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Health and Medicine

  

Neonatal Hydrostatic Weighing Macy Dexter, Kanaysha Scott, Sofia Bejerano, Julia Muniz

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

In the neonatal period of life, it is very important that the measured weight of the newborn is as accurate as possible. An inaccurate weight prevents healthcare professionals from being able to assess and gain accurate information regarding the newborn’s health. Our solution to this, is to use hydrostatic weighing. The hydrostatic weighing method is

Nutrition and Fitness on the Chapman Campus Emily Peterson, Emily Wong, Chelsea Zhao, Kennedy Guillen, Nawal Alasmari, Aubrey Sine

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

The grand challenge our team recognized was that maintaining good overall health on college campuses is very difficult. Our team’s solution was to make nutritious eating and exercising convenient and easy to for Chapman students via our menu and fitness plan. The menus and fitness plan contributes to society at large because our scientific-based menus

Non-Epileptic Seizures: A Case Report Heather Andrini, Sydni Au Hoy, Kaelyn Bridgette, Kylie Deer, Lauren Hernandez, Ashley Okhovat

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

On February 11th, 2017, a 44-year-old woman was rushed to the emergency room, experiencing an attack of primarily left-sided paralysis and an inability to speak. This attack was described as an unusual moment of altered consciousness with no immediate resolution. Our project follows the path of this individual’s differential diagnoses, leading to the final diagnosis

An Analysis of Effects of VR Exercise on Physical and Mental Health Meghana Shastri, Ethan Dang, Jason Song, Kelly Hawkshaw

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

With technology advancing at an exponential rate, it is likely that virtual reality will soon become a integral part of life simply due to the fact it is applicable in so many areas. The purpose of our research was to perform a synthesis of virtual reality exercise research in order to gain a stronger understanding

Prevention of Massive Blood Loss in Traumatic Lacerations: Is Hagfish Slime the Answer? Tyler Calvert, Tori Erickson, Sarah Nunes, and Ricky Vila

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Lurking deep on the seafloor lies a rather alien-looking creature: the hagfish. Although the hagfish is indeed a fish, it takes the common long and thin shape one would affiliate with an eel. In fact, the hagfish has a common nickname of the “slime eel” for good reason. When the hagfish is under attack, it

Creating a Less Addictive Opioid using Computational Chemistry Nayiri Alexander, Makena Augenstein, Chella Garcia, Anna Greene, Angelina Sorenson

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

To this day, there is no opioid that binds selectively in peripheral tissue. The binding of opioids in central and peripheral tissues is what results in long term addiction. Opioids, such as morphine, bind at physiological and injured pH. Decreasing the pKa of the morphine molecule leads to selective binding in injured tissues only. The

Assessing Sexual Health Awareness Among Chapman Students Sophia Kelsey, Johnny Altwal, Macy Werner, Caroline Monahan, Andrea Venderby & Allison Dao

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

Undergraduates on college campuses often experience new or increasing sexual experiences which can increase the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Students experiencing sexual health problems are often faced with multiple concerns regarding obtaining knowledge regarding STDs as well as treatment options. This project aims to easily connect Chapman University students to information concerning sexual

Improving Foster Parent Retention through Effective Training: Attachment Theory Jillian Anderson, Luisa Baldino, Maddy Galvin, Brenden Kelety, Titan Mitchell, Kacie Sakamaki

May 8, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

30-50% of foster parents leave the program within a year (Gibbs). This unfortunate trend can be seen across the country, and it is largely due to lack of appropriate training among foster parents (Newton). This lack of training is what prompted our project, designed to promote accessible and quality education to foster parents anywhere. For

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