Congratulations 2020 MOA Autumn SRE Winners!

This year we were unable to conduct a Science Research Exhibit competition in-person. We did arrange to have a virtual competition and were able to have a successful event. Over 50 entries were submitted (an Autumn Convention record). The judges narrowed the field to 24 finalists who then participated in virtual interviews. As with in-person competition, the presentations and posters were amazing. 

We would like to thank all of those who participated and we would also like to thank our judges for the hours they put in to make the first virtual SRE competition such a success. 

While we cannot provide photographs like we have in the past, here is a list of the award winners. 

First Place Award $400 (Basic Science Research)

Zachary Morehouse, MS, OMS III of Ypsilanti, MI

“A Novel Direct-to-PCR Viral Detection Method Developed to Improve COVID-19 Testing Efforts”

Affiliation: 1. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. 
2. Omni International Inc., Kennesaw, GA 

MSUCOM DO-PHD Award $400 (Basic Science Research)

Luca Kaiser, MSUCOM DO-PhD of Lansing, MI 

“Arsenic trioxide impairs the response of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells to influenza”

Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI 

Second Place Award $300 (Clinical Medicine Research)

Matthew Rohloff, DO of Grand Rapids, MI

The Impact of Low-Pressure Pneumoperitoneum in Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blinded Trial

Affiliation: 1. Metro Health University of Michigan Health, Grand Rapids, MI; 2. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI


Third Place Award $200 (Clinical Medicine Research)

Christian Dondonan, OMS III of Sterling Heights, MI

“Evaluation of the use of preoperative steroids and hearing preservation outcomes after endolymphatic sac decompression surgery”

Affiliation: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI


Miscellaneous Category Award $200 (Basic Science Research)

Maja Blake, MSUCOM DO-PhD of East Lansing, MI

“ERAP1 is a potential innate immune regulator in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis”

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Honorable Mention for Osteopathic Considerations $100 (Clinical Medicine Research)

Ryan Korlewitz, OMS III of Lansing, MI

“Hypertrophic Changes of the Involved Limb Gluteus Maximus 6 Months Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery”

Affiliation: 1. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. 

2. Michigan State University Center for Orthopedic Research, East Lansing, MI

MOA Spring Scientific Research Exhibit

Friday, May 17, 2019

 Special "Thanks!" to all of the SRE presenters who took time from their busy schedules and the judges who not only have busy schedules, but had the unenviable task of choosing winners from an amazing amount of talent.

 2019 Scientific Research Exhibit Categories

Oral Presentations
 Case $500
 Research $500
Poster Presentations
 Lawrence J. Abramson, D.O. Award - Poster Clinical Research First Place - $1000
 Poster Clinical Research Second Place - $500
 Poster Clinical Research Third Place - $250
 Poster Case Presentation - $250
 MSUCOM D.O./PhD Basic Research - $500

 2019 Spring Scientific Research Exhibit Winners

Predicting Outcomes of Patients with Gastrointestinal Illness with the Aid of Artificial Intelligence
Brian Nohomovich1 2, Nathaniel Hawkins3, Arjun Krishnan3 4, Shannon D. Manning1
1 Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 2 College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 3 Department of Computation Mathematics, Science and Engineering, 4 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Race and Sex Differences in the Development and Severity of Post-Stroke Pain and the Impact on Function
Kent Simmonds, DO/Ph.D. Student (OMS 3), Mathew Reeves, PhD, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Epidemiology and Biostatistics


In-Patient Length of Stay Post Large Vessel Occlusion in Patients Treated with Intravascular and Mechanical Thrombectomy 
Mohamad Fayad DO, Judith Boura MS, Aaron Ellenbogen DO Ascension Macomb-Oakland Neurology Residency Program


Enteric Glial Cells Exhibit Reduced Expression of Lysophosdhatidic Acid Receptor in Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Mohammad Mustafa Ahmadzai, DO/PhD Program, Michigan State University; Roberto De Giorgio, St. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital and University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy; Brian Gulbransen, Department of Neuroscience, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Enteric Glial MHC II Contributes to T-Lymphocyte Activation in LPS Stimulation C
AK Chow1, BD Gulbransen1,2. 1. Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA 2. Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; Brian D. Gulbransen, PhD, Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Abscopal Effect after Radiosurgery for Solitary Brain Metastasis from Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Andrew Hamilton, D.O., Jerome Seid, M.D., Kyle Verdecchia, Ph.D.,Paul Chuba, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.R. Department of Radiation Oncology Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren, MI 


A Rare Case of a “Broken-Heart” Causing Papillary Muscle Rupture 
Anila Rao, DO1,3; Vasim Lala, DO1,2; Don Tait, DO1,3,Vivek Sengupta DO1,2; M. Blair DeYoung, DO4
1Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. 
2McLaren Macomb Medical Center, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program, Mt. Clemens, MI. 
3McLaren Macomb Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mt. Clemens, MI. 4Cardiovascular Medicine Department, McLaren Macomb Medical Center, Mt. Clemens, MI.


Cement Pulmonary Embolisms: Two Case Studies on an Underreported Adverse Event
Amanda Provost, OMSIII1, Batoul Aoun, OMSIV2, Ibrahim Haidar-Ahmad, DO3, Abdulrazak Alchakaki, MD4
1Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine – East Lansing, MI
2Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Erie, PA
3Beaumont Health Department of Internal Medicine – Trenton, MI
4Beaumont Health Department of Pulmonology – Trenton, MI


Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease #24
Viet H. Le, DO, MS, Department of Neurology, Garden City Hospital; Anne Pawlak, DO


 The Andy Taylor Still Achievement Award - The Andy

Andrew Taylor Still Achievement Award may be presented to an outstanding exhibit during the MOA spring convention only. The ANDY Award, which Andy Awardincludes an exquisitely carved crystal piece and a $1500 cash prize, is not awarded every year. Only those who best reflect the principles of osteopathic medicine with their research exhibit will receive the award. ANDY Award winners are:

Past Winners of the Andy Award
2013: Shane R. Sergent, D.O., Lorenzo Lim, Travis Gordon, Katelyn Wiseman, Becky Bajoka, John Hawkins, Kenny Briceno, M.D., 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, Tarana Nekzad – Transcending the International Osteopathic Identity: Cross-sectional Analysis of Osteopathic Principles and Practices in Peru

2007: Scott Fannin, D.O. – Marketing a Local Osteopathic Brand via the World Wide Web

2006: Heather Lake, D.O., Rob Wall, D.O., Loai Marouf, D.O., and Chris Buatti, D.O. – Guatemala Medical Research Project

1999: Lisa Vredevoogd, D.O., Mark Notman, PhD, Martin Hogan, PhD, and William Johnston, D.O. – The Michigan Osteopathic Research Network: A Feasibility Study

1997: Rick Hallgren, PhD – Computer-controlled, interactive learning resources that are available on MSUCOM’s website

1995: Edward Loniewski, D.O., Joseph Williams, D.O., Anthony Bahu, D.O., and Rob Schafina, D.O. – The Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy after Hip or Knee Arthoplasty

1993: Frank Paul, D.O. – The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulation on Post-Op Hysterectomy