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Presentations & Abstracts - 2011

(KCOM faculty are listed in bold font; staff and students are identified in brackets)

Agadjanian A.K., Kondrashov P. Small mammal and mollusk faunas from the second half of the Middle Pleistocene of the Central Russian Plain and the timing of the first appearance of the genus Arvicola (Mammalia, Rodentia). Presented at the XVIII International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)-Congress; Bern, Switzerland; July 21-27, 2011.

 

Bezold S [student], Kondrashov P. A new species of Herpetotheriinae (Mammalia, Marsupialia) from the Torrejonian of New Mexico. J. Vertebrate Paleontology. Vol. 31. Suppl. to no 6, P. 71A. Presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Las Vegas, NV; November 1-4, 2011.

 

Boehm K [student], Marberry K, Korpi F [student], Kondrashov P. Anatomical and Radiographic Characterization of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament of the Knee. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Budine TE [student], Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Walston TD. C. elegans as a Model for S. aureus Virulence. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Buttars PR [student], Kondrashov PE.  The Phylogeny of Extant Xenarthran Genera Based on Post-cranial Osteological Morphology. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Castille DL [student], Hudman DA [staff], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Gene Expression in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Chang Y*. A Central Role of PTP1B in Hyperinsulinemia-enhanced IL-6 Signaling in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Presented at: Experimental Biology 2011; Washington, DC; April 9-13, 2011.

 

Cook B [student], Hood B [student], Engemann S [student], Kuehl M [student], Wilson J, Dooley A, Degenhardt BF. The Use of Consensus Training and Calibrated Pelvic Models to Determine the Accuracy of Medical Students Palpating Pelvic Landmarks. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Davis K [student], Reuter A [student], Rachakatla RS. Umbilical Cord Matrix Stem Cells as a Vehicle for Anti-Cancer Treatment for Melanoma. Presented a: t3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS-2011); AT Still-KCOM; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Draper BA [student], Johnson JC, Chamberlain NR. What Drew You to Osteopathic Medicine? A Survey of Osteopathic Medical Students from 10 Schools. Presented at: 55th Annual American Osteopathic Association Research Conference; Orlando, FL; October 30-November 1, 2011.

 

Folkerts M [student], Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ. Transcription of radA/sms Is Upregulated in UV or X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011.

 

George J*, Laird S, Coon SA [staff]*, Sanford SM [staff]. Does the Experience of Medical School Result in Less Tolerant Physicians? Poster presented at: 2011 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD; April 13-16, 2011

 

George JH*, Laird S, Sanford SM [staff], Coon S [staff]*, Patterson D [staff], Wagner M [staff]. Increasing Inter-rater Reliability Among Standardized Patients. Presented at: 2011 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD; April 13-16, 2011

 

Guthrie C [student],  Schuerman A [student], Wilson C [student], Worthington BD [student], Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Singh VK,   Sargentini NJ, Ruhlen RL. Osteopathic Manual Treatment of Ankle Pain in a Rat Model. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Johansson T [student], Singh A [post-doc]. Singh K [student]. Singh VK. Expression Pattern and Significance of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011. 

 

Kondrashov P., Agadjanian A.K. Biostratigraphy and zonation of the Middle Pleistocene deposits of the Central Russian Plain using small mammals and mollusks. Presented at the XVIII International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)-Congress; Bern, Switzerland; July 21-27, 2011.

 

Lee M-CW, Franco M, Vargas DM, Hudman DA [staff], Fowler RG, Sargentini NJ. A Role for DinB in Protecting Escherichia coli from the Lethal Effects of UV and Ionizing Radiation. Presented at the 42nd Environmental Mutagen Society annual meeting; Montreal, Quebec; October 15-19, 2011.

 

McGrew MS [student], Baer RW.  Using FRET to Measure MT1-MMP Activity in Melanoma Cells. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.


McIntyre MB Jr [student], Kondrashov PE. Histological Classification of the Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Patel N, Dalecki A [student], Gariga N, Makin I, Singh VK. Development of Culture and a Rapid PCR Assay for Periodontal Bacteria. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Rachakatla RS, Davis K [student], Reuter A [student]. Umbilical Cord Matrix Stem Cells as an Anti-cancer Delivery Vehicle for Melanoma Treatment.  Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Rachakatla RS, Davis K [student], Reuter A [student]. Umbilical Cord Matrix Stem Cells (UCMSC) as Drug Delivery Vehicle for B16 Melanoma Treatment. Presented at: Cancer Conference 2011 (Zing Conferences); Xcaret, Mexico; November 9-13, 2011.

 

Ramachandra R [post-doc], McGrew S [staff], Baxter J [student], Elmslie KS. Pharmacological Identification of Voltage-gated Sodium Channels Expressed in Muscle Afferent Neurons. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Ramaraj P, Brown J [student], Cox JL. Effect of Progesterone Treatment on Melanoma Cell Growth and Adhesion. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Ramaraj P, Cox JL. Effect of steroids on in-vitro melanoma cell growth and viability. Endocrine Reviews, 12 (3), P1-29 abstract, June 2011. Poster presentation at the 93rd annual endocrine society meeting at Boston, June 4-7, 2011

 

Reuter A [student], Davis K [student], Rachakatla RS. Using Neural Stem Cells as a Drug Deliveray Vehicle for Human Breast Cancer. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Reuter A [student], Davis K [student], Rachakatla RS. Using Neural Stem Cells as a Drug Delivery Vehicle for Human Breast Cancer. Presented at: 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS-2011); AT Still-KCOM; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Smith S [staff], Hovorka M[staff], Middlemas DS. Chronic Buspirone Treatment Increases Newborn Cell Survival in the Dentate Gyrus of the Hippocampus in an Adolescent Rat Model. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Snider KT, Glover J, Rennie P, Ferrill H, Morris WF, Johnson JC. Frequency of Counterstrain Tender Points in Osteopathic Medical Students - an Osteopathic Educational Research Project. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Snider KT*, Glover J, Rennie P, Ferrill H, Morris WF, Johnson JC. Frequency of Counterstrain Tender Points in Osteopathic Medical Students: An Osteopathic Educational Research Study. Poster presented at: 2011 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD; April 13-16, 2011

 

Stuart MK, Richardson NC, Hiatt JL [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Analysis of Proteins that Co-precipitate with RadA/Sms in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011.

 

Stuart MK, Hiatt JL [student], Richardson NC [student], Sargentini NJ. The Effect of Alanine Substitutions on RadA/Sms Epitope Stability. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Swaters L, Houser JJ, Degenhardt BF, Bird M. Comparison of Isometric Contractions of Transverse Abdominis EMG Activity. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

White RD [student], Chang Y. The Effects of Caffeine on Vascular Injury-induced Neointimal Hyperplasia. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

 

Wilson M, Suzewits J, Colen M. Improving Students' High Stakes Performances With Remedial Intervention. Presented at: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 37th Annual Conference on Medical Student Education; Houston, TX; January 20-23, 2011

 

Worthington, BD [student], Ruhlen RL, Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Sargentini NJ. Osteopathic Manipulation in a Rat Model for Ankle Injury. Poster presented at 48th annual convention of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians; San Antonio, TX; March 17-20, 2011.

 

Worthington, BD [student], Ruhlen RL, Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. A rat model of ankle injury to test efficacy of manual treatment for pain relief. Poster presented at American Osteopathic Association Research Conference; Orlando, FL; Oct. 1- Nov 1, 2011.

 

Yarotskyy V, Ramachandra R, Elmslie KS. ω-Conotoxins Mviia and mviic Differentially Affect N-type Calcium Channel Gating. Presented at: Venoms to Drugs; Heron Island, Queensland, Australia; May 16, 2011