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24th Annual Research Forum - April 21, 2016

Every year, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita holds a Research Forum for students, residents and faculty, as well as anyone interested in community health and medical research, to present and discuss research projects and facilitate research collaboration.

List of Abstracts

Recorded Sessions

"Communicating Research" by Giselle Sholler, M.D.

"Saying Yes to Research: An exercise in creativity" by Allen Greiner, M.D., MPH

Poster Symposium Winners

Student Winner
"Biological Model Study using Electromagnetic Screening Techniques for Peripheral Artery Disease"
First author: Jerad Rogers
Faculty mentor: Kim Cluff, Ph.D.
Department: Biomedical Engineering (Wichita State University)
Other authors: Ryan Becker, Balakumar Jayakumar, Jeremy Patterson, Ph.D., Kim Cluff, Ph.D.

Resident Winner
"Administration of IV Labetalol Protocol for Treatment of Hypertensive Crises on the Labor and Delivery Unit at Wesley Medical Center"
First author: Lauren O'Brien, M.D.
Faculty mentor: Zachary Kuhlmann, D.O.
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other authors: Tessa Winterton, M.D., Anna Haring, M.D., Jennifer Duong, MPH, Travis Stembridge, M.D., Zachary Kuhlmann, D.O.

Oral Presentation Winner
"A Retrospective Analysis of the Impact of Weight Loss on Renal Function"
First author and presenter: Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty mentor: Georges Elhomsy, M.D.
Department: Internal Medicine
Other authors: Bobbie Paull-Forney, RN, MPH, Frank Dong, Ph.D., Georges Elhomsy, M.D.

Special Guest
Giselle Sholler, M.D.
Dr. Sholler

Dr. Sholler is a pediatric oncologist, Endowed Haworth Family Director of the Innovative Therapeutics Clinic, director of Pediatric Oncology Research, and head of the Pediatric Oncology Translational Research Laboratory at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

As chair and lead investigator of the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Reseearch Consortium (NMTRC), Dr. Sholler has successfully opened Phase I and II trials for relapsed or refractory medulloblastoma and neuroblastoma patients as well as trials using Molecular Guided Therapy in children with relapsed cancers. The NMTRC is a collaborative team of 25 distinguished universities and children's hospitals that have joined together to offer a national network of clinical trials. Dr. Sholler is committed to developing novel therapies and working closely with collaborating investigators to share and perform innovative laboratory research and to continue to open clinical trials across the nation.

Special Guest
Allen Greiner, M.D., MPH
Allen Greiner

Dr. Greiner is an associate professor and director of the research division in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has a secondary appointment and teaches in the Masters of Public Health and Masters of Science in Clinical Research Programs in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He was awarded an American Cancer Society Career Development Award for Primary Care Clinicians to study cancer screening. He is now serving as Principal Investigator on a National Cancer Institute funded R01 study evaluating the impact of a touch screen computer delivered intervention on colorectal cancer screening in primary care ("touch to Screen").

Dr. Greiner is a practicing family physician and is the Medical Officer for the Kansas City, Kansas, Wyandotte County Unified Government Health Department. He directs the Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program in the School of Medicine and the linked Kansas Physicians Engaged in Prevention Research (KPEPR) Network. This practice-based research network serves as an important research laboratory for the preventive health studies in rural and urban safety-net clinics across the state of Kansas.

Case Reports

Case report submissions must follow the American College of Physicians (ACP) guidelines. We will highlight the importance of case reports for medical education through breakout sessions and a case report e-poster session. For helpful articles and checklists about presenting a case report, visit the ACP website.

Also try these examples of good case report posters:

Clear, Concise, Bulleted Conclusion

Use of Images and a Take Home Message

For a critical article regarding the importance of case reports, try Lack of Data.


For tips on how to create your poster and what content to include, click here. If your project was funded, be sure to acknowledge your funding source. Public Affairs has templates available to assist you in creating your poster.

Research Poster Templates

Questions regarding the forum can be directed to the Office of Research at

Last modified: Sep 07, 2018