Students present ‘highly significant’ research

Respiratory care seniors Dana Strollo and Lauren Furnkase were among world-wide professionals, physicians and Ph.D.s in Las Vegas presenting research at an international respiratory care conference.

Dana Strollo and Lauren Furnkase

Two YSU respiratory care seniors were among world-wide professionals, physicians and Ph.D.s in Las Vegas in December presenting research at an international respiratory care conference.

Dana Strollo (left) of Campbell and Lauren Furnkase (right) of Austintown traveled to the 56th American Association for Respiratory Care International Respiratory Congress to participate in the Open Forum symposium. Their presentation, “Effect of Signal Loss on Respiratory Rate Recording with a Clinical Oxygen Dose Recorder,” details their analysis on patient oxygen needs during pulmonary rehabilitation.

Strollo and Furnkase’s study is an extension of faculty research, and Teresa Volsko, director of the YSU Respiratory Care and Polysomnography programs and the students’ faculty advisor, called their findings “highly significant.” She added that the study has “definite potential for development of a full manuscript.” The students plan to submit their work to the Journal of Respiratory Care and present at YSU’s QUEST in spring as well. Read more.