CHS Undergraduate Research Highlighted at COURI Symposium
CHS Undergraduate Research Highlighted at Summer 2019 COURI Research Symposium
The College of Health Sciences was well represented earlier this month at the UTEP COURI Research Symposium. The symposium is an annual event held in the Undergraduate Learning Center intended to highlight the work of undergraduate researchers on campus. This year’s event brought together students working in multiple disciplines across campus. COURI also hosted several students, “BUILD Scholars,” from other regional institutions of higher education who spend the summer working in the laboratories of UTEP faculty members.
CHS had a total of 14 posters displayed at COURI, with representation from all undergraduate programs. UTEP students and BUILD scholars from other institutions worked together under the direction of CHS faculty mentors, which included: Dr. Sudip Bajpeyi, Dr. Jason Boyle, Dr. Jeannie Concha, Dr. Delfina Dominguez, Dr. Alvaro Gurovich, Dr. Eva Moya, Dr. Yok Fong Paat and Dr. Carolina Valencia. Maria Fuentes and Francisco Morales Acuna, both students in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD program, worked under the direction of their mentors Dr. Dominguez and Dr. Gurovich (respectively) to assist in the supervision of undergraduate students’ projects.
Health Promotion student Sean Semko (mentor Dr. Jeannie Concha) received an honorable mention award for his poster "Exploratory research examining the association between Hispanic men with Type 2 diabetes and stress."
Additional presenters included:
Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science Program
Erika De Santiago (BUILD scholar from Northern New Mexico College), Megan Giron, Aaron Smiley: "Pain sensitivity and central pain mechanisms among immigrant Hispanics and non-immigrant Hispanics: the role of socio-cultural factors"
Manuel Gomez: "Effects of low-intensity exercise-induced shear stress on carotid artery eNOS gene expression"
Jessica Maddox: "Carotid endothelial sheer stress during different exercise modalities"
Jozelyn Rascon: "Differences in tissue oxygenation and microvascular blood flow between sexes"
Andrea Rico: "NIRS reliability measuring microvascular blood flow in the upper extremity"
Lisa Rodriguez: "Reliability of a novel cervical transducer ultrasound holder for exercise-induced endothelial shear stress: preliminary results"
Elizabeth Trujillo: "Validation of NIRS under resting and post-ischemic conditions in the lower extremity"
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Miranda Marquez, Dhaire Portillo (Dept. of Biology): "Assessment of antibiotic resistance in effluent from water treatment plans and the community in El Paso, TX"
Dante Nacim: "Can electrical stimulation induced muscle contraction improve insulin sensitivity?"
Ana Solis (BUILD Scholar, NMSU): "Do haptic events assist fine motor control in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder?"
Rosemarie De La Hoya: "Intergenerational acculturation" Mitsue Yoshimoto: "Resilience, coping, health and intergenerational mobility of Mexican origin migrant farm workers" Samuel Davenport: "Homelessness through the lens of experiential education experiences in El Paso, TX"