LECOM Erie Students and Millcreek Hospital Residents Participate in Research Day

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine held its annual research day on October 25th. The event culminates months of medical research conducted by students and medical residents and emphasizes the important research conducted at the college.

Research Day highlights the accomplishments of the LECOM and Millcreek Community Hospital communities as they investigate new ways to promote health and understand disease processes, as well as the basic biological processes underlying the normal functions of the human body.

“Students who do research gain insight into how we gain new knowledge about health and disease, what needs to be done to demonstrate that an idea about how things work can be supported or refuted” says Michael Bradbury, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Research.  “This research can lead to new approaches to investigating problems in human health and providing improved healthcare during a students career, as well as preparing them for residencies that require research as part of their future training.”

This year there were 47 posters and 11 oral presentations.  The winners in each category are listed below.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Residents

First Place: Richard Lukose, DO, Quantification of the Stapedial Reflex Reveals Delayed Responses in Autism

Second Place: Precious L. Barnes, DO, A Comparative Study of Cervical Hysteresis Characteristics of Somatic Dysfunction

Third Place: Joseph S. Borruso DO, Local Anesthetics on Cartilage After Intra-Articular Injection of Rat Joints

Students

First Place: Michael Albano, Classification of Sex and Ancestry from Metatarsal Bones by Radiographic Analysis

Second Place: Scott Cooper, Identification and Characterization of Merkel Cells in the Epithelium of Labia Minora and Nasal Mucousa.

Third Place: Sage Taylor Green, VARIANCE OF PAIN PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATED SEVERITY DURING THE TRANSFUSION CYCLE OF THALASSEMIA PATIENTS

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Residents

First Place: Hans F. Joseph, DO, Pelvic Recoil and Anterior SI Ligament Integrity Related to Rapid Separation of the Symphysis Pubis

Second Place: R. Brandon Trale DO, Incidence Of rupture of the Extensor Pollicis Longus Tendon  Following Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures and its Etiology

Third Place: Bryan Jarvis DO, A Statistical Analysis of Functional Movement Scoring in Elite Level Basketball Players

Honorable Mention: Daniel Lukes, DO, Post Operative Pain Management after Total Joint Replacement

Students

First Place: Christopher Haydanek, Effect of Essential Plant Oils on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Isolate

Second Place: Gregory R. Delost, The Synergistic Effect of Cinnamon Oil and Erythromycin in Combating Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Third Place: Thomas Ku, Affinity-based proteomics reveal cancer-specific networks coordinated by Hsp90

Honorable Mention: Karissa Beebe, Localization of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein in the Human Medial Superior Olive

Honorable Mention: Neeti Kothare, Developmental effects of PCB exposure on the rat auditory brainstem

October 30, 2012
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