Congratulations to OUM Clinical Student, Parvaneh Bashardoust, on receiving the Robyn Mackay Memorial Student Research Prize, sponsored by OUM Vice Chancellor Athol Mackay in memory of his late wife. Parvaneh and her classmates presented their research at Oceania University of Medicine’s North America MeetUp and Graduation held 20-21 October in Dallas, Texas. This was the University’s first North American student event and graduation ceremony since prior to the pandemic.
Parvaneh’s winning project, “Incidence of COVID-19-Associated Venous Thromboembolism Among Hospitalized Patients in McAllen, Texas, USA, in Late 2021,” was published in Cureus in March 2022. She is pictured with Dr. Ahmed Muhsin, OUM Director of Research.
Kudos to the other students/graduates who also presented their research at the Dallas event:
Patricia Corinne Fleuranceau Morel, MD, OUM Class of 2022
“Benefits of High Diet Quality on Cognitive Function with Aging: Analysis of NHANES Surveys 2011-2014”
Armand Ntchana, MD, OUM Class of 2022
“Effectiveness of Remote Intensive Counseling Versus Outpatient Counseling in Substance Use Disorders: A Retrospective Cohort Study”
Laura Nhung Luu, MD, OUM Class of 2023
“A Retrospective Study of the Overuse of Extended-Spectrum Antibiotics in Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia With Risk for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and/or Pseudomonas aeruginosa”
Maria Luisa Ozua, MD, OUM Class of 2023
“A Retrospective Study of the Incidence of Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infection in the Mississippi Delta Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
William Pruitt, OUM Clinical Student
“The Gail Model and Its Use in Preventive Screening”
Completing a publishable research project is a graduation requirement at OUM, which serves to enhance CV narratives and strengthen internship and residency applications.