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University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Undergrads to Present Research at International Meeting

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22, 2011 – Five undergraduate students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing have been selected to present their research abstracts to a group of peers, faculty and staff from around the world at the 2011 National Conferences on Undergraduate Research March 13 through April 2 at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.

The presentations, selected from more than 3,500 entries, come from students who all are highly involved in the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program in the School of Nursing.

  • Katherine Delle (Junior) – “Comparison of Sleep Between Breast and Bottle-Fed Infants”
  • Devin Knisely (Junior) – “Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphisms (5- HHTPLR and 5- HTTVNTR) and Apoe as Genetic Markers of Depression Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage” 
  • Michelle Maramag (Junior) –  “Effects of Breast-feeding on Sleep in Mothers of Infants”
  • Bethany Seidel (Senior) and Tracy Fan (Senior) –  “Wellness Education Group Intervention for Adults with Chronic Severe Mental Illness” 

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