Student Research

Student Research

Student Research at Morsani College of Medicine


Photo courtesy of Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications

Most students engage in research during their years at MCOM. This can be arranged as a mentored summer research project after year 1 or during the fourth year, or as part a structured program in the Scholarly Concentration programs. Students will acquire tools essential to undertake, and critically evaluate, clinical and basic science research.

See What Our Students Are Doing

Some of the research projects being done by MCOM's current medical students can be found on their class pages (in the left hand navigation). Publications, case studies and oral presentations done by students in classes that have already graduated can be viewed in the list below.


  • Class of 2013

    Publications

    Perkins, EA, Lamartin, KM. The Internet as Social Support for Older Carers of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, March 2012

    Cohen GF, Lopez JJ, Divine JM, Etzkorn JR – “Technique for Facial Contour Correction with Autologous Fat Transfer”. Cosmetic Dermatology. 2012; 25(6):272-74.

    Payne WG, Bhalla R, Hill DP, Pierpont YN, Robson MC. 2011 Wound healing trajectories to determine pressure ulcer treatment efficacy. Eplasty. 11:e1.

    Vivas, AC, Baaj, AA, Benbadis, SR, Vale, FL: “The Health Care Burden of Patients with Epilepsy in the United States: An Analysis of a Nationwide Database over 15 Years”. Journal of Neurosurgery, March 2012

    Etzkorn JR, Divine JM, Lopez JJ, Cohen GF – “Autologous Fat Transfer: Techniques, Indications, and Future Investigation”. Cosmetic Dermatology. 2011; 24(10):470-76.

    Oral Presentations

    Reeves C, Tufts M, Burns JC, Zadikany R, Marshall WG Jr.; Life Sciences Entrepreneurship: Education, Training, and Practice, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Wellington, NZ, June 2012

    Reeves C, Tufts M, Marshall WG Jr.; The Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship for Applied Technologies: A Five-Year Follow-up, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Wellington, NZ, June 2012

    Abuaita A., Non-clinical Career Options for Medical Students - A Focused Approach for Medical School Advisors AAMC CiM Professional Development Conference in Miami in June 2011.

  • Class of 2012

    Publications

    Regulated Market Solution to Eliminate Organ Shortages: The Case of Kidney Transplantation, Proceedings of the Congress of Humanities and Social Science Research (on-line publication), Paris, FR, 2012

    Henderson ER, Groundland JS, Pala E, Dennis JA, Wooten R, Cheong D, Windhager R, Kotz RI, Mercuri M, Funovics PT, Hornicek FJ, Temple HT, Ruggieri P, Letson GD. 2011. Failure mode classification for tumor endoprostheses: retrospective review of five institutions and a literature review. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 93,5:418-429.

    Nicholas DeVito, Michael Yu, Ren Chen and Edward Pan. 2011. Retrospective Study of Patients with Brain Metastases from Melanoma Receiving Concurrent Whole-brain Radiation and Temozolomide. Anticancer Research 31: 4537-4544

    Abismbra J, Blair L, Hill S, Jones J, Kraft C, Rogers J, Koren J, Jinwal U, Lawson L, Johnson A, Wilcock D, O’Leary J, Jansen-West K, Muschol M, Golde T, Weeber E, Banko J, and Dickey C. 2010. Phosphorylation dynamics regulate Hsp27-mediated rescue of neuronal plasticity deficits in tau transgenic mice. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(46): 15374-15382

    J.R. Williams, S.B. Goldin, J.P. Di Gennero, M.T. Brannick, M. Shames, C. Paidas, R. Singh, K. Downes, H. Lomas, R.E. Heithaus, D. Molloy, D. Donohue, J. Groundland. 2010. Surgical Novice Response to Laparoscopic Surgery Training on Simulators Before and After Training. Journal of Surgical Research, 158(2): 251

    Oral Presentations

    Otsuka M, Gonzalez E, Guerra L, Marshall WG Jr.: “The BRIDGE Clinic – Business of Medicine Bootcamp Partnership: Managing a Functioning Inter-Professional Healthcare Organization”, Society of Student-Run Free Clinics (SSRFC), Long Beach, CA, February 2012

    Pullen, S., “The Impact of a Specialized Curriculum on Empathy and Residency Choice in USF Medical Students” Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Spring Conference, April 2010

    Henderson ER, Pepper AM, Binitie OT, Cheong D, Letson GD. 2011. Outcomes after Limb Preservation with Expandable Endoprostheses for Malignant Lower Extremity Tumors in Skeletally Immature Patients 16th Annual Meeting of International Symposium of Limb Salvage, Beijing