Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences Students Win at 9th Annual Academic Symposium

Reviewing poster

Several College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences students and faculty participated in the 9th Annual Academic Symposium on March 20 in Wiggins Memorial Library. We had winners from our Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs. Some even tied for first place.

Thank you to all our students who contributed to a great event and congratulations to the winners!


  • Clinical Research – 1st (tie): Sheniece Carpenter, Diana Charles, & Megan Gidron, “An Analysis of the Association between a Diagnosis of Depression and Comorbid Chronic Diseases in Patient Visits with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS),” Dr. Melissa Holland & Dr. Michael Jiroutek, Clinical Research

Sheniece Carpenter, Diana Charles, and Megan Gidron

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences – 1st (tie): Gitanjali Kerkar, “Pediatric Milk Based Efavirenz Freeze-dried Nano-emulsion Formulation and Characterization,” Dr. Qinfeng Liu & Dr. Mali Gupta, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences – 1st (tie): Ninad Mukadam, “Formulation and Evaluation of Econazole Nitrate Transferosomes,” Dr. Antoine Al-Achi, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Evan Lucas and Alexia Greene, Dual PharmD/MSCR P3 students, presented a poster of their research entitled An Analysis of Herpes Zoster Prevalence and Associated Predictors Utilizing the National Ambulatory Care Survey: 2006-2015 . Dr. Melissa Holland and Dr. Michael Jiroutek served as faculty advisors. 



Clincal Research – 3rd: Emily Newton (CPHS – Master of Clinical Research Online), “The Role of Psychological Factors in Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders,” Dr. Miranda van Tilburg, Clinical Research

View her video presentation: