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2022 MSTAR Students and Mentors

Nicole Muehleisen, Anxiety and Driving Patterns in Older Adults: A LongRoad Study
Mentor: Dr. Linda Hill

Veronica Gandara, Pupillometry as an Early Risk Marker of Alzheimer's Disease
Mentor: Dr. Eric Granholm

Heejung (Julie) Kim, Pulse Pressure and Conversion to amnestic MCI and Alzheimer's Disease
Mentor: Dr. Guerry Peavy

Dahlia Kaki, Perceptions on Dementia Risk and Access to Care Amongst Arab Refugees in San Diego
Mentor: Dr. Tala Al-Rousan

Mikayla Sonnleitner, Characteristics of Older Adults with Positive Neurocognitive Screens in the Geriatric ED
Mentor: Dr. Edward Castillo

Kelly Watanabe, Thoracic Aorta Calcification and Left Ventricular Structure and Function Relevant to Heart Failure: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Mentor: Dr. Matthew Allison

Kerri Niino, Development of Loneliness and Social Isolation Following Spousal Loss: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies on Widowhood
Mentor: Dr. Dylan Jester and Dr. Brent Mausbach

Jesse Most, Investigating Macular Structure-function Relationships in Retinal and Macular Disease
Mentor: Dr. Shyamanga Borooah

Uyen Nguyen, Non-contrast MRI Comparing Healthy Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Ovarian Tissues
Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Rakow-Penner

Bao Luu, Relationships between AD and Inflammatory Biomarkers in People Living with HIV
Mentors: Dr. Erin Sundermann and Dr. David Moore<

Cooper Haaland, A Method to Stratify Fragility Fractures to Identify High Risk Patients to Target Treatment and Decrease Patient Morbidity
Mentor: Dr. William Kent

Teini Elisara, Melanoma: Outcomes, Knowledge, Beliefs & Behaviors in the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Community
Mentors: Dr. Alison Moore and Dr. Charisse Orme

Sophie Dickinson, Neurofibrillary Tangle Distribution in Posterior Cortical Atrophy versus Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease<
Mentors: Dr. Annie Hiniker

Ji Hyun Kang, Acute Inhibition of Lysine Deacetylates Does Not Impact the Force Generating Capacity or Fatigability of Mouse Skeletal Muscle

Varun Rachakonda, Topographic 3R/4R and 4R tau seeding activity in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Alzheimer's Disease
Mentor: Dr. Annie Hinikermstar-group-crop-square