Poster Competition

An essential aspect of any research project is dissemination of the findings arising from the study. The most common ways to make others aware of your work is by publishing the results in a journal article, or by completing a poster presentation, most often to be displayed at a regional or national meeting. OU-HCOM's Center for Osteopathic Research & Education (CORE) Research Office can provide assistance to students, interns, and residents who wish to prepare a poster. CLICK HERE for more information.




2013 Poster Contest Generates 92 Abstracts


The 2013 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium poster exhibition and competition, open to osteopathic residents, interns and medical students, grew 13 percent from the previous year, and featured entries from five states, including Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.

In all, 92 abstracts were submitted for this year's event. Of the poster abstracts accepted for the competition, 38 posters presented case reports and 43 posters presented the findings of biomedical/clinical research.  Eleven additional posters were exhibited by faculty, osteopathic physicians and other medical education, but were not entered into competition.

Research posters were judged in two categories: case reports and biomedical/clinical. The first and second place posters in each category received $1,000 and $500 respectively.

In the category for biomedical/clinical research, a resident and student tied for first place.

  • Molly McGraw, DO (’11), a second year resident from Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, won first place for her poster "Biomechanical Evaluation of the Docking Plus Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Technique compared to the Docking Technique".
  • Erich Heine, OMS II, OU-HCOM, tied for first place for his poster "Increased Macrophage Infiltration and NFκB Activity in Diabetic SKO Mouse Kidneys".
  • Two residents tied for second place in the Biomedical/Clinical research category.  John Idoine, DO (’08), a fifth year resident from OhioHealth/Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, presented a poster titled “Proximal Biceps Tenodesis:  A Cadaveric Study of Open and Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques” and Chance Spalding, DO (’10), a third year resident from OhioHealth/Doctors Hospital/Grant Medical Center, in Columbus, Ohio presented his poster titled “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Decision Making in the Trauma Bay”.

In the category for case reports:

  • Christopher Kieliszak, DO, a traditional Rotating Intern at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio, won first place for his poster “In-Office Balloon Dilation of Frontal Recess via Trephination”.
  • Ross Brubaker, OMS III from the West Virginia School of Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, won second place for his poster "Treating OSSN with Topical Methotrexate: A Novel Approach”.

“I am delighted with the continued growth we have experienced in our Poster Competition and Exhibition,” said Grace Brannan, Ph.D., CORE research executive director. “We are proud to feature resident and student research and reward them for outstanding research efforts in osteopathic medicine. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Ohio Osteopathic Association as our competition grows.”

 CLICK HERE for more details and guidelines.   For more information, contact CORE Research Director Grace Brannan, PhD, at 740-593-2325 or


2012 OOA-CORE Poster Exhibition Winners

  • Kevin Swiatek, OMS II, OU-HCOM, Exploring the Molecular Mechanism of How C-10 Reverses Insulin Resistance in a Mouse Model of Obesity-Induced Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Andrew Vogel, OMS I, OU-HCOM, SapF-Medicated Heme Iron Utilization Enhances Persistence and Coordinates Biofilm Architecture of Haemophilus:
  • Chase Scarbrough, OMS IV, OU-HCOM,  Transdermal Metformin:  A Case Series Review of a Novel Application of Metformin: and
  • Dharmpal Vansadia, D.O., a second year orthopedic resident at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Release of Post-Traumatic Wrist and Metacarpal-Phalangeal Joint Contractures."

2011 OOA-CORE Poster Exhibition Winners

  • Chase Scarbrough, OMS III, and Joseph Kuhn, OMS II, for their poster Transdermal Metformin for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: A Case Series
  • Azeem Vasi, DO, a third-year resident at Grandview Hospital,  Single-State Reconstruction of a Large Full-Thickness Scalp Defect with Anterior and Posterior Bipedicled Scalp Rotational Flaps: A Case Report and Review of Literature
  • Firoza Faruqui, DO, a resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Sleep Disorders in Children: A National Assessment of Pediatricians’ Practices and Perceptions
  • Emilie Prot, OMS I, Medicinal Plant Use and Traditional Medicinal Practices in Rural Mexico: A Case Study in Tamaula, Guanajuato, Mexico; and 
  • John Idoine, III, DO, a third-year resident at Doctors Hospital,  Plating of Acute Humeral Diaphyseal Fractures via an Anterior Approach in Multiple Trauma Patients.

2010 OOA-CORE Poster Exhibition Winners

  • Craig Chappell, DO, O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Assessment of Dynamic Palpatory Skills in Osteopathic Medical Students and Physicians
  • Tara Edwards, OMS II, OUCOM, The Effect of Phenylmethimazole on Insulitis and Islet Content of the Pancreas of Coxsackie Virus B4-Infected Non-obese Diabetic Mice
  •  Jamie Moenster, DO, South Pointe Hospital, Infarcted Small Intestine in a 30-year old Female: A Rare Case of a Right Mesocolic Hernia
  • Meghan Lynch, OMS III, OUCOM, Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Term Newborn

2009 OOA-CORE Poster Exhibition Winners

  • Rachel Holt, Stiff Person Syndrome Followed by Latent Autoimmune Dibetes of Adulthood
  • Jamie Moenster, DO, Fourth Pouch Disease: A Case Study of Hyperparathyroidism
  • Kevin baxter, OMS II, Panretinal Acute Mulifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
  • John Iodine, DO, Plating of Acute Humeral Diaphyseal Fractures via an Anterior Lateral Approach in Multiple Trauma Patients
  • Tamara Blair, DO, Age and Hormone Receptor Status of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • allison Petznick, DO and Sara Snyder, DO, Glucose Management in a Community Hospital

2008 OOA-CORE Poster Exhibition Winners

  • Safi Faruqui - Two Cases of Unusual Coronal Lunate Fractures
  • Jaime Rehmann - A Cause of Recurrent Pulmonary Infections in a 12-Year-Old
  • Tim Heckman - Do African American and Whites Respond Equally Well to Headache Treatments? Findings from a Longitudinal, Naturalistic Study
  • Daniel Miller - Nuchal Cord and Neonatal Outcome.

2007 OOA-CORE Poster Exhibition Winners

  • Rachel Holt - Diabetes Care in Extended Care Facilities: Appropriate Intensity of Care?
  • Bryan Hooks, DO - Cyclic Right Shoulder Pain in a Reproductive Age Female Caused by Infiltrative Endometriosis: A Case Report
  • Joseph M. Novi, DO, FACOG - Sexual Function in Women Following Rectocele Repair with Acellular Porcine Dermis Graft versus Site-specific Rectovaginal Fascia Repair
  • Nathanael S. Brady, DO - A Case of Congenital Torticollis and Plagiocephaly Treated with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine