CSAM Students Sweep Research Symposium Awards

Both Undergraduate and both Graduate awards were won by CSAM Students at the Research Symposium held on April 12.

The 8th Annual Student Research Symposium held on Saturday April 12 was a huge success. Four hundred and eight students, faculty, guests and family members attended poster and oral presentations through out the day. The efforts and hard work of our students, as always, are commendable. This symposium is especially memorable and successful for CSAM. Our students won all four Interdisciplinary Research Awards categories. Congratulations to all our student participants and to the following awardees:

  • Graduate Poster Presentation Presenter: Robert Moore
    Co-authors: Diana Thomas, Steven Heymsfield, Manfred Mueller, Anja Bosy-Westphal, Courtney Peterson
    Advisor: Dr. Diana Thomas
    Title: What predicts visceral adipose tissue: Trunk shape or trunk size?
  • Undergraduate Poster Presentation Presenter: Anthony Strobolakos
    Co-authors: Dajana Borova, Alvin Mercado, Mollie Rosenkrantz, Fady Sidhom
    Advisor: Dr. Kirsten Monsen-Collar
    Title: Molecular detection of Ranavirus in the northeastern US: The largest Ranavirus screen in North America 
  • Graduate Oral Presentation Presenter: Kelly Triece
    Co-authors: Natalie Sherwood, Meiyin Wu, Gretchen Fowles, Brian Zarate
    Advisor: Dr. Meiyin Wu
    Title: Examining wildlife habitats associated with road mortality hotspots in New Jersey 
  • Undergraduate Oral Presentation Presenter: Sharmin Uddin
    Advisor: Dr. Diana Thomas
    Title: Does administering different degrees of calorie restriction biweekly improve dietary adherence: A mathematical approach

Great thanks and kudos to all the faculty who mentored, advised, and prepared our students for this yearly program. A special thank you to Ashwin Vaidya for all his work representing CSAM on the planning committee and for all the faculty who reviewed proposals, served as moderators and or judges.