Thompson students honored at Health Sciences Research Day

Thompson students honored at Health Sciences Research Day

Swithin Razu, right, receives a certificate from Tim Domeier, center, after winning the Category II Clinical division at Health Sciences Research Day. Trent Guess, left, was Razu’s mentor on the project.

The Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics team submitted 31 presentations at the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s annual Health Sciences Research Day on Nov. 9.

Two TLRO students earned awards for their projects in a contest that had 205 entries.

James T. Stannard, a first-year medical student, placed third in the Category I Basic division for the project “Long Term Preservation of Whole Organ Intervertebral Disc Allografts.” James Cook, PhD, DVM, the William and Kathryn Allen Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and the director of the Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics, was Stannard’s mentor for the project.

Swithin Razu, a doctoral candidate at the School of Medicine, placed first in the Category II Clinical division for “Multi-Scale Model in Co-Simulation to Estimate Patellofemoral Contact Stress in Total Knee Replacement.” Trent Guess, PhD, associate professor of physical therapy at the MU School of Health Professions and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the MU School of Medicine, was Razu’s mentor for the project.

First-year medical student James T. Stannard, center, is presented a certificate by Tim Domeier, left, after placing third in  Category I Basic category at Health Sciences Research Day. James Cook, right, served as Stannard’s mentor for the project.