TUN Research

Keeping you updated on the research projects taking place at Touro University Nevada.

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Are you Starting a Research Project?

  • Register it with the Department of Research so we can keep track of the great projects happening on campus.
  • We have a list of students who are interested in participating in research. The list includes some information about each student’s interests and prior experience to help you find an excellent fit. The most current list is available in Box.
  • Contact Dr. Cheryl Vanier to add a name, or remove one.
  • Let us know when you publish or present your work. We want to be the first to congratulate you and broadcast your accomplishment to the campus community. It also helps us keep better records. We will make it easy for you- just forward us your acceptance email, and we will put it in the newsletter when it is published.

ARE YOU A STUDENT LOOKING FOR A RESEARCH PROJECT?

Sign up for the 2021-2022 school year by following the survey link. Remember that if you have already taken the survey, you can change your answers by clicking the link in your confirmation email.

September 2021

STUDENT RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES DAY

Thank you to all who helped with and attended Student Research and Scholarly Activities Day. The PA program had great posters, the faculty presenters offered informative talks about TUN research, and students came and signed up for what they needed. If you missed it, the recording is available on our Canvas course, along with all of the materials used for presentations. Self-enroll here.

HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COVID-19 STUDY

Appointments for TUN faculty, staff and students on campus are now available – more info coming soon!  Researchers at TUN are examining the community’s protection against the coronavirus.  Blood donated from volunteers will be used in an experimental test to see if the volunteers have antibodies against the coronavirus.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact the researchers at: TUNCOVID19study@gmail.com.

RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY THIS MONTH

Publications

Bennett, S., Shad, M.U. (Clinical Education Faculty). 2021. Valproic acid autoinduction: a case-based review. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, 9,27 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40345-021-00232-6

Bhat, D. Kollu, T., Giutashvili, T. (DO Student), Patel, A., Ricci, J.A. 2021. Does Surgeon Training Affect Patient Perception of Surgeon Skill in DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction? Journal of Reconstruction Microsurgery. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1733977. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34454406.

Eisenberg, M.T., Tingey, C., Fulton, O., Owen, J., Snyder, T. (COM Adjunct Faculty). 2021. Quadrilateral space region inflammation and other incidental findings on shoulder MRI following recent COVID-19 vaccination: Three case reports. Radiology Case Reports, 16;10, 3024–3028. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2021.07.028 

Hoffman, J. (Valley Hospital), Gupta, S. (Valley Hospital), Amesur, A. (Valley Hospital), Anthony, T. (DO Student), Winder, R.P., Chan, H., Hoang, V. (Valley Hospital). 2021. Achilles Tendon Rip-Stop SpeedBridge Repair. Arthroscopy Techniques. 10(9):e2113-e2120. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2021.05.011. PMID: 34504750; PMCID: PMC8417224.

Soveg, F.W., Schwerk, J, Gokhale, N.S., Cerosaletti, K., Smith, J.R., Pairo-Castineira, E., Kell, A.M., Forero. A., Zaver, S.A., Esser-Nobis, K., Roby, J.A., Hsiang, T.Y., Ozarkar, S., Clingan, J.M., McAnarney E.T., Stone, A.E. (Basic Sciences Faculty), Malhotra, U., Speake, C., Perez, J., Balu, C., Allenspach, E.J., Hyde, J.L., Menachery, V.D., Sarkar, S.N., Woodward, J.J., Stetson, D.B., Baillie, J.K., Buckner, J.H., Gale, M. Jr, Savan, R. 2021. Endomembrane targeting of human OAS1 p46 augments antiviral activity. Elife, 3;10:e71047. doi: 10.7554/eLife.71047. PMID: 34342578; PMCID: PMC8357416. 

August 2021

Publications

Abdouh, M., Tabah, R., Arena, V., Arena, M., Gao, Z., Lorico, A. (Basic Sciences Faculty), Arena, G.O. (2021) Oncosuppressor-mutated cell-based diagnostic platform for liquid biopsy diagnoses benign head and neck masses and predicts malignancy in thyroid nodules: Results from a consecutive cohort of patients. European Thyroid Journal 10(4), 285-294. https://doi.org/10.1159/000516421

Babi, A., Torgyn, I., Issanov, A., Akilzhanova, A., Nurgaliyeva, K., Abugalieva, Z., Ukybassova, T., Daribay, Z., Khan, S.A., Chan, C.K., Azizan, A. (Basic Sciences Faculty), Aimagambetova, G. (2021) Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection among Kazakhstani women attending gynecological outpatient clinics. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 109:8-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.06.006

Cornwell-Hinrichs, T. (DO student), Wyant, C. (DO student), Vanier, C. (Research Dept.), Havins, W. (PAS faculty), Hardy, J.P. (Clinical Education). (2021)Trends in opioid death rates following implementation of nevada’s opioid prescribing laws. American Journal of Internal Medicine 9(4): 204-209. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20210904.17

Fargeas, C.A., Lorico, A. (Basic Sciences Faculty), Corbeil, D. (Basic Sciences Adjunct). (2021) Commentary:  Could we address the interplay between CD133, Wnt/β-Catenin, and TERT signaling pathways as a potential target for glioblastoma therapy? Frontiers in Oncology, 11:3139. doi:10.3389/fonc.2021.712358

Gavini, K. (DO student), Yang, E., Parameshwaran, K. (2021) Developmental nicotine exposure impairs memory and reduces acetylcholine levels in the hippocampus of mice. Brain Research Bulletin 176:1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2021.07.030

Nahian, A., Sees, J.P., Singh, R. (Basic Sciences Faculty) (2021) Analyzing the progress and prevalence of Schedule II opioid prescription to orthopedic patients. Journal of Orthopedic Surgery Techniques 4(1):343-348. doi: 10.36959/453/571

Santos, M.F. (TUN Research Scientist), Rappa, G. (Basic Sciences Faculty), Karbanová, J., Fontana, S., Di Bella, M.A., Pope, M.R., Parrino, B., Cascioferro, S.M., Vistoli, G., Diana, P., Cirrincione, G., Arena, G.O., Woo, G. (DO student), Huang, K. (DO student), Huynh, T. (DO student), Moschetti, M., Alessandro, R., Corbeil, D. (Basic Sciences Adjunct), Lorico, A. (Basic Sciences Faculty). (2021) Itraconazole inhibits nuclear delivery of extracellular vesicle cargo by disrupting the entry of late endosomes into the nucleoplasmic reticulum. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles 10(10):e12132. https://doi.org/10.1002/jev2.12132

Shad, MU (Clinical Adjunct & Valley Hospital) (2021) Genetic testing for antipsychotic pharmacotherapy: Bench to bedside. Behavioral Science 11(7):97.

doi: 10.3390/bs11070097

Strobehn, P.K. (Nursing Faculty), Bellury, L.M., King, A.C., Randolph, J.J. (2021) Content Analysis of Dissertations for Examination of Priority Areas of Nursing Science. Nursing Outlook 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2021.05.007

Never had COVID-19, or were you diagnosed with COVID-19 and completely recovered? Volunteer to provide blood for researchers at TUN who are studying why many people who have COVID-19 get neurological symptoms for a condition called ‘long COVID.’ They are specifically looking for subjects that never had COVID-19, or who had COVID-19 and do not have long COVID symptoms. If you are interested in participating, Charlie Herndon (DO student working with Dr. Rakesh Singh), cherndon2@student.touro.edu, 415-515-8255.

Call for Grant Applications: Touro College Faculty Innovations Grant Program (2021-2022)
 The Touro College Office of the Provost announces call for applications for the 2021-2022 Faculty Innovation Grant program. All full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty from the undergraduate, graduate and professional schools are eligible to apply. These grants are intended to promote student success and excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new methods of assessing learning or the redesign of courses using technology. Applications are due by September 2, 2021. For more information, please see the grant webpage. If any questions, contact rima.aranha@touro.edu.

Research Tools:

Check a paper for plagiarized passages in the Research Canvas page

  1. Self-enroll in the Research Canvas course: https://touro.instructure.com/enroll/6NRMNW
  2. On the Home page, click on ‘Check a paper for plagiarized passages’
  3. Click ‘Submit assignment’[upper right]
  4. Attach the file to check, and agree to the terms by checking the box, then submit
  5. Click ‘Submission details’
  6. Click on the green comment box at the top to see the mark-up where TurnItIn found a match. Do not worry about short phrases, but long passages need to be addressed before submitting for presentation or publication.

July 2021

Healthy Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 Study

Researchers at TUN are examining the community’s protection against the coronavirus.  Blood donated from volunteers will be used in an experimental test to see if the volunteers have antibodies against the coronavirus.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact the researchers at: TUNCOVID19study@gmail.com.

Announcing a new event: Student Research and Scholarly Activities Day

Watch for details in the calendar invite. Planned activities include:

  • Virtual poster session from TUN’s graduating PA students
    • August 24-29: Preview online
    • August 30, 3:00-5:00 PM: Meet the authors in virtual rooms via the online interface
  • Virtual meeting: Research information for first-year DO and other interested students
    • August 30, 5:00-6:30 PM:  TUN Faculty and staff will introduce students to the possibilities and procedures of research, with a particular focus on first year DO students. Students from other programs are warmly invited to attend and participate. 

Publications

Abdukhakimova D., Markhametova Z., Shamkeeva S., Zhulamanova A., Trenozhnikova L., Berezin V., Azizan A. (Basic Sciences Faculty) (2021) Characterization of Extremophilic Actinomycetes Strains as Sources of Antimicrobial Agents. Methods Mol Biol. 2021;2296:59-75. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1358-0_4. PMID: 33977442.

Leggett, L.K. (DO student), Ahmed, K. (DO student), Vanier, C. (Department of Research), A. Sadik (Basic Sciences Faculty) (2021) A Suggested Strategy to Integrate an Elective on Clinical Nutrition with Culinary Medicine. Med. Sci. Educ. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01346-3

Pham M.H., Hassan O. (DO student), Diaz-Aguilar L.D., Lehman R.A. (2021) Complications associated with oblique lumbar interbody fusion at L5-S1: a systematic review of the literature. Neurosurgery Open.2:(3) https://doi.org/10.1093/neuopn/okab018

Phan S. (DO student), Wyant C. (DO student), Huynh C. (DO student), Joaquin C., Hassan O. (DO student) (2021) Efficacy of topical treatments for molluscum contagiosum in randomized-controlled trials: a systematic review. Clinics in Dermatology. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2021.07.002

Research Tools:

Check a paper for plagiarized passages in the Research Canvas page

  1. Self-enroll in the Research Canvas course.
  2. On the Home page, click on ‘Check a paper for plagiarized passages’
  3. Click ‘Submit assignment’[upper right]
  4. Attach the file to check, and agree to the terms by checking the box, then submit
  5. Click ‘Submission details’
  6. Click on the green comment box at the top to see the mark-up where TurnItIn found a match. Do not worry about short phrases, but long passages need to be addressed before submitting for presentation or publication.

June 2021

Announcing a new event: Student Research and Scholarly Activities Day

Purposes:

  • Provide an opportunity to showcase the first cohort-wide research and scholarly activities from a PA cohort at TUN. This will be a virtual poster session given ongoing uncertainties about building access for gatherings.
  • Oral presentation to introduce students who are interested in doing research or scholarly activities to the opportunities and procedures at TUN. We anticipate that first year DOs will be particularly interested, but students in other programs will be warmly welcomed.

In the organizing phase, we are inviting faculty and staff to volunteer on August 30 from 5-6 p.m., to talk about a particular topic about research for ~5 minutes that day. We have some ideas, listed below, but we would love to hear your ideas as well. Tentative listing:

  • Residency Match and Research
  • Timeline for Research
  • Publishing and Presenting at Professional Venues
  • Research Resources: Library, Mentors, etc.
  • Introductions from different factions of research
  • Research Lab (Stone/Duus/Else/Azizan, Lorico/Santos/Rappa, Bondarenko, Singh, Haubrich, or others, as willing)
  • Human Performance Lab (Laymon, New A&P Basic Sciences faculty)
  • Radiology translational (Snyder)
  • Clinical research
  • Systematic review (JBI)
  • Medical education
  • Policy/Epidemiology 

Please sign up for these or other topics to make this a strong event.  You can email Lori Suleski, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Research.

Touro College and University System Student Research Grant due July 9

We hope you noticed the announcement for the intramural student research grants, reproduced in part here: We are accepting applications for a limited number of high-quality student-designed research projects that will be conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Awards are for $5,000, with $3,000 for a stipend to the student and $2,000 for research-related costs.  Grants will run for a three-month period, commencing on or about July 19.  Application guidance can be found at the Student Research Fellowship Grant Program webpage.  

Nominate a colleague to speak in our 2021-2022 Monthly Seminar Series

The seminar should be scholarly, but preferably of interest to faculty, scholarly-oriented staff, and students at TUN. We can bring speakers in person, or do Zoom events in the lecture hall, so do not feel geographically limited in your nominations. This is a great way to get to know potential collaborators better and to introduce some of your research interests to the TUN community. Send nominations to Cheryl Vanier Include the potential presenter’s name, email, and potential month (September through May) of presentation. You can ask the person ahead of time, or we can invite him or her and work out the details.

Publication(s)

Diaz-Aguilar, LD, Hassan, O., Pham, MH. (2021) Minimally Invasive Robotic Cervicothoracic Fusion:  A Case Report and Review of Literature. AME Case Report 5(24) Doi: 10.21037/acr-20-149

Hoang, V. DO, Anthony, T. BS, Gupta, S. DO, Chang, R. Chan, H. MD, Watson, T. MD (2021) Treatment of Severe Ankle and Hindfoot Deformity:  Technique Using Femoral Head Allograft for Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion Using a Cup-and-Cone Reamer. Science Direct – Arthroscopy Techniques, 10 (5), E1187-E1195, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2021.01.012

Rider, J. V. (2021). Regenerative Rehabilitation and Genomics: Implications for Occupational Therapy. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 9(2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1785

Research Tools:

Check a paper for plagiarized passages in the Research Canvas page

  1. Self-enroll in the Research Canvas course
  2. On the Home page, click on ‘Check a paper for plagiarized passages’
  3. Click ‘Submit assignment’[upper right]
  4. Attach the file to check, and agree to the terms by checking the box, then submit
  5. Click ‘Submission details’
  6. Click on the green comment box at the top to see the mark-up where TurnItIn found a match. Do not worry about short phrases, but long passages need to be addressed before submitting for presentation or publication.

May 2021

Nominate a colleague to speak in our 2021-2022 Monthly Seminar Series

The seminar should be scholarly, but preferably of interest to faculty, scholarly-oriented staff, and students at TUN. We can bring speakers in person, or do Zoom events in the lecture hall, so do not feel geographically limited in your nominations. This is a great way to get to know potential collaborators better and to introduce some of your research interests to the TUN community. Send nominations to Cheryl Vanier (cvanier@touro.edu). Include the potential presenter’s name, email, and potential month (September through May) of presentation. You can ask the person ahead of time, or we can invite him or her and work out the details.

Congratulations to the winners of our Student Grant competition, listed below. Thank you to our reviewers from the Research Committee and to Drew Ehlert, our Sponsored Programs Manager, who organized the competition. 

  • Brandon Gieler, mentored by Dr. Rakesh Singh: Investigating Role of Microglial in Neuroinflammation in Major Depressive Disorder
  • Ali Said, mentored by Dr. Amy Stone: Immunological Impact of Topical Vitamin C and Nicotinamide on Wound Healing Following Tattoo
  • Vivek Desai, mentored by Dr. Karen Duus: Detection of Neutralizing Anti-SARS-2 IgA in Oral/Nasal Fluids in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Individuals Recovered from COVID-19 Infection

Research Productivity

Publications

Potes, M.I., Joaquin, C., Wiecks, N. (DO student), Phan, S. (DO student), Hassan, O. (DO student) (2021) The Utility of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Treating Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review. Surgical Neurology International. 12:169 doi: 10.25259/SNI_730_2020

Wachs, D., Lorah, V. (DO student), Boynton, A. (DO student), Hertzler, A. (DO student), Nichols, B. (DO student), Kraft, J. (DO student), Wang, J. (DO student), Dang, I. (DO student), Kalekas, P., (Department of Primary Care) Vanier, C. (Department of Research) (2021) Online Ratings of Primary Care Physicians: Comparison of Gender, Training, and Specialty. Journal of Patient Experience. 8:(1-8), doi:10.1177/23743735211007700

Research Tools:

Check a paper for plagiarized passages in the Research Canvas page

  1. Self-enroll in the Research Canvas course.
  2. On the Home page, click on ‘Check a paper for plagiarized passages’
  3. Click ‘Submit assignment’[upper right]
  4. Attach the file to check, and agree to the terms by checking the box, then submit
  5. Click ‘Submission details’
  6. Click on the green comment box at the top to see the mark-up where TurnItIn found a match. Do not worry about short phrases, but long passages need to be addressed before submitting for presentation or publication.

Are you Starting a Research Project?

  • Register it with the Department of Research so we can keep track of the great projects happening on campus.
  • We have a list of students who are interested in participating in research. The list includes some information about each student’s interests and prior experience to help you find an excellent fit. The most current list is available in Box.
  • Contact Dr. Cheryl Vanier to add a name, or remove one.
  • Let us know when you publish or present your work. We want to be the first to congratulate you and broadcast your accomplishment to the campus community. It also helps us keep better records. We will make it easy for you- just forward us your acceptance email, and we will put it in the newsletter when it is published.

April 2021

Publications

Armaneous, M. (DO22) (2021). Exuberant Intratracheal Granuloma. Case Reports in Otolaryngology

Chung, C. (Nursing Faculty) 2021. Holistic Nurse Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Holistic Nurses Association Beginnings Magazine: 8.

Emahiser, J. (DO student), Nguyen, J. (DO student), Sadik, A. (Basic Sciences Faculty), Vanier, C. (Department of Research) (2021). Study of Live Lecture Attendance, Student Perceptions and Expectations. Medical Science Educator

Rider, J.V. (OT Faculty), Tay, M.C. (OTD Student) (2021). Managing Sleep for Individuals with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rider, J.V. (OT Faculty) (2021). Regenerative Rehabilitation and Genomics: Implications for Occupational Therapy. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 9(2), 1-8.

Published Abstracts

Powell S.B. (PhD), Hassan O. (DO22), Klein L. (PhD), Halberstadt A. (PhD), Amodeo D.A. (PhD), 2020. Acute Serotonin 2A Receptor Activation Impairs Behavioral Flexibility in Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology 45:S1, 382.

Conferences

Chung, C. (Nursing Faculty), Johnson-Glover, T. (Nursing Faculty), 2021. Cross-racial Mentoring for Faculty: Keys to Success, Nursing Diversity 2021, virtual conference, March 15-18, 2021.

Research Tools:

Check a paper for plagiarized passages in the Research Canvas page

  1. Self-enroll in the Research Canvas course:
  2. On the Home page, click on ‘Check a paper for plagiarized passages’
  3. Click ‘Submit assignment’[upper right]
  4. Attach the file to check, and agree to the terms by checking the box, then submit
  5. Click ‘Submission details’
  6. Click on the green comment box at the top to see the mark-up where TurnItIn found a match. Do not worry about short phrases, but long passages need to be addressed before submitting for presentation or publication.

March 2021

ARE YOU STARTING A NEW RESEARCH PROJECT?

  • Register it with the Department of Research so we can keep track of the great projects happening on campus.
  • We have a list of students who are interested in participating in research. The list includes some information about each student’s interests and prior experience to help you find an excellent fit. The most current list is available in Box. Contact Dr. Cheryl Vanier at cvanier@touro.edu to add a name, or remove one.
  • Let us know when you publish or present your work. We want to be the first to congratulate you and broadcast your accomplishment to the campus community. It also helps us keep better records. We will make it easy for you- just forward us your acceptance email, and we will put it in the newsletter when it is published.

TUN STUDENT SUPPORT GRANTS
Every year, the TUN Department of Research sponsors mentored student research projects. This year, Drew Ehlert, our new Grants Manager, will be handling the competition. Look for the email with the request for proposals, coming soon.

Publications

Amodeo, D., Hassan O. (DO22), Klein, L., Halberstadt, A., Powell, S. (2020). Acute Serotonin 2A Receptor Activation Impairs Behavioral Flexibility in Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology 45:S1, 382.

Emahiser, J. (DO22), Nguyen, J. (DO22), Vanier, C. (Department of Research), Sadik, A. (Basic Sciences) (2021). Study of Live Lecture Attendance, Student Perceptions, and Expectations. Medical Science Educator February 2021 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01236-8

Lorico, A. (Basic Sciences), Lorico-Rappa, M., Karbanová, J., Corbeil, D., & Pizzorno, G. (2021). CD9, A Tetraspanin Target for Cancer Therapy?  Experimental Biology and Medicine February 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/1535370220981855

Muellenbach, J. (Jay Sexter Library), De Armond, M. (Jay Sexter Library), Mefferd, K. (OASIS).  Using Virtual Reality & 3D Technologies to Expand the Health Professions Pipeline in Southern Nevada. NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) March 11, 2020. https://nnlm.gov/class/psr-2020-2021-funding-webinar

De Armond, M. (Jay Sexter Library), Ferri. A. Library to Library: Knowledge Exchange between Two Health Sciences Library Neighbors. Med Library Association. August 11, 2020. Virtual Lightning Talk.

Mahalawat, M. (DO23), Mirza, N. (DO23), Vanier, C. (Department of Research). Assessing the Relationship between Infection Citations and COVID-19 Infections in Nursing Homes. 61st Annual Meeting, American College of Legal Medicine. Feb 26-Mar 5, 2021. Virtual. This poster won second place in the poster competition.

Mazzia, F. (Jay Sexter Library), De Armond, M. (Jay Sexter Library), Mefferd, K. (OASIS). P21: Using Virtual Reality & 3D Technologies to Expand the Health Professions Pipeline in Southern Nevada. ER&L Conference. March 10, 2020. Virtual.

Published Abstracts

Rodriguez, A., Hasan, A. (DO student), Mishra, R. (DO student), Vanier, C. (Department of Research), Byun, D. (DO student), Hanson, E., Perkins, T., Knoblauch, T., McKivigan, J. (PT Faculty), Deru, K., Weaver, L., Snyder, T. (COM Adjunct Faculty). (2021) Brain MRI in carbon monoxide poisoning: a checklist approach. UHM 2020, Vol. 47 No. 2 – 2020 ABSTRACTS: CLINICAL HYPERBARIC MEDICINE. UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting, June 20-21, New Orleans, LA.

Mahalawat, M. (DO23), Mirza, N. (DO23), Vanier, C. (Department of Research). Assessing the Relationship between Infection Citations and COVID-19 Infections in Nursing Homes. 61st Annual Meeting, American College of Legal Medicine. Feb 26-Mar 5, 2021. Virtual. This poster won second place in the poster competition.

Renfro, M. (PT Faculty), Nash, J., Martin, S. (OT faculty). Conquering COVID-19: Offering VIRTUAL fall risk screening and fall prevention program for older adults. Age+Action Virtual Conference, June 7-10, 2021.

RESEARCH TOOLS:

Check a paper for plagiarized passages in the Research Canvas page

  • Self-enroll in the Research Canvas course: https://touro.instructure.com/enroll/6NRMNW
  • On the Home page, click on ‘Check a paper for plagiarized passages’
  • Click ‘Submit assignment’[upper right]
  • Attach the file to check, and agree to the terms by checking the box, then submit
  • Click ‘Submission details’
  • Click on the green comment box at the top to see the mark-up where TurnItIn found a match. Do not worry about short phrases, but long passages need to be addressed before submitting for presentation or publication.

February 2021

TUN Research Day 2021

Please plan to join us for virtual Research Day. The booklet and more information will be sent via email. A rough schedule is included below to assist you in planning your day.

March 3-11: Poster presentations and two-minute video introductions will be available for viewing, leaving messages for the authors, and voting on your favorite.

March 11:

  • Keynote address (12:00-1:00 PM)
  • Poster Q&A (4:30-5:45 PM)
  • Welcome to Research Day (5:45-6:00 PM)
  • Oral Presentations (6:00-8:00 PM)

‘Lightning Talks’ Scheduled for February 25 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

This month’s program includes (1) Ethical Dilemma of Physicians Informing Patients of Foreign Organ Transplant Alternatives,” presented by Sean Poole (DO23) and Benjamin Selander (DO23), (2) “Restoration of Spontaneous Volitional Movement after Chronic Spinal Cord Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injured Patients,” presented by Shivani Venkatesh (DO/MPH24), and “Can Technology-Assisted Methods Improve the Therapeutic Alliance between Health Care Providers and Patients?” by Cheryl Vanier, Ph.D. (Department of Research). 

Call for March 2021 Special Seminar Series of ‘Lightning Talks’!  If you are interested in participating as a speaker, details are at the end of this newsletter.

Research Tools: The Research Department is in the process of developing tools and locating training to ease the process of doing research at TUN. To view the tools, self-enroll in the Research Canvas course. It is available to anyone with TUN email address. Current items available include:

  • Resources for 2021 TUN Research Day
    • Poster tips, production, and formatting help: Recorded webinar offered by Dr. Gilliar, Dr. Bondarenko, and Faye Mazzia, MLIS.
    • Rubric judges will use to rate posters
    • Instructions on recording a video to support your poster
    • Instructions for providing your poster to Genigraphics
  • Check a paper for plagiarized passages
  • 2020 Virtual Poster Showcase: View posters from 2020 Research Day

Student Summer Fellowship Opportunity

For students interested in humanism in medicine:  Gold Student Summer Fellowships (due 3/26/2021)

Opportunities for Faculty or Staff Funding (general interest, due 3/1/2021)

AACOM Medical Education: Apply for AACOM’s annual, highly competitive Research Grant Program. Topics of particular interest include those that promote wellness, diversity and inclusion in osteopathic medical education; assess student readiness for residency using Entrustable Professional Activities, milestones or other residency performance measures; and those that advance the selection of students and residents who embrace the osteopathic philosophy and are successful at colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs).

Training

Learn and practice grant-writing in a two-day webinar (March 10-11 or March 29-30). The Research Department and TUN can support a limited number of participants from our institution. Please contact Cheryl Vanier to make arrangements to attend.

There is more information here.

Are you starting a new Research project?

  • Register it with the Department of Research so we can keep track of the great projects happening on campus.
  • We have a list of students who are interested in participating in research. The list includes some information about each student’s interests and prior experience to help you find an excellent fit. The most current list is available in Box in the Research folder. Contact Dr. Cheryl Vanier to add a name, or if you take a student into your research program.
  • Let us know when you publish or present your work. We want to be the first to congratulate you and broadcast your accomplishment to the campus community in our newsletter. It also helps us keep better records. 

STAY IN TOUCH WITH TUN RESEARCH

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GUIDELINES FOR ‘LIGHTNING TALKS’

Scope: Choose one of the following options for your lightning talk. This is a very short talk, so don’t try to do too much. Remember that you are speaking to a broad audience.

  1. [Faculty only] A broad overview of the background, goals, activities/findings, and broader implications of your research program at TUN.
  2. [Faculty or Students] Focus on a single completed experiment or scholarly activity, similar to what would typically be presented at a scientific meeting or in preparation for publication of a manuscript. This type of talk should incorporate an introduction to the scientific topic and the gap addressed by the study, the general methodology, results, and conclusions.
  3. [Faculty or Students] Propose future work, with the idea of sharpening your understanding and experimental design by preparing the talk and garnering feedback. This type of talk should clearly identify the gap in the literature and brief scientific background of the study, the problem the study will address, the general experimental approach, and the broader implications of potential findings.

Time limit: 10 minutes, with your computer screen shared with the audience. There will also be ten minutes for questions. If you have two or more very distinct areas of research, contact Dr. Cheryl Vanier and we can discuss giving you more than one time slot.

Archiving: Your presentation will be viewed live and recorded. It may be placed in an area accessible to others interested in Research at TUN, so you are providing permission to have your presentation recorded and made available to others within the TUN community by signing up.

Questions? Contact Dr. Cheryl Vanier

Email submissions:  tun.researchcommittee@touro.edu

Provide the following information:

  1.  Presenters’ name(s)
  2.  Title of presentation
  3.  Scope of presentation (types 1, 2, or 3 above)
  4.  Brief abstract (<300 words) that covers the areas appropriate for the presentation scope (individuals from the Research Committee will review the submissions to accept them into the series)
  5.  Preferred month to present (March –May)

January 2021

REMINDER TO SAVE THE DATE – March 11, 2021 for TUN’s 15th Annual Research Day

Publications

Cornwell-Hinrichs, T. (DO student), Wyant, C. (DO student), Vanier, C. (Department of Research), Havins, W. (CHHS), and Hardy, J.P. (Clinical Education) (2020). Outcomes of Nevada’s Opioid Prescribing Laws: Opioid Prescribing is down, Fentanyl Deaths are up. NDA Journal 22(4):6-14.

Mazumder, P. (DO23), Al-Khouja, F., Moeller, J., & Lahham, S. (2020). A Case Report on Distinguishing Emphysematous Pyelitis and Pyelonephritis on Point-of-care Ultrasound. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.

Mazzia, F. (Jay Sexter Library) and De Armond, M. (Jay Sexter Library) (2021). Causality Dilemma: Creating a Twenty-First Century University ArchiveJournal of the Medical Library Association, 109(1), 137–140.

Zeng, K. (DO student), Bernardo, S. (DO student), and Havins, W. (CHHS) (2020). The Use of Digital Tools to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic: Comparative Retrospective Study of Six Countries. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance6(4), e24598.

December 2020

REMINDER TO SAVE THE DATE – March 11, 2021 for TUN’s 15th Annual Research Day

We sent emails with information for abstract submissions and a workshop offering virtual one-on-one help from faculty. If you missed it, please contact lsuleski@touro.edu to get another copy.

Research Poster Presentation Contest – Cash Prizes!

When:  Saturday, January 30, 2021

Submit Posters By:  January 15, 2021

Register here or check out the Research Facebook Page for Flyer – Don’t miss out!

ARE YOU STARTING A NEW RESEARCH PROJECT?

  • Register it with the Department of Research so we can keep track of the great projects happening on campus
  • We have a list of students who are interested in participating in research. The list includes some information about each student’s interests and prior experience to help you find an excellent fit. Contact Dr. Cheryl Vanier for access, or to add a name.
  • Let us know when you publish or present your work. We want to be the first to congratulate you and broadcast your accomplishment to the campus community in our newsletter. It also helps us keep better records. 

Publications

DeArmond, M. (Jay Sexter Library), Vidal, E. (DO student) and Vanier, C. (Department of Research) (2020) Technology-assisted Methods to Assess the Quality of the Therapeutic Alliance Between Health Care Providers and Patients: A Scoping Review Protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis Volume Online First – Issue –       doi.org/10.11124/jbisrir-d-19-00429

Hassan O. (DO22), Phan S. (DO22), Wiecks N. (DO23), Joaquin C., and Bondarenko V. (Basic Sciences faculty), (2020) Outcomes of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Substance Use Disorder: A Systematic Review. Neurosurgical Review doi.org/10.1007/s10143-020-01415-y

Leytham, P.A. (CADD), Nguyen, N., and Rago, D. (2020) Curriculum Programming in the General Education Setting for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. TEACHING Exceptional Children doi.org/10.1177/0040059920968885

Petrofsky J.S. (PT Adjunct faculty), Donatelli R. (PT Clinical Instructor) and Laymon M. (PT faculty) (2020) Rotator Cuff Repair Using Focused Ultrasound Energy in Three Individuals. Journal of Case Reports and Medical Images 3(1): 1062 http://meddocsonline.org/

Rider, J. (OT faculty) and Longhurst, J. (2020). The Impact of Freezing of Gait on Activities of Daily Living Among Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 101(12), e152 doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.082

November 2020

Participate in our 2020 Special Seminar Series of Lightning Talks!  The Research Department has in previous years hosted outside speakers. This year, the Research Committee and Department of Research are using our forced virtual environment as an opportunity to help us connect within Touro. We will be offering live events through Zoom which will feature short ‘lightning talks’ from anyone in the Touro community (students, staff, faculty, administration), followed by a questions and answers period. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, details at the bottom of this page.

Are you starting a new research project?

  • Register it with the Department of Research so we can keep track of the great projects happening on campus .
  • We have a list of students who are interested in participating in research. The list includes some information about each student’s interests and prior experience to help you find an excellent fit. Contact Cheryl Vanier for access, or to add a name.
  • Let us know when you publish or present your work. We want to be the first to congratulate you and broadcast your accomplishment to the campus community in our newsletter. It also helps us keep better records. 

RESEARCH AND PRODUCTIVITY:

Publications

Boehme, E. (PT student), Brown, C. (PT student), Mendoza, A. (PT student), Mikami, T. (PT student), Wismeth-Johnston, R. (PT student), Mills, A. (PT faculty), and Renfro, M. (PT faculty) (2020) Chronic Heart Failure Questionnaire (CHQ, CHFQ). American Physical Therapy Association PTNow

Changsing, K. (PT student), Hansen, K. (PT student), Maniago, C. (PT student), Parsons, M. (PT student), Hitchcock, M. (PT student), Rambo, T. (PT student), and Renfro, M. (PT faculty) (2020) Tegner Activity Scale, Tegner Activity Score, Tegner Activity Level, TAS. American Physical Therapy Association PTNow

Lau, T. (PT student), Lin, S. (PT student), True, T. (PT student), Wu, W. (PT student) and McKivigan, J. (PT Faculty) (2020) Reliability and Validity of a Smartphone-based Inclinometer Application Measuring Shoulder Internal Rotation. Journal of Physical Fitness, Medicine, & Treatment in Sports. 7(5) e555725. doi: 10.19080/JPFMTS.2020.07.555725

Leytham, P.A. (Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities) and Otty, R. (OT faculty) (2020) Knowledge and Perceived Barriers of OT Students in the Transition Planning Process: A Pilot Study. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

McKivigan, J. (PT faculty) and Tulimero, G. (PT Adjunct faculty) (2020) An Analysis of Graston Technique® for Soft-tissue Therapy. Rehabilitation Science 5(4): 31–37 doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20200504.11

McKivigan, J. (PT faculty) (2020) Evaluation of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Guidelines for Training Culturally Competent Physical Therapists. Higher Education Research 5(4) 154-161 doi: 10.11648/j.her.20200504.16

McKivigan, J. (PT faculty) (2020) Effect of Federal Policy Changes on International Students Pursuing Higher Education Studies in the United States. Higher Education Research 5(2) 60–67 doi: 10.11648/j.her. 20200502.14

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SAVE THE DATE

The 15th Annual Research Day will be here before you know it!

When: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time:  4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., PST

Where:  Zoom

Watch for a flyer with more information coming to your inbox soon!

Guidelines for TUN ‘Lightning Talks’

Thank you for participating in our special COVID-19 Edition of the seminar series for TUN in 2020-2021. We will be holding virtual live events that allow the campus community to learn about the great research that is going on. You can use this forum to practice speaking on research or use this as a forum to propose a new area which you would like to explore.

Scope: Choose one of the following options for your lightning talk. This is a very short talk, so don’t try to do too much. Remember that you are speaking to a broad audience.

  1. [Faculty only] A broad overview of the background, goals, activities/findings, and broader implications of your research program at TUN.
  2. [Faculty or Students] Focus on a single completed experiment or scholarly activity, similar to what would typically be presented at a scientific meeting or in preparation for publication of a manuscript. This type of talk should incorporate an introduction to the scientific topic and the gap addressed by the study, the general methodology, results, and conclusions.
  3. [Faculty or Students] Propose future work, with the idea of sharpening your understanding and experimental design by preparing the talk and garnering feedback. This type of talk should clearly identify the gap in the literature and brief scientific background of the study, the problem the study will address, the general experimental approach, and the broader implications of potential findings.

Time limit: 10 minutes, with your computer screen shared with the audience. There will also be ten minutes for questions. If you have two or more very distinct areas of research, contact Dr. Vanier (cheryl.vanier@tun.touro.edu), and we can discuss giving you more than one time slot.

Archiving: Your presentation will be viewed live and recorded. It may be placed in an area accessible to others interested in Research at TUN, so you are providing permission to have your presentation recorded and made available to others within the TUN community by signing up.

If you have questions, direct them to Cheryl Vanier

Email submissions to  Lori Suleski. 

Provide the following information:

  1.  Presenters’ name(s)
  2.  Title of presentation
  3.  Scope of presentation (types 1, 2, or 3 above)
  4.  Brief abstract (<300 words) that covers the areas appropriate for the presentation scope (individuals from the     Research Committee will review the submissions to accept them into the series)
  5.  Preferred month to present (November –May)

[FACULTY] TCUS is offering their annuals Seed Funding Grant Program. They plan to hold only one competition this year. The Seed Funding Grant Program is designed to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary research between and among faculty, colleges, and campuses throughout the Touro College and University System

Deadline date for submission: December 21, 2020.

Program guidelines, instructions, and application forms for the Seed Funding Grants Program are available at the Touro College and University System research website.

Instructions for searching for researchers within the TCUS system for collaborators (a requirement of the seed funding grant) available from Dr. Vanier.

October 2020

Participate in our 2020 Special Seminar Series!  The Research Department has in previous years hosted outside speakers. This year, the Research Committee and Department of Research are using our virtual environment as an opportunity to help us connect within Touro. We will be offering live events through Zoom which will feature short ‘lightning talks’ from anyone in the Touro community (students, staff, faculty, administration), followed by a question and answer period. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, details at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in attending (and you should be), look for the first announcement in November.

Are you starting a new research project?

  • Register it with the Department of Research so we can keep track of the great projects happening on campus.
  • We have a list of students who are interested in participating in research. The list includes some information about each student’s interests and prior experience to help you find an excellent fit. Contact Cheryl Vanier for access, or to add a name.
  • Let us know when you publish or present your work. We want to be the first to congratulate you and broadcast your accomplishment to the campus community in our newsletter. It also helps us keep better records. 

Congratulations to two winning groups from the Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition held October 20th. They will be presenting at the state competition in early December. All are 2nd-year DO students.

1. First place: Proma Mazumber and Crystal Yung: Mazumder, P. (DO student), C. Yung (DO student), C. Vanier (Dept. of Research), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean).
 Increased Deaths-at-Home in Nevada during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

2. Second place: Sami Mouaki-Benani and Ansab Sheikh: Mouaki-Benani, S. (DO Student), A. Sheikh (DO Student), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean).  Prescribing Patterns of XR-Naltrexone for Treating OUD by Nevada Addiction Specialists.

Research Productivity this month:

Publications

Hassan O. (DO22), Phan S. (DO22), Wiecks N. (DO23), Joaquin C., Bondarenko V. (Basic Sciences Faculty), 2020. Outcomes of deep brain stimulation surgery for substance use disorder: a systematic review. Neurosurgical Review

Oral and Poster Presentations at Professional Meetings

Bernardo, S. (DO student), K. Zeng (DO student), and W.E. Havins (Clinical Education Faculty). Proposal for Using Digital Tools in Mitigating a Pandemic: Lessons Learned from COVID-19. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Chen, S. (DO student), P. Khoot (DO student), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean). Physical Education Mandates and Their Effectiveness in Combating Childhood Obesity. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Cornwell-Hinrichs, T. (DO student), C. Wyant (DO student), and C. Vanier (Dept of Research). Investigating the Relationship between Opioid Prescription Frequency and Deaths from Illicit Opioids. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Denning, K. (DO student), O. Javaid (DO student), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean). The Impact of COVID-19 Isolation on Domestic Violence Calls to Police in Southern Nevada. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Hilton, D. (DO student), R. Briggs (DO student), W.E. Havins (Clinical Education Faculty), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean). The “Strawman” in the Process of Review and Evaluation of Controlled Substance Complaints. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Hwang, S. (DO student), M. Kim (DO student), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean). Decreasing Inmate Populations to Mitigate Effects of COVID-19 in Nevada State Prisons. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Jalal, Y. (DO student). HIV and a case of Varicella Arachnoiditis. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020. 

Khurana, N. (DO student), A. Bedi (DO student), and W.E. Havins (Clinical Education Faculty). Mortality of COVID-19 and Seasonal Influenza in Southern Nevada and the United States. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Luong, H. (DO student), S. Tun (DO student), and W.E. Havins (Clinical Education Faculty). Encouraging Online Voter Registration of Nevada Physicians – A Challenge in Apathy? Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Magadi, S. (DO student), V. Alishetti (DO student), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean). Enact a Safe Firearm Storage Law to Reduce Suicides and Unintentional Deaths in Nevada. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Mahalawat, M. (DO student), N. Mirza (DO student), and C. Vanier (Department of Research). Assessing the Relationship between Infection Citations and COVID-19 Infections in Nursing Homes  

  • Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.
  • Accepted by 2020 AMA Research Symposium poster gallery. Dec. 3-6.

Mazumder, P. (DO student), C. Yung (DO student), C. Vanier (Dept. of Research), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean). Increased Deaths-at-Home in Nevada during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.
  • Accepted by American College of Legal Medicine’s 61st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Feb. 25-28.
  • Accepted by 2020 AMA Research Symposium poster gallery, Virtual event, Dec. 3-6.

Mostafa, S. (DO student), A. Renukunta (DO student), and W.E. Havins (Clinical Education Faculty). Banning Condoms as Evidence against Sex Workers in Illegal Prostitution. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Mouaki-Benani, S. (DO Student), A. Sheikh (DO Student), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean).  Prescribing Patterns of XR-Naltrexone for Treating OUD by Nevada Addiction Specialists. 

  • Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.
  • Accepted by American College of Legal Medicine’s 61st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Feb. 25-28.

Nguyen, K. (DO student), N. Nguyen (DO student), and W.E. Havins (Clinical Education Faculty). Screen for Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Save More Nevada Babies. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Ok, E. (DO student), K. Rosas (DO student), and W.E. Havins (Clinical Education Faculty). Euthanasia Should Be Legalized in Nevada 

  • Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.
  • Accepted by 2020 AMA Research Symposium poster gallery, Virtual event, Dec. 3-6.

Otty, R. (Occupational Therapy Faculty). Participatory action research: Informing course redesign and influence on student outcomes. American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit. Virtual conference, October 2020.

Parra, J. (DO student), H. Malekghassemi (DO student), and J.P. Hardy (Clinical Education Dean). Should Healthcare Workers Treat COVID-19 Patients Despite Inadequate Personal Protective Equipment?

  • Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.
  • Accepted by 2020 AMA Research Symposium poster gallery, virtual event, Dec. 3-6.

Said, A. (DO student), L. Sanchez (DO student), and M. Olek (Specialty Medicine Faculty). Emerging Neuralink brain machine interface: an oversight proposal to address the ethical, legal, and social implications.

  • Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.
  • Accepted by International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, Virtual event, Oct. 22-23.

Tan, J. (DO student), T. Sanvictores (DO student), and C. Vanier (Dept of Research). Publication Profile of Successfully Matched Psychiatry Residents. Southern Nevada American College of Physicians Regional Competition, Virtual event, October 20, 2020.

Guidelines for TUN ‘Lightning Talks’

Thank you for participating in our special COVID-19 Edition of the seminar series for TUN in 2020-2021. We will be holding virtual live events that allow the campus community to learn about the great research that is going on. You can use this forum to practice speaking on research or use this as a forum to propose a new area which you would like to explore.

Scope: Choose one of the following options for your lightning talk. This is a very short talk, so don’t try to do too much. Remember that you are speaking to a broad audience.

  1. [Faculty only] A broad overview of the background, goals, activities/findings, and broader implications of your research program at TUN.
  2. [Faculty or Students] Focus on a single completed experiment or scholarly activity, similar to what would typically be presented at a scientific meeting or in preparation for publication of a manuscript. This type of talk should incorporate an introduction to the scientific topic and the gap addressed by the study, the general methodology, results, and conclusions.
  3. [Faculty or Students] Propose future work, with the idea of sharpening your understanding and experimental design by preparing the talk and garnering feedback. This type of talk should clearly identify the gap in the literature and brief scientific background of the study, the problem the study will address, the general experimental approach, and the broader implications of potential findings.

Time limit: 10 minutes, with your computer screen shared with the audience. There will also be ten minutes for questions. If you have two or more very distinct areas of research, contact Dr. Vanier (cheryl.vanier@tun.touro.edu), and we can discuss giving you more than one time slot.

Archiving: Your presentation will be viewed live and recorded. It may be placed in an area accessible to others interested in Research at TUN, so you are providing permission to have your presentation recorded and made available to others within the TUN community by signing up.

If you have questions, please email Cheryl Vanier

Email submissions to Lori Suleski.

Provide the following information:

  1.  Presenters’ name(s)
  2.  Title of presentation
  3.  Scope of presentation (types 1, 2, or 3 above)
  4.  Brief abstract (<300 words) that covers the areas appropriate for the presentation scope (individuals from the Research Committee will review the submissions to accept them into the series)
  5.  Preferred month to present (November –May)

September 2020

  1. Wyant, C. (DO student), Cornwell-Hinrichs, T. (DO student), Hardy, JP (Clinical Education), Havins, W. (Clinical Education). 2020. Investigating the Relationship Between Opioid Prescription Frequency and Deaths from Illicit Opioids. Accepted at 2020 Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Eastern Regional Conference. Oct 24, 2020. Virtual.

2. McDiarmid, C. (DO student), Anthony, J. (Valley PD), Brueggman, D., Jaque, JM. Assessing Patient Knowledge of Menopause. Accepted at ACOG National Medical Student Poster Session. Sept 26, 2020. Virtual.

3. McDiarmid, C. (DO student), Anthony, J. (Valley PD), Brueggman, D., Jaque, JM. Patients’ Knowledge of Advanced Paternal Age. Accepted at ACOG National Medical Student Poster Session. Sept 26, 2020. Virtual.

4. Prabhu I. K. (DO student), Rosenbaum A. (preceptor) (2020) Hydatidiform Mole in a Patient with a Concern for Neoplasia: A Case Report. Cureus 12(9): e10319. doi:10.7759/cureus.10319

5. Rider, J. (OT Faculty), Lee, H., Longhurst, J., and Landers, M. (2020). The Feasibility of Wearable Activity Monitors as an Outcome Measurement in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 74(4) Supplement_1

6. Rider, J. (OT Faculty), Longhurst, J., & Landers, M. (2020). Cognitive and functional predictors of ADL performance in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders, 35(S1) S6

7. Longhurst, J., Rider, J. (OT Faculty), Bluett, B., & Landers, M. (2020). The effect of levodopa and cognitive-motor dual interference on gait parameters for individuals with PD FOGMovement Disorders, 35(S1) S549-S550. 

August 2020

  1. Al-Kuhlani, M., Lambert, G. (DO student), Pal, S., de la Maza, L., and Ojcius, D.M. (2020) Immune response against Chlamydia trachomatis via toll-like receptors is negatively regulated by SIGIRRPloS One. 15(3):e0230718.

  2. Chan, J.M. (DO student), and Havins, B.S. (Primary Care Faculty) (2020) MON-346 Secondary Hyperparathyroidism and Other Complications in a Post-Roux-En-Y Patient: A Case Report. Journal of the Endocrine Society 4(S1):346. 

  3. Corbeil, D., Santos, M. (TUN Research Scientist), Karbanova, J., Kurth, T., Rappa, G. (Basic Sciences Faculty), and Lorico, A. (Basic Sciences Faculty) (2020) Uptake and fate of extracellular membrane vesicles: Nucleoplasmic reticulum-associated late endosomes as a new gate of intercellular communication. Cells 9(9): 1931. doi:10.3390/cells9091931

  4. D’Errico, M.P. (Nursing Adjunct Faculty), Tung W.C., Lu M., and D’Errico R. (Nursing Faculty) (2020) Barriers and Recommendations Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccination among College Students. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 16:7.

  5. Muellenbach, J.M. (formerly Jay Sexter Library), Duncan, W.C., Vanier, C. (Department of Research), Ennis, L.A. and Yang, A. (2020) Services and staffing practices in academic health sciences libraries serving college of osteopathic medicine programs: a mixed methods study.  Journal of the Medical Library Association 108:3. http://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2020.862

  6. Petrofsky, J. (PT Faculty), Donatelli R., Laymon, M. (PT Faculty), and Lee, H. (2020) Supraspinatus Repair Using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy – A Case Report. Yoga Physical Therapy Rehabilitation 5:1077.

  7. Petrofsky, J. (PT Faculty), Donatelli, R., Laymon, M. (PT Faculty), and Lee, H. (2020) Greater postural sway and tremor during balance tasks in patients with plantar fasciitis compared to age-matched controls. Healthcare 8:219. http://doi.org/ 10.3390/healthcare8030219

  8. Sandberg, J. (DO student), Calderon, R. (DO student), and McKivigan, J. M. (PT Faculty) (2020). The Efficiency of Digital Anatomy Teaching Strategies. Journal of Nursing & Healthcare, 53(2). Retrieved from

  9. Vanier, C. (Dept Research), Pandey, T.  (DO student), Parikh, S. (former DO student),  Rodriguez, A., Knoblauch, T., Peralta, J. (DO student), Hertzler, A. (DO student), Ma, L. (DO student), Nam, R. (DO student), Musallam, S. (DO student), Taylor, H. (DO student), Vickery, T. (DO student), Zhang, Y. (DO student), Ranzenberger, L., Nguyen, A. (DO student), Kapostasy, M. (DO student), Asturias, A. (DO student), Fazzini, E. (COM Adjunct), & Snyder, T. (COM Adjunct) (2020) Interval-censored survival analysis of mild traumatic brain injury with outcome based neuroimaging clinical applications. Journal of Concussion.

  10. Varland, D.E., Buchanan, J.B., Powell, L., and Vanier, C. (Department of Research) (2020) Peregrine falcon survival rates derived from a Long-term study at a migratory and overwintering area in coastal Washington, USA. The Journal of Raptor Research, in press. https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-19-86

July 2020

1. Second-year medical students Julian Tan and Terrence Sanvictores explored whether research publications were more common for psychiatric residents with certain degrees (MD vs. DO vs. foreign grad), and how many publications the typical psychiatric resident had based on the type of residency. They found that prolific publishers tend to be in top-25 school residencies, whereas those who publish very little tend to be in community/university affiliated residencies, with others coming in somewhere in the middle.

2. Second-year medical students Kendall Denning and Omair Javaid analyzed trends in domestic violence calls for April and May for 2018-20 to look for a COVID-19 effect. Henderson and North Las Vegas showed no changes in domestic violence calls, whereas the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department calls went down.

3. Muellenbach, J.M. (formerly Jay Sexter Library), W. C. Duncan; C. Vanier (Research Dept), L. A. Ennis; and A. Yang. 2020. Services and staffing practices in academic health sciences libraries serving college of osteopathic medicine programs: a mixed methods study. Journal of the Medical Library Association 108(3).

4. Petrofsky J. (PT Faculty), Donatelli R., Laymon M. (PT Faculty), Lee H. (2020) Supraspinatus Repair Using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy – A Case Report. Yoga Phys Ther Rehabil 5: 1077. DOI: 10.29011/2577-0756.001077

5. Petrofsky J. (PT Faculty), Donatelli R., Laymon M. (PT Faculty), Lee H (2020) Greater postural sway and tremor during balance tasks in patients with plantar fasciitis compared to age-matched controls. Healthcare 8:219. doi:10.3390/healthcare8030219.

6. D’Errico, M.P. (Nursing Adjunct Faculty), Tung W-C., Lu M., and D’Errico R. (Nursing Faculty) (2020) Barriers and Recommendations Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccination among College Students. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.