Research Like a Champion 2016

Author: Jenna Bilinski

Students from various disciplines are driving innovation in cancer research at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and IU School of Medicine- South Bend. Students recently submitted proposals of innovative ideas to tackling the many challenges of cancer and the best proposals will receive funding for their project.
We are happy to announce the 2016 Research Like a Champion Awardees
(in no particular order):

 

Amanda Yamasaki- Graduate Student from the Department of Biological Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Athanasia Panopoulos

Project title: Determining Functional Equivalence of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Hematopoietic Stem Cells for Transplant Therapy

 

David Omstead- Graduate Student from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Charissa Quinlan- Graduate Student from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Mentor: Gaylene Anderson

Project title: Optimizing Nanoparticle-Based Drug Discovery

 

Yuliya Klymenko- Graduate Student from the Department of Biological Sciences
Rachel Lombard- Undergraduate Student: Junior, Science and Business Major
Mentor: Sharon Stack

Project title: Forcing Tumor Progression: Can Ascites Fluid Buildup Alter Tumor Host Dynamics

 

Sarah Fracci- Undergraduate Student: Junior, Biology Major
Mentor: Sara Sievers

Project title: Investigation of the Effects of Accompaniment on the Reduction of Stigmatization and the Renewal of Self-Dignity in Women Battling Breast Cancer in the Developing World

 

Jean Llenos- Undergraduate Student: Freshman, Philosophy Major
Mentor: Mark Fox

Project title: The Impact of Trauma on Patient Engagement in Oncology Care

 

Mollie Limb- Undergraduate Student: Senior, Sociology and Spanish Major
Kaley Kubiak- Undergraduate Student: Junior, Communicative Sciences and Disorders Major
Mentor: Kate Voelker

Project title: Reducing Barriers to Treatment Access and Improving Health Outcomes

 

Cody Narcisco- Graduate Student from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Victoria Zellmer- Graduate Student from the Department of Biological Sciences
Paulina Eberts- Graduate Student from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Mentors: Siyuan Zhang, Jeremy Zartman and David Hoelzle

Project title: Advancing Three Dimensional Tissue Histology 

Originally published by Jenna Bilinski at harpercancer.nd.edu on April 06, 2016.