Congratulations to our 2014 Summer Interns!

Devin Christiansen, Portland State University, accepts 1st place award  by Director Steve Shea. (Anger Lab, “Value of a Treadmill Option for Call Center Workers at Sit-Stand Desks”)


How lucky we are to work with such bright, energetic college students each summer. Our 2014 summer interns are no exception! A summer highlight for our staff is the presentation of research posters by each of our summer interns, of which we had 14 this year.

Our summer student research awards are three-month paid internships designed to introduce college undergraduate students to various fields of biomedical and occupational health research. All selected students are either Oregon residents or attend Oregon schools. Visit our blog next week to learn about all 14 interns and their projects. Read poster abstracts.




Tiffany Nguyen, Yale University, Turker Lab (“Utilizing bacterial artificial chromosomes to detect radiation induced mutations from charged particles In Vivo“)
Michael Jacobson, Reed College, Butler Lab, 3rd Place Award (“Does traumatic brain injury severity depend on the time of day?”)
Ryan Stadnik, University of Colorado-Boulder, Spencer Lab, 2nd Place Award (“Seasonal variation in onset of a childhood seizure disorder”)


Madison Trowbridge, Linfield College, Shea Lab (“Influence of recent sleep and food cues on hunger ratings”)


Silvia Plascencia, University of Portland, Kretzschmar Lab (“Effect of the Appl/Goa pathway on neurodegeneration induced by abnormal Ca2+ influx”)
Hilary Nichols, Western Washington University, McCullough Lab (“Evaluating educational programs on sun safety for Oregon young and future workers”)


Aviva Browning, Lewis & Clark College, Anger Lab (“Developing a new method for delivering computer-based safety training to workers with limited or no computer experience”)