2020 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 12, during the AAO’s annual Convocation at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Of 95 submitted abstracts, the committee accepted 58 submissions and 44 posters were 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 2020 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 academyofosteopathy.org/AAOJ. Learn more about the annual poster presentation session at academyofosteopathy.org/poster-presentations.

At the 2020 AAO Convocation, Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, chair of the LBORC Research Poster Presentation Subcommittee was unable to attend and manage the poster judging. The poster judging session was supervised by LBORC Vice Chair Kyle K. Henderson, PhD; and LBORC member Leslie M. Ching, DO; with the following individuals volunteering to judge the presentations. The committee appreciates each of their contributions in making this a successful event.

Christina Allison Bartoni, OMS; Marta Bringhurst, DO; Simone Childs-Walker; Lisa R. Chun, DO, MS, FNAOME; Michael A Conte, DO; Jay B Danto, DO; Brian F. Degenhardt, DO; Robin R. Dyer, DO; Frank Patrick Goodman, DO, MS; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO; Jane C. Johnson, MA; James R. Keene, PhD, DO; Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK; Bryan Le, DO; Yein Lee, DO, MMS; Mindy Chilman McComb, DO; Angelique C. Mizera, DO; Barbara Ann Moss, DO; James Murphy, DO; Sayward Louise Nelson, OMS; Mukarram Razvi, DO; Charles J. Smutny III, DO, FAAO; A. Hope Tobey, DO; Jonathan W. Torres, DO, FACOFP; and Samuel Hirsch Werner, 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.

2020 POSTER WINNERS

Category

Title

Authors

School or Institution

Student—Case study

First place

An Irregularly Fast Approach: Osteopathic Treatment of Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

Nikola L. Fellows, OMS II; Phillip A. Wong, DO; and Adrienne M. Kania, DO, FAAO

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM)

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Second place

Sphenobasilar Synchondrosis Dysfunction as a Biomechanical Etiology of Post-Concussion Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Nicholas R. Wawrzyniak, OMS III, MS; Emma S. Poff, SPT; and Nathan Patrick Widboom, DO

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

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Third place tie

Application of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Management of Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Case Study

Erum Ahmed, OMS III; Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO; and Sheldon C. Yao, DO, FAAO

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM)

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Third place tie

Silent But Chronic: The Debilitating Disease of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and the Power of OMT

Gabriela Teixeira, OMS III; Gabrielle Ann McDermott, OMS III; Robin Mata, OMS III; Patrick Eugene Barry, DO; and Irina Rozenfeld, MSHS, MSN, APRN

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

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Student—Education and public health

First place

Stressed Out Medical Students and How to Define Them: Tracking Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Coping During Years I and II

Jonathan Carbungco, OMS III; Hunter Michael Green, OMS III; Vanessa Paige Lowdon, OMS IV; Kim Chosie, LPCS; Caleb Hamilton, PhD; and Audrey Vasauskas; PhD

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM)

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Second place

Preliminary results of a health education intervention: Utilizing narratives to reduce HIV stigma in rural Ecuador

Jennifer Viola, OMS II; Christopher Alan Keener, OMS II; Chelsea Iles, OMS II; Sharon Casapulla, EdD, MPH; Mario J. Grijalva, PhD; and Guillermo Gomez-Urrego, MA, MEd

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)

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Third place tie

Perceptions of non-opioid treatment for pain in a homeless population

Kristina Fraser, OMS III; Joshua Bernal, OMS III; Harvard Nguyen, OMS III; Flora Park, OMS II; Alexa Westberg, OMS III; and Alan Podawiltz, DO

University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC)

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Third place tie

Scholar 12: Beta trial of an osteopathic research cultural development computer application

Daniel Hellmann, PharmD, OMS II; Marija Rowane, OMS III; Rachel A. Branning, OMS II; Heather Cola, OMS II; Jude Fahoum, OMS I; Brittany Morgan Snyder, PharmD, BCPS, OMS II; Amber Healy, DO; Xiaojun Qi-Lytle, PhD; Mark Terrell, EdD; and Robert W. Hostoffer, Jr., DO, LhD, MSMEd, FACOP, FAAP, FACOI, FCCP

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)

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Student—Original research

First place

Measuring Low Frequency Oscillations in the Microcirculation of the Face: In Search of Novel Mechanisms for the CRI

Jillian Lynn Smith, OMS V, MS; Derek Oswald, OMS IV; Robert Murphy, MS; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO; and Kyle K. Henderson, PhD

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU-CCOM)

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Second place

The Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Proprioception in Adults: A Pilot Study

Thomas Robert Mehner, OMS IV; Krista Hoevemeyer, OMS IV; Ryan Dean McMunn, OMS IV; Kai Yuan Teng, OMS IV; José S. Figueroa, DO, FAOCPMR, FAAPMR; and Chunfa Jie, PhD

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMUCOM)

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Third place

Osteopathic Manipulation Improves Neurocognitive Performance in Adults with Pain: A Rationale for a New Approach

Bridget Condon, OMS IV; Mireille N. Rizkalla, MSc., PhD; Robert Murphy, MS; Kimberly Huntington-Alfano, DO; Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO; Ann Impens, MPH, PhD; and Kyle K. Henderson, PhD

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU-CCOM)

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Resident—Case study

First place

Crochet the Pain Away: A Case Study of Osteopathic Manipulation for Cervical Rib Induced Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Joshua Alan Herring, DO; Gabriela Soto; and Sabrina Silver, DO

Eglin Family Medicine Residency Eglin Air Force Base Hospital

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Resident—Education and public health

First place

Can referrals to a pediatric osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic be increased through provider education? An Evolving Quality Improvement Project

Arpita Sinha, DO, MPH, PGY2; and Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, PhD, RDN, LK

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

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Second place

Evidence-based education on osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal consultations for a hospitalized patient: A medical staff survey and retrospective review

Nicolette ODonnell Rosendahl, DO, PGY4; Bachtuyet Le, DO, PGY4; Olivia Pipitone, MPH; Erandhi N. Hall, DO; and Hannah M. Fine, DO

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

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Resident—Original research

First place

Characteristics and Management of Geriatric Patients from a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Clinic

Alicia Ann King, DO, MPH; Jayme Lauren Cox, OMS III; Shalini Bhatia, MS; and Karen T. Snider, DO, FAAO, FNAOME

Andrew Taylor Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)/ Northeast Regional Medical Center

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Second place

Got Anxiety? I Got Your Back: Incidence of Somatic Dysfunction with Axial Pain and Anxiety/Depression

Cassandra A. Tamayo, DO, PGY3; Chantel F. Tessmer, MSc, MD, PGY2; and Kyle K. Henderson, PhD

AMITA LaGrange Medical Center

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Third place tie

Exploring the Feasibility and Safety of Osteopathic Medicine as an Adjunctive Therapy for Chemotherapy Side Effects in Pediatric Oncology Patients (OMET): An Interim Analysis

Jennifer Ashley Belsky, DO, MS, PGY6; Anneliese Rupp Huntzinger, DO; Joseph Stanek MS; and Melissa J. Rose, DO

Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Third place tie

Somatic Dysfunction Prevalence in Patients with Tension Headaches from a Single Outpatient Multidisciplinary Osteopathic Musculoskeletal Clinic

Victoria Shadiack, DO, PGY4, ONMM3; and Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

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