereotypes

Lauren Arney, East Tennessee State University
Erin Mauck, East Tennessee State University
Jodi Southerland, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Consuming Heat acclimated Algae improves Heat Tolerance and Longevity in Daphnia

Ashit Dutta, East Tennessee State University
Lev Yampolsky, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Exploring spatiotemporal patterns in hazardous hydrologic events: assessment, communication, and mitigation through geospatial technologies.

Emmanuel Afriyie, East Tennessee State University
Ingrid Luffman, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Geometric morphometrics of the Eastern newt's limbs across polyphenic life stages

Aaron Hardgrave, East Tennessee State University
Richard Carter, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Innovative Statewide Efforts to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Tennessee

Vinaya Thomas, East Tennessee State University
Diana Morelen, East Tennessee State University
Keena Friday-Gilbert, University of Memphis,
Brittany Milton, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Race, Sex, and Age Disparities in Death Penalty Sentencing: A Systematic Review

Teliyah Cobb, East Tennessee State University
Jill Stinson, East Tennessee State University
Caitlin Sanders, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Racial Disparities in NSTEMI Management and Outcomes in the Southern United States - A population-based Retrospective Analysis

Mohannad Al Akeel, East Tennessee State University
Sai Kommineni, East Tennessee State University
Dilpat Kumar, East Tennessee State University
Joel Danisi, East Tennessee State University
Jeetendra Patel, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Understanding social-health needs of families in the Appalachian Highlands through the STRONG LINK (Longitudinal Initiative for Newborns and Kids) Study with ETSU and Ballad Health.

Sonja Pearson, East Tennessee State University
Beth O'Connell, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Variation in Syringe Service Programs by Community Characteristics

Nathan Dockery, East Tennessee State University
Casey Balio, East Tennessee State University
Qian Huang, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

A Regional Assessment of Nursing Home Health Inspection 5-Star Ratings

Nicole Galler, East Tennessee State University
Kate Beatty, East Tennessee State University
Casey P. Balio, East Tennessee State University
Qian Huang, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Availability of Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in Appalachian States

Olivia Sullivan, East Tennessee State University
Kate Beatty, East Tennessee State University
Mary K. Brannock, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cattle Rotational Grazing Effects on Bat Activity in Southern Appalachia

Seth Morelock, East Tennessee State University
Richard Carter, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Effect of Chemical enhancers on Transdermal Delivery of Amiloride for Management of Resistant Hypertension

Oluwatosin Leshaodo, East Tennessee State University
Ashana Puri, East Tennessee State University
Akeemat O Tijani, East Tennessee State University
Devangi Patel, East Tennessee State University
Delaram Hajiabadi,, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Facilitators and Challenges to Breastfeeding Among Postpartum Individuals in Western North Carolina

Rebecca Strasser, East Tennessee State University
Liane Ventura, East Tennessee State University
Melissa White-Archer, East Tennessee State University
Kayla Winfield, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women's Health
Kate Beatty, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Impact of Choose Well initiative on Contraceptive Availability among Federally Qualified Health Centers

Rakesh Adelli, East Tennessee State University
Kate Beatty, East Tennessee State University
Jordan de Jong, East Tennessee State University
Dr. Michael Smith, East Tennessee State University
Dr.Amal Khoury, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Satanic Panic: An Examination of Wrongful Convictions and Child Sex Abuse Hysteria in the US in the 1980s and 1990s

Abigail Wiser, East Tennessee State University
Jill Stinson, East Tennessee State University
Anisha Patel, East Tennessee State University
Makenna Castle, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 311

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stakeholder’s Perspectives on Access to Tobacco products in Tennessee:  Implications for Policy and Practice

Philomena Osier, East Tennessee State University
Hadii Mamudu, East Tennessee State University
Florence Weierbach, East Tennessee State University
Christen Minnick, East Tennessee State University
Adeola Ayo, East Tennessee State University
Rafie Boghazian, Nashville State Community College
Fawaz Mzayek, University of Memphis
Liz Johnson, Tennessee Department of Health,
Jacob Black, Tennessee Department of Health,
Terry Hinton, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 304

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Unveiling the Importance of SIP68: A UDP Glucosyltransferase on Plant Growth and Immune Responses

Fateh Ali Mahmud, East Tennessee State University
Dhirendra KUMAR, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Vertebrate Paleontology of Pleistocene Sites in Belize

Alson Ovando, East Tennessee State University
Blaine Schubert, East Tennessee State University

D.P. Culp Center Room 303

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM