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2021 Awards

Research mentor:  John M. Popovich Jr (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Abigail Tzau, Bryan Pham

Winner of the Lawrence J. Abramson, D.O. Clinical Research 1st Place Award $1000. Winner of the Andrew "ANDY" Taylor Still D.O. Award $1500: Abigail Tzau, Bryan Pham, Angela Lee, Lisa A. DeStefano, John M. Popovich Jr. Using collaborative modeling and osteopathic manipulative medicine physicians' collective knowledge to understand the effects of chronic low back pain treatments on pain, disability and quality of life. Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring 2021 Spring Scientific Research Exhibit competition.

Research mentor:  Furqan B. Irfan (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Monica V Masucci, Angelina A Cerimele

Winner of Clinical Research 2nd Place Award $500: Masucci MV, Cerimele AA, Nguyen T, Sharrak A, Nguyen DM, Tariq T, Baydoun H, Hasan A, Awad ME, Saleh K, Karabon P, Ahmed FS, Irfan FB. Prostate cancer screening in hospitalized patients: Results from the nationwide inpatient sample. Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring 2021 Spring Scientific Research Exhibit competition.

Research mentor:  Serina Beydoun (External Faculty)

Research student(s): Rasha Khanafer

Research Poster, Third Place $200 Prize: Rasha Khanafer, Serina Beydoun. Ramadan in Pediatrics: A Gateway to Medical Education Quality Improvement and Cultural Competency Training for Medical Students. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021

Research mentor:  Katherine D. Currie (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Jennifer Kang

Research Poster, First Prize: Jennifer Kang, Jamie F. Burr, Alexandra M. Coates, Christian P. Cheung, Trevor J. King, Margo M. Mountjoy, Katherine D. Currie. A Comparison of Diastolic Function in Elite Short- and Long-Distance Swimmers. 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor:  Rana Ismail (MSU Clinical Faculty)

Research student(s): Vinai Reddy

Research Poster, Second Prize: Vinai Reddy, Sifullah Bashar, Riichi Ota, Yaser Fadel, Deepak Kalbi, Yasir AlSaraf, Ahmed J. Chaudhary, Rana Ismail. A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve and Maximize Residents’ Experience with EMR Training at Orientation: Moving from Efficiency to Proficiency. 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.


2020 Awards

Research mentor: Gary Willyerd (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Freeland A

Narrative Medicine Essay Category, Second Place: Freeland A. (2020). Guatemala: A Personal Narrative on the Disparity of Pediatric Care. Essay at the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM), (Virtual).

Research mentor: Seman S (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Brennan Z

Research Poster, First Place Winner: Brennan Z, Guerra S, Seelbinder B, Gerakinis M, Lang A, Seman S. (2020). The Usefulness of Radiograph in Assisting Diagnosis of COVID-19. Poster presentation at the Osteopathic Medical Education (OMED) Conference, (Virtual).

Research mentor: Atwal M (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Gregerson S.

Research Poster, First Place Winner: Gregerson S, Atwal M. (2020). Traumatic Falls, Comorbid Diseases, Hospital Stays and Discharge: Does a Disease make the Difference? Poster presentation at the Osteopathic Medical Education (OMED) Conference, (Virtual).

Research mentor: Rana Ismail (External faculty)

Research student(s): Eleisha Bell

Research Poster, Second Place Winner: Bell E, Amir A, Iheanacho C, Wei ATJ, Williams N, Yousif P, Haapaniemi J, Hettiarachchi M, Ismail R. (2020). Reducing Concomitant Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS) and Systemic Corticosteroids (SCS) among Patients with Acute COPD and/or Asthma Exacerbation. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Detroit Medical Center GME QuESST Research competition, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Macksood Aftab (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Jatin Ahluwalia, Christopher Cenzer, Matthew Commet, Lauren Ford

Research Poster, First Place Winner: Ahluwalia J, Cenzer C, Commet M, Ford L, Aftab M. (May 2020). Utility of Artificial Intelligence Technology as a Screening Tool to Identify Patients for Endovascular Thrombectomy. Presented at the 7th Annual Statewide Campus System Scholarly Activity Poster Day (Virtual).

Research mentor: Firas Abdollah (External faculty)

Research student(s): Renee Hanna

Research Poster, Second Place Winner: Hanna R, Dalela D, Sood A, Keeley J, Arora S, Marcus Jamil M, Bronkema C, Rakic N, Peabody J, Rogers C, Trinh Q-D, Menon M, Abdollah F, MD. (May 2020). Temporal Trends in Age and Race amongst US Men undergoing Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening: Results from a large nationwide survey. Presented at the 7th Annual Statewide Campus System Scholarly Activity Poster Day (Virtual).

Research mentor: Rodney J Nash (External faculty)

Research student(s): Zachary P Morehouse

Research Poster (Basic Science Research), First Place Winner: Morehouse ZP, Proctor C, Ryan G, Rivera AA, Nash RJ. (Oct. 2020). A Novel Direct-to-PCR Viral Detection Method Developed to Improve COVID-19 Testing Efforts. Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: Dennis Bojrab II (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Christian Dondonan

Research Poster (Clinical Medicine Research), Third Place Winner: Dondonan C, Grauer J, Bojrab D. (Oct. 2020). Evaluation of the use of preoperative steroids and hearing preservation outcomes after endolymphatic sac decompression surgery. Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: John M. Popovich (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Ryan Korlewitz

Research Poster (Clinical Medicine Research), Honorable Mention for Osteopathic Considerations: Korlewitz RJ, Tsai L-C, Lyle MA, Popovich JM. (Oct. 2020). Hypertrophic Changes of the Involved Limb Gluteus Maximus 6 Months Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery. Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.


2019 Awards

Research mentor: Kirsten Waarala (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Amar Takrani, Mehta S

Research Poster, First Place Winner: Takrani A, Mehta S, Schwartz J, Jordan M, Corser W, Waarala K. (May 2019). Sex and gender health education among medical students and residents in the statewide campus system of MSUCOM. Presented at the 6th Annual Statewide Campus System Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Christopher Kuenze (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Charlick M, Ballard E, Koch Z, Lewallen F

Research Poster, Second Place Winner: Charlick M, Ballard E, Koch Z, Lewallen F, Lisee C, Birchmeier T, Triplett A, Kuenze C. (May 2019). Graft Choice Versus Quadriceps Strength at 6-months Post-ACL Reconstruction. Presented at the 6th Annual Statewide Campus System Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Abdulrazak Alchakaki (External faculty)

Research student(s): Amanda Provost, Batoul Aoun

Honorable Mention: Provost A, Aoun B, Haidar-Ahmad I, Alchakaki A. (May 2019). Cement Pulmonary Embolisms: Two Case Studies on an Underreported Adverse Event. Poster presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Adam Alessio (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Sydney Rubin

Research Poster, First Place Winner: Rubin S, Adams J, Cox J, Pereira C, Dighe M, Wolf B, Alessio A. (Nov. 2019). Towards automated structured reporting of thyroid ultrasound to reduce fine needle aspirations in thyroid cancer. Presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor: Samantha Kennedy (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Ryley Mancine, Donald Gusfa

Research Poster, Second Place Winner: Mancine R, Gusfa D, Kennedy S. (Nov. 2019). Creating and Validating the Disordered Eating Screen for Athletes (DESA-6): A Proposed Screening Tool. Presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.


2018 Awards

Research mentor: Loro LoLaja Kujjo

Research student(s): Meisel AJ.

Research Poster, Second Place Winner: Meisel AJ. (2018). HS4 – Repair and Maintenance of the Cadaver Donor. Poster presentation at the Osteopathic Medical Education (OMED) Conference, San Diego, CA.

Research mentor: Kevin Berlin (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Eric Sandrock, Ahmad Elkhatib, Eric Reilly

Research Poster, Third Place Winner: Sandrock E, Elkhatib A, Reilly E, Fawaz S, Saghir Z, Berlin K. (Nov 2018). Special Considerations in Medical Management of a Patient with Longstanding Congenital Heart Defects and Subsequent Pulmonary Artery Hypertension. Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor: Gary Willyerd (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Jacob Shermetaro

Research Poster, Third Place Award:  Shermetaro J, Tobes D, Shively MB, Briceno RK, Sergent S, Alocilja E, Lim L, Phelps K, Gorz J, Benites S, Willyerd GL. (May 2018). Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.