Students Share Their Research at Lepow Medical Student Research Day

More than a dozen CCLCM students were invited to share their research at the Martha L. and Irwin H. Lepow Medical Student Research Day, which was held virtually on April 21. This annual event recognizes the research performed by medical students at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine University Program and College Program (Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM)).

Two CCLCM students presented Full/Rapid Talk Presentations, and 14 others presented their research posters, three of whom were chosen by the faculty to win an award.

Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, Dean Emerita of the CWRU School of Medicine, served as the plenary speaker. Dr. Davis presented “One for the Record Books: The Conquest of Cystic Fibrosis.”

Poster Presentation Winners

Temiloluwa (Temi) O. Oladeji (’26)
Differential CFLAR expression modulates the demyelination in white matter lesions and remyelination in gray matter lesions of MS

Betemariam Sharew (’26)
Cardiovascular disease associated metabolites TMA and TMAO bind to cystathionine γ-lyase and repress its enzymatic production of hydrogen sulfide

Alan S. Shen (’26)
Enhancing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell signaling efficiency utilizing the viral tyrosine kinase interacting protein (Tip)

Poster Presentations

Leila S. Bushweller (’26)
Non-health professional interventions for hypertension: Systematic review comparing interventions leveraged in developed and developing economies

Joshua P. Gallop (’23)
Changes in suture preference and post-operative complications amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: A retrospective review at the Cleveland Clinic

Brady D. Greene (’25)
Evaluation of thrombotic outcomes in patients in a large clinical enterprise following COVID-19 vaccination

Meghana Iyer (’26)
Characterizing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) phenotypes with strain-based echocardiography

Roshan Lodha (’26)
Tumors that respond poorly to bevacizumab therapy show upregulation of angiogenesis genes in glioblastoma

Seth M. Meade (’25)
Investigating divergent RCT results in patients with spondylolisthesis using simulation

Nitesh Mohan (’26)
Impact of hypothyroidism on retinal angiogenesis in an oxygen induced retinopathy mouse model

Jatin Narang (’22)
Estimating carbon emission and cost savings from virtual residency interviews

Precious C. Oyem (’24)
Natural history and predictors of meningioma growth in neurofibromatosis type II (NF2)

William M. (Will) Patterson (’25)
Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia is exquisitely rare: A retrospective cohort study of 779, 000 patients following administration of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Michael S. Ramos (’26)
Factors associated with intravitreal injection-related endophthalmitis
Full/Rapid Talk Presentations

Aditya Banerjee (’23)
Alcohol use increases risk of adverse events in emergency department procedural sedations

Diana Lopez (’23)
Triphasic response after endoscopic craniopharyngioma resection is dependent on preservation or sacrifice of the infundibulum

Congratulations to all the students on being chosen to share their research on Lepow Medical Student Research Day. Thank you to all the faculty members for taking the time to help choose the best poster/recorded presentations for awards and make the event successful.