2018 BCOM Medical Student Research Day

In support of medical student research and creative scholarship endeavors, the 1st Annual Medical Student Research Day (MSRD) will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at BCOM from 8:45am – 2:00pm to honor our students.

BCOM’s MSRD is an annual event that will be held each spring to celebrate student research accomplishments and to provide an opportunity to present their research projects to fellow students and faculty from the four BCOM priority areas: Biological, Clinical/OMT, Population/Public Health, and Medical Education Research.

Any BCOM medical student engaged in research while attending BCOM is eligible and encouraged to participate. Poster presentations will be judged and awards will be given at an awards ceremony at the end of the event.

General Information:

Keynote Speaker:

Meet our Keynote speaker!

Howard S. Teitelbaum, DO, PhD, MPH, FAOCOPM (dist.) is Professor Emeritus at both Michigan State University and the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Teitelbaum received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Mich. He also holds a master of public health degree from Harvard University, a PhD and MA from Michigan State University and a BS in Mathematics from the California State Polytechnic College in Pomona, Calif. He completed his internship at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and his residency in preventive medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven Connecticut

Dr. Teitelbaum has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written a book entitled, Osteopathic Medical Education in the United States- Improving the Future of Medicine. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. He has received numerous teaching awards during his career as a medical educator, including Professor of the Year at the Yale University School of Public Health, clinical Professor of the Year Award from LMU-DCOM students eight times in nine years and received LMU’s Houston Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010. Dr. Teitelbaum has been named to the American Osteopathic Association’s Mentor Hall of Fame every year since 1995. In 2011, Dr. Teitelbaum received the George W. Northup Educator of the Year Award from the national Student Osteopathic Medical Association

In his career, he has served as Dean of the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Dean for Research at the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Director of Admissions at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, chaired numerous University and College committees all involved with higher education. He was part of the planning Committee for the Health Policy Fellows program and has been a presenter to that program since its inception. He has also been the team physician for the LMU Basketball and Soccer teams.

Forms:

Key Dates/Deadlines:

  • March 5, 2018 – Abstract Submission Opens
  • April 16, 2018 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • April 23, 2018 – Notification of Abstract Acceptance
  • May 11, 2018 – Onsite Poster Printing Deadline
  • May 21, 2018 – Medical Student Research Day

Judging:

Posters will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Novelty of content
  • Significance of the work
  • Scientific approach
  • Level of completion
  • Depth of knowledge
  • Overall organization
  • Clarity of presentation

Awards:

BCOM is pleased to announce that five awards will be presented for outstanding research. One project from each of the BCOM priority areas: Biological, Clinical/OMT, Population/Public Health, and Medical Education Research, will be selected for a $250 award. An additional grand prize will be awarded to the best overall project, which will include paid travel, lodging, and meeting expenses to present their research at the National Student Research Forum in Galveston, Texas.

2018 MSRD Award Winners:

MSRD Best Research Poster Award:

Poster #202
Poster Title: Regularly Applied Lymphatic Pump Technique Reduces Duration of Upper Respiratory Infections
Presenting Author: Victor Liao, OMS-II
Project Advisor(s): Francisco Laboy, DO and Tim Shipley, PhD

Poster Category – 1st Place Award Recipients:

Biomedical Sciences Research:
Poster #103
Poster Title: Gene Regulatory Networks Can Accurately Identify Important Genes in Zebrafish Cardiogenesis as Demonstrated by Camta1 Knockout
Presenting Author: Zac D. Taylor, OMS-II
Project Advisor(s): Steven J. Ontiveros, PhD, MBA

Clinical Sciences and OMT:
Poster #202
Poster Title: Regularly Applied Lymphatic Pump Technique Reduces Duration of Upper Respiratory Infections
Presenting Author: Victor Liao, OMS-II
Project Advisor(s): Francisco Laboy, DO and Tim Shipley, PhD

Population & Public Health Research:
Poster: #307
Poster Title: New Mexico and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act
Presenting Author: Victoria-Lynn Ramos, OMS-I
Project Advisor(s): Steven J. Ontiveros, PhD, MBA

Medical Education Research:
Poster: #402
Poster Title: Efficacy of Collaborative Testing for Long-Term Retention of Medical Knowledge
Presenting Author: Katherine Kleinberg, OMS-II
Project Advisor(s): Jennifer Eastwood, PhD and David Rodenbaugh, PhD

MSRD Planning and Oversight Task Force:

  • Steven J. Ontiveros, PhD, MBA (Chair)
  • Alex Arana, MBA
  • Debra E. Bramblett, PhD
  • Scott Cyrus, DO
  • Dominique Giordano, OMS-I
  • Samuel Kadavakollu, PhD
  • Mahrin Rahman, OMS-II
  • Tyler Tumey, OMS-I

Questions should be directed to the MSRD Chair:

Steven J. Ontiveros, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
sjontiveros@bcomnm.org
575-674-2331