2024 PCOM Georgia Awards

Best in Show: "Effects of Second-Generation Calcineurin Inhibitor, Voclosporin, on Calcineurin Isoform Activity and Nephrotoxicity in Comparison to Cyclosporine and Tacrolimus" (presented by Tu Dang)

Best Clinical Case Study: "Did the Introduction of the Chickenpox Vaccine Contribute to an Increased Incidence of Shingles Cases in Younger Demographics? A Case Series" (presented by Jack H. Lansdowne)

Best Original Research: "Mechanistic Insights into Xanthohumol-Induced Apoptosis and Cytokine Modulation in Multiple Myeloma with a Focus on Nanoparticle Targeting Strategies" (presented by Joshua Pruner)

Best Cadaver/ Biomed Project: "Quantitative Analysis of Cadaveric Cervical Lymph nodes and the Relationship with Cervical Carcinoma Treatments" (presented by Samuel Ighodaro)

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2023
Sunday, May 7th
1:00 PM

Comparing Gait Biomechanics and Function in Children with Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy When Wearing OSKAR AFO-Footwear Combination Versus Standard AFO-Footwear Combination: An Exploratory Study

Teresa Pierce, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2024
Monday, April 22nd
1:00 PM

Investigating the potential cytotoxic effects of an NGR tagged ruthenium-rubredoxin complex on HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cells

Beau Berthelot, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7th
1:00 PM

41-Year-Old Female with Self-Resolving Abdominal Aorta Injury: Case Report

Nicholas Beckmann
Mykenna Nichols, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

43-year-old female without insurance with progressive back pain for two years due to multiple symptomatic Tarlov Cysts

Shereen M. Mohammed, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fatema Z. Momin
Joy I. Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A case comparison of two instances of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Hannah Kruse, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Roshni Patel
Julienne Ryland
L. Michael Waters, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Deep Learning Model to automate bladder volume using Clarius Handheld Ultrasound

Ruth Maher, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jeanne Welch, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jennifer Wiley, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nishant Uniyal
Waisu Raimi
M Potma

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A first year medical student using OMT as an adjunct treatment for managing an 80-year-old with cervical radiculopathy

Tran M. Vo, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anne K. Belocura
Jessica P. Blakley
Joy Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Modern Collared Cementless Femoral Stem for the Arthroplasty Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures

Justin T. Butler
Mary Jane McConnell
Ryan DeCook, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brian Seng
Thomas Bradbury
Brandon H. Naylor

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A review of current mRNA-based cancer vaccinations with special consideration for future breast cancer prevention strategies

Alexandra She, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alexa Cornwell, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A “CLOT”-astrophe: Recurrent DVTs in a Pediatric Patient

Pooja Parikh, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erik Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
David Flowers

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Acquired reactive perforating collagenosis: A case report

Neena Edupuganti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joseph M. Dyer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Onyebuchi Neita

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Case Review: Rattlesnake bite with compartment syndrome and fasciotomy

Darya Hosein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tracey Bastiaans

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Case Study: Lead Contamination Propagation into Plants of a Metro Atlanta Home

Jaci Carithers, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Samantha Gowen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mbill Khan, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Gokbet Owusu-Poku, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Characterizing fine protein structure of Rubredoxin variants across Pyrococcus and Polaromonas: A comparative analysis

Tim Lang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anna Staskiewicz, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen P. Cramer, SETI Institute
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chest binding alters thoracic anatomy in transmasculine youth

Julienne Ryland, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jeannel Miclat
Diana Peterson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Collaborating with faith-based organizations and municipalities to increase hypertension awareness

Antonio A. Henry, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Charisma Bell
Joe Williams
Renee A. Taylor
Charlz Bisong
Adwoa Aduonum, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Valerie Cadet, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Compression Garments for Genital Lymphedema: A Case Series

Shelley DiCecco, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Defining Smoothness in Reaching using DeepLabCut with an Ataxic Mouse Model

William Johnston, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Huo Lu, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Delayed diagnosis of pelvic fracture in a 27-year-old with cerebral palsy: A Case Report

Sheba A. Mathew, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Felina Thomas
Joy Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Development of cell culture models for multiple myeloma drug discovery: comparison of traditional 2D, Transwell 2D, and 3D-bioprinted settings

Chimaobi Ndubuisi, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tu Dang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anna Staskiewicz, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Xinyu Wang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Diagnostic Ambiguity of Distal DVT (dDVT) Misdiagnosed as Nonpurulent Lower Extremity Cellulitis (NLEC): A Case Study

Jessica M. Ruiz-Myara, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hunter Alberto Vásquez
Joy Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ebstein’s Anomaly in a Professional Soccer Player: A Case Report

Erik Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Eldad G. Saler, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Saavan S. Boghara
Rithvik R. Sarasani
Vraj N. Patel

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Efavirenz, a CYP46a1 activator Ameliorates Pathological Neovascularization in A Mouse Model of Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy

Shubhra Rajpurohit, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Josephine M. Rudd
Allston Oxenrider
Ravirajsin N. Jadeja
Menaka C. Thounaojam

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Effects of Second-Generation Calcineurin Inhibitor, Voclosporin, on Calcineurin Isoform Activity and Nephrotoxicity in Comparison to Cyclosporine and Tacrolimus

Tu Dang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Janice Tong
Joy Nish
Rana Saade
Anna Staskiewicz
Teresa Collins
Robert Huizinga
Handong Ma
Srujana Rayalam, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shashidharamurthy Taval, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mindy George-Weinstein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Xinyu Wang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enhancing Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes with Internet-Based Patient Engagement Platforms

Justin T. Butler
Ryan DeCook, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joyce Harary
Thomas Bradbury
Charlie DeCook
Brandon Naylor

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Estrogen mediated mitochondrial dysfunction, menopause, and the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Kristina D. Grant, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Richard E. White, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exploring Medication Adherence in Children: A Survey-Based Approach to Addressing Disparities and Improving Treatment Outcomes.

Rajat Sharma, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phuongloan Hoang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Drew McCanless, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Seana-Pierre Williams, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mariam-sere Diaby, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren Callaway, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jihui Diaz, University of Pittsburgh
Xinyu Wang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Yujin Kim, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exploring metal binding site tolerance of Pyrococcus furiosus Rubredoxin with GCNGRCD peptide tag

Nikita Tallapally, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Histological Verification of Ventral Lateral (VL) and Ventral Medial (VM) Thalamic Nuclei following Cerebellar Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) in a Rat Model

Elishka Holmquist, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elizabeth DeSellier
Huo Lu, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Impact of COVID-19 on Food Insecurity and Subsequent Consequences in Post-Secondary Students in the United States: A Systematic Review with Meta Analysis

Meshora Suthanthira, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Valerie Cadet, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 papain-like protease by bioactive compounds found in Salvia miltiorrhiza

Alexander Beringer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jenny Wong
Devin Lewis
Aribah Ali
Shashidharamurthy Taval, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vicky Mody, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Inhibitory effect of tanshinone derivatives against SARS-CoV-2 3-chymotrypsin-like protease (3CLpro) enzyme

Jenny Wong
Alex Beringer
Devin Lewis
Aribah Ali, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vicky Mody, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shashidharamurthy Taval, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Inhibitory effects and targeting mechanisms of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) in human multiple myeloma cells

Anna Staskiewicz, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Travis Fields
Tu Dang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rana Saade
Tina Alkhazali
Joy Nish
Janice Tong
Riya Farhin
Bethany Nguyen
Srujana Rayalam, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shashidharamurthy Taval, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vicky Mody, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Xinyu Wang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Investigating the Thalamic Neuronal Activity Change in Reaching Behavior of Mice

Hu Zilan, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jesse Kao
Robby Johnston
Huo Lu, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Localization and cytotoxicity of ruthenium substituted protein in human fibrosarcoma cells

Alisa F. Hicks, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alexa Cornwell, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bailey Belcher, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Matheus Almeida, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Masking During the Pandemic: Their Role in Possible Delaying Medical Diagnoses; A Case Report

Sanjana Das, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ryan Kanungo
Ranjita Sengupta

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mechanistic Insights into Xanthohumol-Induced Apoptosis and Cytokine Modulation in Multiple Myeloma with a Focus on Nanoparticle Targeting Strategies

Xinyu Wang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joshua Pruner, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shamaza Rivers-Johnson
Anna Staskiewicz
Tu Dang
Yuancheng Li

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meta-analysis of Complications Associated with Sutured vs. Sutureless Primary Gastroschisis Closing

Michael T. Bien
Sharnikha Saravanan
Shrey M. Patel
Madeline A. Felice, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ashton S. Amos
Gary E. Freed, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Microbial dysbiosis and nutritional factors that promote remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis

Katherine C. Grant, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Presentation in Severe Aortic Stenotic Patient

Margi Desai, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Daniel Maysonet
Maysonet Patel

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Optimizing Pediatric Care: Bridging Gaps and Addressing Disparities for Children with Disabilities or Medical Complexities Through Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

Phuongloan Hoang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Drew McCanless, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Seana-Pierre Williams, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rajat Sharma, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mariam-sere Diaby, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren Callaway, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jihui Diaz, University of Pittsburgh

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pregnancy and Lymphedema: is there a link?

Kathryn E. Downing, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Shelley DiCecco, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Promoting the understanding of prerequisites, training, career opportunities, and practice philosophy of Osteopathic physicians amongst students in the Southeastern U.S.

Gabrielle I. Oquendo, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sharnikha Saravanan
Hersha Iyer
Joy Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Purification of Rubredoxin from a mutant strain of Pyrococcus furiosus containing a KNGREG affinity tag

Arpita Harapanahalli, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Jenney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Quantitative Analysis of Cadaveric Cervical Lymph nodes and the Relationship with Cervical Carcinoma Treatments

Samuel Ighodaro, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mierra C. Robinson
Casey Thompson
Shelley DiCecco, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Resolution of Chronic Coccydynia After Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Case Report

Daniel A. Valdés, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Meagan Sherrington
L. Michael Waters Jr, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Study of E-field Modulation in Parallel Fiber Stimulation Induced Purkinje Cell Plasticity

Emily Graves, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Huo Lu, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effect of State and Trait Anxiety on Pain-Pressure Threshold

Scott Lowe, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christian T. Hughey
Kathryn E. Downing
Breana L. Fair

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The effects of plant milks on bone growth and bone density in children and adolescents

Julienne Ryland, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jeannel Miclat
Diana Peterson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effects of Transcranial Electric Stimulation (tES) on the Correlation between Thalamic and Motor Cortical Neuronal Activity in a Rat Model

Elizabeth DeSellier,, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elishka Holmquist,
Huo Lu, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Impact of Low-Level Laser Therapy with Chronic Genital Lymphedema: A Case Study

Shelley DiCecco, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jennifer Wiley, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Katherine Palmer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The importance of early recognition and management of battery ingestion in a 15-month-old: a case study

Yuna Seo, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anna Yoon
Joy Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Unraveling the Collective Impact of Health Disparities Associated with Hip Arthroplasty

Tina Alkhazali, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Quinn Astrachan
Aribah Ali
Jovante Dockery
Robert Ablove

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where is the baby?

Priya Merai
Shree Desai
Rohit Karnati, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sheba Mathew
Fatema Momin
Joy Zarandy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
David Adelstein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suwanee, GA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM