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

three CPHS students stand in front of poster presentation in the library

Several College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences students and faculty participated in the 9thAnnual 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 and faculty 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
  • 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


  • Clinical 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: