Medical Illustration Students Awarded SRP Grants

Rachel Laird, Joseph Pulsoni, and Hiroko Tanaka were awarded SRP grants for their research.
Rachel Laird, Joseph Pulsoni, and Hiroko Tanaka were awarded SRP grants for their research.

We are delighted to announce that three of our second-year graduate students in the Medical Illustration Graduate Program at Augusta University received SRP Research Grants. These talented individuals have each been awarded $1000 for their exceptional research proposals, made possible through the generous support of the Student Research Program funded by the Provost.

We recognize their outstanding achievements and the impactful projects they have initiated:

  1. Rachael Laird – Recognized for her project, “Instructional Wound Simulation and Moulage for Physical Therapy Students.” Rachael’s dedication to enhancing the educational experience in the field of physical therapy is truly commendable.
  2. Hiroko Tanaka – Awarded for her project titled “Interactive Wound Debridement Model: A Wound Simulation Model of Various Skin Tones for Physical Therapy Students.” Hiroko’s innovative approach to simulating wounds and skin tones promises to be an invaluable resource for future physical therapy studies.
  3. Joseph Pulsoni – Honored for his project focusing on “Enhancing Medical and Patient Education through Medical Modeling of the Liver, Pancreas, and Duodenum.” Joseph’s work in medical modeling is set to make a significant contribution to patient education.

We thank the advisors who have played a pivotal role in initiating and guiding these exceptional students’ research endeavors. Medical Illustration faculty, Professor Amanda Behr, serves as the Major Advisor to Rachael, Joseph, and Hiroko. Megan Mobley, serves as Content Advisor to Hiroko and Rachael from the Physical Therapy faculty.  Additionally, Dr. Danny Yakoub and Dr. Steven Colquhoun, serve as Content Advisors to Joseph.

Once more, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Rachael Laird, Hiroko Tanaka, and Joseph Pulsoni for this extraordinary accomplishment. We also want to express our deep gratitude to their advisors for their guidance and assistance. Moreover, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the Provost’s Office for their invaluable financial support, making these research projects possible. Thanks to this generous support, we eagerly look forward to witnessing their ongoing success in their research endeavors.

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