Research Thesis Project

Streeter presentation

The thesis project (4 credits) is a hypothesis-driven proposal in a topic relevant to the practice of clinical or behavioral medicine and/or health policy. Faculty from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or School of Public Health mentor each student during the construction of the project while a writing tutor aids to improve the scientific writing acumen.  Highly motivated students have had their theses published however, this is not required.  Theses are evaluated by members of the Thesis Committee, comprised of Thesis Advisors, Thesis Readers and PA Thesis faculty. Students with the highest scores may be asked to present at the Outstanding Thesis presentation at the end of the clinical phase of the program. The following theses were previously presented:

  • Melatonin as an Adjuvant Therapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Natalie Brim, PA-SIII
  • Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound with Intramedullary Screw Fixation for Acute Jones Factures, Laura Burgstahler, PA-SIII
  • Efficacy of Combination Therapy on the Maintenance of Remission in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease, Megan Lampron, PA-SIII
  • Magnetic Resonance Guided Laser-Induced Thermal Therapy and Bevacizumab for Recurrent Glioblastoma, Jennifer Clauss, PA SIII
  • Acupuncture and Assisted Reproductive Technology:  The Effect on Clinical Pregnancy Rates, Hannah Holland, PA-SIII
  • Tender Loving Care and the Woman with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss:  A Randomized Controlled Trial, Emily Gruetzmacher, PA-SIII
  • Effect of Ballet Movement on Balance in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Eleanor Holtz-Eakin, PA-SIII
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Transfusion Requirements in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Anna Sloman, PA-SIII
  • Non-Physiologic Ex-Vivo Distending Pressure and Venous Graft Remodeling, Clarence Collin Bone, PA-SIII
  • Frequent Syphilis Screening in HIV Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Audra Veronica DiCaro, PA-SIII
  • Effects of a Calorie Restricted Ketogenic Diet on Chemoradiation for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma, Christina Laura Mok, PA-SIII
  • The Efficacy and Safety of Combining Atorvastatin and Niacin in Adolescents with Dyslipidemia, Natalie Nicole O'Brien, PA-SIII