Previous Scholars

Previous Scholars and their Research Focus


Dr. Uriel Sandkovsky and Dr. Javeed Iqbal

Adhikari, Srikar, MD
MS- May, 2010
Thesis:  Utility of Bedside Ultrasound in the Assessment of Difficult Airway

Bhatt, Vijaya, MD
MS- May, 2020
Thesis:  Integrating Geriatric Assessment and Genetic profiling to Personalize Therapy Selection in Oldeer Adults with Acute Myloid 

Cannella, Amy, MD
MS - August, 2013
Thesis:  Curriculum Development and Best Practices in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Chowdhury, Sanjib, PhD
MS - May 2016
Thesis: Global Trends in Cancer Burden Based on Geographic Location, Socio-economic Status and Demographic Shift

Darrington, Deborah, MD
MS - August 2011
Thesis: Association of Place of Residence and Serious Medical Care Utilization in Solid Tumor Cancer Survivors

England, Bryant, MD
PhD- December 2019
Dissertation: Enhancing the Identification of Rheumatoid Arthritus-Associated Lung Disease

Ganti, Apar, MD
MS - May 2011
Thesis:  Effect of Race and Surgical Intervention on Survival of Patients with Clinical N2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer:  a Veteran's Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) Database Analysis

Goldsweig, Andrew, MD
MS - May 2020
Thesis:  The Evolving Management of Aortic Valve Disease:  Trends in the Utilization and Cost of SAVR, TAVR, and Medical Therapy

Gulati, Vikas, MD
PhD - August 2020
Dissertation:  Leveraging Aqueous Humor Dynamics and Ocular Biometrics for improving Therapeutic Outcomes in Glaucoma



From Left:  Dr. Chris Shaffer, Dr. Alvin Wee, Dr. Pamela Jones and Dr. Polly Hulme

Hulme, Polly, PhD
MS - December 2011
Thesis:  Psychosocial and Developmental Characteristics of Civilly Committed Sex Offenders

Iqbal, Javeed, PhD
MS - May 2014
Thesis:  Global Micro-RNA Profiling in Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma

Johanning, Jason, MD
MS - August 2013
Thesis:  Advanced Biomechanical Analysis of Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients with Unilateral Claudication Compared to Matched Controls:  Implications for Therapeutic Interventions

Kedar, Sachin, MD
MS - May 2020
Thesis:  Effects of Acute Intracranial Pressure Changes on the Optic Nerve Head Morphology in Humans and Pig Model

Lin, Chi, MD
MS - May 2011
Thesis:  Phase 1 and II Novel Treatments for Gastric and Pediatric Cancer

Padala, Prasad MD
MS- December 2009
Thesis:  The Impact of Apathy on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Reed, Jill, PhD
MS - December 2018
Thesis:  Increasing Physical Activity to Improve Health Through Primary Care Clinics in Rural Nebraska

Sandkovsky, Uriel, MD
MS - August 2014
Thesis:  Pharmacology of HIV Drugs and Aging

Shaffer, Christopher, PharmD
MS - December 2011
Thesis:  Personalized Pharmacy According to Pharmacogenomics in the Setting of Solid Organ and Stem Cell Transplantation

Shillcut, Sasha, MD
MS - August 2016
Thesis:  Changes to Echocardiography-Derived Left Ventricular Filling Pressures and Cardiac Output in Response to Fluid Boluses in Elderly Patients with Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction Undergoing Vascular Surgery

Singh, Shailander, MD
MS - December 2017
Thesis:  Risk of Post-ERCP Pancreatitus in Liver Transplant Patients:  Single Center Experience

Starr, Lois, MD
PhD- August 2019
Dissertation:  Delineating Phenotypes of Rare Disease

Swore-Fletcher, Barbara, PhD
MS - December 2012
Thesis:  Patient, Caregiver and Health Provider Communication and Impact and Outcomes of Cancer Patients

Wee, Alvin, DDS
PhD - December 2014
Dissertation:  Community Based Approaches to Early Detection of Head and Neck Cancer Among Dental Practitioners

Wellsandt, Elizabeth, PhD
MS- December 2020
Thesis:  Joint Loading Factors and Articular Cartilage Structure in Healthy and ACL-Injured Knees

Willett, Sandra, PhD
PhD -  August 2019
Dissertation:  Maternal Cognitions and the Origins of Early Sensorimotor Based Play in Infants Born Preterm