Summer Student Updates
SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS PROGRAM 2016-2017
As in previous years Nepean had an excellent group of summer research students this year.
We also added new supervisors who had been impressed by the quality of presentations from previous years. This enabled us to offer more projects than before and have a record number of 7 students.
Our final presentations were held on Thursday Feb 2.
The competition was very close but the winner was Mr Hayden Kenny who will present for the Dean’s prize.
We wish to thank all the supervisors who put a great deal of time over the Christmas break for our students.
Hayden's Topic was : ‘Differential expression of P2X7 isoforms by tumour-associated macrophages in the breast cancer microenvironment’
SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS 2016-2017
SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS 2015-2016
Nepean was privileged to have 3 brilliant Summer Research Students with us this year:
Ms Emily Hartman - Supervisor: Professor Guy D. Eslick
Research Topic: “Maternal and fetal outcomes for pregnant women with cancer: A meta-analysis”
Mr Ross Penninkilampi - Supervisor: Professor Guy D. Eslick
Research Topic: “Anti-amyloid-beta therapy for Alzheimer’s disease: A meta-analytic assessment
of clinical trials”
Ms Tayler Wishart - Supervisor:Dr Kamal Sud
Research Topic: “Is topical application of Medicated Honey better than povidone iodine in preventing peritoneal dialysis catheter-related infections?”
SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS 2014-2015
Nepean was privileged to have 4 brilliant Summer Research Students with us this year:
Mr Sohaib Virk - Supervisor: Associate Professor Guy D. Eslick
Research Topic: “Is there a relationship between Aluminium exposure and Alzheimer's disease? : A meta-analysis”.
Miss Ruth Huo - Supervisor: Associate Professor Guy D. Eslick
Research Topic: “Transcathether arterial chemoembolization plus radiotherapy is superior to chemoembolization alone for hepatocellular carcinoma: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis"
Miss Abigail Marsh- Supervisor: Associate Professor Guy D. Eslick
Research Topic: "Does a diet low in FODMAPs reduce symptoms associated with functional gastrointestinal disorders? : A Meta-analysis."
Mr Chung Philip - Supervisor: Professor Gustavo Duque
Project Topic: “Building Bone from Blood: The Circulating Osteo Progenitors (COP) Study”
Summer Student Reports
Past Summer Student Ruth Huo at ASBMR
Ruth Huo during her two posters presentation at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Houston (USA).
Both posters summarise Ruth's results of her summer research projects.
SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS 2013-2014
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We had 4 excellent Summer Scholarship Students this year -
Ariah Steele (under the supervision of Associate Professor Guy Eslick) was chosen from the Western Area Clinical Schools to present and compete for the Dean's Summer Scholarship Prize.
Ariah Steel's project entitled “Bacterial infection and Alzheimer’s disease: A meta-analysis”was in the discipline of surgery under Associate Professor Guy Eslick.
Ariah was one of 8 chosen from 86 students to reach the final presentation and is continuing her research doing her Honours in Alzheimer’s research
Ruth Huo's project entitled "Adipocyles as weapons of bone destruction: The bone as a war zone - Clinical" was with the Aging Bone Program under Professor Gustavo Duque.
Sai Krishnan's project entitled "Evidence for an association between Streptococcus bovis infection and the development of colon cancer: A meta-analysis was in the discipline of surgery under Associate Professor Guy Eslick.
Priya Maheshwari's project entitled "Is Alzheimer’s disease due to an infection? A meta-analysiswas in the discipline of surgery under Associate Professor Guy Eslick.
It's always an extremely rewarding time to have such dedicated students who all worked very hard over summer on their projects from start to finish in eight weeks.Thanks to all who assisted our students during their time here at Nepean, the feedback from them regarding their time here has been very positive! We look forward to seeing more students coming here again next summer.
By Susan Dowd,
Research Support Officer, Sydney Medical School Nepean