Previous Students' Epidemiology Course Clinical Research Projects Published or Presented
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Best LG, Lunday L, Webster E, Falcon GR, Beal JR. Pre-eclampsia and Risk of Subsequent Hypertension: In an American Indian Population. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 2017 May;36(2):131-137. doi: 10.1080/10641955.2016.1250905. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
Hellekson, C, Larson, G, Poswilko, S, Beal, J, Sahmoun, A, and Russo, JK. On the Association between
Travel Distance and Treatment Choice for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: Results from a Rural State. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 2016, 7, 656-664. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jct.2016.79068.
Frenette A, Morrell J, Bjella K, Fogarty E, Beal J, Chaudhary V. “Do Diametric Measurements Provide Sufficient and Reliable Tumor Assessment? An Evaluation of Diametric, Areametric, and Volumetric Variability of Lung Lesion Measurements on Computerized Tomography Scans,” Journal of Oncology, vol. 2015, Article ID 632943, 6 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/632943
Selid PD, Jundt MC, Fortney AC, Beal JR. Intravitreal bevacizumab and aflibercept for the treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina. 2014 July/August; 45(4):275-81. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20140709-03.
Johnson L, Lichter N, Hextall M, Watkins PL, Dufan TA, Watkins JM. Mastectomy Scar Boost Results in Low Risk of Locoregional Recurrence in the Setting of Close or Involved Surgical Margins. Journal of Cancer Therapy, 2014 Feb; 5:166-170. Epub 2014 Feb.
Watkins PL, Watkins JM. An exploratory study of the relation of population density and agricultural activity to hematologic malignancies in North Dakota. WMJ. 2013 Feb;112(1):24-7.
Martin E, Miller M, Krebsbach L, Beal JR, Schwartz GG, Sahmoun AE. Serum calcium levels are elevated among women with untreated postmenopausal breast cancer. Cancer Causes and Control. 2010 Feb;21(2):251-7. Epub 2009 Oct 24.
Eaton M, Eklof J, Beal JR, Sahmoun AE. Statins and breast cancer in postmenopausal women without hormone therapy. Anticancer Res. 2009 Dec;29(12):5143-8.
Magura L, Blanchard R, Hope B, Beal JR, Schwartz GG, Sahmoun AE. Hypercholesterolemia and prostate cancer: a hospital-based case-control study. Cancer Causes and Control. 2008 Dec;19(10):1259-66. Epub 2008 Aug 13.
Harms S, Larson R, Sahmoun AE, Beal JR. Obesity increases the likelihood of total joint replacement surgery among younger adults. International Orthopaedics. 2007 February; 31(1): 23-26. Epub 2006 May 11.
Folden DV, Machayya JA, Sahmoun AE, Beal JR, Holzman GS, Helgerson, SD, Lo TS. Estimating the proportion of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus that is community-associated: two definitions yield dramatically different estimates. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2005 August; 60 4):329-332.
Moore J, Zelen D, Hafeez I, Ganti AK, Beal J, Potti A. Risk-awareness of cutaneous malignancies among rural populations. Medical Oncology. 2003 Winter;20(4):369-73.
Howe C, Paschall C, Panwalkar A, Beal J, Potti A. A model for clinical estimation of perioperative hemorrhage. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis Hemostasis. 2003 Apr;9(2):131-5.
Holzwarth R, Huber D, Majkrzak A, Tareen B. Outcome of gastric bypass patients. Obesity Surgery. 2002 Apr;12(2):261-4.
Hartz, B and Beal, JR. Patients' Attitudes and Comfort Levels Regarding Medical Students Involvement in Obstetrics and Gynecology Outpatient Clinics. Academic Medicine, 2000 Oct:75(10):48-52.
Traynor M.D., Torrison J, Hallanger-Johnson JE, Newman DW, Beal JR (Poster). Clinical Performance and Utility of Afirma GEC in a Community Hospital Practice. Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 1-4, 2016.
LaBore B, Fowler Z, Beal JR (Poster). Association between distance from a comprehensive cancer care center and stage at diagnosis and treatment modality in a rural population of men with prostate cancer. American Medical Student Association’s Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 3, 2016.
Best LG, Laramie L, Webster E, Beal JR (Poster). Pre-eclampsia and Risk of Subsequent Hypertension: An American Indian Population. American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions, Phoenix, AZ, March 1-4, 2016.
Larson D, Dowling E, Allen Scott (Poster) "The Influence of Travel Distance on the Degree of Hearing Loss in Adults". 2015 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, November 12-14, 2015.
Genereux AD, Parker C, Beal JR (Poster) "The Relationship Between Insurance Status & Stage at Diagnosis of Melanoma".38th Annual Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology: What's Old Is New, Charlottesville, VA. November 7-9, 2014.
Jethwa K, Settergren B, Berg B, Beal JR, (Poster). "Association between travel distance to a comprehensive cancer center and breast cancer stage, treatment, and outcomes in a rural state". 12th Annual American Association of Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, National Harbor, M.D.. October 27-30, 2013
Carpenter N, Lohstreter SK, Cho MY, Beal JR (Poster). "Association between statin use and risk of developing cataracts". Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. May 5-9, 2013.
Lalich IJ, Herman DG, Beal JR, Sahmoun AE (Poster). “Factors Associated with Re-Intervention Following Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in a Community Hospital”. Society for Vascular Medicine 21st Annual Meeting, April 28-May 2, 2010.
Blanchard M, Hoffman, K, LeBlanc J. (Poster). "The effect of distance from cancer center and season of diagnosis on receipt of optimal therapy for breast cancer". American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation 2009 Breast Cancer Symposium, October 7, 2009, San Francisco, CA.
Magura L, Blanchard R, Hope B, Beal JR, Sahmoun AE (Poster). “Association Between Hypercholesterolemia and Prostate Cancer: A Case-control Study, 2004-2006”. Society for Epidemiologic Research 40th Annual Meeting, June 19–22, 2007.
Wood A, Jones K, Hoverson A. (Accepted) Poster: Implementation of osteoporosis screening guidelines at a family practice training program, 2002-2003. 46th Annual National Student Research Forum, April 28-29, 2005, Galveston, TX.
Padget D, Valder A, Lizakowski L. (Accepted) Poster: Forecasting the Impact of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Perioperative -Blockers to Reduce Cardiovascular Morbidity & Mortality in Non-cardiac Surgeries. 46th Annual National Student Research Forum, April 28-29, 2005, Galveston, TX.
Juelson T, Juelson A. (Poster). Documentation of Drug Allergies and Reactions. American Medical Association Student Section, AMA Interim Meeting, December 3, 2004, Atlanta, GA. 3rd Place Winner.
Philpot P, Useldinger K. (Poster). Diabetes During Pregnancy: Risk Factors, Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in a Midwestern State. 44th Annual National Student Research Forum, April 3-5, 2003, Galveston, TX. Obstetrics and Gynecology Poster Award Winner.
Ackerman D, Bakken A. (Accepted) (Poster). Patients' Utilization and Perceptions of Herbal Supplements. 44th Annual National Student Research Forum, April 3-5, 2003, Galveston, TX.
Tessman P, Geddes, J. (Poster). Effect of do-not-resuscitate orders on treatment intensity in the intensive care unit. Society of Critical Care Medicine 32nd Critical Care Congress. Jan 28-Feb 3, 2003, San Antonio, TX.
Stumpf V, Schmidt M, Sahmoun AE, Beal JR (Poster). Is Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Headaches? 37th Annual Frank N. Low Research Day, Grand Forks ND, April 6, 2017.
Weber T, Tobiasz A, Sahmoun AE, Beal JR (Poster-accepted). "Characteristics of Women Who Did Not Stop Smoking in the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy, North Dakota 2001-2005". 29th Annual Frank Low Research Day, March 25, 2009, Grand Forks, ND.
Collette Lessard C, Dockter S, Dvorak S, Beal JR (Poster-accepted). "Association Between Breast Cancer and Dyslipidemia: A Case Control Study 2002-2006". 29th Annual Frank N. Low Research Day, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, March 25, 2009, Grand Forks, ND.
Juelson T, Juelson A. (Poster) Documentation of Drug Allergies and Reactions. 25th Annual Frank N. Low Research Day, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, April 7, 2005, Grand Forks, ND.
Folden D, Machayya J, Sahmoun A, Lo, TS. (Poster) Clinical Features and Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Commmunity Acquired vs Health Care-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus that the Fargo VA Medical Center. 24th Annual Frank N. Low Research Day, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, April 15, 2004, Grand Forks, ND.
Anderson D. (Poster) Assessment of Hysterectomy Route Selection When Compared to Evidenced-Based Guidelines: Retrospective Review Study. 24th Annual Frank N. Low Research Day, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, April 15, 2004, Grand Forks, ND.
Caillier B, Lucht K. "Compliance with ADA Guidelines By Local Diabetes Center". American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine North Dakota Chapter Scientific Meeting, September 20, 2002, Minot, ND.
Renton D, Theil C. "Use of and Attitude Toward PDAs Among ND Family Physicians", 2001 American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine North Dakota Chapter Scientific Meeting, September 20, 2001, Grand Forks, ND.
Hape R. "The Incidence of and Evaluation of Screening Methods for Breast Cancer in the Grand Forks Area", 2001 American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine North Dakota Chapter Scientific Meeting, September 20, 2001, Grand Forks, ND.