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2021 Presentations

Research mentor: Carolina Restini (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Trevor Belavek; Rafael Bernal; Vanessa Ibrahim; Kelly Irwin; Minjung Kim; Courtney Merlo

Belavek T, Bernal R, Ibrahim V, Irwin K, Kim M, Merlo C, Restini C. (March 2021). The COVID-19 challenge: motivation to balance productivity and learning through science. Poster accepted at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Spring Renewal (Virtual).

Research student(s): Anh-Dao Tran

Tran A-D, Restini C. (March 2021). Adapt inclusive lens: Underrepresentation in clinical trials. Poster accepted at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Spring Renewal (Virtual).

Research student(s): Erin Vitale; Gina Ruggirello; Rachel Eaton.

Vitale EM, Ruggirello GM, Eaton RM, Sergent S, Willyerd GL, Restini, C. (April 2021). Association between diabetes education and diabetes management in an under-resourced community: A pilot study. Poster accepted at Experimental Biology (Virtual).

Research mentor: Deborah Virant-Young (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Anjali Gundeti, Katherine Guardado, Hunter Holsinger

Gundeti A, Guardado K, Holsinger H, Virant-Young D. (March 2021). Impact of Mindfulness on Physician Burnout. Poster accepted at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Spring Renewal Conference (Virtual).

Research mentor: Martha Faner (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): C. Dondonan, S. Rammaha

C. Dondonan, S. Rammaha, K. Pfotenhauer, J. Taylor, K. Waarala, M. Faner “Impact of COVID-19 on Students at MSUCOM: Curriculum, Advising and Wellness” International Association of Medical School Educators, Virtual Conference, June 2021

Research mentor: Xue Bing (External Faculty)

Research student(s): Paulus A, Morehouse Z

Paulus A, Morehouse Z, Jasti S, Bing X. From a Tingling Hand to a Ventilator: An Atypical Presentation of Guillian Barre Syndrome. Poster Presentation, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 27th Annual Research Forum. 25 May 2021.

Research mentor: Lauren Azevedo (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Sharp CM

Sharp CM, Thusang K, Azevedo LM. Bulbar Myasthenia Gravis versus Globus Pharyngeus: Case reports of two adolescent males with dysphagia.  Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Annual Poster Competition. October 2021.

Research student(s): Basma Al Masraf

Basma Al Masraf, Brittany Ladson, Saaranga Sasitharan, Maricar Gener, Maximilian Volk, Anthony M. Pace, Ramya Erasala, Gabriella Carr, Olivia Welch, Lauren Azevedo.  School-based opioid and vaping educational intervention for high school students.  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Conference. April 2021.

Basma Al Masraf, Brittany Ladson, Saaranga Sasitharan, Maricar Gener, Maximilian Volk, Sheebani Talati, Anthony M. Pace, Ramya Erasala, Gabriella Carr, Olivia Welch, Lauren Azevedo. Opioid and vaping educational intervention for high school students. American Physician Scientists Association Annual Meeting.  April 2021.

Research mentor: Tarik J. Wasfie (MSU Clinical Faculty)

Research student(s): Mikayla Depuydt

Mikayla Depuydt. The Value of Abdominal and Pelvic CT Scan in Trauma Patients with Low Injury Severity Score and High Glasgow Coma Scale. Poster presentation, 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research student(s): Zachary J. Walker, Maximilian Volk

Tarik J. Wasfie, Avery Jackson, Noah Kelm, Stefanija Galovska, Zachary J. Walker, Maximilian Volk. Reduction of Refracture Rate in Osteoporotic Patients With Vertebral Compression Fractures Treated With Vertebral Augmentation; Role of Fracture Liaison Service and Pressure Scale Index. Poster presentation, 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Itziar Familiar-Lopez (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Alexis Hurley, Shanarra Turner

Alexis Hurley, Shanarra Turner, Lillian Wambuzi, Michael Boivin, Itziar Familiar-Lopez. Cognitive outcomes among school-age children living with HIV in Uganda and community controls. Poster presentation, 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Katharine D. Currie (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Surim Kang

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

Research mentor: Itziar Familiar (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Mehma Singh

Mehma Singh, Chi-Fang Tseng, Ronald Asimwe, Ethan Goodwills Arima, Itziar Familiar. Association between Pregnancy Related Stigma and psychological distress among adolescents in rural Uganda. Poster presentation, 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Laura Cabrera (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Erika Tvedten

Erika Tvedten. Attitudes Toward Use and Timing of Deep Brain Stimulation: Patients’ with DBS Perspectives. Poster presentation, 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Christopher Kuenze (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Nathan Woeber

Nathan Woeber, Ashley N. Triplett, Christopher Kuenze. Body Composition Characteristics of Individuals Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Poster presentation, 2021 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Carolina Restini (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Vitale EM, Ruggirello GM, Eaton RM.

Vitale EM, Ruggirello GM, Eaton RM, Sergent S, Willyerd GL, Restini C. Association between diabetes education and diabetes management in an under-resourced community: A pilot study. Experimental Biology. April 2021.

Abstract published: Erin Vitale, Gina Ruggirello, Rachel Eaton, Shane Sergent, Gary Willyerd, Carolina Restini. Association between diabetes education and diabetes management in an under-resourced community: A pilot study. 14 May 2021. Volume 35, Issue S1. FASEB Journal. Special Issue: Experimental Biology 2021 Meeting. https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.2021.35.S1.03501

Research mentor: Selwanes W (External faculty)

Research student(s): Meredith Herman

Immel L, Klada E, Herman, M, Safi F, Selwanes W. Primary Pulmonary Granular Cell Tumor: A Rare Tumor and Review of the Literature. American Thoracic Society 2021 Great Cases: Clinical, Radiologic and Pathologic Correlations by Master Physicians.

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

Research student(s): Bryan Pham, Abigail Tzau,

Bryan Pham, Abigail Tzau, Angela Lee, Lisa A. DeStefano, John M. Popovich Jr. Building a collaborative model of chronic lower back pain from osteopathic manipulative medicine physicians. Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring 2021 Spring Scientific Research Exhibit competition.

Research mentor: Jonathan Lovy (MSU Clinical Faculty)

Research student(s): Mohammed Turfe

Mohammed Turfe, Eric Kane, Jonathan Lovy. Treatment resistant hypertension in a young adult with elevated metanephrines. Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring 2021 Spring Scientific Research Exhibit competition.

Research mentor: Elizabeth Pionk (MSU Clinical Faculty)

Research student(s): Angelina Cerimele

Angelina Cerimele, Jacob Leroux, Elizabeth Pionk. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia In the Setting of COVID-19 Positivity. Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring 2021 Spring Scientific Research Exhibit competition.

Research mentor: Rana Ismail (MSU Clinical Faculty)

Research student(s): Vinai Reddy

Sifullah Bashar, Vinai Reddy, 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. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research student(s): Sahar Rammaha, Christian Dondonan

Anastasiia Morozova, Ashkan Javadzadeh, Swechchha Silwal, Mustafa Hasnain, Ronny Hadid, Sahar Rammaha, Christian Dondonan, Hicham Krayem, Mohamed Siddique, Rana Ismail. Importance of Speech-Language Pathologist swallow evaluation before Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy tube Placement the addition of an SLP evaluation will limit unnecessary PEG tube placements and duration. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research student(s): Puja Laroia, Vanessa Ibrahim

Lubna Ayoubi, Nitesh Byrappa, Sreedhar Batthula, Mohannad Alhasani, Puja Laroia, Vanessa Ibrahim, Roshini Moses, Malitha S. Hettiarachchi, Ahmed J. Chaudhary, Rana Ismail. Documentation of End-Date of Antibiotics to Promote Best-Practice Antibiotic Duration Guidelines among Resident-Physicians: Safety First! Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research student(s): Mihajlovic, Brittni

McIntosh, Javardo, Lutfi, Samaa, O’Neil, Lindsey, Nanja Reddy Sushmitha, Mihajlovic, Brittni, Jones, Sandra, Iqbal Sana, Ismail Rana. 4.    Improving Continuity of Care at a Resident Primary Care Clinic in the Suburb of Detroit- Some Challenges and Lessons Learned. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research student(s): Minjung Kim, Nathaniel Naud

Archana Samynathan, Khalid Kabeel, Sarah Mahmood, Zoe Indigo, Minjung Kim, Nathaniel Naud, Sana Iqbal, Ahmed J Chaudhary, Rana Ismail. 7.    Improving Transition of Care and Follow-up with Primary Care Physicians in COPD and Heart Failure Patients at an Inner-City Hospital: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research student(s): Emery M Weiss, Navreet K Bhangu

Leong, Kenneth, Herath, Chandima J, William C Childs II, Mark Cooks, Emery M Weiss, Navreet K Bhangu, Malitha Hettiarachchi, Rana Ismail. 8.    Back to the Basics -Admission Medication Reconciliation: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research student(s): Alissa Mossbarger

Hamid-Reza Moein, Anastasiia Morozova, Alissa Mossbarger, Sushmitha Reddy,  Archana Samynathan, Bushra Kazmi, Malitha Hettiarachchi, Wasif Hafeez, Rana Ismail. Physician’s Compliance with Guidelines in Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: Are we Treating the Untreatable? A Quality Improvement Initiative. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research student(s): Kenneth Pereira

Jack Tomen, Ayman Abulawi, Arslan Mahmood, Shawn Warner, Ronny Hadid, Javardo McIntosh, Hassan Elshebiny, Kenneth Pereira, Ahmed Chaudhary, Malitha Hettiarachchi, Rana Ismail. Optimizing Delivery of Care via Adherence to Power Plan in Patients with Sepsis: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.

Research mentor: Sana Iqbal (MSU Clinical Faculty)

Research student(s): Leah Manialethu, Adam Artzberger

Amanda Reyes, Sushmita Nanja Reddy, Roohie Farooq, Charm Kang, Leah Manialethu, Adam Artzberger, Mahesha L Makandura, Marc Feldman, Mohamed S Siddique, Rana Ismail, Sana Iqbal. 5.    Turning the “No-Show” in a Resident-Run Clinic into Opportunity- A Quality Improvement Project. Detroit Medical Center 10th Annual GME Quality Education and Safe Systems Training (QuESST) Research Day Poster Competition, April 2021.


2020 Presentations

Research mentor: Martha Faner (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): S. Mehta, A. Takrani, C. Schukow

S. Mehta, A. Takrani, C. Schukow, A. Cho, R. Ritchie, J. Wang, C. Wilkins, M. Faner. (June 2020). The influence of student motivation and learning strategies on how they perceive the benefit of active learning sessions. Oral presentation at the International Association of Medical School Educators (Virtual).

Research mentor: Rana Ismail (External faculty)

Research student(s): Eleisha Bell

Iheanacho C, Bell E, Amir A, Wei ATJ, Williams N, Yousif P, Haapaniemi J, Hettiarachchi M, Ismail R. Reducing Concomitant Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS) and Systemic Corticosteroids (SCS) among Patients with Acute COPD and Asthma Exacerbation. Oral presentation at the American College of Physicians Michigan- Fall Scientific Meeting, Oct 15, 2020 (Virtual).

Research mentor: Shane Sergent, Gary Willyerd (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Oommen J

Oommen J, Sergent S, et al. (2020). Accuracy of Weight Estimation Using Broselow Tape in Peruvian Pediatric Population. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM)

Research student(s): Speak A

Speak A, Sergent S, et al.  (2020). Identifying Barriers to Healthcare in Underserved Populations. Poster presenteationat the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM)

Research student(s): Stone G

Stone G, Sergent S, et al. (2020). Evaluating Peruvian Childhood Body Mass Index (BMI) Trends Through Standards Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM)

Research student(s): Guardado K

Guardado K, Sergent S, et al. (2020). Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in a University Hospital in Trujillo, Peru. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM)

Research student(s): Suriano C

Suriano C, Sergent S, et al.  (2020). Efficiency of Standard Diagnostic Procedures for the Surveillance and Diagnosis of Dengue Virus in Peru. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM)

Research student(s): Sankaran P

Sankaran P, Sergent S, et al. (2020). Making a Section Whole: Improvement of Cesarean Section-Related Sequelae with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM)

Research mentor: Carolina Restini (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Barnett B

Barnett B, Sergent S, et al. (2020). Evaluation of Respiratory Symptoms in Peruvian Populations: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study as a Source for Practicing Preventive Healthcare. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo of the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM)

Research student(s): Yasmeen Basal; Jerry Oommen

Basal Y, Oommen J, Restini C, Jess N, Smith MK, Waarala K. (2020). Are Pre-clerkship Extracurricular Experiences Associated with Higher Scores? During Standardized Patient Examinations? Poster presentation at 25th Annual American Medical Student Association Poster Session - AMSA Convention & Exposition (Virtual).

Research mentor: Alyse Ley (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Han J, Emma H

Han J, Emma H, Ley A. (2020). A Survey of Medical Student Mental Wellbeing and the Implications for Development of Wellness Programs.  Poster presentation at the APA 2020 Annual Meeting

Research mentor: Alessio A (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Rubin S

Cox J, Rubin S, Adams J, Pereira C, Dighe M, Alessio A. (2020). Hyperparameter selection for ResNet classification of malignancy from thyroid ultrasound images. Poster presentation at the  SPIE Medical Imaging, Houston, TX.

Research mentor: Pfotenhauer K (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Makki KM, Wermuth H

Makki KM, Wermuth H, Pfotenhauer K. (2020). Stratification on the opinions of medical malpractice. Poster presentation at the Virtual Osteopathic Medical Education (OMED) Conference.

Research mentor: Edward Loniewski (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Jordan Lewis

Lewis J, Loniewski E. (Oct. 2020). A statistical analysis on the relationship of combining multiple variables and fibroblast colony-forming units in bone marrow aspiration. Poster presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: Macksood A. Aftab (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Mikayla Depuydt

Depuydt M, Aftab MA. (Oct. 2020). Advanced Imaging in Common Neurodegenerative Disorders. Poster presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: Mandip Atwal (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Samuel C. Gregerson

Gregerson SC, Atwal M. (Oct. 2020). Traumatic Falls, Comorbid Diseases, Hospital Stays and Discharge: Does a Disease Make the Difference? Poster presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: Bret Bielawski (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Basma Al Masraf, Saaranga Sasitharan, Brittany Ladson, Christian Rohl, Maricar Gener, Zack Howarth, Maximilian Volk

Masraf BA, Sasitharan S, Ladson B, Rohl C, Gener M, Howarth Z, Volk M. (Oct. 2020). School-based Opioid Awareness and Prevention Approach. Poster presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: Graham Atkin (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Chelsea Rawe, Matthew Mayeda

Rawe C, Mayeda M, Atkin G. (Oct. 2020). Diabetes Knowledge Among People Utilizing Lansing Community Kitchen. Poster presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: Nikhil Goyal (External faculty)

Research student(s): Kassem Makki, Neha Saini, Lianne Strimpel, Esther Funez Castro

Makki K, Saini N, Strimpel L, Castro EF, Ahmed S, Wyatt D, Corser B, Goyal N. (Oct. 2020). Investigating Nurse Collaboration with Residents. Poster presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor: Teena Chopra (External faculty)

Research student(s): Jennifer LeRose, Courtney Merlo, Phong Duong, Kelsi Harden, Rebecca Rush, Adam Artzberger

LeRose J, Merlo C, Duong P, Harden K, Rush R, Artzberger A. (Oct. 2020). The Role of the Social Vulnerability Index in Personal Protective Equipment Shortages, Case Burden, and Associated Mortality During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Michigan Skilled Nursing Facilities. Poster presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition.

Research mentor:  Rodney J Nash (External Faculty)

Research student(s): Zach Morehouse

Morehouse ZP, Proctor C, Ryan G, Nash RJ. Shaking Things Up: Direct-to-PCR Viral Detection off Swabs Using Shaker-Mill Homogenization. Poster Presentation, ID Week 2020. October 2020. (Virtual).

Abstract published: Morehouse ZP, Proctor C, Ryan G, Nash RJ. 693. Shaking Things Up: Direct-to-PCR Viral Detection off Swabs Using Shaker-Mill Homogenization. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 31;7(Suppl 1):S399. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa439.885. PMCID: PMC7777325.

Morehouse ZP, Proctor C, Ryan G, Rivera AA, Nash RJ. A Novel Direct-to-PCR Viral Detection Method Developed to Improve COVID-19 Testing Efforts. Poster Presentation, Michigan Osteopathic Association Virtual 9th Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition. October 2020. (Virtual).

Research mentor:  Loro LoLaja Kujjo (MSU Faculty)

Research student(s): Zach Morehouse

Morehouse ZP, Laykova AS, Barrett E, Athens A, Fitzsimmons J, Kujjo LL. Vascular Repair for Prolongation of Life Span of Cadaveric Teaching Specimens. Poster Presentation, Experimental Biology. 5 April 2020 (Virtual).

Abstract Published: Morehouse ZP, Laykova AS, Barrett E, Athens A, Fitzsimmons J, Kujjo LL. Vascular Repair for Prolongation of Life Span of Cadaveric Teaching Specimens. FASEB Journal. 2020 April 34;Suppl 1:p.1-1. doi: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.01897.


2019 Presentations

Research mentor: Thomas McKeown (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Tarandeep Singh

Fourtounis J, Dabaja A, Stoyak B, Illg Z, McKechnie T, Singh T, Biringer K, McKeown T. (May 2019). Assessment of Provider Compliance and Patient Outcome Using an ED Protocol to Improve Care of COPD Patients. Oral presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Satheesh Gunaga (External faculty)

Research student(s): Jared Patel, Dylan Bergeon

Hannon C, Alexander A, Gopalan A, Gunaga S, Tan H, Patel J, Bergeon D. (May 2019). BE-FAST and the Identification of Strokes. Oral presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Tan H, Hannon C, A. Gopalan A, Alexander A, Patel J, Bergeon D. (Oct 2019). Screening for Balance and Vision Symptoms in Triage to Enhance Identification of Strokes in the Emergency Department. Poster presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians National Conference, Denver, CO.

Research student(s): Junaid Hashim, Brian Obrycki

S. Gunaga, Park J, Obrycki B, Hashim J, Spencer R, Jarski R. (Oct 2019). Tracking Physical Activity and Sleep Patterns in Emergency Medicine Residents Using Wearable Activity Monitors. Poster presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians National Conference, Denver, CO.

Research student(s): Henry Moss

Migliore M, Amir A, Gunaga S, Jarski R, Tuttle J, Moss H. (Oct 2019). Evaluating Age as a Significant Predictor for Hospital Admission Through the Emergency Department. Poster presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians National Conference, Denver, CO.

Research mentor: Cecilia Speyer (External faculty)

Research student(s): Frontera ED, Khansa RM

Frontera ED, Khansa RM, Schalk DL, Leaken LE, Edbauer TJ, Ratnam M, Gorski DH, Speyer CL. (March 2019). Iga Fc-folate conjugate activates and recruits neutrophils to directly target triple-negative breast cancer cells. Keystone Symposium on Molecular and Cellular Biology: Innate and non-classical immune cells in cancer immunotherapy. 

Research mentor: Ezeamama AE (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Bajwa R

Bajwa R, Ezeamama A, Sikorski A, Tuke R, Kyeyune RB, Fenton J, Guwatudde D, Fawzi W. (Nov. 2019). Evolution of Anemia Types During Antiretroviral Therapy—Implications for Treatment Outcomes and Quality of Life Among HIV-Infected Adults. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research student(s): Pad RL

Ezeamama AE, Zalwango SK, Tuke R, Pad RL, Boivin MJ, Musoke PM, Giordani B, Sikorskii A. (Oct. 2019). Toxic Stress and Quality of Life in Early School-aged Ugandan Children With and Without Perinatal HIV Infection. Poster presented at 3rd International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Research student(s): Sankar PR

Ezeamama AE, Sikorskii A, Nakasujja N, Ssonko M, Kaminski N, Guwatudde D, Boivin MJ, Giordani B. (2019). Effect of Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy on neurocognitive function, quality of life and Frailty among older Ugandans with and without HIV infection. Poster presented at 10th International Workshop on HIV & Aging. New York, New York.

Research student(s): Webster KD

Webster KD. (2019, March). Caregiver Psychosocial Status as a Determinant of Child Wellbeing in HIV-affected and Unaffected School-aged and Adolescent Ugandan Children. Oral Presentation at the Student Research Spotlight. Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Itziar Familiar (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Nam Tram Nguyen-Lam, Colin Seitz

Nguyen-Lam NM, Seitz C, Familiar I. (2019). Neurodevelopmental and behavioral assessment of infants born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy in Mexico. Poster presented at Annual Pediatrics Research Day, MSU, East Lansing, MI.

Research student(s): Singh M

Singh M, Ruisenor-Escudero H, Magen J, Familiar I. (Nov. 2019). Maternal anxiety and infant temperament. Cross-sectional study of infants born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy in Mexico. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research student(s): Rebecca Lynn Bremer

Bremer RL, Ojjuka C, Muray S, Familiar I. (Nov. 2019). Exploring the Teenage Pregnancy Experience Among Women Living in Rural Uganda. A Qualitative Study. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor: Alessio A (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Rubin S

Adams J, Pereira C, Dighe M, Cox J, Rubin S, Alessio A. (2019). Classification of Thyroid Nodules using Machine Learned One Class Autoencoders. Poster presented at MID-SURE Symposium, East Lansing, MI.

Research mentor: Martha Faner (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): S. Mehta, A. Takrani, C. Schukow

S. Mehta, A. Takrani, C. Schukow, A. Cho, R. Ritchie, J. Wang, C. Wilkins, M. Faner. (May 2019). The influence of student motivation and learning strategies on how they perceive the benefit of active learning sessions. Poster presentation at the Association of Biochemistry Educators, Tucson AZ.

Research mentor: Stephanie Watts (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Paul Weber

Weber P, Flood E, Thompson E, Watts S. (2019). Is the Elastin Receptor Complex a Bridge between Perivascular Adipose Tissue and the Artery? Poster presentation at the American Heart Association Council on Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions; New Orleans, LA.

Research mentor: Christopher Kuenze (MSU faculty)

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

Lewallen F, Koch Z, Ballard E, Charlick M, Lisee C, Birchmeier T, Triplett A, Kuenze C. (2019). Sex Differences in Hop Performance and Psychological Readiness for Sport 6-months after ACL Reconstruction. Poster presented at the 2019 SCS Scholarly Activity Poster Day.

Research mentor: Mohit Gupta (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): James Chessrown, Eric Sandrock

Chessrown J, Sandrock E, Bella G, Gupta M. (May 2019). Electrolyte Abnormalities Confounding the Medical Management of a Patient with Urinary Intestinal Diversion, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Gastroparesis. Poster presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research student(s): Jennifer Witek

Witek J, Witek C, Broderick M, Gupta M. (Nov. 2019). Intractable Headache, Oral Disease, and an Unexpected Diagnosis: A Case of Fusobacterium Brain Abscess. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research student(s): Vito Agrusa, Varinder Singh

Agrusa V, Singh V, Sadiqi R, Broderick M, Gupta M. (Nov. 2019). Pulmonary Disease Due to Vaping: A Case Presentation. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor: E. Donovan (External faculty)

Research student(s): Amanda Provost

A. Provost, O. Bokhari, E. Donovan. (May 2019). Giant Axonal Neuropathy Mistaken as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: A Case Presentation. Poster presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Hayk Papukhyan (External faculty)

Research student(s): Connor Kerndt

Kerndt C, Papukhyan H. (May 2019). Report: Giant Pericardial Lipoma Inducing Cardiac Tamponade. Poster presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Dawn Severson (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Connor Kerndt

Kerndt C, Papukhyan H, Balinski A, Gakhal G, Severson D. (Nov. 2019). Hidden Hepatitis: A Case Report of Cryptogenic Autoimmune Hepatitis. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor: Farhad Amiri (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Tony Singh

Amiri F, Switzer D, Meints J, Agarwal N, Custer C, Singh T. (May 2019). Creating a Process to Ensure Safe Prescribing of Benzodiazepines and Opioids: A Quality Improvement Project. Poster presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Kirsten Waarala (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Amar Takrani, Seema Mehta

Takrani A, Mehta S, Schwartz J, Jordan M, Corser W, Waarala K. (May 2019). Sex and Gender Health Education Among Medical Students and Resident Physicians. Poster presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Jonathan Lovy (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Witek J, Amanda Provost-Cimino

Witek J, Provost-Cimino A, Kane E, Lovy J. (Nov. 2019). Nesidioblastosis Secondary to Roux-en-Y: A Case Presentation. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research student(s): Juliano Ndoj, Lekha Bapu, Kendal Rosalik, Amanda Cimino, James Chessrown.

Ndoj J, Bapu L, Rosalik K, Cimino A, Chessrown J, Gheordunescu E, Bella G, Lovy J. (Nov. 2019). Piecing It All Together: Extrahepatic Manifestations of Hepatitis C. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor: Arash Armin (External faculty)

Research student(s): Kendal Rosalik

Rosalik K, Harwood S, Armin A. (Nov. 2019). DeBakey Type I Dissection: A Case Study. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor: Michaele Oostendorp (External faculty)

Research student(s): Ryan Li, Kelsy Dimeff

Li R, Dimeff K, Kane E, Oostendorp M. (Nov. 2019). Short Bowel Syndrome: A Case Study of Inpatient Management. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor:  Christopher Whitty (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Reilly Philliben, Zoe Russell

Philliben R, Russell Z, Whitty C. (Nov. 2019). Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy mistaken as Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A Case Presentation. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor:  Thomas Costantino (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Varinder Singh, Vito Agrusa

Singh V, Agrusa V, Broderick M, Costantino T. (Nov. 2019). Myxedema Coma: A Case Presentation. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.

Research mentor:  Rushi Surati (External faculty)

Research student(s): Najwan Augustin, Amanda Cimino, Ersida Zerdelija

Augustin N, Rossi B, Lutz A, Sternberg J, Cimino A, Zerdelija E, Surati R. (Nov. 2019). Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Presenting Simultaneously with a Cerebrovascular Accident: A Case Report. Poster presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association 8th Annual Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids, MI.


2018 Presentations

Research mentor: Mark Schury (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Johnathan Kirupakaran

Kirupakaran J, Bokhari AAB, Schury M. (May 2018). Keratoacanthoma Mimicking a Mosquito Bite: A Case Report. Oral Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Christopher Kuenze (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Brett Brazier

Brazier B, Kuenze C. (Spring 2018). Quadriceps Muscle Size following ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 2018 Statewide Campus System (SCS) Scholarly Activity Poster Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research student(s): Arthur Yan, Brent Geers, Kaitlin O’Hagan

Yan A, Geers B, O’Hagan K, Kuenze C. (2018). Validation of a Machine Learning Algorithm for the Measurement of Physical Activity Characteristics. Poster presented at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day, East Lansing, MI.

Yan A, Geers B, O’Hagan K, Kuenze C. (2018). Validation of a Machine Learning Algorithm for the Measurement of Physical Activity Characteristics. Poster presented at the Michigan State University Council of Graduate Students Annual Meeting, East Lansing, MI.

Research student(s): Garry Jawanda, Kaylor R

Jawanda G, Kaylor R, Kuenze C. (2018). Effects of Knee Injury History on Knee Function and Quality of Life among Young Individuals. Poster presented at the 2018 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research student(s): Ryan Kaylor

Kaylor R, Kuenze C. (2018). Effects of Knee Injury History on Knee Function and Quality of Life among Young Individuals. Poster presented at the 2018 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day, East Lansing, MI.

Research student(s): Jennifer Polin

Polin J, Kuenze C. The Impact of Involved Limb Quadriceps Function on Single Leg Movement Quality after ACL Reconstruction.

Research mentor: Loro Kujjo (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Mancine R

Ryley Mancine, McMillan W, Kowalski P, Kujjo L. (Nov 2018). Infero-Lateral Thoracic Tumorous Mass as a Cause for Chronic Shoulder Pain. Poster Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids MI.

Research mentor: Samer ElFallal (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Meghan A. Piccinin, Rebekah Hudson

Piccinin MA, Weleff J, Hudson R, Maarouf A, ElFallal S. (Nov 2018). A 26-Year Old Woman with an Acute-Subacute Spontaneous Subdural Hematoma Presenting with Focal Seizures. Poster Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids MI.

Research mentor: Arsala Bakhtyar (External faculty)

Research student(s): Eric Sandrock, Colleen Reidy, Eric Reilly, Ahmad Elkhatib, Rebekah Hudson

Sandrock E, Reidy C, Reilly E, Elkhatib A, Hudson R, Bakhtyar A. (Nov 2018). Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase Producing Escherichia Coli Urinary Tract Infection in an Infant Following Antibiotic Noncompliance. Poster Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids MI.

Research mentor: Kirby S (External faculty)

Research student(s): Kaitlyn Klabunde, Melissa Baker, Morgan Parsons

Klabunde K, Baker M, Parsons M, Troxell T, Kirby S. (Nov 2018). Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis: A Diagnosis of Exclusion in the Pediatric Population. Poster Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids MI.

Research mentor: Inad Janineh (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Rebekah Hudson, Colleen Reidy, Eric Rielly, Eric Sandrock, Meghan Piccinin

Hudson R, Reidy C, Rielly E, Sandrock E, Piccinin M, Albertson S, Janineh I. (Nov 2018). Neglect of Basal Cell Carcinoma and its Subsequent Sequelae: A Case Report. Poster Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids MI.

Research mentor: Robert E. McDaniels (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Darryn L. Winter, Robert N. Ray Jr.

Winter DL, Ray Jr. RN; McDaniels RE. (Nov 2018). Protected Time in 3rd Year of Medical School: A Pilot Study. Poster Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids MI.

Research mentor: Christopher Witty (External faculty)

Research student(s): Colleen C. Reidy

Reidy CC, Witty C. (May 2018). Balo's Sclerosis Presenting as an Ischemic Stroke. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research student(s): Andrew To, Kristin Kops

To A, Kops K, Whitty C. (May 2018). The Diagnosis of Wernicke Encepholapathy in a Patient with Sepsis. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research student(s): Melissa Baker, Morgan Parsons, Kaitlyn Klabunde

Baker M, Parsons M, Klabunde K, Jawad S, Whitty C. (May 2018). Atypical Presentation of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculopathy. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Jonathan Lovy (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Colleen C. Reidy

Troxell T, Reidy CC, Aoun HA, Poplinski LM, Avila CL, Lovy J. (May 2018). Calciphylaxis in the Setting of Peritoneal Dialysis. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Kirby S, Reidy CC, Xin C, Lovy J. (May 2018). Subacute Combined Degeneration Secondary to Pernicious Anemia. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research student(s): Eric Reilly, Eric Sandrock, Ryan Owen, Rebekah Hudson

Reilly E, Sandrock E, Owen R, Hudson R, Troxell T, Saghir Z, Lovy J. (May 2018). Altered Mental Status Secondary to Tamsulosin. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research student(s): Eric Sandrock, Eric Reilly, Ryan Owen

Sandrock E, Reilly E, Owen R, Troxell T, Saghir Z, Lovy J. (May 2018). Conversion of Supraventricular Tachycardia into Normal Sinus Rhythm using Carotid Massage. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research student(s): Meghan Piccinin, Melissa Baker

Aoun B, Piccinin M, Baker M, Agha W, Abdul-Ali A, Lovy J. (May 2018). 26-year-old Female with Innumerable Hepatic Masses Secondary to Metastatic Colon Cancer. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research student(s): Andrew To, Kristin Kops

Glab T, To A, Kops K, Phillips B, Bella G, Lovy J. (Nov 2018). Right-Sided Endocarditis with Ventricular Pacemaker Lead Involvement. Poster Presented at the Michigan Osteopathic Association Seventh Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition, Grand Rapids MI.

Research mentor: Bradford Whitmer (External faculty)

Research student(s): Kaitlyn Klabunde

Klabunde K, Kirby S, Whitmer B. (May 2018). Mirizzi Syndrome: An Uncommon Sequelae of a Common Disease. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Nader Warra (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Alexandra Below

Below A, Warra N. (May 2018). The Treatable Copycat: Distinguishing Multifocal Motor Neuropathy from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Jake Sims (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Cam Holicki

Holicki C, Sims J, Holicki J. (May 2018). Two Soft Contact Lenses Retained in the Superior Fornix for 15 Years in a Patient with Unique Orbital Anatomy. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: David Kaufman (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Jake Sims, Cameron Holicki

Sims J, Holicki C, Kaufman D, Holicki J. (May 2018). Case Study: Rare Heidenhain Variant of Creutzfeldt- Jakob Disease Presenting as Homonymous Hemianopia. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Karla Kasza (MSU faculty)

Research student(s): Morgan Parsons, Melissa Baker, Kaitlyn Klabunde

Morgan Parsons M, Baker M, Klabunde K, Troxell T, Kasza K. (May 2018). Severely Elevated INR while on Warfarin in the Setting of Black Licorice Consumption. Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.

Research mentor: Shant A. Korkigian (MSU Clinical faculty)

Research student(s): Eric Cox

Cox E, White GZ, Sayal N, Korkigian SA. Endoscopic Removal of Laryngoceles with a Flexible Handheld Fiberoptic CO2 Laser: A New Technique. (May 2018). Poster Presentation at the Michigan Osteopathic Association 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention, Detroit, MI.