The 21st Annual Forum on Aging

Forum on Aging: Previous Winners

Photos of past Forum on Aging events depicting Dr. Goodwin with students and postdocs

2017 Student Poster Winners

Student Poster Title Category
Leyla Akhverdiyeva
Estimation of Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass Using Bioelectrical Impedance in Hospitalized Geriatric Patients Clinical Trials/Clinical Physiology
Jaqueline Avila
High-Cost Inpatient Admissions Among Elderly Patients with Cancer Clinical Epidemiology
Kara Barber
Accumulation of Active Zone Protein Brp Within Axons Is Sufficient to Induce Synapse Dysfunction and Instability Neuroscience
Juliana Bores
Patient Characteristics Associated with Functional Status Change in Stroke Rehabilitation Sciences
Camille Brightwell
Diabetes Is Associated with Lower Limb Strength Decline in Hispanic Older Adults Rehabilitation Sciences
Catherine Cooper Hay
Investigation of Chronic Young Stroke Survivors' Goal Priorities Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Colleen McKenna*
Satellite Cell Depletion Impacts Skeletal Muscle Recovery Following a Burn Injury Basic Sciences
Jeffrey Snowden
Mutant Huntingtin Impairs Transcription-Coupled DNA Repair by Inactivating DNA Strand Break Repair Enzyme PNKP Neuroscience
Paul Wadsworth
Poor Lower-Body Functioning Is
Associated with Accelerated Cognitive Decline For Mexican Americans 75
Years and Older
Health Disparities

* Sigma Xi membership winner

2017 Post-Graduate Fellow & Resident Winners

Post-Graduate Fellow or Resident Poster Title Category
Byron Hughes
Surgscore: Development and Validation Of
A Risk Adjustment Model for Surgery
Comparative Effectiveness/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Morteza Komeylian
Isolated Hip Fracture Improvement at A Tertiary-Care Medical Center Comparative Effectiveness/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Chih-Ying Li
Post-Acute Care Trajectory Among Hip Fracture Medicare Beneficiaries:  Hospital Referral Regions Perspectives Rehabilitation Sciences
Chih-Ying Li
Association Between Gait Speed and Mobility Disabilities in Mexican Older Adults Health Disparities
Mauro Montalbano
Early Deposition of Tau and Amyloid-Β Oligomer Pathology Inretinal Ganglion Cell
Layer and Vessels in A Mouse Model Of
Alzheimer’s Disease
Basic Sciences & Neuroscience
Tatiana Moro
Effect of Resistance Exercise Training on Nutrient Sensing and Protein Synthesis
In Skeletal Muscle of Older Adults
Clinical Physiology

2016 Postdoctoral Poster Winners

Postdoc Poster Title Category
Hadley, Emily Effect of Amnion Exosomes on Feto-Material Gestational Cells: New Signalers in The Labor Cascade Basic Science & Neuroscience
Hong, Ickpyo International Disability Comparisons Between Old Adults in the United states and Korea Using the Rasch Model Health Disparities
Bishwakarma, Raju Metformin and Health Care Utilization in Patients with Coexisting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Diabetes PCOR & Medical Effectiveness
Osasona, Ayodele Factors Affecting Likelihood of Obtaining Thoracoscopic Verus Open Lobectomy: A NSQIP Analysis PCOR & Medical Effectiveness
Deer, Rachel Implementing Post-Hospital Interventions in Community Dwelling Older Adults: Feasibility & Adherence Clinical Trials & Implementation
Galvan, Elfego Preserving Muscle Mass and Function In Bedridden Older Adults: Effects of Low-Intensity Exercise Clinical Trials & Implementation

2016 Student Poster Winners

Student Poster Title Category
Barber, Kara Active Zone Proteins Are Transported Via Distinct Mechanisms Regulated by Par-1 Kinase Neuroscience
Marino, Claudia APP/ABETA-HSP60 Functional Interaction: Relevance to Alzheimer's Disease Neuroscience
Cortez, Danelo Aged Dominant Negative P38A MAPK Mice are Resistant to Age Dependent Decline in Adult - Neurogenesis and Context Discrinination Fear Conditioning Basic Science
Kulkarni, Kay Association of Obesity and Hospital Readmissions, and Reasons For Readmission, Following Inpatient Rehabilitation for Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation
Contrera Avila, Jaqueline Healthcare Expenditures and Utilization Among Mexican Older Adults Health Disparities
King, Mary Margaret Exploring the Need for Skilled OT Intervention at St. Vincent's Clinic, Galveston to Address Behaviorial Risk Modifications for Chronic Diseases Health Disparities
Perino, Keli Relationship of Diet Quality and Socioeconomic Status in Hospitalized Older Adults Medical Effectiveness
Akhverdiyeva, Leyla Estimation of Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass with Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis in Acutely Ill Older Adults Clinical Trials & Implementation

2015 Postdoctoral Poster Winners

Postdoc Poster Title Category
Behnia, Faranak Antioxidant Reduction and p38MAPK Signaling: Mechanistic Activators of Fetal Membrane Senescence Basic Science & Neuroscience
Deer, Rachel Improvement in Timed Up and Go Measures in Acutely Ill Older Adults After 1-Month of Post-hospitalization Interventions Clinical Research
Downer, Brian The Effect of Adult Children Living in the United States on the Likelihood of Cognitive Impairment for Older Parents Living in Mexico Evaluation
Middleton, Addie Functional Status and Cognition are Associated with 30-day Unplanned Re-hospitalization Following Postacute Care Clinical Research
Nenov, Miroslav Control of Neuronal Excitability by Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 in the Nucleus Accumbens Basic Science & Neuroscience

2015 Student Poster Winners

Student Poster Title Category
Comerota, Michele Near Infrared Light Treatment Reduces Amyloid Beta Oligomer Binding to Synapses in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease Neuroscience
Kumar, Amit Evaluating Comorbidity Indices as Predictors of 30-day Readmission in Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Following Inpatient Rehabilitation Rehabilitation & Disability
Lewis, Zakkoyya The Role of Physical Activity and Physical Function on the Risk of Falls in Older Mexican Americans Minority Health/Health Disparities
Loresto, Figaro Social Network Analysis to Examine Physician Use of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy on Elderly Medicare Patients Clinical (Epidemiology/ Physiology)
Moran, Jacob Quality Improvement: Geriatric Medication Review CER/PCOR
Nilson, Ashley Tau Oligomers and Inflammation in Alzheimer's Disease and Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia Neuroscience
Saenz, Joseph Facets of Socioeconomic Position and the Onset and Progression of Functional Limitation in Mexico Minority Health/Health Disparities
Sheller, Samantha Packaging of Alarmin, HMGB1, in Oxidative Stress Induced Amnion Cell Exosomes: A Signal from Senescent Fetal Cells at Term Basic Sciences

2014 Postdoctoral Poster Winners

Postdoc Poster Title Category
Agarwal, Amitesh Process and Outcome Measures for COPD Patients Under Different Care Models Clinical Epidemiology
Behnia, Faranak Environmental Pollutant Pollybromated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Induces Primary Amnion Senescence Through P38MAPK Activation Basic Science
Deer, Rachel Feasibility of Post-Hospitalization Interventions to Improve Physical Function in Older Adults Patient-Centered Research
Diaz-Venegas, Carlos Family Size and Old Age Well-Being Effects of the Fertility Transition in Mexico Clinical Epidemiology
Lambert, Bradley Effect of 10 Grams of Whey Protein Hydrolysate or 18 Grams of Whey Protein on Muscle Protein Synthesis Following Resistance Exercise Clinical Physiology
Nenov, Miroslav Impaired Firing Properties of Dentate Granule Neurons in an Alzheimer's Disease Animal Model are Rescued by PPARΓ AGONISM Neuroscience Research
Simmons, Carrie A Process Change for End-of-Life Autonomy Clinical Research
Tamirisa, Nina Relative Contributions of Complications and Failure to Rescue on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy Comparative Effectiveness Research

2014 Student Poster Winners

Student Poster Title Category
Borack, Michael Protein Supplementation Following Resistance Exercise Overcomes Anabolic Resistance in Older Men Clinical Physiology
English, Kelsey Progression of Inflammation and Tau Oligomer Formation in Alzheimer's Disease Neuroscience Research
Kumar, Amit Prevalence of Pre-Diabetes and Underdiagnosed Diabetes Among Older Adults in Mexico Clinical Epidemiology
Loresto, Figaro Examining Patient's Health Status, Funcational Status, andHealth Behavior Among Primary Care Models Involving Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Comparitive Effectiveness Research
Marino, Claudia The Inhibitory Effect of HSP60 on Amyloid Beta Aggregation: A Biophysical Study Neuroscience Research
Randolph, Amanda Metabolic Effects of Aerobis Exercise and Post-Exercise Amino Acid Supplementation in Healthy Older Adults MSTAR Research
Saenz, Joseph Educational Gradients and Pathways of Disability Onset Among Older Mexicans: Cohort and Sex Clinical and Health Disparities
Umbaugh, Charles Targeting Laminin Receptor to Modulate Survival of Prostate Cancer and Neural Cells Basic Science

2013 Postdoctoral Poster Winners

Postdoc Poster Title Category
Parmar, Abhishek Evaluating Comparative Effectiveness with Observational Data: Endoscopic Ultrasound and Survival in Pancreatic Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research
Fongang, Bernard  A comprehensive study of age-dependence in gene expression in four human tissue types  
Diaz-Venegas , Carlos Gender Differences in the Disablement Process: The Case of Mexico Health Disparities Research
Vargas, Gabriella Timing of Chemotherapy and Primary Tumor Resection in Patients with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research
Singh, Gurinder Trends in 30-day readmission rates in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with COPD: 2001-2009 Clinical Epidemiology
Lwin, Kyaw New onset of Bulimia Nervosa in an elderly patient: sustained clinical response to Mirtazapine Clinical Research
Guerrero-Munoz, Marcos Amyloid oligomer aggregation state: a common feature of different amyloidogenic proteins in Alzheimer's disease Neuroscience Research
Markofski, Melissa Exercise with Amino Acid Intake Increases Muscle Microvascular Perfusion in Older Adults Clinical Physiology Research
Meena, Ragai Burn injury associated with domiciliary oxygen use in patients with COPD Clinical Epidemiology
Challa, Soujanya Miliary Tuberculosis presenting with laryngeal symptoms in HIV negative male Clinical Research

2013 Student Poster Winners

Student Poster Title Category
Danquah, Vanessa Does Emotional Vitality Protect Against Functional Decline? Findings from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Clinical Research
Kulkarni, Kshitija Potentially Preventable Hospital Readmissions Following Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation for Surgical Repair of Hip Fracture Rehabilitation Research
Saenz, Joseph A Life Course Approach to Mortality in Mexico Clinical  Epidemiology
Fang, Xiao Comparing different methods applying propensity score in controlling selection bias for prostate cancer study PCOR/CER
Reidy, Paul Post-exercise leucine-enriched essential amino acid ingestion improves translational capacity in human skeletal muscle of older adults. Clinical Physiology Research
Barnes, Kevin The age related GTPASE RHEB regulates synaptic stability Neuroscience Research
Varma, A. Prophylactic treatment with monophosphoryl lipid-A(MPLA) - A toll-like receptor-4 (TRL-4) agonist - improves resistance to pseudomonas infection and mortality in young and aged mice following brain injury Basic Science Research
Briley, David High resolution volumetric imaging in the Murine Retina Basic Science Research