2015 AACOM/OHF Medical Education Research Grant Awardees

Osteopathic Inter-Institutional Research

  • Michael Terzella, DO, NYIT-COM
    The Effect of Ultrasound Imaging on Student Learning of Shoulder Anatomy and Landmarks

    Participating Organization: Winthrop University Hospital

    Sheldon Yao, NYIT-COM
    George Cheriyan, NYIT-COM
    Joseph Mazzie, Winthrop University Hospital
    Min-Kyung Jung, PhD, NYIT-COM
  • Kathaleen Briggs Early, PhD, RDN, CDE, PNWU-COM
    Assessment of osteopathic medical student attitudes, perceived proficiency, and knowledge related to nutrition and wellness: a randomized control trial of an internet-based curriculum during third year clinical rotations
    Participating Organization:
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    UNC-Chapel Hill
    Emily Oestreich, PhD, PNWU-COM
    Kelly Adams, MPH, RDN, UNC-Chapel Hill
    Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Sherry Jimenez, EdD, MU-COM
    Inter-institutional Study of an Online Test Item Submission System to Support Curricular Quality Assurance
    Participating Organization:
    Western U/COMP
    Scott Helf, DO, MSIT, Western U/COMP

  • Larry Oteham, DO, UO-KYCOM
    Evaluation of Participation in Supplementary Educational Activities during Core Clerkship Rotations on COMLEX Level II Scores
    Participating organizations:
    Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY
    Appalachian Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium (A-OPTIC), Pikeville, KY
    Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Residencies, Somerset, KY
    Katheryn Degrand, OMS-III
  • Larry Hurtubise, MAEd, OU-HCOM
    The Impact of Social Presence in Medical Education Learning Environments
    Participating organizations:
    The Pennsylvania State University, WVSOM, and MSUCOM
    Mary Kay Smith, MSN, RN, CHSE, MSUCOM

  • Joshua Crum, DO, UP-KYCOM
    Evaluation of a Peer-Reviewed Case-Based Curriculum for Third and Fourth Year Medical Students Developed by Residents and Clinical Faculty on COMLEX II Scores and Student Satisfaction
    Participating Organizations:
    Appalachian Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium (A-OPTIC)
    Rocky Mountain OPTI
    David C. Dixon, MA ED, A-OPTIC

  • Boyd Buser, DO, FACOFP, UP-KYCOM
    Evaluation of an Online Workshop to Develop Resident Proficiency in Coding for OMM
    Participating organizations:
    Appalachian Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium (A-OPTIC)
    Rocky Mountain OPTI
    Larry Oteham, DO, UP-KYCOM

  • Thomas Told, DO, RVUCOM
    Third-year Osteopathic Medical Student Evaluation of Student/Patient Encounter Videos to Improve COMLEX Level 2 Performance Examination Humanistic Domain Scores
    Participating organizations:
    Rocky Mountain OPTI, A-OPTIC educational consortium
    Joel Dickerman, DO

Osteopathic Institutional Research

  • Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, TUCOM-CA
    Qualitative Analysis of Current OMS Year III and IV Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Curriculum Strategies and the Development and Innovation of a New Paradigm
    R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO, TUCOM-CA

  • Randy Kulesza, PhD, LECOM
    Impact of In-class Drawing Activities on Learning Anatomy
    Jonathan Kalmey, PhD, LECOM
    Sarah McCarthy, PhD, LECOM
    Mark Terrell, EdD, LECOM

Osteopathic Medical Education Research 

  • Uzoma Ikonne, PhD, ATSU-SOMA
    Lecture Capture Technology, Student Attendance, and Academic Performance
    Anna M. Campbell, PhD
    Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, FACP

  • Sheila Chelimo, MEd, PhD, OU-HCOM
    A Pilot Study for Standard Operating Procedures - Assessment of the Core Competencies through Course Embedded Assessment
    Patrick O'Connor, MS, PhD, OU-HCOM
    Fabian Benencia, PhD, OU-HCOM
  • Lawrence LeBeau, DO, ATSU-SOMA
    Assessing Competency in Family Medicine Residents Using the OMM Mini-CEX
    Christine Morgan, EdD, ATSU-SOMA
    Deborah Heath, DO, ATSU-SOMA

  • Christopher Keller, PhD, LECOM
    Enhancement of Post-baccalaureate Student Performance in Microbiology by Addition of Hands-on Active Learning
    Randy J Kulesza Jr ., PhD, LECOM
    Nancy Carty, PhD, LECOM