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2017 Summer Research Projects Examples

Dr. Kristen Ahlschwede, Dr. Danielle Candelario, Dr. Frank Hughes

1-2 positions available

The development and testing of new educational tool for pharmaceutical calculations. Flexible hours. Students should be interested in pharmaceutical calculations or looking to get more practice.

Dr. John Buolamwini

1 position available

Design, synthesis and cell-based biological testing of new compounds targeted against cancer, heart disease and mitochondrial protection, Alzheimer's disease, and viral diseases.

Dr. Rahul Deshmukh

1-2 positions available

The summer projects will be aimed at designing personalized patient clinical laboratory reports and patient education material to evaluate understanding of cardiovascular disease outcomes and risk factors. We hypothesize that the patients who are provided the intervention of personalized laboratory report and education tools, are likely to show better management and understanding of their health condition.

Dr. Ateequr Rahman

1-2 positions available

The study deals with the use of social media in the classroom setting. The study assesses whether social media use promotes better communication, engagement among pharmacy students in the classroom. The study also assesses whether social media use promotes better sense of participation amongst pharmacy students in the classroom. The overall aim of the study is to assess whether social media use creates a better social environment and thereby promotes better learning and outcomes in the pharmacy schools classroom.

Dr. Shivaputra Patil

1-2 positions available

Design and synthesis of chromene/chromenopyrdidine based small molecules as anticancer/antiviral agents.

Dr. Kristy Shanahan

1 position available

Developing a yeast model to test for drug mitochondrial toxicity, especially with HIV drugs.

Dr. Eric Walters

1-2 positions available

Application of computational chemistry tools to drug design and discovery. Various projects involve cancer, microbial, and viral targets.

Literature investigation of interactions of diet (okay, mainly sweeteners) with gastrointestinal signaling molecules such as leptin, ghrelin, glucagon-like peptide 1, peptide YY, and many others.

Dr. Janice Gilden, James Lovell FHCC

1-2 positions available

Studies of diabetes control and complications, at the James Lovell Federal Health Care Center.

Dr. Beth Stutzmann, CMS Neuroscience

1 position available

Alzheimer's disease project, looking for someone with NMR, HPLC, MS, or in vtro or in vivo PK/ADME experience, or cell culture experience.

Dr. Lisa Ebihara, CMS Physiology

1 position available

The proposed studies will examine the role of gap junctions, connexin hemichannels and calcium-activated chloride channels in maintaining lens homeostasis and clarity, and determine how perturbations in these channels can lead to the development of cataracts and the inability of the lens to alter its shape and focus properly during accommodation.

Dr. Karen O'Mara, Scholl

1-2 positions available

Design individualized patient education materials that can be loaded onto a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer-- Healthcare provider(s) would select material and reinforcement tools individually for their patient to optimize both acute and chronic disease management. I hope to recruit students from CMS and College of Pharmacy. The DePaul Computer Science Department will also be involved. I believe graduate Nursing and Psychology would round out this perfect interprofessional, patient-centered team.