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Outstanding Medical Education Research Poster and Presentation Award 

Lecture Capture Technology, Student Attendance, and Academic Performance 

  • Uzoma S. Ikonne, PhD, Assistant Professor, ATSU-SOMA
  • Anna Campbell, PhD, Assistant Professor, ATSU-SOMA
  • Kate Whelihan, MPH, Data Informatics Specialist, ATSU-SOMA
  • Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, Professor, ATSU-SOMA

Poster Finalists

Empathy and Professionalism: Learning from Research Evidence 

  • Claire Bogan, OMS-II, PCOM
  • Bettina Bernstein, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor, PCOM
  • Robert Cuzzolino, EdD, Vice President of Graduate Programs and Planning, PCOM
  • Stephen Poteau, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, PCOM

High Stress Simulations + Emotional Intelligence = Patient Satisfaction 

  • James W. Dugan, PhD, Psychologist, Director of Counseling and Support Services, KCU-COM
  • Robert A. Weatherly, MD, Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Douglas A. Girod, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Carolyn E. Barber, PhD, Psychologist, University of Missouri Kansas City
  • Terry T. Tsue, MD, Head & Neck Surgeon, University of Kansas Medical Center

Preceptor Competency Scores Identify COMLEX 2-PE Humanistic Failure Risk

  • Glenn E. Davis, MS, Curriculum Director, TUCOM-CA
  • Walter C. Hartwig, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, TUCOM-CA

Use of Study Resources by Lecture-Based and Problem-Based Medical Students 

  • Christine Hutak, PhD, Assistant Professor/Coordinator of DPC, NYITCOM
  • Donna McMahon, DO, Assistant Professor and Director, DPC, NYITCOM
  • David P. Yens, PhD, Research Director, TouroCOM-NY

Competency-Based Education

Preceptor Competency Scores Identify COMLEX 2-PE Humanistic Failure Risk 

  • Glenn E. Davis, MS, Curriculum Director, TUCOM-CA
  • Walter C. Hartwig, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, TUCOM-CA

The Association of Childhood Asthma and Early Exposure to Pets: A One Health Study 

  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, AZCOM/MWU
  • S. Bridger Frampton, OMS-II, AZCOM/MWU

Proposal for an Osteopathic Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) 

  • Glenn E. Davis, MS, Curriculum Director, TUCOM-CA
  • Melissa Pearce, DO, OMM Department Vice-Chair, TUCOM-CA
  • Jennifer Weiss, DO, Course Director, TUCOM-CA
  • Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS-MEd-L, Associate Professor Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, TUCOM-CA

IPE in a Rural Clerkship: A Student’s Perspective on a Progressive Hybridized Simulation Case 

  • Steven J. Halm, DO, Chair of Simulation Medicine, CUSOM
  • Brian Mann, PA-C, Education Specialist for Simulation Instruction, CUSOM
  • Robert J. Schmid, MS, Technical Director of Sim Lab, CUSOM
  • Michelle D. Langaker, Chair of OB/GYN, CUSOM
  • Gregory D. Christiansen, DO, MEd, Chair of Emergency Medicine, CUSOM
  • Peter D. Fenn, PA-C, Simulation Medicine Coordinator, CUSOM
  • Brian A. Kessler, DO, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, CUSOM

Profession Formation Observation Form 

  • Peg Lechner, MS, RN, Director of Assessment/Associate Professor, CCOM/MWU
  • Lisa Szymanski, MOL, Manager of Clinical Education, CCOM/MWU
  • Tina Marino, MEd, Education Specialist, CCOM/MWU

What Do Pediatric Residency Program Directors Expect from Incoming Pediatric Interns? 

  • Anne M. VanGarsse, MD, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, KCU-COM
  • Ramon E. Newman, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, KCU-COM

Assessment of Osteopathic Medical Students’ Comfort in Treating the LGBT Population 

  • Garren P. Gebhardt, DO, Assistant Professor, MU-COM
  • Brian Collisson, PhD, Assistant Professor, MU-COM
  • Kristin Metzler-Wilson, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, MU-COM
  • Emily M. Collisson, BSN, School of Nursing, University of Alabama

Implementation of Osteopathic Core Competencies in Medical Genetics 

  • Everett Roark, PhD, Director, Master of Biomedical Science Program, WCUCOM

Professional Development

Case Studies: Successful Application to NAOME 

  • Patricia S. Sexton, MS, DHEd, Associate Dean for Curriculum, ATSU-KCOM
  • Rita Getz, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, CCOM/MWU
  • Matthew Henry, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Physiology and Pharmacology, DMU-COM

Resilience ≠ Resilencia Lessons Learned Taking Disaster Training International 

  • Christopher H. Martin, MHS, CHSE, Director of Simulation, VCOM-CC
  • Darlene Myles, DO, Chair of Emergency Medicine, VCOM-CC

Bridging the Gaps: Partnership of Medical Educators & Human Service Organizations 

  • John Kappenberg, EdD, Director of Assessment and Professional Development, NYIT-COM
  • William R. Blazey, DO, Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education, NYIT-COM
  • Bhuma Krishna, PhD, Assistant Dean, Research, NYIT-COM

Supportive Role for Basic Science Faculty During an Osteopathic Medical Outreach Experience

  • Mark Hernandez, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, ACOM
  • Melinda Carter, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Anatomy, ACOM
  • James D. Foster, PhD, Associate Dean for Anatomy and Molecular Medicine, ACOM

AACOM 2015 Scholar-in-Residence Report

  • Stephen S. Davis, PhD, Director of Faculty Development, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, OU-HCOM

Theory Driven and Interprofessional Team Teaching

  • Elizabeth K. McClain, PhD, MPH, EdS, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, WCUCOM
  • Paul D. Chastain II, PhD, Associate Professor, WCUCOM
  • John Stephens, Detective (Retired)


Research

Clinical Decision Making Questions for Assessing Competence in Managing Patient Safely 

  • Hao Song, PhD, Senior Director for Psychometrics and Research, NBOME
  • Kevin Kalinowski, PhD, Psychometrician, NBOME
  • Bruce Bates, DO, Senior Vice President of Cognitive Testing, NBOME

Student Perception of WVSOM Faculty Attitudes about OPP, OMM and Primary Care 

  • Helen H. Baker, PhD, MBA, Professor, WVSOM
  • Robert W. Foster, DO, Associate Dean for Osteopathic Medical Education, WVSOM
  • David R. Beatty, DO, Chairperson/Professor OPP, WVSOM
  • Machelle Linsenmeyer, EdD, Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development, WVSOM
  • Craig S. Boisvert, DO, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, WVSOM

Food Security, Healthy Literacy, Nutrition and Health in Two Rural Farming Communities in Ecuador 

  • Sharon L. Casapulla, EdD, Director of Education and Research, OU-HCOM
  • Erika Wittkorn, MS, Medical Student, OU-HCOM

Using Predictive Analytics to Estimate Results of the Residency Match 

  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, AZCOM/MWU
  • Scott W. Sorge, OMS-II, AZCOM/MWU

Using Big Student Data to Predict a COMLEX Score Report for Students 

  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, AZCOM/MWU
  • Morgan Welch, OMS-III, AZCOM/MWU

Measuring Physicians’ Opinion of Comparative Effectiveness Research: A PCORI-Funded Survey 

  • Sharon L. McGill, MPH, Associate Vice President, AOA
  • Kenya D. McRae, JD, PhD, Vice President, AOA

Lecture Capture Technology, Student Attendance, and Academic Performance 

  • Uzoma S. Ikonne, PhD, Assistant Professor, ATSU-SOMA
  • Anna Campbell, PhD, Assistant Professor, ATSU-SOMA
  • Kate Whelihan, MPH, Data Informatics Specialist, ATSU-SOMA
  • Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, Professor, ATSU-SOMA

Development of COMLEX Prep Questions to Provide Feedback for Enhanced Student Learning 

  • Raeann Carrier, PhD, Assistant Professor, WVSOM
  • Kristie Bridges, PhD, Associate Professor, WVSOM
  • Jandy Hanna, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, WVSOM
  • John Garlitz, DO, Associate Professor, WVSOM
  • Emily Thomas, DO, Assistant Professor, WVSOM
  • Andrew R. Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor, WVSOM

Building a Student-Centered Competency & Curriculum Assessment Dashboard: Where Do I Begin? 

  • Christopher J. Hamer, BSIT, Programmer Analyst II, RowanSOM
  • David Ireland, MSc, Academic Applications Administrator, RowanSOM
  • Pam M. Basehore, EdD, Assistant Dean for Assessment, RowanSOM

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Recognition and Osteopathic Management of a Case 

  • Carolyn Parks, OMS-III, ATSU-SOMA

Embedding Hyper Realistic Simulation in Curriculum for Teaching and Assessment 

  • Jerry Marlin, MS, Simulation/Cut Suit Team Director, KCU-COM
  • Elizabeth K. McClain, PhD, EdS, MPH, Associate Editor, American Osteopathic Association Medical Education Section; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, WCUCOM

Effectiveness and Relevance of OPP in a Decentralized Clinical Presentation Curriculum 

  • Katrina B. Wilson, BS, Osteopathic and Anatomy Teaching Fellow, ATSU-SOMA
  • Deborah M. Heath, DO, Co-Chair and Professor of OMM/OPP, ATSU-SOMA

Analysis of OMS Year III and IV Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Curriculum 

  • Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS-MEd-L, Associate Professor Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, TUCOM-CA
  • R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO, Chair, and Associate Professor Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, TUCOM-CA

An Assessment Model to Guide Program Review and Inform Ongoing Quality Improvement Efforts 

  • Mary Wurm-Schaar, PhD, Director, Institutional Assessment & Accreditation, OU-HCOM
  • Anna Holtzman, MFE, Medical Education Program Evaluator and Analyst, OU-HCOM

Virtual Independent Microbiology Laboratories to Reinforce Concepts 

  • Christopher C. Keller, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology/Immunology, LECOM
  • Kim Moscatello, PhD, Professor of Microbiology/Immunology, LECOM
  • Nancy Carty, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology/Immunology, LECOM

Can Medical Students Correlate EKG Tracings with Echocardiography 

  • Gregory Christiansen, DO, Chairman of Emergency Medicine, CUSOM
  • James Salisbury, OMS-III, CUSOM
  • Zachary Vaskalis, MSEd, Director of Assessment, Accreditation and Planning, CUSOM

Looking Back with Pride, Looking Forward with Purpose: 100 Years at KCU (COOL) 

  • Lori Fitterling, MLS, Reference Librarian and Instructor of Medical Informatics, KCU-COM

Understanding and Assessing Osteopathic Medical Students’ Global Health Outreach Trips 

  • Payal Aggarwal MS, OMS-III, TouroCOM-NY
  • Parthiv Patel, MS, OMS-III, TouroCOM-NY


Resilience

Physical Activity Levels and COMLEX Level 1 Performance  

  • Fatima Ramirez, OMS, NSU-COM

A Compass for Personal and Professional Development of Osteopathic Medical Students 

  • Timothy Leonard, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs, LUCOM

"Theater and Medicine" A Selective Course in Medical Humanities for the Medical Student 

  • Dyanne P. Westerberg, DO, Chair Department of Family and Community Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Elisabeth Hostetter, PhD, Chair Department of Theater and Dance, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Using Boards Prep Data to Support Student Development and Curricular Improvement 

  • Sarah B. Zahl, PhD, Director of Educational Assessment, MU-COM
  • Daniel Williams, DO, Assistant Professor, OMM, MU-COM

High Stress Simulations + Emotional Intelligence = Patient Satisfaction 

  • James W. Dugan, PhD, Psychologist, Director of Counseling and Support Services, KCU-COM
  • Robert A. Weatherly, MD, Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Douglas A. Girod, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Carolyn E. Barber, PhD, Psychologist, University of Missouri Kansas City
  • Terry T. Tsue, MD, Head & Neck Surgeon, University of Kansas Medical Center

A Yoga Elective for Anatomy Reinforcement & Mindfulness Training 

  • Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS-MEd-L, Associate Professor Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, TUCOM-CA
  • Joel M. Talsma, MS, Instructor, Anatomy Department, TUCOM-CA
  • Audra Lehman, MD, Assistant Professor, TUCOM-CA

Building on Resilience through an SMP 

  • Christina Goode, PhD, Associate Dean, Pre-Professional Programs, Western U/COMP
  • Colleen Talbot, PhD, Professor, Western U/COMP

Mentor Advising Program (MAP): How to Construct a Successful Mentoring Program 

  • Jessica O. Mormando, OMS-IV, GA-PCOM
  • Paula M. Gregory, DO, Assistant Dean Clinical Education, GA-PCOM

Building Resilience through the Interprofessional Core Competencies 

  • Cecilia Rokusek, EdD, MSc, RDN, Assistant Dean of Research and Innovation, NSU-COM

Empathy and Professionalism: Learning from Research Evidence

  • Claire Bogan, OMS-II, PCOM
  • Bettina Bernstein, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor, PCOM
  • Robert Cuzzolino, EdD, Vice President of Graduate Programs and Planning, PCOM
  • Stephen Poteau, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, PCOM

Fostering Resilience in Medical Students The Role of Physician Health Programs

  • Stephen A. Wyatt, DO, Director, Dual Diagnosis Program, UNECOM
  • ​Jenifer Van Deusen, MEd​, Director of Curriculum, UNECOM

The Development of Spirituality in Students as a Tool for their Resiliency 

  • Rebecca Morrow, PhD, Director of Student Affairs, WVSOM
  • Elaine K. Soper, PhD, Director of Faculty Development, WVSOM
  • Bob Foster, DO, Associate Dean of Osteopathic Medical Education and Professor, OPP, WVSOM

The Missing Data: a National Mental Health & Wellness Assessment of OMS 

  • Maureen E. McAteer, MS, OMS-III, MU-COM
  • Daniel Krajcik, OMS-III, OU-HCOM

Prior Professional Medical Experience and its Effect On Medical Student Well-Being 

  • David Lafferty, OMS-III, NYIT-COM


Special Topics

Tracking the Performance of SMP Graduates in their Preclinical Education 

  • Colleen Talbot, PhD, Professor of Physiology, WesternU/COMP
  • Christina Goode, PhD, Associate Dean of Pre-Professional Programs, WesternU/Graduate College of Biological Sciences

Variables Related to Parent Perception of Wellness Management 

  • Sarah Allen, PhD, Assistant Professor - Neuropsychologist, PCOM
  • Rosemary Vickers, DO, Associate Professor, Chair and Course Director of Pediatrics, PCOM
  • Nicole Ferrigno, OMS-II, PCOM
  • Dana Neumann, OMS-II, PCOM

Seeing Patients as People: The Gold Foundation’s “Tell Me More” Program 

  • Megan T. Skelly, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Program Coordinator, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation


Technology/Social Media

A Versatile Excel-Based Tool For Item Analysis 

  • Matthew K. Pelletier, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Director of Assessment and Outcomes, LUCOM

Sim Month: A Preparatory Approach to Clerkships 

  • Brian A. Kessler, DO, Associate Dean, CUSOM
  • Robin L. King-Thiele, DO, Regional Assistant Dean & Chair Internal Medicine, CUSOM
  • Robert J. Schmid, MS, Technical Director of Simulation Lab, CUSOM
  • Brian G. Mann, PA-C, Simulation Education Specialist, CUSOM

Embedding Pediatric Simulation in a Simulation Clerkship 

  • Brian G. Mann, PA-C, Simulation Education Specialist, CUSOM
  • Andrea P. Mann, DO, Chair, Pediatrics, CUSOM
  • Robin L. King-Thiele, DO, Regional Assistant Dean & Chair Internal Medicine, CUSOM
  • Robert J. Schmid, MS, Technical Director of Simulation Lab, CUSOM
  • Brian A. Kessler, DO, Associate Dean, CUSOM

Inserting Rapid Response into a Simulation Clerkship 

  • Robin L. King-Thiele, DO, Regional Assistant Dean & Chair Internal Medicine, CUSOM
  • Andrea P. Mann, DO, Chair, Pediatrics, CUSOM
  • Robert J. Schmid, MS, Technical Director of Simulation Lab, CUSOM
  • Brian G. Mann, PA-C, Simulation Education Specialist, CUSOM
  • Brian A. Kessler, DO, Associate Dean, CUSOM

Full Emersion Simulation Intensive Surgical Skills Course (ISSC) 

  • Jerry Marlin, MS, Simulation/Cut Suit Team Director, KCU-COM
  • German Berbel, DO, Clinical Chair Department of General Surgery, KCU-COM
  • Elizabeth K. McClain, PhD, EdS, MPH, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, WCUCOM 

Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education

A Unique Transdisiplinary Model of Post-baccalaureate Biomedical Education 

  • Julia Halterman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Carolyn Stauffer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Applied Social Sciences, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Ann Hershberger, PhD, Professor of Nursing, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Roman J. Miller, PhD, Suter Endowed Professor of Biology & Director of MA Biomedicine Program, Eastern Mennonite University

A Self-Directed Approach to Teaching and Evaluating Clinical Procedural Skills 

  • Christopher H. Martin, MHS, CHSE, Director of Simulation, VCOM-CC

Establishing Tele ENT Capability to Pilot Telemedicine for Medical Education 

  • Thomas J. Mohr, DO, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Fat Chance for Obesity Education in Medical School 

  • Nicholas J. Pennings, DO, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, CUSOM

Managing Change: Implementation Science Concepts to Promote Learner Outcomes 

  • Mark A.W. Andrews, PhD, Professor and Director of Physiology, LECOM

Use of Study Resources by Lecture-Based and Problem-Based Medical Students 

  • Christine Hutak, PhD, Assistant Professor/Coordinator of DPC, NYITCOM
  • Donna McMahon, DO, Assistant Professor and Director, DPC, NYITCOM
  • David P. Yens, PhD, Research Director, TouroCOM-NY

Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Medical Education: What is PBL, How, and Why Does it Work?

  • Swapan K. Nath, PhD, Faculty, LECOM Bradenton
  • Naunihal Zaveri, PhD, Faculty, LECOM Bradenton
  • Todd Nolan, PhD, Faculty, LECOM Bradenton

The Impact of Medically-Related Experiences on Spatial Ability 

  • Allison K. Chatterjee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, MU-COM
  • Dylan Daum, OMS-II, MU-COM
  • Abraham Lee, OMS-II, MU-COM
  • Cameron Bonger, OMS-II, MU-COM

From Cadavers to Cases: Using Adult Learning Theories to Enhance the Laboratory Environment

  • Krista Johansen, MD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, VCOM-VC
  • Ashleigh P. Dunn, DO, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, VCOM-VC

Ultrasound Facilitates Active Learning of Anatomy 

  • Johnny Jaber, MPH, OMS-II, CUSOM
  • Francine Anderson, PT, PhD, Professor of Anatomy, CUSOM
  • Andrew T. Martin, DO, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, CUSOM
  • Zachary Vaskalis, MS Ed, Director of Assessment, Accreditation and Planning, CUSOM
  • Gregory Christiansen, DO, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, CUSOM

Introduction of Clinical Specialty Tracks in the Third Year: A Pilot Program 

  • John J. Dougherty, DO, Dean, TUNCOM
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