PublishingUQ MD Students’ Reported Research Achievements: 2018-2022

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Student research highlights

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Download the 2019 UQMS-OMASA Research Conference Abstract Book (PDF, 551.3 KB)

The following students have gone above and beyond in 2023:

Congratulations to Mike Mullen: Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) Excellence in Basic Science Award. Year 3 Ochsner student Mike Mullen has received the 2023 award for "Excellence in Basic Science from Journal of Orthopaedic Research"  Mike is first author on article “Mechanical Strain Drives Exosome Production, Function, and miRNA Cargo in C2C12 Muscle Progenitor Cells” published in Journal of Orthopaedic Research in Vol. 41, Issue 6.

This award celebrates seminal work published in JOR in the Basic category. A grant of $1000 is presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting, selected by the Editors from eligible papers accepted by the Journal of Orthopaedic Research in the prior calendar year.  This award is sponsored by Wiley on behalf of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

Hannah Nugent (Year 4 MD) was the recipient of the Royal College of Pathologists Australia (RCPA) Student Research Scholarship. This scholarship is an annual scholarship for medicine, dentistry, or science students that supports the completion of a pathology-focused research project. View more details of the scholarship. Congratulations to Hannah!

Luke Jackel-David awarded the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) Aleks and Elise Brumby Summer Research Scholarship.

Read about Luke’s award.

MD-PhD student Isaac Rad has published a paper in Theranostics (IF=11.6)  

“A systematic review of ultrasound-mediated drug delivery to the eye and critical insights to facilitate a timely path to the clinic. Isaac J Rad, Luke Chapman, Karnaker Reddy Tupally, Martin Veidt, Hussain Al-Sadiq, Robert Sullivan and Harendra S Parekh. Theranostics 2023; doi:10.7150/thno.82884; Accepted”  

You can have a look at the online advance article. [Author manuscript]

ANZAHPE Student Prize

Congratulations to Year 2 Ochsner student Michael Mullen, who won the Student Prize for his extended abstract entitled “Coping Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and Self-Stigma of Help Seeking Inhibition Among Male and Female Medical Students” which he will present at the annual conference of the Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Education (ANZAHPE) 26-29th June 2023.

Runner-up best oral presentation was won by Aaron Lerch who presented research titled: The Efficacy of Post-Operative Drains for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion”, and presented a poster titled “The Draining Art of ACDFs” on the same topic, at the ASSC (Australasian Student Surgical Conference) and the RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) ASC (Annual Scientific Congress), 28-30 April 2023 in Adelaide.

Congratulations to Year 2 Ochsner students Michael Mullen and Dhaval Patel who have had their research accepted to present at the ANZAHPE annual conference in June 2023. The Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Education (ANZAHPE) is the premier medical education association in Australia and New Zealand. The ANZAHPE conference is being held on the Gold Coast from the 26th – 29th June.

Michael’s talk is entitled “Coping Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and Self-Stigma of Help Seeking Inhibition Among Male and Female Medical Students”.

Dhaval’s talk is entitled “Exploring Well-Being Through the Lens of Coping Self-Efficacy and Calling in Medical Students”.