Poster Presentations

Each year the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) hold a research poster presentation session during the AAO’s annual Convocation.

Interested AAO, RAAO and SAAO members are encouraged to participate and submit their completed poster entry form and abstract to the AAO. Read the full criteria.

WHO MAY PRESENT
The LBORC-NUFA Research Poster Presentation is open to osteopathic medical students, interns, residents, researchers and practicing physicians. The first author of each poster must be a member of the AAO, the Resident American Academy of Osteopathy or the Student American Academy of Osteopathy. The first author of student and resident posters must be present during the poster judging at Convocation. All presenters should register for Convocation to gain access to the presentation area.

POSTER CATEGORIES
A ram’s head trophy will be presented to the first author of those posters that win first place in each of the 3 poster categories for the student and resident level in original research, single case study, and education and public health.

JUDGING
Poster judging will take place during the Convocation and winners will be announced at the student awards ceremony and at the president’s banquet on Saturday, March 18. Indicate your willingness to be a volunteer judge when you register for Convocation. For more information, contact AAO staff liaison Debbie Cole at D[email protected].

ABSTRACTS DUE JAN. 16
Interested AAO, RAAO, and SAAO members should submit their poster entry form and abstract to the AAO. Early bird poster abstract submissions received by December 12 (11:59 p.m. Eastern time) will have the opportunity to submit one revision of the abstract prior to the final deadline. January 16, 2022, at midnight Eastern time will be the final deadline for all submissions.

Notification of abstract acceptance will be completed by January 30. Authors of abstracts that are accepted to be presented will be asked to provide a digital copy of their poster no later than March 1 for consideration of the top three prizes.

All authors on the poster will be asked to sign the AAO copyright agreement included in the poster entry form so that the Academy may publish posters on the AAO’s website. Signing the agreement does not prevent investigators from submitting full articles on their research to peer-reviewed journals, such as The AAO Journal and The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

2022 POSTER WINNERS

The Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) hosted their annual poster presentation on during the AAO & AOASM 2022 Convocation.

The table below lists the winning authors and poster titles for the 2022 presentations.

On behalf of Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, chair of the LBORC Research Poster Subcommittee, the following individuals volunteered to judge the presentations; the committee appreciates their contributions in making this a successful event: 

Janice Upton Blumer, DO, FAAO; William J. Brooks, DO; Leslie M. Ching, DO; John S. Colston, DO; Brian F. Degenhardt, DO; John Diefenderfer, DO; Gary C. Gailius, DO; Garren P. Gebhardt, DO; Frank Goodman, DO, MS; Steven A. Gustafson, DO; Samuel Hager, DO; Kurt P Heinking, DO, FAAO; Kyle K. Henderson, PhD; Samantha Marie Hurrle OMS; Virginia M. Johnson, DO, FAAO; Joseph H Kidd, DO; Albert J Kozar, DO, FAOASM; Amber Lee, OMS; Drew D. Lewis, DO, FAAO; J’Aimee Anne Lippert, DO; Manda Mainville OMS; Alexander Nguyen OMS; Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO; Jillian Lynn Smith, DO; Jonathan W. Torres, DO, MPA, FACOFP, FAAO; Roshny Vijayakar, OMS IV; Adrian A. Villarreal, DO; Sara E. Wemlinger, DO; and Ethan B. Worthington, DO.

Category

Title

Authors

School or Institution

Student—Original Research

First place

 

Impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Chronic Persis-tent Gait Dysfunction Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Sonja A. Hedblom, OMS-IV; Joseph J. Krzak, PT, PhD, PC; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO; Karen M. Kruger, PhD; Janey Prodoehl, PT, PhD, CCTT; Thomas J. Dillon, PT, DPT, OCS; Kyle K. Henderson, PhD Midwestern University Chicago COM

Second Place

Effect of Physique on Medical Students' Perceived Physical Ability to Perform Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)  Sandy Than, OMS-II; Lesley Santos, OMS-II; Xin Lin, OMS-II; Michael Terzella, DO; Min-Kyung Jung, PhD  New York Institute of Technology COM 

Third Place

Effect of Medical School Experiences on Perceived Likelihood of Performing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in Future Practice  Xin Lin, OMS-II; Lesley Santos, OMS-II; Sandy Than, OMS-II; Michael Terzella, DO; Min-Kyung Jung, PhD  New York Institute of Technology COM 

 

Category

Title

Authors

School or Institution

Student—Education & Public Health

First place

 

The Effects of a Novel Virtual Reality Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Program on First Year Practical Exam Scores 

Erum Ahmed, OMS-IV; Jerry Jose, OMS-III; Randy Stout, PhD, Sheldon C. Yao, DO, FAAO  New York Institute of Technology COM 

Second Place--Tie

 

Medical Students Learn Physical Exam and Health Through Research: Prevalence of Sacroiliac and Pubic Symphysis Joint Shears in Single Leg Balance  Marichelle Renee Pita, OMS-III; Jayme Mancini, DO, PhD  New York Institute of Technology COM 
The Soft Tissue Clinic Experience (SCTE): A sustainable way for early medical students to develop patient interaction and manipulative treatment skills  Zuolin Ouyang OMSII; Robert Murphy MS; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO; Kyle K. Henderson, PhD  Midwestern University Chicago COM 

 

Category

Title

Authors

School or Institution

Student—Case Study

First place

 

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of the Deep Fascia for the Treatment of Chronic Trauma-induced Somatic Dysfunction 

Nelson, Claudia, OMS-III; Henderson, John, OMS-III; Kim, Cory, OMS-II; Le, Bachtuyet, DO; Mintier, Kara, DO  Western University of Health Sciences COM Pacific Northwest 

Second Place

Novel Lymphatic Counterstrain (LC) in a Case of Low Ankle Sprain   Trinh, Daniel OMS-II; Henderson, John, OMS-III; Goering, Edward, DO  Western University of Health Sciences COM Pacific Northwest 

Third Place

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)   Khloud Yassin, OMS-III; Cody Mutter, OMS-III; Holly Waters, DO, MS; Rohit Mehra, DO, MPH, MS   Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel COM 

Resident—Case Study

First place

 

Response to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Case Report  

Aziza Bomani-Bailey, DO, PGY-II; Tongbo Xu, OMS-II; Hugh Ettlinger, DO, FAAO  Saint Barnabas Hospital 

Second Place

Healing from trauma – Effect of platelet-rich plasma on post-traumatic neck injury resulting in muscle spasm  Xiawei Zhong, DO, PGY III; Varna Davalath, DO, PGY III; Arlene O’Donnell DO  AdventHealth East Orlando Family Medicine Residency 

Third Place

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment plus Phototherapy in the Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: A Case Report   Brian L. Zylinski, DO, PGY-4; Chelsy M. Stephenson, DO, PGY-4; Amy L. Dean, DO; John W. Rajala, DO, PGY-2; and Dustin J. Miller, MD  Mercy Health Muskegon, MI 

Resident—Original Research

First place

 

What was the impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the use and referral patterns of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM): a retrospective study   

Alecia Lentz, DO, PGY-2; Nicole Fremarek, DO, MBA, PGY-3; Garrett Caldwell, DO  

University of Michigan Health-West,
Wyoming, MI

 

Second Place

Variations in Average Cranial Rhythmic Impulse Rates  Tiffany Crider, DO MPH PGY5; Jared Grimm, OMS III; Al Kozar, DO FAOASM, R-MSK; A. Hope Tobey, DO FAAP, FACOP  VCOM Sports and Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA 

Third Place

Nurturing the Breath of Life: A Retrospective Analysis of the Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Patients Ventilated for COVID-19  Susanne Murphy DO PGY-3, Anna Mercer DO PGY-2, Hugh Ettlinger DO, FAAO  Saint Barnabas Hospital 

Resident—Education and Public Health 

First place

The effect of longitudinal osteopathic experiences on family medicine resident confidence and utilization of osteopathic manipulative treatment   Starr Matsushita, DO; Erin Lee, DO; Olivia Pipitone, MPH; Amber Vester, DO 

Starr Matsushita, DO; Erin Lee, DO; Olivia Pipitone, MPH; Amber Vester, DO  Samaritan Family Medicine Residency Clinic, Corvallis, Oregon 

2021 POSTER WINNERS

The Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) hosted their annual poster presentation on Thursday, March 18, during the AAO’s 2021 Virtual Convocation.

Of 70 submitted abstracts, the committee accepted 56 submissions and 55 posters were presented by students and residents in the following three categories: case study, education and public health, and original research. The table below lists the winning authors and poster titles for the 2021 presentations.

On behalf of Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, chair of the LBORC Research Poster Subcommittee, the following individuals volunteered to judge the presentations; the committee appreciates their contributions in making this a successful event: Christina A Bartoni, OMS; Ken H. Baxa, DO; Eliott S. Blackman, DO, FCA; Lisa R. Chun, DO, MS, FNAOME; Josephine A. Conte, DO; Jay B Danto, DO; Brian F. Degenhardt, DO; William H. Devine, DO; Devin Mikala-Kapono Gamundoy, DO; Anthony J. Heidt, DO, MS; Kyle K. Henderson, PhD; Jeffery William Johns, DO; Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK; Drew D. Lewis, DO, FAAO; Cathy R. Lindsay, DO; Royal Lomblot, DO; Mickey Y. Lui, DO, MPH; Krista S. Lund, DO; Mindy Chilman McComb, DO; Barbara Ann Moss, DO; Sayward Louise Nelson, OMS; Hallie J. Robbins, DO; Charles J. Smutny, III, DO, FAAO; Karen T. Snider, DO, MS, FAAO, FNAOME; William Harry Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.; A. Hope Tobey, DO; Jonathan W. Torres, DO, MPA, FACOFP, FAAO; Todd Robert Waldorf, DO; Kevin A. Weiss, DO; Katherine A. Worden, DO, MS, FAAO; Miho Yoshida, DO; and Marissa M. Zajac, DO.

Category

Title

Authors

School or Institution

Student—Case study

First place

Healing After Hemiparesis: The Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Post-stroke Pain

Darby Oakes, OMS III; Gregory Kunis, OMS III; Patrick Barry, DO

Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM)

 

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Second place

 

An Osteopathic Approach to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in an Ehlers-Danlos Patient

 

Spencer Rice, OMS III; Evan Stermer, OMS III; Yasmin Qureshi, DO (AUS)

 

Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM)

 

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Third place

 

An Osteopathic Approach to Symptomatic Scapular Dyskinesi

 

Duncan James Williams, OMS III; Gary C. Gailius, DO

 

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM)

 

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Student—Education and public health

 

First place

 

Comparison of The Prevalence of Preclerkship Medical Student Diagnosed Sacral and Pelvic Girdle Somatic Dysfunctions and the Expected Findings in the General Population

 

Barbara Senger, OMS III; Jonathan Bingham, OMS III; Brian F. Degen- hardt, DO

 

A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)

 

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Second place

 

A Clinician’s Guide to Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques to Improve the Treatment of Somatic Complaints of Pregnancy: Recommendations Provided by Gestational Week

 

David O. Shumway, OMS IV; Thomas Byrnes Jr, DO; Kendra Gray, DO

 

A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)

 

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Third place

Professional Impact of the DMU Predoctoral OMM Fellow- ship

Gabriel Berenbeim, OMS IV; Megan Ellis, OMS IV; Kaitlyn Finneran, OMS IV; Isaac Metzler, OMS IV; Drew D. Lewis, DO, FAAO; Chunfa Jie, PhD

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMUCOM)

 

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Student—Original research

 

First place

Baseline Range of Motion of the Lower Limb in Parkinsonian Gait is Consistent Among Treatment and Control Groups

 

Zachary Terrell, MS; Sarah Moudy, PhD; Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO; Rita Patterson, PhD

University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM)

 

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Second place

 

An Osteopathic Assessment of Lower Extremity Somatic Dysfunctions in Runners at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, NY

 

Abbey Santanello, OMS III; Pamela Matthew, MPH, MS, OMS II; Anthony Modica, MS, OMS-II, Sergio Suarez, DO, Mikhail Volokitin, MD, DO

 

Touro College of Osteo- pathic Medicine–Harlem, NY

 

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Third place

 

Sizing Up the Frontal Sinus: Clinical Implications of Sinus Size and Complexity

 

Allison Marie Richman, OMS II; Lauren N. Butaric, PhD

 

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMUCOM)

 

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Resident—Case study

 

First place

 

Role of Osteopathic Treatment in the Management of Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome: A Case report

 

Cassandra N. Rodrigues, DO, ONMM3, PGY4; Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO

 

St. Barnabas Hospital

 

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Second place

 

To Breathe Again: An Osteopathic Approach to Respiratory Failure Due to SARS-CoV-2

 

 

Karli McMillan, DO, PGY4; Richard A. Feely, DO, FAAO, FCA; Katherine A. Worden, DO, MS, FAAO

 

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM)

 

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Third place

 

Management of COVID-induced Acute Respiratory Failure Requiring Intubation with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

 

Anna Wolff, DO; Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO FAAO

 

St. Barnabas Hospital

 

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Resident—Education and public health

 

First place

 

Use of a SOAP Note Assignment to Evaluate Osteopathic Medical Students Understanding of the Somatic Dysfunction Diagnostic Process

John C. Biery, Jr., DO, CAQSM; Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK

 

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and Sports Medicine

 

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Resident—Original research

First place

Causes, Associations and Effects of Significant Somatic Dysfunctions in Newborns and Infants on Breastfeeding

Bernadette Marie Bibber, DO, PGY-4; Dorothy M. Klingmeyer, DO, (MMC FM); Nour Elassa, DO, PGY-3

Morristown Medical Center

 

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Second place

 

Manual Drainage of the Gallbladder: A Pilot Study

 

Angelica Perry, DO; Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK

 

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

 

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Third place

 

Retrospective Review of Delivery Outcomes Following Longitudinal Intrapartum Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

 

Samuel H. Werner, DO, ONMM3; Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK

 

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

 

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