Flavia Costa, Ph.D., research instructor in the College of Biosciences, served as chair for the event, and Steven Gustafson, D.O., assistant professor of pathology, was the co-chair. Keynote speakers were Pedro Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, and Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues (CEMT). View our photo gallery.
Award recipients were:
- The Norbert W. Seidler, Ph.D., Prize for Research (First Place): Richard Thompson, "The Effects of Obesity on the Pharmacokinetics of Pantoprazole and CYP2C19 Activity in Children and Adolescents with GERD"
- Second Place: Megan Ottomeyer, "Evaluation of Ciclopirox and Auranofen as Potential Chemotherapeutic Agents for Use Against Osteosarcoma"
- Third Place: Kanwar Singh, "Respiratory Health Among Low-Income Residents of Subsidized Housing Complexes"
- Betty Jo White, D.O., FACOS, Prize for Research: Flavia Costa, Ph.D., "Induction of Fetal Hemoglobin by Transcriptional Co-Activator TSPYL1"