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2022 Research Grant Awardees

AACOM congratulates the 2022 grantees of its annual Research Grant Program. This program supports research in osteopathic medical education by providing topic-specific medical education and institutional study grants to qualified applicants from colleges of osteopathic medicine.

AACOM's Research Grants Program includes awards for medical education research and institutional research. Visit AACOM Research Grants for details.


Osteopathic Inter-Institutional Research


Understanding COMLEX Level 1 as a Pass/Fail Exam – Impact and Opportunities

Primary Investigator:
Donald Sefcik, DO, MBA, Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

Co-Investigators and Institutions:
Patricia S. Sexton, DHEd, FNAOME, A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Melissa Efurd, EdD, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ashley N. Gerhardson, PhD, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine 


Osteopathic Institutional Research


Exploring Undiagnosable Syndromes in Medical Students: The Prevalence and Implications of Imposter Syndrome and Medical Student Syndrome

Primary Investigator: 
Mikhail Volokitin, PhD, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York


The WellMESS Project

Primary Investigator:
Joshua C. Hollingsworth, PhD, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn Campus 


Improving Anatomy Education Through Evidence-based Practice:  Testing a Hands-On Resource for Teaching Neurovasculature and Spatial Relationships of the Skull Base

Primary Investigator: 
Randy J. Kulesza Jr., PhD, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Co-Investigator(s): 
Mark Terrell, EdD, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Brittney Link, MA, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Evaluating the Impact of Narrative Medicine Workshops on Reflective Learning, Empathy and Burnout: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study and Systematic Review

Primary Investigator:
Timothy J Barreiro, DO, MPH, Mercy Health Youngstown St. Elizabeth Health Center and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 


Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine in Osteopathic Medical Education: Assessment of Student’s Personal Nutrition Goals and Effect on Future Medical Practice

Primary Investigator: 
Amanda T. Parker, PhD, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Co-Investigator(s): 
Robert Bateman, PhD, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Danielle Fastring, PhD, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Experiential Learning as a Tool to Grow Empathy in Osteopathic Undergraduate Medical Students

Primary Investigator: 
Rosemary Niedens, MA, Kansas Health Science Center- Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine


What Comes After ACGME Accreditation: Identifying and implementing Academic Enrichment Plan to Improve Residents' performance on the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination

Primary Investigator:
Amro Ilaiwy, MD, Cape Fear Valley Health System and Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine

Co-Investigator(s): 
Donald Maharty, DO, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine