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Jocelyn A. Rankin Student Excellence in Library Research Award

2021 Winners and Honorable Mentions

Mital Patel
Mital Patel

The 2021 winners are Mital Patel, MS3 and Marshall Williams, MS3
“Do Isolated Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhages Require Transfer? A Retrospective Review of the Inpatient Care Required of Them at a Level 1 Trauma Center Over a 6 Year Period”

Marshall Williams
Marshall Williams
Honorable Mentions

Joshua Bridgewater, MS3; Mathew Karivelil, MS3; Himara Koelmeyer, MS3; Nicholas Wagner, MS3
“Where in the Brain do Strokes Occur? A Pilot Study and Call for Data”

2020 Winner and Honorable Mentions

Rema Elmonstafa
Rema Elmostafa

The 2020 winner is Rema Elmostafa, MS2
“Improving Diagnosis and Treatment Referral of Alcohol Use Disorder in a Multicultural Health Center'”

Honorable Mentions
  • Cody Blanchard, MS2
    “Emotional Intelligence is Associated with Decreased Burnout and Increased Professional Fulfillment in Clinical Year Medical Students"
  • Demetri Euter, MS3
    "Acetylcholinesterase Expression in a Stem Cell-Derived Melanoma? Analysis of Acetylcholinesterase's Function Using Proteomics and Bioinformatics"
2019 Winner and Honorable Mentions

Analise McGreal & Dr. Wayne Glasgow
Winner Analise Elizabeth McGreal (L) with Dr. Wayne Glasgow, Senior Associate Dean for the Savannah Campus (R)

The 2019 winner is Analise Elizabeth McGreal, MS2
“Examining Population Health and the Role of the Community Responsive Physician: A Community Needs Assessment in Rural Pickens County”


Honorable Mentions
  • Marissa D'Souza, MS3 and Julian Gendreau, MS2
    “Robotic-assisted Spine Surgery: A Review of its History, Efficacy, Cost, and Future Trends”
  • Nicholas Drury, MS3
    “Sarcopenia as a Predictor of Perioperative Outcomes Following Radical Cystectomy in a Contemporary Cohort of Patients with Bladder Cancer”
  • Julian Gendreau, MS3, Payton Prins, MS2, and Marissa D'Souza MS2
    “Comparing Stand-alone Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion to Cervical Disc Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Spine Disease; A Meta-analysis”
  • Tabithia Ross, MSBMS
    “Understanding the Function of LMP1-CTAR3 in EBV-associated Lymphomas”
2018 Winner and Honorable Mentions

The 2018 winner is Austinn Miller
“Tenosynovitis: An Exploration of Glucocorticoid Induced Heterotopic Ossification”

Austinn Miller & Kim Meeks
Winner Austinn Miller (L) with Director, Kim Meeks (R)

Honorable Mentions
  • Aakriti “Alisha” Arora
    “Using 2D Gait Motion Analysis to Test the Functional Efficacy of the Mercer Universal Prosthetic Device in a Vietnamese Sample Population”
  • Ryan Guilbault
    “Clinical Medical Education in Underserved and Rural Areas and Eventual Practice Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”
  • Gregory P. Morgan
    “A Look at Stem Cells and their Possible Treatment of Premature Ovarian Failure”
  • Sarah Orr
    “Chronic Kidney Disease and Exposure to Nephrotoxic Metals” and “Potential Mechanisms of Inorganic Mercury Intoxication in Rat Kidney Cells”
  • Edith Park
    “Minimally-invasive Interventional Therapy for Advanced Peripheral Lung Cancer Using Laser and Nano-technologies”
  • John Weston Robison
    “Can Fatigue Affect Acquisition of New Surgical Skills? A Prospective Trial of Pre- and Post-call General Surgery Residents Using the da Vinci Surgical Skills Simulator”
  • Sarah N. Telliard
    “Gangrenosum Following Reduction Mammoplasty Surgery: A Diagnostic Challenge” and “Breast Reduction Surgery: A Risk Factor for the Development of Postoperative Pyoderma Gangrenosum”
2013 Winners

2013 Award Winners The 2013 winners are Ben Albert, Anna Lee and Taylor McLendon for
"Is Total Elbow Arthroplasty Safe as an Outpatient Procedure?"

Winners Anna Lee (L) and Ben Albert with Interim Director, Kim Meeks
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