2017 Associate Member Awards

Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award

2017 AACA Ralph Ger Associate Member Platform Presentation Award Winner

Ultrasound-Guided Injection of Psoas Major Muscle for Clinical Management of Hip Flexor Spasticity
Allen Duong (University of Toronto)
 
 
Poster or Platform Winner:
Platform

Title of winning presentation:
Ultrasound‐Guided Injection of Psoas Major Muscle for Clinical Management of Hip Flexor Spasticity

Current position:
M.Sc. Student, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Advisor:
Anne Agur, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
H.B.Sc: Double Major in Human Biology and Immunology, University of Toronto

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Archery, Rock‐climbing, Board games, Video games, Cooking.


What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
I hope to see myself still performing research in some capacity, possibly while pursuing medicine or
continuing to a PhD and post‐doctoral studies.

 

Sandy C. Marks, Jr. Associate Member Poster Presentation Awards

2017 AACA Sandy C. Marks Jr. Poster Presentation Award Winners

Basic Science

Innervation of the External Urethral Sphincter: An Immunohistochemical Elucidation

Zoltan Krudy (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)

 

 

Poster or Platform Winner:
Poster presentation

Title of winning presentation:
“Innervation of the External Urethral Sphincter: An Immunohistochemical Elucidation”

Current position:

4th year M.D. student, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso

Advisor: Thomas Gest, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, Texas Tech University

Hometown:Houston, TX

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Classical Guitar, Hiking, Weight Lifting, Automotive Tuning, Theatre, Swimming, and Asian Cinema

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
Practicing and teaching medicine

Clinical Science 

Investigating the Effects of Rigid Cervical Collars on the Internal Jugular Vein Dimensions
Jenna Kroeker (St. George's University)

 

 

Poster presentation: The Sandy Marks Jr. Student Poster Presentation Awards ‐ Clinical Science

Title of winning presentation:
Investigating the Effects of Rigid Cervical Collars on Internal Jugular Vein Dimensions

Current position:
2nd year medical student, School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, St. Georges University

Advisor:
Dr. James Coey, MD and Dr. Sara Sulaiman, PhD

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous):
Bachelors of Science (BSc.) from University of Alberta
‐ Major: Biological Science
‐ Minor: Physical Science

Hometown:
Edmonton, Alberta

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Rock climbing, mountaineering, snowboarding, Canadian Ski Patrol, and water‐skiing.

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?:
I hope to be practicing some form of trauma or emergency/critical care medicine in wilderness/austere environments. I hope to volunteer at Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic or work with expedition teams in a similar setting. 

@AACAnatomy Twitter Account Goes Live: A Sustainable Model for Outreach of Professional Societies
Hannah Benjamin (University of Colorado)

 

 

Poster or Platform Winner: Poster Presentation
Title of winning presentation: @AACAnatomy Twitter Account Goes Live: A Sustainable Model for
Outreach of Professional Societies

Current position:
1st year medical student, Class of 2021, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Advisor:
Danielle Royer, PhD

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University, 2013
MS Modern Human Anatomy, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus, 2017

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Volleyball, yoga, running, elementary school science outreach, exploring the Colorado outdoors and
trying to become a foodie

What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
In 10 years, I plan to be a practicing physician in the field of pediatrics, pursuing a fellowship in a subspecialty that allows me to combine my passion for anatomy and drive to change the trajectory of children’s health and overall wellness. As a student with several incredible mentors that have supported my personal growth and interest in medicine, I hope to stand as a mentor to future medical students through academic medicine, as well as be a role model for children by continuing my involvement in science outreach in underserved schools and communities. In addition, I would like to remain an active member of the AACA and continue to contribute to the anatomical and health sciences community!

 

Education/History

3D Printed Models and a Digital Case Study Improve Student Learning of Pelvic and Perineum Anatomy
Laura Solis (The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)

 

Poster or Platform Winner: Poster presentation
Title of winning presentation: 3D Printed Models and a Digital Case Study Improve Student Learning of
Pelvic and Perineum Anatomy.


Current position:
M.S. Teaching Associate, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, UT Health San Antonio

Advisor:
Omid B. Rahimi, Ph.D.

Undergraduate/Graduate degree (previous)
B.S. Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio.
M.S. Cell Systems and Anatomy with a concentration in Anatomical Sciences, UT Health San Antonio

Hometown:
San Antonio, TX

Hobbies and Special Interests:

My fond interest in Medicine drives me to be proactive in my community. I volunteer at my church and a free clinic in downtown San Antonio. In my free time, I also enjoy running and spending time with
family.


What would you like to see yourself doing 10 years from now?
I envision myself finishing my career in Medicine. As a physician, I would like to work in underserved
communities on patient care and education. My goal is to open my own clinic after gaining some
experience in hospital and other clinical settings. In addition, I see myself starting a family.