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AACOM Announces 2013 Medical Education Research Grant Awardees

AACOM congratulates the following 2013 Research Grant awardees:

Medical Education Research

  • Cecilia Rokusek, EdD, MSc, RD, Assistant Dean for Education, Planning, and Research, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Impact of Interprofessional Education 
    Project Title: Interprofessional Education: Faculty Readiness for Interprofessional Learning (Medical Education Theme: Impact of interprofessional education on practice habits/patient outcomes)
  • Deborah Heath, DO, Professor, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
    Research Area: Impact of Technology Integration
    Project Title: Integration of Physiologic Measurements with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Elizabeth McClain, DED, Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Best Practice of the Core Competencies 
    Project Title: Identifying an effective model to teach and assess student research through competency based education
  • Frank Papa, DO PhD, Associate Dean, Curricular Design and Faculty Development, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Identification of Strategies 
    Project Title: Comparison of the diagnostic performance of pre-clinical medical students trained via dual processing theory versus a traditional faculty led approach to differential diagnosis
  • Karen Snider, DO, Professor and Chair, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Best Practice of the Core Competencies 
    Project Title: The effect of table trainer ratios on student learning of cervical muscle energy techniques
  • Marti Echols, PhD, Assistant Dean, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Heather McCarty, DO, Director of Patient Centered Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Impact of Technology on Student Learning 
    Project Title: Medical School Applicants
  • Marti Echols, PhD, Assistant Dean, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Natasha Bray, DO, VP Academic Affairs, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Impact of Technology Integration
    Project Title: Improving Osteopathic Post-Doctoral Training with Basic Science and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Integration
  • Mary Johnson, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Identification of Strategies 
    Project Title: Development of Clinical Reasoning for First-Year Medical Students: iPad Virtual Patients
  • Melicien Tettambel, DO, Professor, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Impact of Technology Integration
    Project Title: Electronic Ethograms for Objective Osteopathic
  • Michael Seffinger, DO, Professor, Chair, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
    Research Area: Distinctive Features of OME
    Project Title: Identification of distinctive features of OME

Institutional Research

  • John Bowling, DO, Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Education, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Beyond the MCAT and Undergraduate GPA 
    Project Title: Removing Obstacles for Students in Rural Areas
  • Karen Clayton, PhD, Director of Institutional Research, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York
    Research Area: Student success in Medical School
    Project Title: Developing “Expert” Learners at TouroCOM: A Focus on Self-regulation and Motivation
  • Alissa Craft, DO, Director, Curricular Outcomes and Assessment, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Student success in Medical Education
    Project Title: Predicting Success in Medical School and Beyond
  • Grace Bannan, PhD, Research Executive Director, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Both Specialty Selection and Choice of Geographic setting for Practice
    Project Title: Rural Primary Care Residency
  • Joel Dickerman, DO, Regional Director of Medical Education, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Student Success in Medical School 
    Project Title: Evaluation of an online learning program in Care Transitions for third year medical students on inpatient internal medicine rotations
  • Kurt Heinking, DO, Professor, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
    Research Area: Student Success in Post Graduate Training 
    Project Title: Improving Osteopathic Post-Doctoral Training with Basic Science and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Integration
  • Meg Wright Sidle, PhD, Director, University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Research Area: Student Success in Post Graduate Training
    Project Title: Seeking best practices for producing physicians for rural area

A panel of Osteopathic Medical Education Research Institute leaders and National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) Fellows provide an extensive review of all winning proposals. The purpose of the AACOM Grants Program is to provide support for both medical education research and institutional research through topic-specific endowments.

A generous grant from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations has allowed AACOM to continue awarding at least five medical education research grants and five institutional research grants, with the potential for each grant to reach a maximum of $10,000. For more information on the program, visit here.

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