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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:15am

Congratulations to Ms. Sarina Gurung and Ms. Dailyn Despradel (CSTEP/HEOP) each winner of the 1st place award in Social Sciences and Molecular Biology respectively at the 26th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference.  From April 13th thru 15th 2015, the Mercy College CSTEP Program students attended the 2018 Annual Statewide CSTEP Student Conference at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York.  Students competed among 56 institutions of higher education in New York State, over 600 students, and 121 posters. The Program Director Mrs. Barbara Jones Jones, and the Assistant Director Mr. Adjiwanou Gbagba, along with eight undergraduate students represented Mercy College at the conference. 5 students were selected to represent the Mercy College and compete in the research poster competition.  All five students received medals of participation and Ms. Lauren Cellini was the ambassador of Mercy at the conference. The research topics included:

  • Education Intervention in Nursing Student to Implement Early Skin-to-Skin Care in Mother/Baby Unit and Policy Change by Ms. Sarina Gurung and faculty mentor Mary Harnett, RN, PhD. (Department of Nursing.)
  • Computational analysis of electronic properties of S-Adenosyl methionine by Dailyn Despradel and faculty mentor Madhavan Narayanan, PhD. (School of Health and Natural Sciences)
  • Dynamics of Actin and Paxillin During Migration of Neural Crest Cells in the Chick Embryo: A Model to Study Cancer Cell Migration by Stephanie Peralta and Ian Ramdat (Medal receiver) and faculty mentor Anthony Canger, PhD. (School of Health and Natural Sciences)
  • Role of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors (nAChR) In Cell Migration by Ibrahim Khamis (Medal receiver) and faculty mentor Juan Bruses, PhD.  (School of Health and Natural Sciences)

Last year, the Mercy College CSTEP had received a 1st award at the 25th Annual Statewide CSTEP Student Conference with:

  • The Effect of Benzethonium Chloride and Natural Antibacterial on agr-dysfunctional Staphylococci presented by Ms. Bien Pocorni with faculty mentor: Davida Smyth, PhD. (School of Health and Natural Sciences)