A student discusses his research poster display at Zeigler Forum

2022 Zeigler Research Forum - Wednesday, May 11 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in the UVM Davis Center

Featuring the keynote "R is for Resilience, Seeing the "R" in MCH (Maternal Child Health)"

This presentation will define neonatal and infant mortality and address the role that Sustainable Development Goals have played in promoting Maternal Child Health. Discussion will focus on the challenges and ongoing downstream effects of the pandemic to Maternal Child Health care delivery, and the "global is local" idea.

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  • Yanick Vibert


    Dr. Yanick M. Vibert is an Attending Neonatologist whose passion for and involvement with global health spans over two decades. She credits her grandmother for launching her public health career early on by teaching her to “not forget to speak for those who are unable to do so for themselves.” Dr. Vibert earned her BS in Natural Sciences with a Biology concentration at Spelman College and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a rotating internship at St. Clare’s Hospital and Medical Center (NYC), her pediatric residency at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and neonatology fellowship at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where she is currently an attending Neonatologist.

Student Poster Presentations by Department

Biomedical and Health Sciences

Bovee, H.J.Verification of Molecular Assays for Bacterial Vaginosis, Vaginal Candidiasis, and Trichomoniasis
Nandagopal Gopika, Hogan Tyler, Edwards JennaFunctionally Assessing STK11 Variants of Unknown Significance
Baillio, J.P.Measurement of Fecal LPS levels using a Limulus Ameobocyte Lysate Assay
Agan, Marie Little FawnPerformance of Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater; preventing an outbreak of COVID-19 on a residential college campus
Hudson, M.C.Systematic literature review of progesterone stimulation of stem-like cell lines in mammary tissue, and proposed methods for inhibition of cell growth
Prior, S.M.Investigating the effects of metabolic rewiring on metastasis in STK11-null lung cancer cells
Hogan, T.C.; Georgeson, T.; Adams, A.A.; Schmoker, A.M.; Ballif, B.A.; Deming, P.B.Functional Interaction between PKA and 4.1 Proteins


Communication Sciences and Disorders

Murphy, G. E. & Meller, A. L. AHow speech language pathologists can better support children who have had adverse childhood experiences: A systematic review
Hewitt, J.K.Concussion in University Students: A Qualitative Study of Academic Support Service Access and Use
Kinney, Lizzie C.Restorative Practice Circles: Experiences of Students with and without Special Education Services
D'Amico, M.R.The associated effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on speech and language development: A systematic review
Malapad, M. E.The Effectiveness of Palatal Lifts for Management of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency: A Systematic Review
Smith, M.B.Salient Acoustic Features that Impact Perceptions of Gender Identity and Vocal Naturalness: A systematic review
White, N.E.Do behavioral-based treatment approaches show positive effects when working with children with selective mutism?: A systematic review
Belliveau, S.N. & Latteri, S.A.Comparing the effects of constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT) to conventional aphasia treatment: A systematic review
Bex, S.E.Effectiveness of abdominal binding in treating impaired respiratory-phonatory systems: A systematic review
Matthews, Shannon, R. & Tella, Randi, L.Conceptualizing quality of life for post-stroke individuals with aphasia: A systematic review
Gavitt, E.E.Effects of prosodic manipulation on lip aperture and movement duration in habitual versus emphatic stress in adults
Baustin, Ana, Haugenes, Skylar, Sheehy, HannahPiloting a New Task Battery to Assess Episodic Memory in Children with Autism
Lewis, J. B., Tursky, B. S., Abbiati, C. I., Velleman, S. L., Bercerra, A. M., Mervis, C. B.Relations Between Maternal Phonetic Contingencies and Early Speech-Language Production in Toddlers with Williams Syndrome
Ekstrom Grenon, K.; Dooley, S.; Crouch, K; Cannizzaro, M. S.; Jangraw, D. C.Measuring the Emotional Arc of Conversational Stories: Automated Analysis and Clinical Norming
Medeiros, S, Cohn, N, Coderre, E.Visual Narratives and Inference Generation in Individuals Across the Autism Spectrum



Brigid J. Meehan-Brese, Rosemary Dale Ed.D, APRN, Julie Parent M.S.W., and Jean Pelski Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BCThe Vermont Safe Infant Sleep Project: Evaluation of an Online Learning Module
Webb, C.B.Creation of a Parent-Directed Toolkit to Prevent Youth Vaping
Tang, Edna, KImproving Knowledge and Competency of Self-Monitored Blood Pressure in Older Adults
Rocheleau, E, K, Laurent, J.S.Effects of a Community-Based Child Obesity Prevention Program on Adult Health Behaviors
Wasserman, E, A.Improving Sexual Health Knowledge in College Students
Wilson, E.M.Improving Empowerment in People with Type 2 Diabetes
Burns, JacobUsing Audit and Feedback to Improve Compliance to Medication-Assisted Treatment
Woller, Jacob, N.Oncology Nurse Hazardous Drug Safe Handling Competencies: A Quality Improvement Project
Shepard, Junelle B.Adolescent Suicide Prevention via Parental Education
Surwilo, K.A.Evaluating & Improving Adolescent Mental Health Accessibility in VT
Stones, K.A.Improving Provider and Nurse Knowledge of Timeline Recommendations for Pediatric Patients in Foster Care
O'Leary, K.S.Optimizing Secure Patient Messaging Workflow in a Vermont Primary Care Clinic
Kori Gargano, DNPc, Rosemary Dale, Ed.D., APRN, Erin Leighton, D.N.P., APRNImproving Continuous Glucose Monitor Knowledge in Primary Care Providers
Luce, K.C.Increasing utilization of the delirium prevention protocol in post cardiovascular surgery to improve quality and safety of healthcare
Ozimek, L.E.Improving Mental Health Documentation Through Education: An Intervention for Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) Use in Psychiatric Crisis Placement
Brady, M, L. Lichtig, C. Pelski, J. E.Behavioral Intervention Education in Primary Care to Address Pediatric Functional Constipation: A Feasibility Assessment
Via, M.P.Implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening Tool for Providers in Primary Care Pediatrics
Pickering, R.L.Txt4toc: Improving the transition process for youth with special health needs
Santor, R.R.Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Assessing Practice and Challenges in Vermont Hospitals
Wilson, T.L.Increasing Inpatient Access to Palliative Care Consultations: A Pilot Quality Improvement Study
Victoria Greenough B.S., DNPc, RN, Mary Val Palumbo DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, Betty Rambur Ph.D., RN, FAANDeveloping a Telehealth Protocol for Cognitive Testing
McDermott, Warren, P.Implementing SBIRT in a Critical Access Emergency Department


Rehabilitation and Movement Science

Carley Giroux, Bel Sogoloff, Lance Bergmans, Myeong-Jin Bae, Michael Vannostrand, Susan Kasser, Ph.D.Predicting Falls in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis using Patient-Reported Measures: Are Perceptions of Dual-Tasking Missing?
Devereux, L., Duncan, B., Ratner, M., Thompson, W.Reliability and Validity of TekScan F-Scan-64® System for Measurement of Forces During Overground Walking.
Hansen, I.E.Improving accuracy of Kinovea for linear measurements through lens distortion correction
Parker, Jack; Westervelt, Karen; Sibold, Jeremy; Kasser, SusanScreen Time, Physical Activity, and Anxiety in Honor’s College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Caefer, J, F.Exercise Interests and Preferences of People living with Multiple Myeloma
Van Horn, Lucas., Carlson, Birgitta., Mohapatra, Sambit., & Kurien, GeorgeEvaluating Clinical Characteristics in Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD): A Retrospective Review
Johnston, McKenzie C.The Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Injury Risk, Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation - Evidence Based Recommendations for Practitioners
Myeongjin Bae, Jacqueline Caefer, Elizabeth Harding, Nancy GellSecondary Outcomes of a Remote Exercise Trial for Rural Older Cancer Survivors: Impact on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior.
Balakrishnan S, Gell NM &A Literature Review of Wearable Technologies used to calculate Intensity of Physical Activity (PA) among Adults with Neurological Conditions
Allyson Balboni, Morgan Bunton, Jordan Glenning, Madison RandallUnderstanding biopsychosocial constructs in outcome measures used for adolescents with Cerebral Palsy (CP) during the transition into adulthood
Martin, A, R; Tompkins, C, L.Come Alive Outside: Findings from a Community-Based Physical Activity Passport Program
Avery ST, Celley AN, Cho J, Donoghue RE, Goodrich BM, Rose GL, and Westervelt KCGroup Wellbeing Program for University and Hospital Employees: A Feasibility Study
Cacciola A, Corapi G, Garcia B, Young R, Sargent E.Implementation of the Neck Pain Clinical Practice Guideline: A Case Report
Benz C, Meibauer L, Mercia J, Nelson M, Voelker JEffective Interventions in Oncology Rehabilitation to Minimize the Impact of Sarcopenia among Breast Cancer Patients: A Systematic Literature Review
Amthor, M., Bianchi, N., Boisclair, R., Madison, M., Moore, C., Niedermaier, T., Dee, J.Using the Biopsychosocial Approach in Physical Therapy to Treat Chronic Pain: A Systematic Literature Review
Smith, P., Campbell, C., King,
M., Lemieux, N., Niedermaier, B., Wolforth, J.
Implications of Telehealth for Physical Therapy in the Musculoskeletal
Population: A Systematic Literature Review
Desai, C., Nadeau, A., Kraemer, B., Nguyen, D., Cornbrooks, M., Deffeyes, J., Mohapatra, S.Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Pressure-Measuring Insoles in Quantifying Variables of Postural Control



  • 7:30-9 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 8:45-9 a.m. - Dean's Welcome and Introductory Remarks
  • 9-10 a.m. - Keynote: Dr. Yanick Vibert, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • 10-11 a.m. - Poster Session
  • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Departmental Mini-Talks
  • 12-12:15 p.m. - Awards and Dean's Closing Remarks

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Departmental Mini-Talks: Speakers and Titles

Biomedical and Health Sciences (11-11:15 a.m.)

  • Julia Snyder, Ph.D. candidate in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences, Amiel Lab

"The Impact of Nitric Oxide on Dendritic Cell Metabolism"

Communication Sciences and Disorders (11:15-11:30 a.m.)

  • Claudia Abbiati, Ph.D. candidate in Interprofessional Health Sciences

"Early diagnostic indicators of childhood apraxia of speech in young children with 7q11.23 duplication syndrome"

Nursing (11:30-11:45 a.m.)

  • Brigid Meehan-Brese, Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate student

"The Vermont Safe Infant Sleep Project: Evaluation of an Online Learning Module"

Rehabilitation and Movement Science (11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

  • Justine Dee, Clinical Associate Professor

"Pain Neuroscience Education, Graded Motor Imagery, and Exercise to Improve Function in Adults with Chronic Pain and Trauma: A Randomized Trial"

Zeigler X Physical Therapy Research Forum

The Physical Therapy program's annual Zeigler X showcase follows the Zeigler Forum, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Davis Center.

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