Cohort 6 (2016 - 2017)

In our 2016 - 2017 cohort, students assumed the role of project leaders. Where the first two student-led cohorts acted autonomously — choosing their topic and faculty advisor based on their interests — Cohort 5 had pre-identified content areas and advisors. The goal was to create content that more strategically supported curricular programs with an interdisciplinary focus, allowing for broader reach than previous cohorts. View the completed modules in their entirety in the E-Gallery.

Cohort 5 student developers and their projects include:

Bobby Barnes and Thomas Enke

Project Abstract: Effects of Acid-Base Status on Drug Distribution
Faculty Advisor: David McMillan, PhD
Area: College of Medicine


Kenda Frenzel and Audreana Aguilar

Project Abstract: The Mechanics of Breathing
Faculty Advisor: Sara Bills, PT, DPT, GCS
Area: College of Allied Health Professions


Adam Kaftan, Jacob Franklin, and Mitch Nohner

Project Abstract: Thyroid Droid
Faculty Advisor: John Baker, MD, Maheswari Mukherjee, PhD, MS, CT(ASCP)CM, and Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP)
Area: College of Medicine


Matt Knesek, Alex Meckelburg, and Blake Rose

Project Abstract: Overview of the Immune System
Faculty Advisor: Geoffrey Thiele, PhDMaheswari Mukherjee, PhD, MS, CT(ASCP)CM, and Amber Donnelly, PhD, MPH, SCT(ASCP)
Area: College of Allied Health Professions


Amanda Lauer, Jennifer Lauer, and Alyssa Zumpfe

Project Abstract: The Sugar Coated Truth of Diabetes
Faculty Advisor: Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Area: College of Allied Health Professions


Brittney Peterson, Halle Swann, Morgan Leder, and Justin Schiess

Project Abstract: Beating Cancer for Biology of Disease
Faculty Advisor: John Baker, MD, and James Newland, MD
Area: College of Allied Health Professions


Paige Poppi, Tim Baack, Paula Schaefer, and Lindsey Kerrey

Project Abstract: Antibiotic Resistance in Transitional Care
Faculty Advisor: Claudia Chaperon, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, Jessica Nielson, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, Dean S. Collier, PharmD, BCPS, and Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD
Area: College of Nursing


Aaron Priluck, Maria Podariu, and Valery Tran

Project Abstract: Drugs of the Autonomic Nervous System
Faculty Advisor: David McMillan, PhD
Area: College of Medicine


Samantha Salerno, Anna Calgaard, Kristine Polacek, Neleigh Frandsen, and Liz Damman

Project Abstract: Cardiac Supply and Demand
Faculty Advisor: Sara Bills, PT, DPT, GCS
Area: College of Allied Health Professions