Student Research Topics 2016 Student Research Topics and Mentors Karan Arul, University of Rochester; "Role of CD31 in Naive Neonatal T Cell Activation." Mentor: Kristin Scheible, M.D. Mariah Blegen, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; "Overcoming Missed Opportunities for Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Contraceptive Implant Training for Pediatrics Residents." Mentor: Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H. Joana Coelho, University of Rochester; "Measuring the Impact of Breast Milk on the Expression of Immunomodulatory Factors in the Intestinal Epithelial Cells Utilizing a Caco-2 Cell Model." Mentors: Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D, Antti Seppo, Ph.D. Megan Conrow, University of Pittsburgh; "A Pilot Study to Address Behavioral Concerns for Young Children in Primary Care." Mentor: Sandra Jee, M.D., M.P.H. Kathia Fantauzzi Nieves, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine; "Effects of Altered Cyclophilin D Expression, Acetylation and Activity on Myocyte Differentiation." Mentors: George A. Porter, M.D., Ph.D., Gisela Beutner, Ph.D. Aiden Ford, University of Connecticut; "What Makes a Healthy Hero? An Evaluation of Summer Camp Programming Aimed at Increasing Healthy Weight Prevalence in Rochester Elementary-Age Children." Mentors: Stephen Cook, M.D., M.P.H., Marjorie Allan. Lawrence Gersz, University at Buffalo School of Medicine; "Is Autotitration as Effective as In-laboratory Titration for Determining Optimal CPAP Pressure in Children with OSA?" Mentor: Heidi V. Connolly, M.D. Amanda Jimcosky, Dickinson College; "Maternal Acidosis Transiently Shifts Differentiation of Collecting Duct Intercalated Cells." Mentors: George Schwartz, M.D., Jeffrey Purkerson, Ph.D. Ariane Kubena, Baylor University; "Inhibitory Receptor Ligands on Alveolar Epithelial Cells as Potential Therapeutic Targets for Pulmonary Inflammation and Lung Injury in Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PcP)." Mentor: Terry Wright, Ph.D. Kyle Latack, Michigan State University; "Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptons Stability and Social Communication Questionnaire Validity in Children Born Preterm." Mentor: Sanjiv B. Amin, M.B.B.S. Hanna Latta, University of Kentucky; "Determining the Role of Gamma-H2AX in Erythropoiesis." Mentor: Laurie Steiner, M.D. Catherine Li, University of California, Berkeley; "The WE-CARE Survey and Food Insecurity." Mentor: Stephen Cook, M.D., M.P.H. Jonathan Phillips, Juniata College; "Prevalence of Childhood Food Allergy Among Old Order Mennonites in Upstate New York." Mentor: Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D. Jennifer Rutishauser, Fordham University; "Discovery of Comp-A: A MEK Inhibitor for Treatment of Clear Cell Ovarian Carcinoma." Mentor: Richard G. Moore, M.D. Katherine Schrenker, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; "Effect of Nutritional Intervention on Growth of Children with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases." Mentor: Lawrence Saubermann, M.D. Elizabeth Stevens, College of the Holy Cross; "Assessment of Calcium Intake in the Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Population." Mentor: David R. Weber, M.D., M.S.C.E. Annie Stoklosa, St. John Fisher College; "A Comparison of Lung Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and Fibroblasts Using qRT-PCR." Mentor: Ravi Misra, Ph.D. Valerie Urban, Connecticut College; "IgA Concentration in Breast Milk and Infant Saliva May Relate to Food Allergy Incidence." Mentor: Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D. View a list of past student research topics and mentors.