TL1 Trainees

Current and past recipients of TL1 training grants are listed by their grant type in alphabetical order, with their mentor(s), project title and award.

2015 TL1 Trainee Awards

Shane Carillo, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Kimber Richter, Ph.D., MPH, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, KU Medical Center
Treatment adherence in smoking cessation programs among patients diagnosed with a serious mental illness

Amanda Deis, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Steven Simpson, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, KU Medical Center
Outcomes among patients with undiagnosed severe sepsis

Amanda Fletcher, M.D. student, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Mentored by Agostino Molteni, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology and Pharmacology, UMKC School of Medicine
The Effects of Aliskiren on Lung Pathology after Triolein-Induced Fat Embolism

Austin Wilson, Pharm.D. student, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Mentored by Molly Steed, Pharm.D., BCPS, School of Pharmacy, KU-Lawrence
Evaluation of Vancomycin Intermediate Heteroresistance, Vancomycin Tolerance, and Clinical Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

2014 TL1 Trainee Awards

Parker Bohm, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Paul M. Arnold, M.D., Neurosurgery, KU Medical Center
Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) Associated with Surgical Management for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Stacy Cassat, Pharm.D. student, KU-Lawrence
Mentored by J. Steven Leeder, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation, Children's Mercy
Characterization of the Developmental Expression and Genetic Variability of Statin Response Genes in Children

Jasmin Nwachokor, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Ajay Bansal, M.D., Gastroenterology, KU Medical Center
The use of a blood-based microRNA test to non-invasively detect Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in patients

Anne Nzuki, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Paul Chan, M.D., M.Sc., Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Racial Differences in Health Status Change following an Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI)

2013 TL1 Trainee Awards

Nicholas Britt, Pharm.D. student, KU-Lawrence
Mentored by Molly Steed, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Practice, KU-Lawrence
The Relationship Between Vancomycin Tolerance And Clinical Outcomes In Patients With Staphylococcus Aureas Bacteremia

Robert Kress, D.O. student, KCUMB
Mentored by Robert White, Ph.D., Biochemistry, KCUMB
Identification of Innovative Pharmaceutical Targets to Treat Iron Overload

Whitney Michaels, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Carol Fabian, M.D., Hematology and Oncology/KU Cancer Center, KU Medical Center & Bruce Kimler, Ph.D., Radiation Oncology/KU Cancer Center, KU Medical Center
Correlation of SNP Patterns with Fine Needle Aspiration Cytomorphology and Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Post-Menopausal Women at High Risk for Development of Breast Cancer

Aaron Noll, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Stephen Kingsmore, M.B., Ch.B., B.A.O., D.Sc., FRCPath., Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Novel Approaches For The Interpretation Of Genetic Variation In The Pediatric Patient Population  

2012 TL1 Trainee Awards

Garrett Coyan, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by John Wood, Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology, KU Medical Center
Evaluating the Effect of Induced Hypothermia During Resuscitation of Hemorrhagic Shock on Microvascular Inflammation

Kyle Miller, D.O. student, KCUMB
Mentored by Robert White, Ph.D., Biochemistry, KCUMB
Identification of a Novel Factor Impacting Erythropoiesis

Vinh Pham, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Julie Wei, M.D., Otolaryngology, KU Medical Center
Long Term Outcomes of Once Daily Saline Irrigation of Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS)

Min Yoo, M.D. student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Patricia Kluding, Ph.D., Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, KU Medical Center
Relationship Between GDNF and Pain in People with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

2011 TL1 Trainee Awards

Aaron Heller, D.O. student, KCUMB; MS-CR Student KU Medical Center
Mentored by Terence McIff, Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgery, KCUMB
Effects of an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor and an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Delivered by Neubulizer on Lung Pathology after Triolein-Induced Fat Embolism in the Rat  

Kelstan Lynch, D.O. student, KCUMB; MS-CR Student KU Medical Center
Mentored by Mary Peace McCrae, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Pharmacology, KCUMB
Measure Antiretroviral Concentrations within the GI Tract Reservoir, the GALT  in HIV Infected Persons, and Comparing These with Plasma Concentrations

Michael (Brad) Nelson, M.D.-MPH student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Susana Patton Ph.D., CDE, Pediatrics, KU Medical Center
Evaluate Difference in Adherence between Matched Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Youth in Rural and Urban Communities

Satya Upadhyayula, M.D.-MPH student, KU Medical Center
Mentored by Megha Ramaswamy, Ph.D., Preventive Medicine & Public Health, KU Medical Center
Impact of HIV Intervention with Adolescent Males Leaving Jail