2017 Research Poster Presentations

OMM research presentations

The AAO Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) conducted their annual research poster presentation on Thursday, March 23, during the AAO’s Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Open to osteopathic medical students, interns, residents, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and practicing physicians, the competition drew 67 poster submissions this year on topics ranging from mindfulness meditation to peer-to-peer teaching to tongue tie. Posters in the following categories were submitted: original research, education and public health, and case study. 

Winning four out of 10 slots, students from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury gained the most recognition among student submissions. Residents from the St. Barnabas Hospital residency program in Bronx, New York, won three of the five slots in the original research and case study categories. 

The table below lists the winning authors in the 2017 competition and the titles of their 15 posters. All OMS designations in the table are based on the students’ standing in the 2016-17 academic year, during which the competition took place. You can view individual posters and abstracts online as available. 

The committee appreciates the assistance provided by the following volunteers in judging the 2017 poster presentations: Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO; Lawrence M. Barnard, DO; Precious L. Barnes, DO, MS; Katrine Bengaard, DO; Susan Bentley, DO; Janice U. Blumer, DO, FAAO; David R. Boesler, DO; Marta E. Bringhurst, DO; Jana G. Bunsic, DO; Denise K. Burns, DO, FAAO; Christopher T. Caldwell, DO; John D. Capobianco, DO, FAAO; Joan Chapman, DO; Clayton J. Chiapuzio, OMS; Leslie M. Ching, DO; Chelsea A. Chung, DO; Josephine A. Conte, DO; Gregory Craddock, DO; Lee Ann M. Cuny, DO; Jay B. Danto, DO; Hannah M. Fine, DO; Julie Forbush, DO, MS; John M. Garlitz, DO; Garren P. Gebhardt, DO; Kyle K. Henderson, PhD; Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD; R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO; James R. Keene, PhD, DO; Elizabeth M. Klucka, DO; Patricia S. Kooyman, DO; Yein Lee, DO, MMS; Polly E. Leonard, DO; To Shan Li, DO; Wesley C. Lockhart, DO; Brian Loveless, DO; Mindy C. McComb, DO; Kara C. Mintier, DO; Doris B. Newman, DO, FAAO; Victor Nuño, DO; Frank A. Paul, DO; Melissa G. Pearce, DO; Andrew J. Picca, OMS V; Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS-EdL; David L. Redding, DO; Nathan A. Rheault, DO; Mark E. Sandhouse, DO, MS; Deborah Schmidt, DO; Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP; Lauren Spieler, DO; Christopher M. Stephenson, DO; Martin E. Torrents, DO, MPH, MBA; Amber R. Van Den Raadt, DO; Adrian A. Villareal, DO; Katherine A. Worden, DO, MS; and Kimberly J. Wolf, DO.

2017 poster winners

Place Authors Title Institution
Student—Original research
First place (tie) Gabriella Baran, OMS IV; William W. Andrew, OMS IV; Robert Murphy, MS; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO, and Kyle K. Henderson, PhD Dissecting the Diagnosis of the Iliopsoas: Validation of Prone Hip Extension Assessment 

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Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois
First place (tie) Andrew T. Cudmore, OMS III; Seethal Motamarri, OMS III; and Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, FACP Mindfulness Meditation and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Interventions in Patients Who Are at Risk for Stress as a Social Determinant of Health

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A.T. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Second place Brayden Healey, OMS III; and Janice U. Blumer, DO, FAAO Rotating Small Group Instruction: A Non-Traditional Approach to Teaching Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

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Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon
Third place Vanessa D. Leonhard, OMS IV; Gregory M. Caldwell, OMS IV; Mei S. Goh, OMS II; and Sean Reeder, DO Ultrasonographic Imaging: A Concrete Diagnostic Modality for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Associated Anatomical Variants in Vivo

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Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale
Student—Education and public health
First place Christian Y. Belisario, OMS III; Konstantinos Damiris, OMS III; Thomas T. Ng, OMS III; Lyudmila Burina Ganatra, OMS III; and Sheldon C. Yao, DO The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) during Clinical Rotations

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury (NYITCOM)
Second place Danielle G. Rubinstein, OMS III; Patricia S. Kooyman, DO; Min-Kyung Jung, PhD; and Sheldon C. Yao, DO Efficacy of Small Group Peer-to-Peer Teaching for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Practical Examination Review

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NYITCOM
Third place Kristen D. de Vries, OMS IV; Rebecca Brown, OMS III; Joseph Mazzie, DO; Min-Kyung Jung, PhD; George K. Cheriyan, DO; Sheldon C. Yao, DO; and Michael J. Terzella, DO The Effect of Integrating Ultrasound Imaging Into Osteopathic Medical Student Palpation Training

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NYITCOM
Student—case study
First place Shannon A. Moriarty, OMS III; Kristen D. de Vries, OMS IV; Joanne DiFrancisco-Donoghue, PhD; Jayme D. Mancini, DO, PhD; Adena Leder, DO; and Sheldon C. Yao, DO The Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) on Mobility and Activity in a Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Subject

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NYITCOM
Second place Andrea Attenasio, OMS II; Viraj B. Patel, OMS II; Ivana Choudhury, OMS II; and Athina T. Giovanis, DO Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to Improve Debilitating Chronic Cervicogenic Headaches in a Post-Motor Vehicle Accident Whiplash Patient

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, New York

Third place Parth S. Gandhi, OMS III, and David R. Boesler, DO, MS The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Addressing Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Resident—Original research
First place A. Hope Tobey, DO, FAAP, FACOP, and Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK Frequency of Somatic Dysfunction in Infants With a Diagnosis of Tongue Tie: A Retrospective Chart Review

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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia Campus
Second place Zachary Long, DO; Victoria L. Tuttle, DO; Justin McKinney, DO; Peter Andolina, DO; Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA; and Amy Kells, MD, PhD, FACS Rates of Skin Graft or Skin Flap Failure in Patients Who Have Received Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Retrospective Study

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St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York, and NYITCOM
Resident—Case study
First place Alice I. Chen, DO, and Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in the Management of Acute Orbital Compartment Syndrome

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St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York, and NYITCOM
Second place Glenn M. Klucka, DO, MS, and R. Todd Dombroski, DO, MA OMT Reduced Pain in a Metastatic Cancer Patient: A Case Report

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University of North Texas Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
Third place Nichole M. Thorsvik, DO, and Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA Discerning What Lies Hidden Below: A Call for Greater Emphasis on the Osteopathic Structural Exam

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St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York, and NYITCOM

 

 

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