Congratulations to five Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) students who were selected as this year’s Research Day winners for their oral papers and poster presentations — Dominique Jenkins, Alexandria Laws, Mohammad Saba, Yousif Slim, and Brittany M. Barba.


Best Poster

Impact of Mind-Body Medicine in Diabetes, Hypertension, and COPD Management by fifth-semester student Dominique Jenkins 





Best Oral Paper

The Potential Impact of Dietary Intervention on Recurrence-Free and Overall Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients: Results from an Observational Study by seventh-semester student Alexandria Laws





Best Case Report

A Case of Sigmoid Volvulus in an Unexpected Demographic by ninth-semester student Mohammad Saba



Runner-up Poster

Curcumins Effects on Ulcerative Colitis: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review by fifth-semester student Yousif Slim   




Brittany M. Barba

Runner-up Oral Paper

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Geriatric Mental Health Among Diverse Seniors at a FQHC by eighth-semester student Brittany M. Barba



To see all of the day’s agenda, including a complete list of presentations, view the Research Day program.

A special thank you to the RUSM Research Day Committee members for their tireless efforts. Members include Liris Benjamin, Thomas Butler, Stephanie Date, Mounia Hanzazi and Jennifer Connolly, as well as other valuable event contributors — the RUSM audio-visual team for technical support, Nathalie Watty Brouwer and Rhasheda Skeete for administrative support, and the Ross Academic Research Society (RARS) students for assisting with the Research Day proceedings. 

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2022-2023, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 98% first-time residency attainment rate* thus far. Located on the island of Barbados and with a network of more than 15,000 alumni, RUSM is one of the largest providers of doctors for the U.S. healthcare system. RUSM graduates practice in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.