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Poster Presentations

 Wednesday, June 18, 2014:

  • 3:00 – 3:45 pm
  • 4:45 – 5:30 pm

 Thursday, June 19, 2014:

  • 7:00 – 8:00 am
  • 10:15 – 10:45 am
  • 12:45 – 1:15 pm


Under-Utilization of Outpatient Pharmacy Services
Marie Franzen, BS, Pharm D Candidate, North Dakota State University
Aaron Mertens, North Dakota State University

We examined reimbursable outpatient pharmacy services and how they aid in pharmacy sustainability and patient health. This poster discusses the gap of knowledge in this area and potential benefit to patients and pharmacies. Barriers preventing the reimbursement of pharmacy services are addressed. With this information, this poster raises awareness and shows areas for expansion in public health.


Vaccines and the Autism Scare
Gregory Fondong, MS, PharmD Candidate

Vaccines have been linked to autism. In this poster I will be presenting peer review facts to show that vaccines do not cause autism.


An Occupational Therapy Guide to Assessment of Executive Function of Rural Agricultural Workers
Sonia Zimmerman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of North Dakota Occupational Therapy Department

This poster presentation provides a guide to occupational therapy assessment of the rural agricultural worker experiencing executive functioning deficits. Development of a clear understanding of the impact of executive functioning on performance of the duties and tasks involved with rural agriculture results in a client-centered approach supporting a return to active engagement in desired duties.


Counties with Highest Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in United States. Are We Screening the Right People?
Abhilash Perisetti, MD, Resident Physician, University of North Dakota

This poster highlights the states where the incidence of colorectal cancer is high and non screening rate is high. Yet on the nationally funded federal program-Colorectal cancer control program is lacking in majority of these states including North Dakota. My goal is to educate the people of North Dakota about these programs and perhaps in the future Center of Disease Control might help our state.


Pharmacogenomics: The Future of Medicine?
Jessica Theisen, BS, Pharm D Candidate, North Dakota State University Alyssa Cappellin, North Dakota State University

Pharmacogenomics is the application of individual genetic information to provider greater drug efficacy and reduce common adverse side effects. The goal of the poster is to demonstrate the utility of pharmacogenomics in general clinical practice.


HIV, HCV, & HBV Seroprevalence and Exposure Risks in Emergency Workers: A Literature Review
Kelsey Folkert, MPH, MPH Postgraduate, North Dakota State University

HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are highly recognized health hazards in the healthcare industry; however, there has been far less attention paid to the emergency workers' risks of exposure. This review addresses the prevalence of infectious disease exposure in emergency workers, and seeks to characterize the risk of occupationally acquiring HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.


Enterovirus 71 in North Dakota and Taiwan>
Jordyn Wallenborn, MPH, Center for Social Research

Throughout the world, Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease (HFMD) caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV 71) has plagued children for centuries. This public health problem has minimal research on patterns of HFMD. To further understand the pattern associated with HFMD, an extensive analysis of severe cases and climate variations in Taiwan was conducted. Temperature has significant effect on EV 71 infection while humidity shows relatively minor effect and the influence of precipitation varies depending on region. Due to high percentages of children in North Dakota with working parents, climate information should be utilized when implementing preventative strategies for HFMD.

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