Schubert Celebrates Undergraduate Research on Children & Childhood

At the recent Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session, the Schubert Center honored undergraduate researchers whose work focused on topics related to children and childhood. Their work covered a wide range of topics and disciplines including cross-cultural linguistic differences in children, nutritional programming for high school students, and a web application to help children improve their handwriting. As part of the event the Schubert Center hosted a poster competition, and students who wanted to participate were given the opportunity to present their work.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

1st Place (Tie): Gabriela Arima, Screening for Social Needs and Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Primary Health Care Settings: a Review. Faculty Mentor: Janet McGrath, Department of Anthropology

1st Place (Tie): Julia Knight, S-Nitrosothiols inhibit CHIP and stabilize F508del CFTR at the human airway epithelial cell surface. Faculty Mentor: Khalequz Zaman, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Pediatrics

2nd Place: Lauren Huang, Positive Effect of PD-L1/PD1 Engagement for Optimal T-Cell Activation During Early Anti-tumor Immune Priming as Assessed by In Vitro Dendritic Cell-induced T-cell Proliferation. Faculty Mentor: Agne Petrosiute, Department of Pediatrics

3rd Place: Emily Gorjanc, Adverse Childhood Experiences and PTSD Symptoms, Depressive Symptoms, and History of Suicidality in Mothers of Young Children. Faculty Mentor: Alissa Huth-Bocks, Department of Psychological Sciences

Honorable Mention: Abigail Opher, Monserrath Salas, & Anusha Vallapuri, Brush High School Exercise Science & Sports Rehabilitation Class Nutrition Education Series. Faculty Mentor: Catherine Rogers, Department of Nutrition

Honorable Mention: Marissa Vidal, The Mind Matters: Examining the Effectiveness of Dissonance-Based Therapy in the Prevention of Eating Disorders. Project Mentor: Anne Kotynski, Department of Psychological Sciences