2019 Oral Presentation Schedule

Session I: Gene Therapy – Kirsten Coleman, MBA

9:15 AM: Silveli Suzuki-Hatano, PhD Development of Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV9)-Mediated Gene Delivery to Treat a Mouse Model of Cockayne Syndrome

9:30 AM:  Katerina Futch, BS and Kayla Mandolini, BS – Gene replacement therapy in Friedreich’s Ataxia: Quantification of Endogenous and Transgenic FXN

9:45 AM: Frederick Ashby, III, MPH – Development of AAV3-GRE vectors for their potential use in gene therapy of hemophilia

10:00 AM: Arun Srivastava, PhD – The role of miRNA 17-92 cluster in AAV2 vector-mediated transgene expression


Session II: Basic Science – Christine Bruels, PhD

10:30 AM: Tiffany Frey, BS – Syncytin-1 helps drive the lytic cascade of Epstein-Barr virus

10:45 AM: Zarin Zainul, PhD – Regulation of neurite outgrowth in dorsal root ganglion neurons using small molecules

11:00 AM: Melanie Shapiro, BS – CD226 Knockout Inhibits Type 1 Diabetes via Impaired Thymocyte Development and Peripheral T Cell Activation

11:15 AM: Youness Tolaymat, MD, FAAP – Inhaled Nitric Oxide as a Neuroprotective Therapy in Neonatal Mouse Hypoxia-ischemia Model


Session III: Clinical Science – Daphna Barbeau, MD

2:00 PM: Cody Dalton, BA – Understanding the Use of CT/MRI in Evaluating Cervical Spine Injury in Pediatric Blunt Trauma Patients

2:15 PM: Irina Prelipcean, MD – Early Serum Biomarkers as Predictors of Brain Injury and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Neonates with Hypoxic-Ischemic

2:30 PM: Sam Cheng, MD, PhD – Diarrhea Rehydration Therapy: Do we miss something?

2:45 PM: Thao Vu, MD and Kendall Steadmon, MD  – Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Using “Eat, Sleep, and Console” Method


Session IV: Population Health – Ryan Boggs, MD

3:15 PM: Brittany Bruggeman, MD – Simple Tests of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in a Pediatric Population: A Feasibility Study

3:30 PM: Jaclyn Hall, PhD – Associations of Increasing Disparity in Poor Neonatal Health Outcomes with Changes in Corporate Tobacco Sales Policies

3:45 PM: Dipankar Gupta, MD – Acceptability of a Text-Message Based Intervention (Text4Fit) for Improving Medication Compliance and Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients

4:00 PM: Alexandra Lee, BS – The Effects of Experimentally Manipulated Social Status on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Hispanic Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial