Application deadline has passed for APC 2022, please check back in the fall. 

Who can apply? LLUSM students and LLUH residents

Deadline: January 12, 2023

For questions, contact Dr. Inman at

      Award Winners

      2022 Award Winners


      First place:
      Neuropathological Signatures Connecting Early-Life Trauma To Compulsive Eating Behavior And Obesity     
      First Author Name: Perla Ontiveros-Ángel

      First place:
      An E-Box Binding Site is Sufficient for ZPA Regulatory Sequence (ZRS) Activity in the Limb    
      First Author Name: Kathryn Ball

      Second Place: 
      Differential Regulation of Lhx9 Expression in Mouse and Chicken Limbs  
      First Author Name: Jean Young Kim

      Second Place:
      The Thulium Fiber Laser for In Situ Lower Pole Lithotripsy: A Benchtop Study    
      First Author Name: Akin   Amasyali


      First place:
      Challenging the Status Quo: Can Low-Dose CT Detect Stones in Obese Patients?    
      First Author Name: Joshua Belle

      Second place:
      The Effect of Drug Type and Pain Levels on Overall Mental Health
      First Author Name: Raine Triplett

      Second place:
      Improving Specialist Referral Scheduling in a Family Medicine Residency FQHC Clinic
      First Author Name: Christopher Tangunan

      Third place:
      Utilizing Online Simulation to Teach Verbal De-Escalation
      First Author Name: Serena Lin


      Grand Prize:
      Cancer care and surgical training in Africa: A needs assessment pilot across the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) surgical residency programs  
      First Author Name:  Laurel Guthrie

      First place:
      Inadequate Sunscreen Use in the Population and Photoprotection Recommendations
      First Author Name: Ariel Park

      First place:
      Analysis of Zip Code Demography and Food Pantry Accessibility in San Bernardino and Riverside County to Create Data-Driven EPIC SmartPhrases for Food Insecure Patients 
      First Author Name: Christina Istrate

      Second place:
      The Benefits of Nature Therapy in Clinical and Educational Settings
      First Author Name:: Hannah Peterson

      2020 Award Winners

      Basic Science

      1st place: Yomara Mendez

      Prenatal Administration of Heparin- Binding EGF- like Growth Factor (HB-EGF) in an Experimental Model of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Decreased Neuroinflammation in the Neonatal Brain

      2nd place: Karina Mayagoitia

      The Amyloid Precursor Protein Initiates a Neuroprotective Response Against 27-hydroxycholesterol in Alzheimer’s Disease

      3rd place: Perla Ontiveros-Angel

      Interplay Between Obesogenic Diet Consumption and Hippocampal Maturation: Potential Role of Neuregulin-1

      3rd place: Ruth-Love Damoah

      AER-Related FGFs Upregulate LHX2 Through MEK in the RAS-Associated Signaling Pathway During the Maintenance of ZPA-Related SHH Expression


      1st place: Hsin Hsiang Tsai

      Don't Stop the Bleeding: A potential complication of FEIBA
      Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syhndrome caused by Activated Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Treated with Eculizumab      

      Case Report     1

      2nd place: Ziba Rahbar

      A Rare Pearl

      3rd place: Pranjal Patel

      Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome in a 60 year old healthy male: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management 3rd place: Gabrielle Marcellino
      Hodgkin Lymphoma Associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in a Patient with Multiple Microgranulomas


      1st place: Joseph Hutton

      The Guidewire and Ureteral Stent Selected Affect the Ability to Bypass an Impacted Ureteral Stone

      2nd place: Marc Abou Assali

      Development of a Comprehensive Assessment for Robotic Skill in General Surgery

      3rd place: Alicia Cryer

      The Risks and Benefits of Induction of Labor After Cesarean Section at 39 Weeks Gestation Compared with Expectant Management

      3rd place: Elysia Chin

      Identifying Strategies to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Rates in a Federally Qualified Health Center