James C. Bradford Memorial Poster Award

Past recipients

Amanda Dorsey, BS, Emory University
“Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders (MBDDs) Among US Children with and without Heart Conditions, 2016–2021”

Sarah Avila-Barnard, BS, University of California Riverside
“Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate Disrupts Cellular Metabolism within Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK293) Cells”

Sabine Mainbourg, MD, PhD, Research center of Sainte Justine University Hospital, University of Montréal
“Prevalence and Use of Medications for Autoimmune Diseases during Pregnancy”

Ashley Cheng
University of Toronto
"Alterations in Gene Expression Potentially Involved in Developmental Disorders Caused by Oxidative DNA Damage in Oxoguanine Glycosylase 1 (Ogg1) Knockout Mice"

Nicole R. Sparks, PhD
University of California, Riverside
"Mechanisms of Tobacco-Induced Human ESC Skeletal Developmental Toxicity"

Karli Swenson
University of Colorado
"The Effect of Fetal Cannabidiol (CBD) Exposure on Brain Development and Postnatal Behavior"

Meaghan Hall
York University
"Fluoride Exposure and Hypothyroidism in a Canadian Pregnancy Cohort"

Katelyn Clough
Northern Kentucky University
"Adult Learning and Memory in Three Genotypes of Mice Exposed to Benzo[a]Pyrene During Early Brain Development"

Devon Evanovich
Boston Children’s Hospital
"Incidence of Neurologic Findings in Esophageal Atresia Cohort at a Single Institution: A Retrospective Analysis"

Kiersten Bell (postbaccalaureate)
US Environmental Protection Agency
"Perfluorohexane Sulfonate (Pfhxs) Induces Maternal Hypothyroxinemia but Does Not Result in Developmental Neurotoxicity by a Thyroid-Mediated Mechanism"

Charlotte Ann Love (postbaccalaureate)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
"Comparative Evaluation of Murine Mammary Gland Developmental Abnormalities and Transcriptomic Profiles Following In Utero Exposure to PFOA and GenX"

Kiersten Bell (postbaccalaureate)
US Environmental Protection Agency
"Examination of the Combined Effects of Iodine Deficiency and Developmental Perchlorate Exposure on Fear Learning in Rats"

Desire M. Buckley, PhD (postdoctoral)
University of Texas at Austin
"Differentially Sensitive Neurons in the Central Nervous System and Formation of Hindbrain Heterotopias in Ethanol-Exposed Zebrafish"

Prarthana Shankar (predoctoral)
Oregon State University
"Coupling Transcriptomics and Developmental Toxicity in Zebrafish to Classify Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)"

Bevin Blake (predoctoral)
National Toxicology Program, NIEHS
"An In Vitro Screen of a Panel of Perfluoroalkyl Substances and an In Vivo Assessment of Effects on Placental and Fetal Growth"

Yeonwoo Lebovitz (predoctoral)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Balancing the Maternal Microbiota-perinatal Neuroimmune Axis: Implications for Neurodevelopmental Disorders"

Brian Johnson, PhD (postdoctoral)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Orofacial Clefting in Response to Hedgehog Pathway Antagonists is Recapitulated in a Practical Epithelial:Mesenchymal 3D Culture Model"

Jordan M. Buck (predoctoral)
University of Colorado Boulder
"Maternal Nicotine Exposure Elicits Mutigenerational Nicotine Preference and Sex-Specific Behavioral Anomalies in Adolescent Mice"

Kelsey Dzwilewski (predoctoral)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Associations of Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates and Bisphenol A with Measures of Cognitive Function in 7.5-Month-Old Infants"

Lauren Walker (predoctoral)
University of California, Riverside
"Aberrant Upstream Kinase Signaling Negatively Impacts Osteogenesis by Impairing FOXO Mediated Oxidative Stress Response"

Samantha Renaud (predoctoral)
Kent State University
"Sex-Specific Differences in the Persistence of Cognitive Impairments Caused by Adolescent Nicotine Exposure"

Suanna H. Wegner, PhD
University of Washington
"Anchoring a Dynamic In Vitro Model of Human Neuronal Differentiation to Key Processes for Brain Development In Vitro"

Caroline S. Shea, (predoctoral)
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
"Male and Female Exposures Both Contribute to Teratogenicity of QAC Disinfectants"

Jessica LaRocca, PhD, (postdoctoral)
Harvard University
"First Trimester Phthalate and Phenol Exposure is Associated with miRNA Alterations in the Placenta"

Benjamin Henderson, (predoctoral)
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
“Low Doses of Iron-Oxide Nanoparticles Have a Detrimental Effect on Reproduction and Development”

Smitha Infante, PhD, (postdoctoral)
Northern Kentucky University
“Bax Phosphorylation Is Associated with Subcellular Localization and Oligomerization after Neonatal Hypoxia-Ischemia in Wistar Rats”

Ramon Velazquez, Cornell University
Poster Title: “Perinatal Choline Supplementation Improves Spatial Learning and Increases Cholinergic Neuron Density in the Medial Septal Nucleus in the Ts65Dn Mouse Model of Down Syndrome”

Pavine Lefevre, McGill University
Poster Title: “Fetal Limb Malformations Are Induced by an Environmentally-Relevant Exposure to Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) in Sprague- Dawley Rats”

Aliya Frederick, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (predoctoral)
Poster Title: “Potential Dopamine D1 Receptor Signaling Through Gaq: Behavioral and Biochemical Assessment”

Jessica LaRocca, Brown University (predoctoral)
Poster Title: “Akt1 is Required for the Development of Appropriate Mammary Gland Composition and in the Regulation of Btn1a1

Augustine K. Agyekum, University of Georgia (predoctoral)
Poster Title: “Oral Administration of Yogurt Reduces Listeria monocytogenes Tissue Invasion and Stillbirths in Guinea Pigs”

Sherif Eltonsy, University of Montreal (predoctoral)
Poster Title: “Beta2-Agonists Use during Pregnancy and the Risk of Congenital Malformations”

Denita Williams, University of Georgia (predoctoral)
Poster Title: “Risk Assessment for Listeria monocytogenes-Induced Stillbirths Based on Dose Response in Pregnant Guinea Pigs and Nonhuman Primates”

Ann Marie Ramkissoon, University of Toronto (predoctoral)
Poster Title: “Methamphetamine (METH)-Initiated Cognitive Neurodevelopmental Deficits in Nuclear Factor-E2-Related Factor 2 (Nrf2)-Deficient Knockout Mice”

Student - Claudio Gutierrez, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) - "Maternal Hyperglycemic Impact on Fetal Myocardial Apoptosis Gene Expression: Potential Relationship to Cardiac Defects".
Post-Doc - Nada Djokanovic, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) "Medications for Restless Leg Syndrome in Pregnancy".

Julia Perstin, University of Toronto (predoctoral)
Poster Title: "Protective Role of Low Levels of Constitutive Catalase in Embryonic and Fetal Development"

Jillian Gee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Poster Title: "Developmental Evaluations of C57BL/6 Mice Exposed to 2,2',4,4'-Brominated Diphenyl Ether (DE47) on Postnatal Day 10".

Swatee Dey (predoctoral), University of Kentucky

Andrea D. Weston, PhD (postdoctoral), Pfizer Inc.

Julia Gohlke, National Institute of Environmental Health Science

Maia Green, University of Louisville

Robert G. Ellis-Hutchings, University of California At Davis, CA

Poster title: "Effects of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) exposure on biochemical indicators of nervous system development."

Elizabeth Gribble, University of Washington

Valentina Massa, University of Milan

Jennifer Willford, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Poster title: "Attention mediates the relations between prenatal alcohol exposure and executive function"

Daniel Nazarenko, The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA

Poster title - "Gestational activation of a TCDD-responsive LacZ transgene in mice and identification of TCDD-induced changes in the morphology of the paw."

Rebecca J. Erwin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Poster title - "Developmental exposure to propylthiouracil (PTU) disrupts long-delay visual eyeblink conditioning in juvenile rats."

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