2024 PCOM Awards

David Miller, DO ’60 Endowed Memorial Research Day Best in Show Award: “Improving IOL Calculators’ Total Corneal Astigmatism Predictions with Deep Learning” (presented by Jason Fink)

David Miller, DO ’60 Endowed Memorial Research Day Award for Excellence in Research: "Enhancing Intracellular Delivery of Protein Kinase C Beta II via N-Terminus Conjugation of Myristic Acid-Trans-Activator of Transcription to Attenuate Superoxide Release in Rat Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes" (presented by Alexandra Barrera)

David Miller, DO ’60 Endowed Memorial Research Day Award in Psychology: "The relationship between maternal stress, disordered eating, depressive symptoms, and infertility in women throughout the postpartum period" (presented by Christina Shoshilos)

David Miller, DO ’60 Endowed Memorial Research Day Masters in Biomedical Science Award: "The role of PPARs during Coxiella burnetii infection" (presented by Kaitlin O’Boyle)

David Miller, DO ’60 Endowed Memorial Research Day Award in Alzheimer’s: "Does interplay among dementia severity, activities of daily living, and depression in older adults vary by social frailty and dementia subtype?" (presented by Melanie Ventura)

Camille DiLullo Award for Excellence in Research: "Intravitreal injection of Noggin slows retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa" (presented by Xiangliang Sui)

CCDA Award for Research Excellence: "Inhibiting MMP-9 activation prevents increased seizure susceptibility after early-life seizures in larval zebrafish" (presented by Christopher Stegmuller)

Division of Research Staff Award: "Inhibition of CD38 recovers NAD+ and corrects metabolic dysregulation in skeletal muscle of mice modeling SBMA" (presented by Gabrielle Davis)

Division of Research Award for Exceptional Clinical Research: "Evaluation of Transitional Zone Lesions on Multiparametric MRI and MRI-targeted Biopsy in Detecting Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer in the Community Setting: A Retrospective Study" (presented by Danielle Terrenzio)

Department of Psychology Excellence in Research Award: "Examining the psychosocial impact of having an adolescent sibling with a cancer diagnosis" (presented by Jordan Barczak)

Department of Psychology Best Oral Presentation Award: "“Music to move you: comparing music genre’s effect on athletic performance in a practice setting" (presented by Devin DeTurk)

Department of Psychology Best Visual Presentation Award: "(In)Animate: Exploring the relationship between obsessive-compulsive disorder, perceived thought control, and anthropomorphism" (presented by Kaitlyn O’Neill)

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2024
Wednesday, May 1st
1:00 PM

A rare case of high grade lymphoma presenting as large bowel obstruction with testicular mass

Gianna Martini, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Gino Pezzone
Tiffany Pompa
Vijaykumar Gandhi

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Academic degree bias among speaking and leadership roles at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting 2016-2021

Lucas Bartlett
Alton Daley
Adam Kazimierczak, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brandon Klein
Casey Humbyrd
Adam Bitterman
Randy Cohn

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Adjunctive therapies in the management of tibial stress fractures: A systematic review of the literature

Hunter Smith, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joshua Rogers
Merrick Wetzler

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

AJAP1 enhances apoptosis in epithelial cells to potentially impact epicardium and EPDC formation

Rebecca Green, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elizabeth Ashby
Claire J. Shemon
Christopher Castaneda
Alexander Gerick
Lauren N. Wilson
Cathy J. Hatcher, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

AJAP1 regulates epithelial cell adhesion required for epicardium and EPDC formation

Claire J. Shemon, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elizabeth Ashby
Rebecca Green
Christopher Castaneda
Alexander Gerick
Lauren N. Wilson
Cathy J. Hatcher, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Analyses of the correlation of HPV vaccination and oropharyngeal cancer/lesion in men: from AllofUs Research Database

Anna M. Terzian, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ahmad B. Cader, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Qian Chen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Analysis of OITE by Subsection from 2017 - 2022 with Comparison to ABOS Part 1 Certifying Examination

Nicholas Abate, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mark LaGreca
Brandon Klein
Luke Bartlett
Randy Cohn

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bugs in the Brain? An Infectious Etiology for Alzheimer's Disease

Alexa A. Romanella, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alaha Abdul Faruq
Sanya Bhambhani
Rachel Corwin
Emily G. Lingo
Maegan E. McCall
Christine J. Hammond MS, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brian J. Balin, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Challenges in capacity: A case report exploring social determinants of health and psychiatric illness

Hunter Smith, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jacob Light
Jenys Allende

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Comparative analysis of caffeine therapy guidelines in neonates

Abigail E. VanGorder, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brandon Poterjoy

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Demonstration of extracellular matrix protection factor-1’s disease-modifying properties as evidenced by radiographic analysis of the knee joint in a rat model of osteoarthritis

Alyssa Roberts, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kimberly Pfau
Belinda Beqo
Sarah Hafiz
Amy Bhatt
Jeremiah Kinsey
Brian Heist
Tyler Mangle
Abdulhafez Selim
Marina D'Angelo, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Differential expression of ApoD and Nppc in the mouse metatarsal indicates a role in growth plate formation

Ally T. Borgia, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sherrie A. Wallace
Kelsey M. Kjosness, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philip Reno

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Double Crush Syndrome presenting as Foot Drop due to a Peroneal Neuropathy and an L5 Radiculopathy: A Case Report

James Petrera, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ronald Lincow

Philadelphia

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Effects of Mitoquinone and Dexrazoxane on doxorubicin’s anti-tumor efficacy

Le Mai An, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Aakash Belsare
James Huang
Juliet Melnik
Meagan Lyons
Lloyd Yan
Lindon H. Young, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Robert J. Barsotti, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Qian Chen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enhancing intracellular delivery of protein kinase C beta II via N-Terminus conjugation of myristic acid-trans-activator of transcription to attenuate superoxide release in rat polymorphonuclear leukocytes

Alexandra Barrera, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jennifer Dang
Denise Pinto
Alexis Verwoert
Sunit Singh
Emily Andrews
Arjun Nair
Devani Johnson
Taylor DiLisi
Annam Humayun
Tameka Dean
Juliet Melnik
Mai An Le
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

Enhancing Social Skills within a Second Grade Classroom: A Pilot Study

Susan Panichelli Mindel, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Natalie Zychlinski
Shannon Kelly
Samantha Baker

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Evaluation of operative delays secondary to radiotracer injection in breast cancer surgery

Iman Elkhashab, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elisheba Kassa, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jory Parson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Joshua Madera
Trieu Ton
Jandie Posner

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Improving IOL Calculators’ Total Corneal Astigmatism Predictions with Deep Learning

Jason Fink, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mathieu Gauvin
Chirag Shah
Mark Cohen
Avi Wallerstein

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Increasing motivation in STEM education: A self-talk classroom intervention

Tiffany L. Copeland, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Richard Allen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sofia Pham, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kristin Gagnier

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Informed Consent in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Puru Sadh
Antonio J. Almeda-Lopez, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Benjamin Hershfeld
Dan Monessa
Brandon Klein
Randy M. Cohn
Adam D. Bitterman

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lasers and Topical Therapies for the Treatment of Rosacea: A Systematic Review

Jane Mundadan, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Margaret Chou
Maria J. Karim
Jessica Labadie
Robin Ashinoff

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lessons learned from protein kinase C epsilon peptide mitigation of ischemia/reperfusion injury for post-transplant acute kidney injury (AKI) and the key function of uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide synthase in this process

Taurai Augustin, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kerry-Anne Perkins
Desmond Tanoh Boakye
Yanlin Jiang
James George
Anupam Agarwal
Lindon H. Young, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mycobacterium Avium Complex-Associated Vertebral Osteomyelitis in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

Jory P. Parson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jack A. Grossweiler
Ira M. Garonzik
James E. Conway

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Naltrindole inhibits phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate-induced superoxide release by a novel mechanism related to reduced intracellular calcium levels in polymorphonuclear leukocytes

Jennifer Dang, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Cameron Stinson
Devani Johnson
Mai A. Le
Logan Clair
James Ramsarran
Desmond B. Tanoh
Annam Humayun
Alexandra Barrera
Juliet Melnik
Tameka Dean
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

Protein Kinase C epsilon peptide inhibitor conjugated with myristic acid and trans-activator of transcription attenuates myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in a porcine in vivo model

Logan T. Clair, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sunit G. Singh
Tameka C. Dean
Desmond Boakye Tanoh
Kayla Harrell
Arjun Nair
Cameron Stinson
Annam Humayun
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

Research for the Whole Person: 13 Years of Research Day at PCOM

Jackie K. Werner, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Role of lipid droplets and prostaglandinE2 in Coxiella burnetii intracellular growth

Maria Biancaniello
Nell Guarino, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christabelle Ayensu-Asiedu
Steve Wooten
Minall Mulye

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sleep Quality Monitoring with Wearable Devices After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Yash P. Chaudhry, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hunter Hayes
Efstratios Papadelis
Thomas Muzzonigro
Mark LaGreca
Kenneth Wojnowski
John Hobbs
Jackson Harvi
Andrew Star

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Strong differential gene expression of Sall1 and Pax9 between the proximal and distal ends of the developing mouse metatarsal.

Samantha R. Lerner
Sherrie A. Wallace
Kelsey M. Kjosness, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philip Reno

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tamaguélelt giants: Freshwater fishes from the Eocene of the Sahara Desert, Mali

Alfonsina Ramon, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kerin M. Claeson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Maureen O'Leary

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effectiveness of a School-Based Coping Skills Group for Latino Middle School Students with Anxiety

Susan Panichelli Mindel, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Natalie Zychlinski
Shannon Kelly
Samantha Baker

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The impact of interprofessional education substance use case-based learning on doctor of osteopathic medicine students

Alexis Bracy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephanie H. Felgoise, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The prevalence of Demodex folliculorum and brevis colonization in patients presenting with blepharitis to an outpatient resident clinic

David Broytman, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Eric Rosenberg
Alanna Nattis
Ryan Kent
Vinh Ngo

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The role of PPARs during Coxiella burnetii infection

Kaitlin C. O'Boyle, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Maria Biancaniello
Minal Mulye, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Vertebral morphology in the primate post-transitional spine reflects locomotor pattern

Allison L. Machnicki, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philip L. Reno, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adam D. Sylvester

Philadelphia, PA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM