2019 Research Poster Presentations

OMM research presentations

The Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association hosted their annual poster presentation on Thursday, March 14, during the AAO’s annual Convocation at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

Of 68 submitted abstracts, the committee accepted 50 posters to be presented by students, residents and practicing physicians in the following three categories: case study, education and public health, and original research.

The table below lists the winning authors in the 2019 presentation and the titles of their posters. Authors are encouraged to develop their posters into research manuscripts that can be submitted to The AAO Journal. Submission guidelines can be found online at www.academyofosteopathy.org/AAOJ. Learn more about the annual poster presentation session at www.academyofosteopathy.org/poster-presentations.

The following individuals volunteered to judge the presentations, and the committee appreciates their contributions: David Scott Abend, DO; Juan F. Acosta, DO; Shalini Bhatia, MS; David R. Boesler, DO, FAAO; Alice I. Chen, DO; Leslie M. Ching, DO; Lisa R. Chun, DO, MS, FNAOME; Melissa Comstock, MS; Josephine A. Conte, DO; Wm Thomas Crow, DO, FAAO; Theresa A. Cyr, DO; Brian F. Degenhardt, DO; R. Todd Dombroski, DO; David M. Escobar, DO; Garren P. Gebhardt, DO; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO; Ernesto Paris Henderson, DO, MS; Kyle K. Henderson, PhD; Jan T. Hendryx, DO, FAAO; Ruba R. Katrajian, DO; Glenn M. Klucka, DO; Patricia S. Kooyman, DO; Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK; Francisco Laboy III, DO; Yein Lee, DO, MMS; Thomas E. Liggett, DO, PhD, MPH; Jayme D. Mancini, DO, PhD; Mindy Chilman McComb, DO; Barbara Ann Moss, DO; Frank Mueller, MD, DO (Germany); Victor Nuño, DO; Melissa G. Pearce, DO; Kristie Petree, DO; Joshua F. Potter, DO; Hallie J. Robbins, DO; Deborah Schmidt, DO, C-ACOFP; Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP; Zane Starks, MS; Amy E. Suessle, DO; Michael John Terzella, DO; Kevin Albert Thomas, DO, M.S.; Nichole Monique Thorsvik, DO; A. Hope Tobey, DO; Jonathan W. Torres, DO; Angela Kennon Tyson, DO; Adrian A. Villarreal, DO; Michael D. Waddington, DO; Tina Wang, MD; Katherine A. Worden, DO, MS; and Miho Yoshida, DO.

The Foundation for Osteopathic Research and Continuous Education (FORCE) has generously provided sponsorship funds for the LBORC-NUFA Research Poster Presentation sessions during the AAO’s annual Convocation since 2015. The AAO, LBORC and NUFA members appreciate FORCE’s support in the growth of this educational experience.

Online posters and abstracts have not been edited to conform to AAO styles.

2019 POSTER WINNERS

Category

Title

Authors

School or Institution

Student—Case study

First place

Regional Interdependence of Myofascial Meridians in Chronic Low Back Pain

Nicholas R. Wawrzyniak, OMS III; Gabriela Teixeira, OMS III; and Mark E. Sandhouse, DO, MS

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (NSU-KPCOM)

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Second place

Orbital OMT for Grave Situations: Treating Exophthalmos

Gabrielle A. McDermott, OMS III; Nicholas R. Wawrzyniak, OMS III; Yasmin Qureshi, DO (AUS), DPT, EdD; Gina Foster-Moumoutjis, MD; and Alexandra M. Espejo, OD

NSU-KPCOM

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Third place

An Osteopathic Approach to Tinnitus, Vertigo and Headache

Mary Temitope Oyekoya Ileso, OMS IV; Taiwo Temitope Ajumobi, OMS IV; Ryan Barnes, OMS III; and Carol Penn, DO

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey

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Student—Education and public health

First place

A Community in Need of a Healing Hand: An Assessment of the Need for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in San Antonio, Texas

Kathleen Francis, OMS II; Alexis Maiella, OMS II; Paisley L. Pauli, OMS II; Steven C. Rodriguez, OMS II: Brandon Davis, OMS II; Ali Sawani, OMS II; and Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio

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Second place

Virtual Technologies as a Teaching Aid to Learning Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine

Eric Z. Cam, OMS IV; David N. Briganti, OMS IV; Jonathan C. Briganti, OMS IV; Vincent V. Lee, OMS IV; Neil Patel, PhD; and Jesús Sanchez Jr., DO, MSHPE

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic of the Pacific in Pomona, California

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Third place

Aesculapius: Adding a Dimension of Instruction Through Integrating Spatial Knowledge

Sergej Stjepic, OMS II; Bradley Boget, OMS II; David L. Dufeau, PhD; and Garren P. Gebhardt, DO

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis

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Student—Original research

First place

The Immediate, Intermediate, and Long-Term Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Pulmonary Function in Adults with Asthma

Samantha K. Tyler, OMS IV; Anna R. Johnson, OMS IV; Kody M. Kasten, OMS IV; Erika Kolakowski, OMS IV; Jonathan J. Pickos, OMS V; Chunfa Jie, PhD; and Katherine L. Heineman, DO

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa

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Second place

The Role of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Postconcussion Syndrome

Marija Rowane, OMS I; Paul Bures, DO; and Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens

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Third place

Association Between a Consistent Yoga Practice and Rigidity of the Medial Longitudinal Arch

Jordan T. Heser, OMS IV; Dennis Turnbull, OMS III; Amanda O’Loughlin, OMS III; Whitney Liehr, OMS IV; Jan Pryor, DO, MPH; and Heather P. Ferrill, DO, MS MEdL

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado

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Resident—Case study

First place

Perineural Injection Treatment and OMT for Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Dharam Pal S. Khalsa, DO; Francisco Laboy III, DO; and Robert J. Echenberg, MD, FACOG

Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Second place

It’s Not That Hard: Osteopathic Approach to Erectile Dysfunction

Bethany M. Blum, DO; and Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA

St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York

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Third place

Objectifying Effect of OMT on a Patient with Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema

Leah D. Frank, DO; Zane Starks, MS; and Brian F. Degenhardt, DO

Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri

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Resident—Original research

First place

Osteopathic Manipulation During Labor Induction to Improve Vaginal Delivery Success Rates

Patricio G. Guaiquil, DO; Jonathan W. Torres, DO, FACOFP; and Dorothy M. Klingmeyer, DO

Morristown Medical Center
in New Jersey

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Second place

Identifying a Need and Knowledge Gap of Osteopathic Medicine in Pediatric Patients and Caregivers

Jennifer A. Belsky, DO; Joseph R. Stanek MS; Cynthia Gerhardt, PhD; and Melissa J. Rose, DO

Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

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Third place

Effects of Practicing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Hand Function

Frederick O. Barnum IV, DO; Sajid A. Surve, DO, FAOCPMR; Rita M. Patterson, PhD; and Mary Ellen Chang, OMS III

Medical City Fort Worth and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth

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