2018 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 22, during the AAO’s annual Convocation at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. 

Of 73 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 clinical research. In total, 189 authors from 24 institutions were represented in the poster presentation. 

The following individuals volunteered to judge the presentations, and the committee appreciates their contributions: David S. Abend, DO; Janice U. Blumer, DO, FAAO; David R. Boesler, DO; Stephanie Zena Brown, OMS III; Trevin Cardon, OMS V; Leslie M. Ching, DO; Lisa R. Chun, DO, MS; Judy M. Colabella, DO; Mark R. Conliffe, DO; Jay B. Danto, DO; Amy Jo Davison, DO; Brian F. Degenhardt, DO; David M. Escobar, DO; Michael Hadley, DO; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO; Kyle K. Henderson, PhD; Jodie Hermann, DO; R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO; Jane Johnson, MA; Heather Johnston, OMS IV; Adrienne M. Kania, DO, FAAO; James R. Keene, PhD, DO; Glenn M. Klucka, DO; Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM; Francisco Laboy III, DO; Yein Lee, DO, MMS; Drew D. Lewis, DO, FAAO; To Shan Li, DO; Wesley C. Lockhart, DO; Crystal Alexandra Laura Martin, DO; Kara C. Mintier, DO; Barbara Ann Moss, DO; Victor Nuño, DO; Maria Patten, DO; Melissa G. Pearce, DO; Sun F. Pei, DO; Brian P. Peppers, DO, PhD; Hallie J. Robbins, DO; Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP; Edward C. Shadiack III, DO; Karen T. Snider, DO, FAAO; Zane Starks, MS; Michael J. Terzella, DO; Kevin Albert Thomas, DO, MS; A. Hope Tobey, DO; Katherine A. Worden, DO, MS; and Miho Yoshida, DO. 

The table below lists the winning authors in the 2018 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

Abstracts and posters will be posted online once authors have signed a release. Online posters and abstracts have not been edited to conform to AAO styles.

See the complete list of posters presented at the AAO's 2018 Convocation.


Category Title Authors School or Institution
Student—Case study
First place CRI over MRI: A Cranial Approach to Dizziness Urvi V. Patel, OMS III; Anna M. Mercer, OMS III; and Yasmin Qureshi, DO (Australia), DPT Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (NSU-KPCOM)
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Second place Releasing the Impact: A Case of Concussion Related Somatic Dysfunction Anna Roman-Pleschko, OMS III, POPPF; Alessandra Posey, DO; and Lailah Issac, DO NSU-KPCOM
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Third place Use of Axial Myofascial Hydrostat Test in Identifying Areas of Focus for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to Relieve Symptoms of Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – A Case Study Samantha F. Gottlieb, OMS III; David H. Tegay, DO; and Jayme D. Mancini, DO, PhD New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury
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Student—Education and public health
First place A Survey of Predoctoral Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) Fellowships Ashley Bedi, OMS V, and Drew D. Lewis, DO, FAAO Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa
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Second place Early Exposure and Student Interest in Cranial Osteopathy: A Curriculum Improvement Analysis Brayden Healey, OMS IV; William Galbraith, OMS III; and Janice U. Blumer, DO, FAAO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic of the Pacific in Lebanon, Oregon (WesternU/COMP-Northwest)
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Third place Image Based Augmented Reality as a Teaching Aid to Learning Cranial Motion and Strain Patterns Masumi G. Asahi, OMS III; Sam Jazayeri, OMS III; Peter J. Lee, OMS III; Stephanie P. Zamora, OMS III; Joe Marilo, MA; and Rebecca E. Giusti, DO Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic of the Pacific in Pomona, California
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Student—Clinical research
First place Retrospective Chart Review of Patients with Ankyloglossia to Determine Effect of OMT With or Without Frenectomy Katherine G. Rose-Borcherding, OMS IV; Zachary Wagner, OMS III; and Brieanna M. Seefeldt, DO Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado
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Second place Osteopathic Implications of Neurovascular Structures Coursing Through the Submandibular Gland Kelsey J. Hafner-Eaton, OMS III; Vanessa D. Leonhard, OMS IV; Heather Smith, PhD; and Richard S. Dobrusin, DO Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University in Glendale (AZCOM/MWU)
Third place (tie) Regularly Applied Lymphatic Pump Techniques Reduced Duration of Upper Respiratory Infections Victor Liao, OMS II; Megan Ellis, OMS II; Emily Hanka, OMS II; Sara Javadi, OMS II; Bryan Margaria, OMS II; Shelby Reyes, OMS II; Samuel Richardson, OMS II; Rafaella Roque; Rory Siegel, OMS II; Matthew Yiu Ha Wu, OMS II; Pamela Yao, OMS II; Francisco Laboy III, DO; and Tim Shipley, PhD Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Third place (tie) Analysis of Palpatory Forces During Segmental Vertebral Motion Testing Rachel R. Chapin, OMS III; Andrew B. Wright, OMS III; Steve Webb, BS; Vanessa K. Pazdernik, MS; and Brian F. Degenhardt, DO A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri
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Resident—Case study
First place Transient Dysautonomia Following Visceral Osteopathic Manipulation: A Case Report Natalie A. Hyppolite, DO; and Knic C. Rabara, DO Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey
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Second place Case Study—Nonsurgical, Non-orthotic Treatment of Plagiocephaly Without Craniosynostosis in a 4-Month-Old Infant: An Osteopathic Approach Nathan Nakken, DO, and Katherine A. Worden, DO AZCOM/MWU
Third place Treat Thine Self: A Case for Advancing Osteopathic Treatment Into the Hands of Patients With Migraines Nicolette Rosendahl, DO; Edward Goering, DO; Kendall Shibuya, OMS IV; Nicole Scherlie, OMS III; and Leatrice Olson, DO Mercy Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency in Des Moines, Iowa, and WesternU/COMP-Northwest
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Resident—Education and public health
First place Defining Muscle Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach David Son, DO, MPH; Carter M. Newey, OMS III; Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO; and Rita M. Patterson, PhD University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
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Resident—Clinical research
First place Osteopathic Manipulation During Labor Induction to Improve Vaginal Delivery Success Rates Sergio A. Suarez, DO; Jonathan W. Torres, DO; Dorothy M. Klingmeyer, DO; Joseph Melograno, DO; Oluwafisayo Tunde-Agbede, MD; and Einat Manor, MD Atlantic Health Systems ONMM, NMM Plus One Residency, Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey
Second place The Side of Sacroiliac Joint Restriction Does Not Necessarily Correlate with SIJ Provocative Tests and Confirmatory US Guided SIJ Block: A Single Center Retrospective Chart Review Makoto M. Yoshino, DO; Anika J. Trent, OMS II; and Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, RMSK Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Virginia Campus in Blacksburg
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Third place Safety and Efficacy of OMT in Patients With Moderate or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Alice I. Chen, DO; Nicholas P. Michael, DO; Christina Monteleone, OMS III; Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA; and Gerard A. Baltazar, DO, FACOS Saint Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York
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