Skip to main content
Utah's Foremost Platform for Undergraduate Research Presentation


Text Analysis of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Adolescents and Young Adults

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Julianne Kimmel, College of Nursing, Nursing

Antioxidant Effects of Flavonoids in Treating Diabetes

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Alizah Folau, College of Life Sciences, Nutritional Science

Positive Childhood Experiences and Family Health

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Dustin Hansen, College of Life Sciences, Public Health

Impact of COVID-19 on Work and Life Across Demographics

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Naga Bhargav Paritala, University of Utah, Biology

Effects of Living at High Altitudes on White Matter Hyperintensity Burden

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Marissa Castillo, School of Medicine, Neurology

Quantifying autophagic flux and nitric oxide generation in endothelial cells from patients with cardiovascular disease

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Revi Brown, College of Health, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

An analysis of Live-Discharge by Disease Type

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Shelby-Jade Murdock, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology

Analysis of AYA Cancer Patient Priority Symptoms Through Text Mining Software

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Kylie Bethards, College of Nursing, Nursing

Literature Synthesis for Diabetic Self-Care

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Fatima Faizi, College of Behavioral and Social Science, Health Society and Policy

Saturated Fat Consumption Influences Circulating Levels of HDL-Cholesterol and Total Cholesterol Among College Students

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenters: Sean Marchant, College of Education, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 Detection in Areas of Limited Clinical Testing and Transient Populations.

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenters: Samantha Tobin, College of Life Science, Biology

What about the X?: Exploring characteristics associated with eX-intimate partner sexual assault

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Jessica Brimhall, College of Nursing, Undergraduate Nursing

Paving The Way For Nursing Students With Disabilities; A Qualitative Case Study

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenters: Morgan Utley, College of Nursing, Nursing

Characterizing Satellite-Derived Air Quality Measurements in Health Applications

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Adriana Payan-Medina, School of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics

Systolic/Diastolic Blood Pressure is Modulated by Essential Fatty Acid Consumption

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenters: Sara Williams, Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences


February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenters: MaeLin Sorenson, College of Public and Community Health, Community Health Education

Anatomical Dimensions of Human Vertebral Bodies Over Time

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Zakary Wankier, College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

The Potential for Patient Mistreatment to Contribute to Physician Burnout Rates

February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
Presenter: Amber Smith, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Biology

Predicting Transcription Factor Binding Sites Across Multiple Cell Lines

November 19, 2020 11:19 PM
Lucas Pinto; Dane Jo; Ashton Omdahl; Megan McGhie; Caroline Tyler; Shun Sambongi; Caleb Cranney, Brigham Young University

Modeling Whirling Disease with Environmental Limits

November 17, 2020 01:33 PM
Neil Duncan, Dixie State University

Povidone-Iodine Vapor Kills MRSA

November 16, 2020 10:48 PM
Benjamin Ogilvie; Jon Mitton; Jordan Tucker, Brigham Young University

PLGA Biocompatible Polymers and Dermal Drug Delivery

November 12, 2020 01:38 PM
Matthew Bradley, Brigham Young University

FAI: A New Way to Measure State-Anger

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Title: The Fox Anger Inventory: A New Way to Measure State Anger Author: Logan Ashworth, Mentor: Michelle Grimes Affiliation: Southern Utah University Poster Presentation Introduction Tests that purport to measure anger most often measure trait anger as opposed to state anger. There are few measures of state anger available in the public domain. The purpose of the current study was to construct a new measure of state anger, the Fox Anger Inventory (FAI), which records state anger by presenting respondents with a series of items that include emotionally-valenced words as response options. The words chosen for the FAI were taken from the Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW) database (Bradley & Lang, 2017). We hypothesize the FAI will demonstrate adequate internal consistency and construct validity. This project is currently in the IRB approval process, data collection is projected to be complete by December, 2017. Methods Approximately 60 participants will be recruited from Southern Utah University PSY 1010 classes. Participants complete the FAI and the the State Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI-2; Spielberger, 1988). The order of completion will be chosen at random. Participants will receive course credit in their PSY 1010 class for completing the survey. Results We predict the FAI will demonstrate internal consistency with cronbach’s alpha estimates of .80 or higher. Further, we predict the FAI will demonstrate construct validity through a positively correlated to the STAXI-2. Conclusion If our hypothesis is supported, this will provide evidence that the FAI is a reliable and valid measure of state anger. Specifically, adequate internal consistency estimates will provide evidence of reliability. A strong positive correlation between the FAI and the STAXI-2 will indicate construct validity. If our hypothesis is not supported our measure will not be a viable tool to measure state anger. Implications for the project, as well as future directions will be discussed.

The effect of monomeric, oligomeric and polymeric cocoa flavanols on ë_-cell proliferation

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Matt Austin, Brooke Smyth, Lauren Manwaring, Moroni Lopez, Brigham Young University Currently, an estimated 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, and experts predict 54.9 million Americans will have diabetes by 2030. The increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes (T2D) accounts for much of this expected growth. T2D is characterized by insulin resistance, which eventually leads to a reduction in functional β-cell mass. Thus, treatments that increase β-cell proliferation, survival, and function have the potential to reverse the effects of diabetes. One treatment that has shown promise is the use of dietary cocoa flavanols. These compounds have shown the ability to prevent the onset of diabetes in mice. Furthermore, a recent study conducted by our lab group demonstrated that monomeric cocoa flavanols improved insulin secretion by increasing mitochondrial respiration. In addition to stimulating insulin secretion, we hypothesize that cocoa flavanols may also confer anti-diabetic effects by promoting β-cell proliferation. To that end, we present data that shows the effect of monomeric, oligomeric, and polymeric cocoa flavanols on β-cell proliferation. Our results also suggest a mechanism by which these compounds stimulate proliferation in β-cells. These findings strengthen the growing body of evidence that dietary cocoa flavanols can ameliorate the effects of T2D.

Combating Obesity Through Gut Microbiota Targeted Bacteriophage Therapy

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Jeffrey Zhao, Brigham Young University

Possible Prophylactic Treatment for PTSD-Like Symptoms in Rats

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Bryson Dabney; Sean Pickard, Brigham Young University

Hangry: A James-Lange Explication of Physiological Responses

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Logan Ashworth, Southern Utah University

Synergistic efficiency of cinnamon oil and Amphotericin B on biofilm of the fungal species Rhizopus oryzae

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Karaleen Anderson; Mariel Hatch; Caeleb Harris; Jeremiah Ferrin; Jedediah Orullian; Hutch Rhees, Utah Value University

Hippocampal stratum oriens interneurons express endocannabinoid biosynthetic enzymes and undergo anandamide-dependent potentiation

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Ashley Markham; Lindsey Friend; Ryan Williamson; Collin Merrill; Scott Newton, Brigham Young University

Body Image in Collegiate Athletes Throughout Their Collegiate Career

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Tatum Smith, Utah Valley University

Determining the Most Effective PTSD-like Model in Rats: Comparison of Single Prolonged Stress and Social Defeat

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Erin Saito; Gabriel Melendez; Roxanne Miller, Brigham Young University

The Benefits of Culturally Adapted Mental Health Treatments: A Meta-Analysis

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Juan Valladares; Hanna Prieto; Niyeli Herrera; Yerina Flores, Brigham Young University

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Anxiety and Depression

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Hollie Roper; Jake Rowley; Dakota Witzel, Dixie State University

Oral Health Programs for Uninsured Free Clinic patients

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Clayton Booth; Mitch Johansen, University of Utah

Designing a Bio-artificial Pancreas

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Taylor Pack; Caden Duffy; Rachel Glew, Brigham Young University

Have a Heart: Creating Beating Cardiac Tissue from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes in Cardiac Extracellular Matrix

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Joseph Rich; Isaac Myres; Silvia Moncada; Matthew Hodgson; Beverly Roeder; Clayton Holding; Blaine Oldham; Rane Eskelsen, Brigham Young University

Characterizing Cancer Cell Metabolism Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Nicholas Baker, Brigham Young University

Feelings of Stress, Guilt, and Self Confidence Among Returned LDS Missionaries

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Blake Adams, Utah Valley University

Kinematics of Hip Joints with Cam Femoroacetabular Impingement

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Joseph Hartle, University of Utah

Mechanical Testing of Novel Anterior Vertebral Clamp

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Arianna Reay; Aubrie Taylor, Brigham Young University

Investigating a novel unknown controller of respiration

January 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Brittany Colby, Brigham Young University