2018 Awards

The David Miller, DO '60 Memorial Research Day Best in Show Award: Dillon McCourt, "Covalent tethering of beta-amyloid onto titanium reduces bacterial colonization"

The David Miller, DO '60 Memorial Research Day Award in Psychology: Nicole Fleischer, "Understanding the Comorbidity of Asthma and Anxiety in Childhood: Characteristics, Vulnerabilities, and Treatment Implications"

The David Miller, DO '60 Memorial Research Day Award in Alzheimer's: Sidra Haque,"Chlamydia pneumoniae and Herpes simplex virus type 1 co-infection of human astrocytes alters host cell transcription of β-APP cleaving enzyme-1 (BACE1) and neprilysin, enzymes implicated in Alzheimer disease"

The David Miller, DO '60 Memorial Research Day Masters in Biomedical Science Award: Whitney Otto, "Effects of nutrition and behavioral intervention on adults seeking healthier lifestyles"

The David Miller, DO '60 Memorial Research Day Award for Excellence in Research: Ryan Moncman, "Epithelioid Glioblastoma Presenting as Aphasia in a Young Adult with Ovarian Cancer "

Camille DiLullo, PhD Memorial Award for Excellence in DO Research: John Spikes II and Karanveer Johal, "Investigating the Role of Myo/Nog Cells in the Animal Model of Glaucoma"

Excellence in Staff Research Award: Ellen Scott, "Reelin Signaling in Vascular Endothelial Cell Biology"

Excellence in Biomedical Science Capstone Research Award: Molly Martin, "Analysis of the Gut-Brain Axis in Aging: Implications in Alzheimer Disease"

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2019
Wednesday, May 8th
12:00 PM

Rx7: A Novel ROR1-inhibitor Represses Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cell Survival and Migration

Bela Peethambaran, University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

A Case Report: The Myxomatous Mystery

Joseph Kim, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nicole P. Pantle, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jacquelyn E. Fisher, Paoli Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Feather in Our Research Cap: Implementing REDCap in the Library

Jackie Werner, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Meghan DiRito, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
PJ Grier, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Skye Bickett, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Rare Variation of the Inferior Mesenteric Vein with Clinical Implications

Sheeva Norooz, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Danielle Park, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sarah Blizard, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Natalie O'Toole, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Martin Dela Torre, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Young Son, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michael McGuinness, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mei Xu, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Acute Surgical vs. Non-surgical Management for Ocular and Peri-ocular Burns: Oculoplastic Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Kevin Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ala Elhelali, The Johns Hopkins University
Caresse Gurno, The Johns Hopkins University
Stella Seal, The Johns Hopkins University
Mohammed Asif, The Johns Hopkins University
C Scott Hultman, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alcohol Use Effects on Burn Related Reconstruction Patient Outcomes and Complications Following Hospital Admission: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Kevin Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pragna Shetty, The Johns Hopkins University
Ben Slavin, The Johns Hopkins University
Caresse Gurno, The Johns Hopkins University
Stella Seal, The Johns Hopkins University
Mohammed Asif, The Johns Hopkins University
C Scott Hultman, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Analysis of the Gut-Brain Axis in Aging: Implications in Alzheimer Disease

Molly Martin, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mary Austin, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Denah Appelt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Aromatherapy Use for Post-operative Nausea and Vomiting for Patients Undergoing Same-day Surgeries

Anna Baughman, Geisinger Medical Center
Cooper C. Anderson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Taylor Anspach, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lisa J. Choe, Temple
Lisa Y. Follett, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Aubrie Bills, Bloomsburg University
Lindsey Coyle, Bloomsburg University
Angelsa Slampak-Cindric, Geisinger Medical Center
Carolyn James, Geisinger Medical Center
Tara Leisenring, Geisinger Medical Center
Aimee Hess, Geisinger Medical Center

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Characterization of PPAR-gamma 1 and PPAR-gamma 2 in Knockin and Knockout Mouse Models

Arielle N. Roberts, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Wenxiang Hu, University of Pennsylvania
Mitchell A. Lazar, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chlamydia pneumoniae and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Co-infection of Human Astrocytes Alters Host Cell Transcription of β-APP Cleaving Enzyme-1 (BACE1) and Neprilysin, Enzymes Implicated in Alzheimer Disease

Sidra Haque, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Danielle Lopez
Syed Jaffrey
Denah Appelt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Susan Hingley, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Colorectal Cancer in Patients Under Age 50: Staging and Mortality at a Single Institution

Jaclyn Malat, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sarah Martin, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adrian Ong, Tower Health Reading Hospital
Michael Brown, Tower Health Reading Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Community Paramedicine to Proactively Combat Opioid Overdoses

Jeffrey Kalczynski, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Justin Canakis
Novneet Sahu

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Corpus Callosotomy Utilizing MRI Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: Case Report and Systematic Review

Clint A. Badger, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alejandro J. Lopez, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Gregory Heuer, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Benjamin C. Kennedy, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Covalent Tethering of Beta-amyloid onto Titanium Reduces Bacterial Colonization

Dillon McCourt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joseph Infanti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Denah Appelt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brian J. Balin PhD, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher S. Adams, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Effects of Pay for Performance on Performance Outcomes in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Managed Care Program

Harry Zobel, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
David Kelley, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Michele Robinson, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pauline Sanders, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Jennifer Ibrahim, Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Human Toe Reduction

Philip Reno, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Financial Impact of Repeat CT Imaging for Isolated Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Patients Not on Anticoagulant or Antiplatelet Therapy

Amber Valieri, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kavi Tapan, Cooper University Hospital
Janika San Roman, Cooper University Hospital
Alan Turtz, Cooper University Hospital
Joshua P. Hazelton, Cooper University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gram-Negative Bacterial Biofilm-Conditioned Media Induces Cell Death in Murine Osteocyte-like Cells

Jacquelyn Smith, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jamie Henzes, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher S. Adams, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Human Anatomy Laboratory: A Community Learning Environment

Sara Cooney, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michael McGuinness
Sebastian Egberts

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Illicit Substance Use Effects on Burn Related Reconstruction Patient Outcomes and Complications Following Hospital Admission: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Kevin Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pragna N. Shetty, The Johns Hopkins University
Benjamin R. Slavin, The Johns Hopkins University
Caresse F. Gurno, The Johns Hopkins University
Stella M. Seal, The Johns Hopkins University
Mohammed Asif, The Johns Hopkins University
Scott Hultman, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image-Guided Resection of Osteoid Osteoma in a 13-year-old Female who Presents with Painful Scoliosis

Mark Ishak, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joseph Georges, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michael Kakareka, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Steven S. Yocom, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Media Conditioned by both Planktonic and Biofilm Bound Staphylococcus aureus Induces Cell Death in Osteocyte-like Cells

Jamie Henzes, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jacquelyn Smith, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joseph Infanti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher S. Adams, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Muscle Circumference And Tendon Width Correlation In Rotator Cuff Tears

Michael Marcinko, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michael Bamimore, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mark Ujevic, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Nicotine and Smoking Effects on Burn Related Reconstruction Patient Outcomes and Complications Following Hospital Admission: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Kevin Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pragna Shetty, The Johns Hopkins University
Ben Slavin, The Johns Hopkins University
Caresse Gurno, The Johns Hopkins University
Stella Seal, The Johns Hopkins University
Mohammed Asif, The Johns Hopkins University
C Scott Hultman, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter Assessment in Patients with Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

Tapan Kavi, Cooper University Hospital
Anuj Gupta, Rowan University
Craig Schreiber, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hamza Shaikh, Cooper University Hospital
Alan Turtz, Cooper University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pediatric Spinal Cord Biopsy: A Case Series from a High-volume Referral Center

Michael Kakareka, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ryan Moncman, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joseph Georges, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Steven S. Yocom, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philip Storm
Benjamin Kennedy

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD): Treatment by Neurolysis of Dorsal Branch of Pudendal Nerve

Kevin M. Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
A Lee Dellon, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Protein Kinase C Beta II Peptide Inhibitor Elicits Robust Effects on Attenuating Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Daphne Metellus, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christina Lipscombe, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chinyere Ebo, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arjun Nair, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Harsh Patel, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Annam Humayun, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jennifer Dang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Megan Michaels, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Matthew Finnegan, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lucy Checchio, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Faosat Muftau-Lediju, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Faosat Martorana, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anahi McIntyre, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Qian Chen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Robert J. Barsotti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lindon H. Young, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Real-Time Visualization of Human Malignant Brain Tumor Cells with Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid (5ALA)

Adam Dalkilic, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Amber Valeri, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Aaron Brooking, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joseph Georges, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hany Osman, Massachusetts General Hospital
Zein Al-Atrache, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Steven S. Yocom, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Denah Appelt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Renal Epithelioid Angiomyolipoma: Genomic Characterization and Malignant Potential

Alan Wang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kyle A. Blum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jonathan Coleman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Paul Russo, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Renovate, Innovate, Rejuvenate: Transforming the OJ Snyder Memorial Library

Matt McNelis, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Restoration of Penile Sensation after Dorsal Nerve Trauma in Cismen

Kevin M. Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
A. Lee Dellon, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sex Differences in Androgen Receptor Enhancer Activity and Expression during Mus musculus Embryonic Development

Emily Schuetz, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philip Reno, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sleep, Communicative Ability, and Dietary Intervention as Predictors of Aggression in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rafat Omar, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elizabeth Gosch, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Susan Panichelli Mindel, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Johnathan Roberds, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Barriers that Deter the Geriatric Population From Receiving Healthcare

Jacquelyn Smith, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anne Egan
Denah Appelt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effects of Depression and Anti-depressants on Patient Satisfaction after Breast Reconstruction

Kevin M. Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pathik Aravind, The Johns Hopkins University
Michele A. Manahan, The Johns Hopkins University
Kristen P. Broderick, The Johns Hopkins University
Damon S. Cooney, The Johns Hopkins University
Gedge D. Rosson, The Johns Hopkins University
Carisa M. Cooney, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effects of Metformin, Aminoguanidine, and Pyridoxamine on Methylglyoxal Induced Cardiac Myocyte Injury

Amanda Harvey, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rose Martorana, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Julia Colangeli, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hafsa Ahmed, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean Delgado, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alisa Kim, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Robinderpaul Sandhu, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Robert J. Barsotti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lindon H. Young, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Qian Chen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effects of Protein Kinase C Beta II Peptide Modulation on Superoxide Release in Rat Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes

Christina Lipscombe, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chinyere Ebo, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Daphne Metellus, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jennifer Dang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Annam Humayun, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Arjun Nair, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Harsh Patel, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Megan Michaels, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Matthew Finnegan, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lucy Checchio, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Faosat Muftau-Lediju, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Faosat Martorana, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Qian Chen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Robert J. Barsotti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lindon H. Young, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Efficacy of Applied Behavior Analysis on the Quality of Critical Life Skills in Autistic Youth

Olukayode A. Akinsola Jr, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Denah Appelt, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Ethics of Penis Transplantation: A Systematic Review

Kevin M. Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Annelise Iversen, The Johns Hopkins University
Stella M. Seal, The Johns Hopkins University
Richard J. Redett III, The Johns Hopkins University
Damon S. Cooney, The Johns Hopkins University
Carisa M. Cooney, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Management of Perioperative Immunosuppressant Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis During Elective Hand Surgery

Kevin M. Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brian H. Cho, The Johns Hopkins University
Scott D. Lifchez, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Understanding the Comorbidity of Asthma and Anxiety in Childhood: Characteristics, Vulnerabilities, and Treatment Implications

Nicole Fleischer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elizabeth Gosch, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phil Kendall, Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Using EMR to Implement and Track Compliance of a Unique Colon Bundle That Reduced Surgical Site Infection in Colorectal Surgery: A Single Institution Review

Leigh Gerson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jessica Barton, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christina Monaco, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lisa Baro, Reading Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Women Continue to Be Underrepresented in Surgery: A Study of AMA and ACGME Data from 2000-2016

Kevin M. Klifto, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rachael M. Payne, The Johns Hopkins University
Charalampos Siotos, The Johns Hopkins University
Scott D. Lifchez, The Johns Hopkins University
Damon Cooney, The Johns Hopkins University
Kristen P. Broderick, The Johns Hopkins University
Oluseyi Aliu, The Johns Hopkins University
Michele A. Manahan, The Johns Hopkins University
Gedge D. Rosson, The Johns Hopkins University
Carisa M. Cooney, The Johns Hopkins University

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM