Lab of Mark Hamrick, Ph.D
Six weeks spent as a research assistant in the lab of Mark Hamrick Ph.D. Responsibilities included dissection of specimens and microscopic inspection of specimen slides. An average of 5-6 hours a week were spent in the lab after my clinical rotation responsibilities were finished. Worked with both Dr. Hamrick and several of his research fellows on several different projects. Two abstracts were submitted to the American Society of Bone and Mineral research for presentation.
Medical School, Harry B. O’Rear, MD Award - Department of Pediatrics, May 2010
Daniel B. Sullivan, MD Endowment Scholarship - awarded to 14 medical students, residents, nurses, and health care workers yearly, March 2007
Academic Achievement Award - student of the year in Anatomy, March 2007
O.T. Gower Endowment Scholarship - scholarship awarded for GPA, January 2007
Greek Language Student of the Year - awarded after 4 semesters of Koiné Greek, May 2006
Ted Platter Award - Head Resident Advisor Award, May 2006
Daniel Guajardo Award - Outstanding First year Resident Advisor, May 2005
Poster Presentation, Denver, Colorado
Hamrick M., Liang L., Immel D., Arounleut P., Connor M., Starecki M., Goodno H., Thomas W., Shiver A.. (2009, September). A recombinant myostatin (GDF-8) propeptide enhances fracture callus bone volume but a soluble decoy myostatin receptor (ActRIIB-Fc) does not. Poster presented at: American Society of Bone and Mineral Research; Denver, CO.
Abstract Presentation, Florence, Italy
Hamrick MW, Arounleut P, Shiver A, Mi Q, Isales CM (2010) Recombinant leptin therapy increases skeletal muscle mass in aged mice: implications for the prevention of sarcopenia, falls, and fractures. Osteoporosis International 21 (Supplement 1): S33-34.