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2019 Young Researchers Forum

2019 Young Researchers Forum

Faculty from the WVU Health Sciences Center Charleston Campus, CAMC and students at the WVU/CAMC Charleston Campus came together on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center for the 2019 Young Researchers Forum.

Sponsored by CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University’s Charleston Campus, the Young Researchers Forum offers young researchers the possibility to meet and discuss research topics and methodologies, share and develop ideas, learn from each other and gain knowledge from senior researchers.

Projects showcased in the forum included:


  1. Steven J. Jubelirer, MD, CAMC Cancer Center - Internal Medicine

Project Title: The Incidence of Unfractionated Heparin use for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Emboli

Student: Talia Rayne - pursuing MS in Biostatistics Fall 2019

Marshall University Graduate; Major Biostatistics.


  1. Ahmed Khan, MD, Internal Medicine

Project Title: Prospective Validation of Predictors of Earle Readmission in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis and Developing Measures to Reduce Readmission

Student: Aubrey Cook – upcoming 2nd year WVSOM

Denison University Graduate; Major Chemistry.


  1. William H. Carter, MD, Internal Medicine/ Cardiology

Project Title: A. Fib in the ED/ Transitions of Care

Student: John Collins – upcoming 2nd year WVSOM

Tennessee University Graduate; Major Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology.


  1. Rayan Ihle, MD, Internal Medicine

Project Title: Social Determinants of Lung Cancer Screening

Student: Brendan Camp – upcoming 2nd year WVSOM

Baylor University Graduate; Major Biology.


  1. Albeir Mousa, MD, Vascular Center of Excellence - Vascular Surgery

Project Title: Procedures and Outcomes for Patients with suspected Pathology in the Venous System

Student: Amal Khan

West Virginia University Undergraduate; Major Psychology.


  1. Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, CAMC Cardiology/ Vascular Medicine

Project Title: How does Vascular Access during TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) affect long term outcomes?

Student: Nicholas Genovese – upcoming 2nd year WVSOM

Fordham University Graduate; Bachelor of Science.


  1. Christine Teague, Phar.D., CAMC Ryan White Program/Shepard Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

Project Title: Harm Reduction for At-risk Populations in Southern WV

Student: Scott Perkins


  1. Mark C. Bates, MD, Department: Cardiology

Project Title: The Disease Ecology of Stroke At A Large Tertiary Health Care Center

In West Virginia

Extern: Josh Wyner


Organizers extend special appreciation to the following Students and preceptors for their work associated with the following on-going projects: Health Literacy; Steven Jubelirer, MD, Preceptor-Audrey Grigore, Mouhammad Sissoko, CJ Simpson, and Francis Salisbury: EM Project; Alfred Tager, MD, Preceptor-Sarah Joesck; Dr. Carter Project- John Michael McCoy. Nick Casingal.