Research Symposium Winners Announced

March 30, 2015

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Katelyn Parrish, Saranrat Wittayanukorn, Richard Davis and Jenna Bloemmer took the top honors at the Third Annual Harrison School of Pharmacy Research Symposium, the Department of Research Programs announced Monday.

RELATED: Read the full list of Research Symposium participants
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Used as a program to showcase the research conducted by professional and graduate students in the Harrison School of Pharmacy, the Research Symposium had more than 30 entries with topics varying from treating symptoms of chemo brain, to motivational interviewing on diabetes patients, to the effects of ADD and ADHD stimulants on Auburn students.

“This is the third year of the HSOP Research Symposium and the level of student engagement continues to grow,” said David Riese, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs. “We had presentations from all three departments and the variety and quality of the research being performed by our Pharm.D., undergraduate, and graduate students is simply terrific. A large number of students and faculty attended the event and the attendees enjoyed interacting with the presenters and learning about the scholarly activity being performed by members of the HSOP family.”

The Judges Winners were Katelyn Parrish (Evaluation of Appropriate Statin Therapy in HIV-Infected Patients), Saranrat Wittayanukorn (Cardiotoxicity in Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: A Study of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS)), and Richard Davis (Streamlining Protocols for Antibiotic Characterization Using Bioluminescence Imaging).

The People’s Choice Award went to Jenna Bloemmer and her poster titled “The Role of Adiponectin in Cognitive Function and Synaptic Plasticity.”


2015 Research Symposium Winners
JUDGES WINNER: Katelyn Parrish (Evaluation of Appropriate Statin Therapy in HIV-Infected Patients)
JUDGES WINNER: Saranrat Wittayanukorn (Cardiotoxicity in Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: A Study of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS))

JUDGES WINNER: Richard Davis (Streamlining Protocols for Antibiotic Characterization Using Bioluminescence Imaging)
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Jenna Bloemmer (The Role of Adiponectin in Cognitive Function and Synaptic Plasticity)

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About the Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. In 2014, the school adopted the slogan, “Making Medications Work Through Innovative Research, Education and Patient Care.” For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

Last Updated: March 30, 2015