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Scientific Research Exhibits

MOA Spring Scientific Research Exhibit Competition
The MOA 118th Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be held May 18 - 21, 2017 at the Westin Southfield Detroit. Students, residents/interns and practicing physicians are encouraged to submit their research.

Poster presentations and oral presentations are scheduled for Friday, May 19, 2017 from  7:30am - 1 pm, and includes a separate awards luncheon for participants and judges.

The Michigan Osteopathic Association hosts a Scientific Research Exhibit (SRE) twice yearly. These competitions provide osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows and attending level physicians an opportunity to present their medical and scientific research to our profession. The SRE event demonstrates the very best of what osteopathic medicine is and reaffirms the profession’s commitment to the advancement of science in osteopathic medicine.

Deadline for Spring SRE Submission was March 24, 2017, submissions for 2017 are closed.

MOA Autumn SRE competition November 4, 2017 at the Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids  (Autumn SRE submissions will open after May 2017)

Rules & Regulations

Sponsorship Opportunities

Call for Judges

MOA Annual (Spring) Scientific Research Exhibition Prize Awards (subject to annual revision)
At the SRE subcommittee discretion, monetary prize awards may be reallocated based on the number of submissions in a given category. The final distribution will be published promptly after the submission deadline after the SRE completes review. acceptance and categorization of abstracts.   

Poster Awards                                                                     First place
Second place
Third place  

If sufficient number of submissions for each of the four categories: $750 for outstanding poster in each category.

If insufficient number of submissions received for a category, prize money reallocated to other categories at the SRE Subcommittee discretion.

Best DO-PhD Report: $500                               Outstanding Case Report: $250

Special Recognition & Award: At the discretion of the spring Scientific Research Judging Panel, the Andrew Taylor Still (ANDY) Achievement Award may be presented to one outstanding Scientific Research Exhibit poster submitted to the competition at the MOA Annual Scientific Convention reflecting the best of osteopathic medicine principles and practice. There shall be no requirement to award an ANDY Award each year. The recipient of the ANDY is awarded a $1,500 prize plus a carved crystal piece.

Oral Presentation Awards
Case Report: $500
Research or Quality/Patient Safety: $500

(powerpoint required, AV equipment and set up provided by MOA)

Submission Categories

  • Basic Science Research Abstract Format NEW!
  • Clinical Vignette (Case Report) Abstract Format
  • Clinical Medicine (Research Study) Abstract Format
  • Quality Improvement/ Patient Safety High Value Care Abstract Format NEW!

Full category descriptions here. 



2016 Scientific Research Exhibits at the
MOA 117th Annual Spring Scientific Convention

Edward Village Michigan, Dearborn

May 13, 2016

First Place
Roller Coasters and Renal Calculi
David Wartinger, DO; Shannon Grochulski-Fries, Mark A. Mitchell, DO, Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University

Second Place
A Retrospective Analysis of Prostate Cancer Detection Rate and Grade on Prostate Needle
Biopsy before and after the US Preventative Task Force Recommendations against PSA
Based Screening

Julie Carter, DO, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Beaumont Farmington Hills Hospital, McLaren Macomb Hospital, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MSUCOM Detroit Metro
Urological Surgery Residency Program

Third Place
The Effectiveness of Preoperative Body Site Marking: A Comprehensive Literature Review
Safi Mohammed, DO / Jared Davis, MS4, MSUCOM|Gregory McIntosh DO, Mclaren Macomb, Henry Ford Macomb, Beaumont Farmington Hills, Randy Chudler MD, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Outstanding Case Report
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: An uncommon but underdiagnosed cause of chronic abdominal pain discovered in a patient misdiagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa
William Powers, DO PGY-3, Detroit Wayne County Health Authority-Family Medicine Resident

Honorable Mention
Sitting vs. Standing: The Impact of a Rounding Team Bedside Posture on Patient Experience
Richard Bryce1,2,3, DO; Lisa Matero2, PhD; Fatima Beydoun1, OMS2; Mountaha Eidy1, OMS2; Rita Elias1, OMS2; Evan Gray1, OMS2; Almir Kalajdzic1, OMS2; Lama Kawar1, OMS2; Reem Khazaal1, OMS2; Israa Kenaan1, OMS2; Samaa Lutfi1, OMS2; Liala Al-Shatel1, OMS2; Anna Stala1, OMS2; Navya Talluri1, OMS2
1. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
2. Henry Ford Health System
3. Community Health and Social Services Center

Honorable Mention Case                              The Sum of all Tears: A Rare Case of Mechanical Aortic Valve Thrombosis after Warfarin Cessation for Tear Duct Surgery Christopher Bradley, DO; Timothy Logan, DO; Mark Liwanag, DO, McLaren Macomb                                                         

Best Oral Research Presentation
Macrophages Contribute to Hypertension Development by Impairing the Pre-junctional Alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptor on Sympathetic Neurons
Ryan Mui, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine DO/PHD Physician Scientist Training Program

Best Oral Case Presentation
It's Never Too Late To Resynchronize         Subir Shah, DO; Emmanuel Papasifakis, DO, Garden City Hospital

2016 Scientific Research Exhibits at the 
MOA 12th Annual Autumn Scientific Convention

Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids

November 5, 2016

Case Reports:

First Place                                                                                           A Case of DKA with Pneumonia and Recent Initiation of a SGLT2 Inhibitor                                                                                                  Ryan Kahl, DO; Mouhamed Shatila, DO, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital

Second Place                                                                                      Delayed Complication of a Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter                                                                                                               Kruti Patel, DO; Matthew Tong, DO-Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH; Gary Ansel, MD; Jayanta Mukherjee, MD-Riverside Hospital, Columbus, OH

Third Place                                                                                                    A Twist of Fate-Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure Secondary to Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA) With Dextrocardia                                                                                 Owen Culpepper, DO; Sarah Woiderski, DO; Stefani Gibson, DO; Michael Jerger, DO; Diana Carlson, DO; Mary O'Connor, DO-Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital

Research: Grant Proposal

First                                                                                                           An Innovative Approach to Improving Water Quality Along the Amazon River Using Biosand Filters                                                                         Taylor Dickey, OMS II; Katelyn Phelps, DO; Lorenzo Lim, DO/ Gary Willyerd, DO; Joseph Gorz, DO; Ruben Kenny Briceno, MD; Raef Fadel, OMS III; Shane Sergent, DO-Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Judges Lawrence Abramson, DO, MPH; James Clinton, DO, FACP; John Bodell, DO, FACOS; Lawrence Prokop, DO; Anthony Ognjan, FACP



Andrew Taylor Still (ANDY) Achievement Award 

The Andrew Taylor Still (ANDY) Achievement Award may be presented to an outstanding exhibit during the MOA Spring Convention only. The ANDY Award, which includes an exquisitely carved crystal piece and a $1,500 cash prize, is not awarded every year. Only those who best reflect the principles of osteopathic medicine with their research or case exhibit will receive the award during the MOA Spring Convention.
ANDY Award Winners:
2013: Shane R. Sergent, D.O., Lorenzo Lim, Travis Gordon, Katelyn Wiseman, Becky Bajoka, John Hawkins, Kenny Briceno, Hailey Wouters, Joe Simon, Lucan Chatterley, Sophia Johnson, Nathan Lowe, Laura Favazza, Afshan Khan, Alvin Vargas, Andrew Schrotenboe, Felipe Cameroamortegui, Pam Castro, Alec Ludwig, Shaina Park, Brent Keaner, Bradley Davis, and Tarana Nekzad.
2007: Scott Fannin, D.O. 
2006: Heather Lake, D.O., Rob Wall, D.O., Loai Marouf, D.O. and Chris Buatti 
1999: Lisa Vredevoogd, D.O., Mark Notman, PhD, Martin Hogan, PhD and William Johnston, D.O. 
1997: Rick Hallgren, PhD 
1995: Edward Loniewski, D.O., Joseph Williams, D.O., Anthony Bahu, D.O. and Rob Schafina, D.O. 
1993: Frank A. Paul, D.O.



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