The primary mission of Louisiana State University Health Shreveport is to Teach, Heal, and Discover, in order to advance the well-being of the State, region, and beyond. Research is essential to discovery. As such, medical student education and participation in research is a critical part of our mission.

There are numerous opportunities for medical students to be involved in research on our campus. This includes curricular elements in the preclinical and clinical years, the medical student research program, research electives, a research track of distinction, and our MD/PhD program. Additionally, students at any stage of their training may volunteer to participate in research with faculty mentors from various departments.

Curriculum

 

Available Research Opportunities

The Office of Medical Student Research matches research faculty with medical students who are interested in participating in research projects in both Basic Science and Clinical areas of interest. The projects listed in the Research Project Database were provided by faculty members for this purpose.

Click the link for a database that contains a list of available research opportunities, organized by department. (This list is only accessible by LSUHS Students, Faculty and Staff)

Available Research Opportunities

Peter H. Seidenberg, MD, MA, FAAFP, FACSM, RMSK

Peter H. Seidenberg, MD, MA, FAAFP, FACSM, RMSK

Professor and Chair of Family Medicine, Interim Director of Medical Student Research

  

Programs

Medical Student Research Accomplishments

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Deniz Gungor MS3 assisted Dr. Harish Siddaiah in writing a textbook chapter in that has been accepted for publishing in “Moderate and Deep Sedation in Clinical Practice” titled “Patient Monitoring, equipment and intravenous fluids”.

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male medical student

Benjamin Maxey and Luke White, MS3 students, presented their research “Audiovisual Feedback from a Handheld Monitoring Device Improves Manual Ventilation” under the guidance of Dr. Steve Alexander in Physiology at the American Medical Association Research Challenge in October 2022 and are currently finalists in the contest.

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Kamryn Jones MS2 presented her research on “Elevated acid labile sulfides is associated with white matter disruption and processing speed deficits” under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow at the Biomedical Research and Industry Day in October 2022.

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Jay Manuel MS2 won 2nd place at the Biomedical Research and Industry Day in October 2022 for his research on "Evaluation on Bone Surrogates of the Influence of Epiphysial Rim Contact on Construct Stiffness in Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion" under the guidance of Dr. Giovanni Solitro.

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female medical student

Alexis Angelette MS4  and Lauren Rando MS4 presented research on “Detecting Cerebral Vascular changes in brains affected by COVID-19” under the guidance of Dr. Rosario Reil-Romero and Dr. Hugo Cuellar-Saenz at the American Neurology Association Conference in Chicago, IL October 2022.

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Madison Catalanotto MS3, presented her research on “The role of FLASH and other transcription factors in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) during cancer metastasis” under the guidance of Dr. Ana-Maria Dragoi at the American Medical Association Research Challenge in October 2022.

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Ross Dies, MSIII, won 1st place at the Biomedical Research and Industry Day in October 2022 for his research on “Determination of Alif Cage Stability” under the guidance of Dr. Giovanni Solitro.

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Charles Daniel’s MS2 research titled “Vasectomy Regret or Lack Thereof” under the guidance of Dr. Alan Kaye was published in Health Psychology Research in September 2022.

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Ross Dies, MSIII, presented research on “Bone Density Relevance in Determining Minimal Number of Screws Needed for Stable Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion” under the guidance of Dr. Giovanni Solitro at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery in the Bahamas and the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in New Orleans, LA in 2022.

Medical Students (pictured left to right) Rachel Barlow, Ashley Barras, Carol Crochet, Kyah Dowell, Robert Klazynski, Rachel Parks, Wybra Price III, and Colton Toups won the First Place Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) and the South Central Academic Libraries Consortium for their research “Using a Virtual Escape room to Assess Epidemiological and Biostatistical Concepts before STEP 1 under the guidance of Julia Esparza (LSUHS Librarian) at the SCC/MLA annual meeting in September 2022.

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Brooke Bocklud MS3, presented her research on “You can hear the disparities” under the guidance of Dr. Guari Mankekar at the American Otolaryngology HNS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA in September 2022.

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Andee Fontenot MS4 presented his research on “3D teaching model in dizzy patients” under the guidance of Dr. Guari Mankekar at the American Otolaryngology HNS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in September 2022.

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Charles Daniel’s MS2 research titled “Financial leadership and perioperative leadership in the ambulatory setting” under the guidance of Dr. Alan Kaye was published in Best Practice and Research Clinical Anesthesiology in August 2022.

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Christian Bonner, MSIII, presented research on “The Force Required to Crack Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Plugs” under the guidance of Dr. Patrick Massey at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in New Orleans, LA in 2022.

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Shelby Rider, MSIV, presented research on “Modified Lasso Techniques as it is related to Regan-Morrey Type 2 Coronoid Fractures” under the guidance of Dr. Giovanni Solitro at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in New Orleans, LA in August, 2022.

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Collyn O’Quin, MSIII, presented research on “Using a woven sleeve in the rat model” under the guidance of Dr. Donald Sorrells at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in New Orleans, LA in August, 2022.

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Hannah Meyer, MSII, presented research on “Using a woven sleeve in the rat model” under the guidance of Dr. Sorrells at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in New Orleans, LA in August, 2022.

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Michael Rockwell, MSIV, presented research on “Challenges of Neonatal Screening during the COVID-19 Pandemic” under the guidance of Dr. Gauri Mankekar at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting in April, 2022 under the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngologists.

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Taylor Powell, MSIII, presented research on the “Analysis of Everolimus for TP53 Mutant Head and Neck Cancer” under the guidance of Dr. Cheri-Ann Nathan at the American Medical Association Conference in April 2022.

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Rhorer Legendre’s MS4 work on “Too much beta: when group B strep is not group B strep” under the guidance of Dr. John Vanchiere was presented at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in Denver, Colorado in April 2022.

Medical Student Research

Medical Student Research

Medical Student Research

Medical Student Research