Student Awards

2016

Name: Jakob Allen 
School: University of Denver 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Exposures to Prescription Opioids among Children Younger than 20 Years of Age in the United States: 2000-2015 
Award: National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance

Name: David Gage 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Automatic and Manual Garage Door-Related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments from 1990 through 2015 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship (MDSRS)

Name: Walter Hardesty 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH 
Topic: Characteristics associated with mild Traumatic Brain Injury seen in pediatric emergency departments between 2006-2014 
Award: Roessler Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Darius Montero 
School: Reynoldsburg High School, BODIES Program 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Wrist, hand, and finger injuries associated with baseball and softball among youth 
Awards:

  • Futures Matter Scholarship
  • High School Summer Student Poster Award Winner

Name: Sofia Rakowsky 
School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Pediatric Exposures to Antipyretics in the United States: 2000-2015 
Award: National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance

2015

Name: Michelle Corrado 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD 
Topic: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vs. non-EMS transport among injured children in the United States 
Award: Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship

Name: Dhillon Jaspreet 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD and Julie Leonard, MD, MPH 
Topic: U.S. estimates of pediatric spinal cord injury: Implications for clinical care and research planning 
Award: Ohio State University College of Medicine Roessler Research Scholarship

Name: Samantha King 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Stimulant Medication Exposures Among Individuals Younger than 20 Years of Age Reported to US Poison Control Centers, 2000-2013 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship, funded by the Roessler Medical Student Research Scholarship and recognized with “Dean’s Distinction”

Name: Daniel Li 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: All-Terrain Vehicle-Related Head and Neck Injuries among Children Younger than 18 Years of Age Treated in US Emergency Departments, 1990-2014 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship, funded by the Bennett Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Karen Ren 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Children Treated for Lawnmower-Related Injuries in US Emergency Departments, 2000-2013 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship, funded by the Barnes Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Alexandra Spaw 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD 
Topic: Follow-up care compliance after hospital discharge in children with Traumatic Brain Injury 
Award: Ohio State University College of Medicine Bennett Research Scholarship

Name: Donald Thomas 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH 
Topic: Length of recovery from sports-related concussions in pediatric patients treated at concussion clinics 
Award: COM Medical Student Research Scholarship (MDSRS) funded by the Barnes Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Jacob Williams 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH 
Topic: Epidemiology of initial and subsequent injuries in collegiate football athletes 
Award: Bennett Medical Research Scholarship

2014

Name: Christopher Gaw 
School: The Ohio State University College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Object Presence in the Sleep Environment: Associations with Infant Mortality 
Award: Poster Award Winner (top 5) for poster presented at the 2014 Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research, Washington DC, April 2014

National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance

Name: Sarah Adelson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Pediatric Playground Equipment-Related Injuries Treated in U.S. Hospital Emergency Departments, 1990-2012 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Zeenath Ameen 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Ear Trauma among U.S. Children Younger than 18 Years of Age, 1990-2013 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Madhulika Eluri 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Adverse Effects of Analgesics among US Children Younger Than 6 Years of Age 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Alisha Kamboj 
School: The Ohio State University College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Traumaic Brain Injuries 
Award: Denman Undergraduate Research Forum "Health Professions (Clinical)" Category (2nd Place)

Name: Brian Vickers 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Huiyan Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD 
Topic: Comparative study of ED mortality risk of US trauma patients treated at level I & level II vs. non-trauma centers 
Award: Ohio State University College of Medicine Bennett Research Scholarship

Name: Rachel Welch 
School: The Ohio State University College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Nursemaid's Elbow 
Award: Denman Undergraduate Research Forum "Health Professions (Clinical)" Category (3rd Place)

2013

Name: Erica Fletcher 
School: The Ohio State University College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: High School Basketball Injuries 
Award: SAVIR Student Paper Abstract Award (2nd Place)

Name: Stephen Lin 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Archery-related injuries treated in US Emergency Departments, 1990-2012 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship (MDSRS)

2012

Name: Vihas Abraham 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Toy-Related Injuries among Children Treated in U.S. Hospital Emergency Departments, 1990-2011 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Yao-Wen Cheng 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Baby Gate-Related Injuries 
Awards:

  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship (MDSRS) funded by the “Barnes” Scholarship
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine $1000 Travel Award for poster presented at 12th Annual OSUWMC Trainee Research Day, April, 2013

Name: Ana C. De Roo 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: TV Tipover-Related Injuries among Children Treated in U.S. Hospital Emergency Departments, 1990-2011 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Christopher Gaw 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Tennis-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Hospital Emergency Departments, 1990-2011 
Award: The Ohio State University 2012 Mayers Summer Research Scholarship in Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Name: Margaret Gluntz 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Non-Trauma Scene Flights for Air Medical Transport 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship (MDSRS)

Name: Amrit Kamboj 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH 
Topic: Non-fatal Injuries among Children in the United States, 1990-2012 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship

Name: Zach Kerr 
School: University of North Carolina College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Injury Epidemiology 
Award: EIS Alumni Association Scholarship to attend Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference ($800)

Name: Christopher Kobe 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Stroller and Baby Carrier-Related Injuries 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship (MDSRS) funded by the “Bennett” Scholarship

Name: Andrew Stacey 
School: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Medical Resident 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Eye Injuries 
Award: Trainee Travel Grant from Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Name: David Swenson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine & College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Sports-Related Injuries 
Award: Medical Alumni Society Student Grant ($225)

2011

Name: David Swenson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine & College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Fractures and Knee and Ankle Joint Injuries Among US High School Athletes 
Award: NIH Roadmap Training Program in Clinical Research

2010

Name: John Reid 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Track-Related Injuries 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Student Research Scholarship

Name: Jonathan McKean 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Drowning 
Award: The Ohio State University College of Medicine Student Research Scholarship

Name: Mallika Marrar 
School: Columbus Academy High School 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Epidemiology of Concussions Among United States High School Athletes 
Award: Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition, Regional Finalist ($2,000)

2009

Name: Allan Joseph 
School: St. Charles Preparatory School 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: ACL Injuries Among High School Athletes 
Award: 2nd place winner in the national 2009 Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition ($35,000) 

Name: Antonio Martinez 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Exercise Equipment-Related Injuries 
Award: National Medical Student Injury Research Scholar 

Name: Ashley Zielinski 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Stair-Related Injuries 
Award: National Medical Student Injury Research Scholar 

Name: Charles Randazzo 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Basketball-Related Injuries 
Award: Dorothy M. Bennett and Clark L. Bennett Medical Research Scholarship 

Name: David Swenson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Fractures Among High School Athletes 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: David Swenson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Recurrent Injuries Among High School Athletes 
Award: Dr. Robert L. Barnes Fellowship of Medicine Scholarship ($1,500) 

Name: Elaine Yeh 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Crib-Related Injuries 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship 

Name: Isabel Algaze Gonzalez 
School: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Door-Related Injuries 
Award: National Medical Student Injury Research Scholar 

Name: Matthew Potter 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Boxing-Related Injuries 
Award: Dorothy M. Bennett and Clark L. Bennett Medical Research Scholarship 

Name: Vaughn Harris 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Window Falls 
Award: National Medical Student Injury Research Scholar

2008

Name: Cory Darrow 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Severe Injuries and Conditions Among High School Athletes 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: Anthony D'Ippolito 
School: Grove City High School 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Pediatric Holiday-Related Injuries 
Award: Regional finalist in the national 2008 Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition ($2,000) 

Name: Angela Douglas 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Computer-Related Injuries 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: Anjali D'Souza 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Burn Injuries 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: David Swenson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Recurrent Injuries Among High School Athletes 
Award: NIH Roadmap Training Program in Clinical Research 

Name: Ellen Yard 
School: The Ohio State University College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Award: Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association Scholarship ($800)

2007

Name: Alex Nelson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Ankle Injuries Among High School Athletes 
Award: Scientific Travel Award from The Ohio State University College of Medicine Student Research Day Poster Competition ($600) 

Name: Anjali D'Souza 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Bunk Bed-Related Injuries 
Awards:

  1. Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship
  2. Best Oral Presentation by a Trainee from the American Academy of Pediatrics at the annual National Conference and Exhibition

Name: Brad Lawson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Baseball-Related Injuries 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship 

Name: Coral Day 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Diving-Related Injuries 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name:Daniel Watson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Golf Cart-Related Injuries 
Award: NIH Roadmap Training Program in Clinical Research 

Name: Ellen Yard 
School: The Ohio State University College of Public Health 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Level of Competition Intensity and Injury Among High School Football Players 
Awards:

  1. American Public Health Association 2007 Best paper award for a student ($800)
  2. 2007 Health Policy Student Research Award ($1,000)

Name: Elizabeth Huffman 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Rare Injuries Among High School Athletes 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: Julie Rechel 
School: Thomas Worthington High School 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Practice Versus Competition Injuries in High Schools 
Award: 2nd place in the national 2007 Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition ($35,000) 

Name: Luke Gessel 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Concussions Among High School Athletes 
Award: First runner-up for the 2007 Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript

2006

Name: Alex Nelson 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Ankle Injuries Among High School Athletes 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: Anjali D'Souza 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Ladder-Related Injuries 
Awards:

  1. Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship
  2. Best Paper in Preventive Medicine by a Medical Student, American College of Preventive Medicine ($1,000)

Name: Luke Gessel 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: Concussions Among High School Athletes 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: Prasad Ravi-Shankar 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock 
Topic: High School Football-Related Injuries 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: Ricky Gardner 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Hospitalizations 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Scholarship 

Name: Shuba Singh 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Lara McKenzie 
Topic: Gymnastics-Related Injuries 
Award: NIH Roadmap Training Program in Clinical Research 

Name: Summit Shah 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Bicycle-Related Injuries 
Award: Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship

2005

Name: Andrew Schneier 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury 
Awards: Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship 

Name: David Vollman 
School: The Ohio State Univeristy College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Gary Smith 
Topic: Lawn-Mower Related Injuries 
Awards: Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Medical Scholarship 

Name: Sarah Hostetler 
School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine 
CIRP Mentor: Dr. Huiyan Xiang 
Topic: Eye Injury 
Awards:

  1. Carolyn L. Kuckein Award
  2. College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  3. 2nd Place Best Paper in Preventive Medicine by a Medical Student, American College of Preventative Medicine