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SRL at the 2022 Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium

Graduate students at the University of Hawai’i presented posters today—Thursday, April 7th, 2022—at the Annual Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium. This included our graduate students here at Shepherd Research Lab whose posters included a variety of topics including evaluating body composition in space, improving accessibility to breast cancer screening, and making predictions based on body composition scans.

What is the Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium?

The symposium, hosted annually by the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine, invites Medical Students, Residents, Medical Fellows, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Undergraduates to share their work.

This year, the event has both virtual and live components over two days. Virtual components included live presentations from Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Fellows via Zoom. In person events included a poster session for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows on Thursday and a poster session for Undergraduates on Friday.

Shepherd Research Lab Presentations

All graduate students at Shepherd Research Lab participated in the Thursday poster session, presenting the following posters:

Devon Cataldi
Muscular Function and Strength Predictions Using DXA in Collegiate Athletes

Michael Wong
Evaluation of Body Shape as a Space-Feasible Body Composition Assessment

Dustin Valdez
A pilot study to evaluate breast cancer screening in low resources areas of the Pacific using portable ultrasound and artificial intelligence

Lambert Leong
Modular artificial intelligence models for body composition research

Jonathan Bennett
Accessible multicompartment body composition for monitoring sarcopenia risk in older adults

Samantha Torres
The need for breast cancer risk modeling data in women participating in screening mammography in Hawai’i

Read more about this symposium on the JABSOM website:

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