Resident Abstract Poster Contest Winners

2020 Research Abstracts (Virtual Convention)

  1. Can Cranberry Extract Prevent UTI? A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Matthew Krinock, DO and Rachel Sluder, DO (St. Luke's University Hospital)
  2. Does Ablation in S-ICD Patients with Monoorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Prevent Shocks
    Shruti Africawala, OMS-III (CCOM)
  3. Cardiovascular Disease Training Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Need for Change in Training Paradigm
    Dakshin Gangadharamurthy, MD (Magnolia Regional Health Center)

2020 Posters Case Presentations (Virtual Convention)

  1. A Deadly Case of Tumor Neglect
    Jordan Torres, DO (Unity Health-White County Medical Center)
  2. Significant Facial Deformity with Multiple Dysfunctions in a Patient with a 15-Year-Undiagnosed Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome
    Hau Tran, DO (Northeast Regional Medical Center)
  3. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Syndrome in a Crohn's Patient with Subacute EBV Infection
    Jaskiran Mann, DO (Valley Hospital Medical Center)

2019 Research Abstracts (Phoenix, AZ)

  1. A Retrospective Evaluation of Compliance to Clostridium Difficile Treatment Guidelines
    Rida Aslam, DO (Franciscan Health)
  2. The Correlation Between BMI and Mammography BiRads Score
    Swati Rao, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)
  3. Enhancing Time Management Through Improvements in EHR Readability
    Jacob Koopman, DO (College Medical Center)

2019 Posters Case Presentations (Phoenix, AZ)

  1. BYPASS-OMA: or Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia with Nesidioblastosis
    Heidi Henson, DO (Community Memorial Health)
  2. Beating the Odds: Surviving a Case of Massive Hemoptysis from Pulmonary Artery Pseudo-Aneurysm with Inhaled TXA
    Frederick Gmora, DO, MPH (Jefferson Health Northeast)
  3. A Case of Sever Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure Requiring Dialysis Induced by Long-Term Rosuvastatin with Concurrent Amlodipine Use
    Pejmahn Eftekharzadeh, DO (Lower Bucks Hospital)


2018 Research Abstracts (Orlando, FL)

  1. What are the Social Determinants of Deciding Resucitation Status in Critically Ill Patients > 70 years?
    Julius Musenze, DO (Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA)
  2. Using Education to Increase Compliance with Heart Failure Medications
    Kara Stout, DO, MPH (Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL)
  3. Improving Alternative Colon Cancer Screening Rates in Resident Clinics
    Matthew Chadwick, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)


2018 Case Presentations (Orlando, FL)

  1. Undiagnosed HIV/AIDS with Multi-organ Co-infections in a Young Male with Favorable Outcomes
    Christina Vu, DO and Angela Shih, DO (Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA)
  2. Atypical early colon cancer in young adult, a paradigm shift in colon cancer incidence
    Bareeqah Ahmad, DO (Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY)
  3. A Case of Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis with Progressive Renal Disease
    Muna Hale, DO (Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK)


2017 Research Abstracts (National Harbor, MD)

  1. Reactive y-Ketoaldehydes Promote Protein Misfolding and Atrial Arrhythmia Susceptibility in Experimental Hypertension
    Joseph Prinsen, DO (Sparrow Hospital)
  2. Approaching Depression and Burnout in Medical Students by Targeting Social Isolation with a Novel Pen Pal Program
    David Fraulino, DO (University of Connecticut Health Center)
  3. Archival Tumor Blocks: A Roadblock to Targeted Genomic Therapies
    Matthew Hadfield (Student, LUCOM)​


2017 Case Presentations (National Harbor, MD)

  1. A Case of Amlodipine Overdose: Role of High Dose Insulin Therapy
    Kelvin Tran, DO; Thinh Tang, DO; Tarris Webber, DO (Valley Hospital Medical Center)
  2. Pain in the Brain from NC Before the Plane
    Latoya Roberts, DO (Merit Health Wesley)
  3. Uncal Herniation in an Intensive Care Unit Patient with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: A Review of High Intracranial Pressure Management for the Internist in the Intensive Care Unit Setting
    Neelam Patel (Student – VCOM Carolinas)


2016 Research Abstracts (Palm Desert, CA)

  1. Application of Manual Medicine for Resolution of Ileus
    Michele McDaniel, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)
  2. Selective Outcome Reporting of Clinical Trials in the Field of Hematology
    Linda Leduc, DO (OSU Medical Center)
  3. Combination of T3 and T4 Therapy for Improving Hypothyroidism and Overall Quality of Life
    Anam Tariq, DO (Pinnacle Health at Community General Hospital)


2016 Case Presentations (Palm Desert, CA)

  1. Distal RTA Presenting as Acute Paralysis
    Ashleigh Frank, DO (Aria Health)
  2. Concurrent Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Myxedema Coma
    Rachel Logan, DO (Riverside Medical Center)
  3. An Elderly Woman with Three Primary Malignancies
    Jason Higgs, DO & Maria Akhtar, DO (St. James Hospital-Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center)


2015 Research Abstracts (Tampa, FL)

  1. Hepatitis C Screening in Baby Boomers
    Daniel Haddad, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)
  2. Scoping Gastroenterology Journals: 100% of Meta-Analyses Tested Positive for Publication Bias Trace Heavener, DO (Adena Health System)
  3. Utility of Galectin-3 in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
    Marcel Letourneau, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center)


2015 Case Presentations (Tampa, FL)

  1. Life-Saving Inhaled Sevoflurane Administered to an Adult with Severe Bronchospasm Secondary to COPD Exacerbation
    Sara Ancello, DO (RowanSOM/KUH/Our Lady of Lourdes)
  2. Delirium and Low Oxygen Saturation Secondary to Drug-Induced Methemoglobinemia:
    A Case Report
    David Heger, DO (Mercy Health Hackley Campus Muskegon)
  3. Diffuse Lymphadenopathy: Surely it Must be Lymphoma!
    A Rare Presentation of Prostate Cancer
    Stephen Eikermann, DO (Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center)


2014 Research Abstracts (Baltimore, MD)

  1. Cardiometabolic And Endocrine Correlates Of Age, Total Body Fat, And Exercise In A Healthy Male Population
    Donna Lawson. DO (LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery, Blacksburg, VA)
  2. Predictors Of Early 30-Day Return Visit In Patients Discharged From A Heart Failure Observation Unit
    Casondra Moore, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)
  3. Percentage Of Patients With Gram Positive Bacteremia, Meningitis, Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia, Svere Sepsis Or Spesis Shock Who Achieve A Therapeutic First Vancomycin Trough
    Viet Q. Tran, DO (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA)


2014 Case Presentations (Baltimore, MD)

  1. Hiv-Associated Primary Effusion Lymphoma Presenting As A Paracardial Mass
    Heather Katz, DO (Broward General Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  2. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement In A Patient With Severe Aortic Insufficiency, Hemodynamic Instability, And Fevers
    Marwah Farooqui, DO (St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields, IL )
  3. 62 y/o African American Male With An Unusual Skin Rash - Rare Case of Calciphylaxis (Calcific Uremic Arteriolonpathy)
    Kena Shah, DO; Zubin Shah, MPH; J. Christopher Brandys, MD (RowanSOM/KUH/Our Lady of Lourdes, Stratford, NJ)


2013 Research Abstracts (Indian Wells, CA)

  1. Incidence Of Osteoporosis In High Risk Premenopausal Females In A Low Income Northern U.S. Clinic
    Jessica Barker, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)
  2. Use Of D-Diner And Clincial Decision Rules To Evaluate Physician Gestalt In Diagnosis Of Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
    William Patrick Hughes, DO (McLaren Greater Lansing, Dewitt, MI)
  3. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Directed Core Biopsy Of The Liver For Diffuse Hepatic Disease
    Faizan Khan, DO and Fares Hamad, DO (St. James Hospital, Oak Brook, IL)


2013 Case Presentations (Indian Wells, CA)

  1. Ventriculitis As A Result Of Esophageal Perforation: A Case Report And Literature Review
    Tammy Ferro, DO (Largo Medical Center, Belleair Beach, FL)
  2. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement In A Patient With Severe Aortic Insufficiency, Hemodynamic Instability, And Fevers
    Kelly Kynaston, DO (Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute, St. Petersburg, FL)
  3. Iron Deficient Anemia: A Rare Cause Of CVA
    Cristina Costa, DO (Pennsylvania Hospital, Cheltenham, PA)


2012 Research Abstracts (Orlando, FL)

  1. The Association of Reproductive and Hormonal Factors with Renal Cell Cancer in Women: The Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer
    Milla Kviatkovsky, DO (NSUCOM, Largo, FL)
  2. Evaluation of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis and Physician Prescribing Behavior
    Ann Marie Schrieber, DO (Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI)
  3. Strategies to Reduce Readmissions at a Community Hospital
    Michael Romig, DO (MSUCOM, East Lansing, MI)

2012 Case Presentations (Orlando, FL)

  1. An Osteopathic Approach, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Angioedema
    Iris Lee, DO (TUCOM Las Vegas, NV)
  2. Pyroglutamic Acidosis
    Rashel Rabizadeh, DO (TUCOM, Las Vegas, NV)
  3. Acute Interstitial Nephritis Related To Administration Of The Calcium Channel Blocker Amlodipine
    Hakeen Jibawi, DO (CCOM, Chicago, IL)

2011 Research Abstracts (San Antonio, TX)

  1. The Epidemiology of the Pandemic Influenza A/H1N1 2009 in Northeast Ohio
    Lisa Caltabiano, DO (Summa Western, Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
  2. Evaluation of Involuntary Psychiatric Hold (5150) Among Elderly Patients
    (Greater than 65 Years of Age)
    Katrina Platt, DO (Arrowhead, Colton, CA)
  3. TIMI Risk Score Relation to Hospital Readmission
    TJ Trad, DO (OSU, Tulsa, OK)


2011 Case Presentations (San Antonio, TX)

  1. An Atypical Presentation of Babesjosis in a Splenectomized Patient
    Mahdi Taha, DO (OSU, Tulsa, OK)
  2. Importance of Genetic Inheritance of Melungeon Ancestry in Familial Mediterranean Fever and Other Rare Diseases
    Todd James, DO (LewisGale, Blacksburg, VA)
  3. Upper Extremity DVT
    Benjamin Hudon, DO (Good Samaritan, Corvallis, OR)


2010 Research Abstracts (San Francisco, CA)

  1. Optimal Timing of Tracheostomy Utilizing APACHE III Scores as a Clinical Predictor: A Retrospective Study
    Heather Scheper, DO (Mt. Clemens, MI)
  2. DKA Etiology
    Nick Sansone, DO and Balaji Venkat, DO (MWU/CCOM, Chicago, IL)
  3. Urinalysis: An Underutilized Resource; Indications and Interpretations
    Nicole Longo, DO (PCOM, Philadelphia, PA)

2010 Case Presentations (San Francisco, CA)

  1. Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy in Multiple Myeloma
    Thomas Nasheri, DO, Kris Palmer, DO and Amanda Zakowitz, DO (Richmond Heights, OH)
  2. Treatment of Severe P. Falciparum Malaria
    Kristine Angelo, DO (Arrowhead, Colton, CA)
  3. Babesiosis (WA-1) Transmitted by Plasma Transfusion in an Asplenic Patient
    John Grider, DO (Northeast Regional, Kirksville, MO)


2009 Research Abstracts (Tucson, AZ)

  1. Differences in Perceived Stress, Depression, and Medical Symptoms Among Medical, Nursing, and Physician Assistant Students: A Latent Class Analysis
    Marlow Hernandez, MS (Nova southeastern University/COM, Miami, FL)
    Adam O'Mara, MS (Nova southeastern University/COM, Miami, FL)
  2. Toradol (ketorolac) Usuage at USH Study
    Nhat Hoang, D.O. (Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, NY)
  3. Evaluation of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as an Adjunct Measure of Life Style modification in Patients with Pre-Hypertension
    George Ibraheim, D.O. (UNTHSC/Plaza Medical Center, Ft. Worth, TX)

2009 Case Presentations (Tucson, AZ)

  1. Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and Ampullary Carcinoma
    Jennifer Lamneck, D.O. (Mount Sinai/Miami Heart Institute, Miami, FL)
  2. A 57 year-old Man with AIDS secondary to HIV, Melena, and Bilateral Pulmonary Infiltrates, Treated with Corticosteroids
    Kimberly Rozengarten, D.O. (UMDNJ/Kennedy University Hospital, Cherry Hill, NJ)
  3. Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: An Ominous but Enlightening Scenario
    David Sosnoff, D.O. (St. John Health System, Eastpointe, MI)

2008 Research Abstracts (Marco Island, FL)

  1. Effect of Remote ECG Analysis on Door to Balloon Time in Percutaneous Intervention for ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
    Beth Makowski Grohwski, D.O. (Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI)
  2. Hospitalized Low Risk Community Acquired Pneumonia
    Lindsey Castle, D.O. (Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH)
  3. Attainment of Early Goals of Therapy Before and After the Implementation of a Sepsis Order Set
    Randall Colin Wetz, D.O. (Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK)

2008 Case Presentations (Marco Island, FL)

  1. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis: The Impact of Hemodialysis, Systemic Steroiods, Erythropoietin, and PUVA on Clinical Course
    Debbie Gladd, D.O. (Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, OK)
  2. Scurvy: A Modern Day Case of an Old World Disease
    Carrie Gilstrap, D.O. (UNTHSC, Ft. Worth, TX)
  3. Genital Ulcers Progressing to Fournier's Gangrene in a Female Patient During Treatment with All-Trans Retinoic Acid for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
    Mia A. Taormina, D.O. (Botsford General Hospital, Farmington, MI)

2007 Research Abstracts (Boston, MA)

  1. Procalcitonin
    Aditi Patel, DO (Coventry Swedish Hospital IL)
  2. An Overview of the Risk at Pinnacle Health Hospitals Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella from Pigs in Thailand
    Robert Hanson, D.O. (Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital MI)
  3. Factors Associated with Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease
    MaryEllen Estevez, D.O. (Pinnacle Health PA)

2007 Case Presentations (Boston, MA)

  1. Hiatel Hernia: A Rare Cause of Syncope
    Jennifer Ayers, D.O (Norton Community Hospital VA)
  2. Hidradenitis Suppuritiva Associated SAPHO Syndrome
    Sarah Jane de Leon, D.O. (NYCOM/Beth Israel Hospital NY)
  3. A Cellulitis Mimic
    Beth Valashinas, D.O. (UNTHSC/Plaza TX)

2006 Posters (Phoenix, AZ)

  1. The Use of Clinical Decision Rules in Patients Undergoing Evaluation of Pulmonary Thromboembolism by a Computer Tomography Protocol at a Suburban US Hospital
    Ian Welsh, DO & Adam Peterick, DO (OUCOM/Doctors Hospital North)
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance in Campylobacter Isolated from Animals and Humans in Northern Thailand
    Robert Hanson, DO (Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital - MI)
  3. Adherence to American Diabetic Association in an Osteopathic Internal Medicine Resident Community Care Clinic
    Donald C. Robertson, DO (UHS/KCUMB - MO)


2005 Posters (Orlando, FL)

  1. Retrospective Analysis of Anti-Lipid Therapy and Lipid Treatment Goals in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Overcoming Treatment Barriers to Attain National Guidelines
    John E. Paes, DO (OUCOM/Doctors Hospital North)
  2. Toxicity and Tolerability of Dose Dense (q 14 days) Docetaxel (T)/Doxorubicin (A)/Cyclophosphamid (C)
    Richard Zekman, DO (Botsford - MI)
  3. Sympathetic Cardiac Influence and Arterial Blood Pressure Instability Kevin Formes, DO (UNTHSC/Plaza TX)

2004 Posters (Chicago, IL)

  1. Standard Update Values From PET Scan Correlate with Lymphoma Grade
    Kelly Parlin-Lynch, DO (Allopathic Berkely, MI)
  2. Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Characteristics of Male and Female Patients with Recurrent Heart Failure and a Primary Compliant of Dyspnea
    Luwanga Okoro, DO (Deborah Heart & Lung NJ)
  3. Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Community Hospitals Without on-site Cardiothoracic Procedural Back-up are Safe and Have an Acceptable Procedural Success Rate
    Duc T. Nguyen, DO (Northeast Regional Medical Center MO)

2003 Posters (Montreal, Canada)

  1. Hyporesponse to Statins and LDL-C Fluctuation in TEXCAPS Cohort Jennifer Alexander (Ferrell), DO (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. Case Series of Septic Arthritis in an Urban Hospital Setting Rajesh Kataria, DO (UNDNJ/Kennedy Memorial NJ)
  3. Clinical Findings of West Nile Virus Infection Julie Thibert, DO (Henry Ford Macomb Hospital/Warren Campus MI)


2002 Posters (Scottsdale, AZ)

  1. Is CURE Really a Cure? The Incidence of Post-Operative Transfusion in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Treated with Clopidogrel
    Philip Riley, DO (OSUCOM OK)
  2. CPR as a Part of Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Jeremiah Ellias, DO (UMDNJ/Kennedy NJ)
  3. Topotecan and Vincristine as a Second Line Agents in Combination for the Treatment of Small-Cell Lung Cancer After Failed First Line Therapy With Carboplatin and Etoposide
    Christopher G. Jordan, DO (UNTHSC/OMC TX)


2001 Posters (Orlando, FL)

  1. Reduction of Cogintive and Functional Changes with Aricept and Vitamin E Alzheimer-Type Dementia Patients
    Anthony Nguyen, DO (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. Management of Thyroid Carcinoma, Including a Tumor Marker for Monitoring Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
    Yelena Pinzur, DO (UHS/KCUMB MO)


2000 Posters (Boston, MA)

  1. Clinical Correlations of Engraftment Syndrome
    Lynette Sutkowi, DO (Allopathic University Htgs, OH)
  2. A Prospective Study of Body Fluid Exposure in Community Teaching Hospital in the Bronx
    Sybil Cheng, DO (NYCOM/St. Barnabas NY)
  3. Clinical Efficacy of Oral Compared to Subcutaneous Methotrexate in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Considered Methotrexate Failures: A Prospective Crossover Trial
    Christopher Parker, DO (Allopathic, University Hospital TX)
  4. HONORABLE MENTION: Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Disease in a County Health Department
    Javid Kahn, DO (UHS/KCUMB MO)


1999 Posters (La Quinta, CA)

  1. The Role of Insulin Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3 in Prostate Cancer
    Donald Frusher, D.O. (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. The Dynamics of Body Fluid Exposure in a Community Hospital in the Bronx
    Sybil Cheng, D.O. (NYCOM/St. Barnabas NY)
  3. A Retrospective Study of Lumbar Punctures in Community Hospital in the Bronx
    Brian Wiley, D.O. (NYCOM/St. Barnabas NY)
  4. HONORABLE MENTION: The Efficacy of T1 Thrust in the Treatment of Chronic Cephalgia
    Joe Boyce, D.O. (St. John Macomb Hospital MI)
  5. HONORABLE MENTION: Colorectal Cancer Screening by Internal Medicine Residents: Meeting American Cancer Society Guidelines
    Long Hoang, D.O. (UNTHSC/OMC TX)

1998 Posters (Marco Island, FL)

  1. Predictors of Longevity in an Alzheimer Nursing Home Facility
    Amy Moss, D.O. (UNTHSC/OMC TX)
  2. TPA in CVA: Time is Still Brain in a Community Hospital
    Timothy Dykstra, D.O. (Metro Health Hospital MI)
  3. Mild Hemophilia in a Patient with Acquired Inhibitor to Recombinant DNA factor VIII
    Sherrie M. Brooks, D.O. (Ingham Regional Medical Center MI)
  4. HONORABLE MENTION: Evaluation of the Demographic Characteristics of Patients in the House Call Program of the Division of Geriatrics
    Amy Callaghan, D.O. (Metropolitan Medical Center IA)


1997 Posters (Toronto, Ontario)

  1. Antibiotic Dosing in the Geriatric Population: A Cost-Savings Analysis
    Marcy Fitzrandolph, D.O. and Janice Knebl, D.O.
  3. Primary Care: A Sign of the Times
    Carolann Kinner, D.O. (Bi-County Community Hospital MI)
  4. Antimicrobial Resistance in Enterococci Isolated from Turkey Flocks Fed Virginiamycin
    Laurie A. Welton, D.O. (Allopathic)

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