UTMB MD-PhD Program Current Students Student Profiles Amanda Randolph Amanda RandolphYear in Program: GY5Undergrad University: Baylor UniversityMentor: Elena Volpi, MD, PhD and Blake Rasmussen, PhDGraduate Program: Clinical Science Amanda Randolph Research Interests My research interests revolve around the complex interplay of diabetes and aging. In particular, I am interested in 1) how diabetes accelerates normal senescent processes, 2) medical interventions for diabetics to prevent the development of excessive morbidity with age, and 3) the prevention of mobility loss in elderly diabetics. Honors and Awards Sealy Center on Aging Graduate Student Award, 2017 T32 AG051131 - NIA. "Clinical and Behavioral Science Training in Aging and Health Disparities." PI: Markides; Role: Predoctoral Fellow Best MSTAR Student Poster Award, UTMB Forum on Aging, 2014 T35 AG038048 – NIA. “Medical Student Teaching in Aging Research Program—University of Texas (UT-MSTAR)”.PI: Sanchez-Riley; Role: Trainee Graduated with a Master's of Health Science in Gerontology and Public Health from Jyvaskylan Yliopisto (Finland). Exemia cum laude approbatur thesis evaluation, 2013 Blocker Scholar Fellowship in Biomedical Research, UTMB, 2013-2015 Research internship at the Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden, 2013 Nordic Council of Ministers mobility grant for gerontology, 2012-2013 Fulbright Fellow to Finland in medical science, 2011-2012 Graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History with a minor in Chemistry, from Baylor University, 2011 Glennis McCrary Goodrich Scholar, Baylor University, 2010 Dean's List, Baylor University, 2007-2011 Regents' Scholar, Baylor University, 2007-2011 University Scholar, Baylor University, 2007-2011 National Merit Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 2007 Publications Darvin K, Randolph A, Ovalles S, Halade D, Breeding L, Richardson A, & Espinoza E. Plasma protein biomarkers of the geriatric syndrome of frailty. J Gerontol A Biol Sci. 69(2): 182-6. PMID: 24285743 Master's Thesis: The effect of physical activity counseling on diabetics' mobility: Results of a secondary analysis (http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201306121955) Presentations Amanda C. Randolph, Melissa M. Markofski, Kyle L. Timmerman, Jared M. Dickinson, Blake B. Rasmussen, & Elena Volpi. Effects of Exercise and Supplementation on Physical Function and Glucose Metabolism in Older Adults. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida. Randolph, A.,Markofski, M., Timmerman, K., Dickinson, J., Rasmussen, B., & Volpi, E. (2015). Effects of Exercise and Supplementation on Physical Function and Glucose Metabolism in Older Adults. Abstract accepted for poster presentation, 19th Annual Forum on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. Amanda C. Randolph, Melissa M. Markofski, Kyle L. Timmerman, Jared M. Dickinson, Blake B. Rasmussen, & Elena Volpi. Metabolic Effects of Aerobic Exercise and Post-Exercise Amino Acid Supplementation in Healthy Older Adults. (Nov. 2014 18th Annual Forum on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX). Metabolic Effects of Aerobic Exercise and Post-Exercise Amino Acid Supplementation in Healthy Older Adults. (2014 NIA/AFAR Medical Student Training in Aging Research [MSTAR] seminar, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston). The effects of physical activity counseling on diabetics' mobility: Results of a secondary analysis. (2013 Forum on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston). All New Diabetics in Scania: Initial descriptive study. (2013 Lund University Diabetes Center seminar). All New Diabetics in Scania: Longitudinal analysis with National Diabetes Registry follow-up. (2013 EXODIAB research seminar, Lund University). Enhancing environments to support continued mobility in elderly diabetics: Interdisciplinary perspectives. (2013 post-graduate research seminar, Center for Aging and Supportive Environments [CASE], Lund University). Diabetes and physical activity (2012 graduate research seminar, University of Jyvaskyla). Diabetics' perspectives on exercise difficulty in light of mobility loss and environmental / sociospatial constrictions. (2012 NordMaG research seminar, Lund University). Prevention of mobility loss in elderly type 2 diabetics (2012 America in Living Color seminar, University of Tampere). Mobility loss in elderly type 2 diabetic patients (2011 NordMaG research seminar, University of Iceland).