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Research Presentations & Abstracts - 2014

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

Ahmad Z. Identification of Phosphate Binding Residues in the Catalytic Sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Ahmad Z. Significance of α-subunit VISITDG Sequence Residues in the Catalytic Sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase. Poster presented at the FASEB Experimental Biology 2014 Conference; San Diego, CA; April 26-30, 2014. Abstract published in FASEB J. 2014 Apr;28(1): Supplement LB247.

 

Barrett KL [student], Kondrashov P, Kondrashova T, Clay IS [student], Johnson J. Image Recognition and Development of Hands-on Sonographic Skills by First-Year Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Students as Assessed by Practical Ultrasound Skill Assessment Exam. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Baum KR [student], Pannu M [student], Choudhry M [student], Ring R [student], Singh VK.  Regulation of Oxacillin Inducible Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Baum KR [student], Singh VK. Roles of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in the Virulence of Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Baum KR [student], SinghVK, Vaish M [post-doc], Johansson T [student]. Significance of Four Msr Proteins in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014. Poster also presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

 

Benoist H [student], Arabas JL, Brechue WF, Mayhew JL. Bench Press Strength Gains Following Free Weight or Machine Weight Exercise in Men with Low and High Muscle Mass. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Boehm K [student], Fraticelli N [student], Jordan RM [student], Riccardi M [student], Houser J, Kondrashov P. Does Alternating Dissection Effect Student Performance on Practical Examinations? Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014.

 

Buell JH [student], Shaffer LB [student], Rath TD [student], Sexton WL.  Effects of Enalapril on Interstitial PO2 and Contractile Function in the EDL of Diabetic Rats. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Clay I [student], Kondrashova T, Kondrashov P, Barrett K [student]. The Impact of a Clinical Ultrasound Elective Course on Student Performance at an Ultrasound Skills Station During Performance Assessment III Testing. Poster presentation at American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) April 2-5  2014; Washington, DC. Poster also presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC , Webb SJ, Pamperin K, Snider EJ, Snider KT, Hammond T. Using Auditory Feedback to Standardize Pressure for Assessing Tender Points. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC, Hammond T,  Snider KT, Snider EJ, Pamperin K, Webb S, Graven-Nielsen T. Pressure Pain Thresholds are Altered Due to Variations in Technique when Examining Tender Points. Abstract published in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e88. Poster presented at the 58th Annual AOA Research Conference; Seattle, WA; Oct 26, 2014; and at the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Foreman M [student], Fleschner C. The Role of Vimentin, Filensin, and Phakinin in the Development of Cataracts. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Forker LM [student] , Degenhardt B, Snider E, Pamperin K, Pazdernik VK. Analysis of Examiner Findings from Past Advancing Skills in Osteopathy Courses . Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Fullenkamp A [student], Maakestad KA [student], Reynolds JB [student], Arabas JL, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Modality-Specific Changes in Upper-Body Muscular Strength are Independent of Initial Level of Strength in Untrained College Women. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Goodrich AS [student], Swan JW, Nichols TR, Taylor MG, Sexton WL, Mondo D, Cullum ME. Preliminary study of peel force and discomfort of removal of adhesive barriers in normal and peristomal skin. Abstract published in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e93. Poster presented at the 58th Annual AOA Research Conference; Seattle, WA; Oct 26, 2014; and at the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Gorman NT [student], Degenhardt B, Webb S, Is the change in Leg Length Proportional to the Relative Rotation of the Innominate? Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Govro EJ [student], Stuart MK. Growth Characteristics of THP-1 and Trichomonas tenax Cells In Vitro. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Habtu DY [student], Chamberlain NR. Investigation into Induction of Persistence in Staphylococcus aureus SH1000. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Harper JM [student], Parfitt J [student], Makin IR, Singh VK. A Multi-Plex Quantitative PCR to Evaluate Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Periodontal Disease. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

 

Hassan SS, Johnson JC, Youakim MF. Anatomical Variations in Human Cadaveric Renal Vasculature. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Houser JJ, Degenhardt BF, Hodges C, Kirsch J, Pazdernik V, Yang Q, Webb SJ, Shurtz NR, McDonald M, Molzen E, Webb EK, Pamperin K. Relationship of pelvic landmark positional asymmetry tests to low back pain syndromes. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e94.

 

Johns JA [student], Naylor KA [student], Hileman MJ [student], Hill MD [student], Warner CB [student], Breitzke BR [student], Pazdernik VK, Webb SJ, Webb EK, Snider EJ, Degenhardt BF. Assessing Palpatory Accuracy of Diagnosis of Osteopathic Medical Students Using Static Pelvic Models. Abstract published in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e88. Poster presented at the 58th Annual AOA Research Conference; Seattle, WA; Oct 26, 2014; and at the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Johnson JC, Degenhardt BF. Somatic dysfunction findings, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), and response to OMT in patients with lumbago and cervicalgia. Abstract published in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e86-87. Poster presented at the 58th Annual AOA Research Conference; Seattle, WA; Oct 26, 2014; and at the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Jordan RM [student], Boehm K [student], Fraticelli N [student], Riccardi M [student], Kondrashov P. Does Pre-Medical Anatomy Experience Affect Student Performance in Gross Anatomy Courses in Medical School? Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB31.

 

Kondrashov PE. Phylogenetic relationships of archaic ungulates based on dental, cranial, and postcranial data. Talk presented at the Fourth International Palaeontological Congress; Mendoza, Argentina; October 2, 2014.

 

Kondrashova T, Sexton WL, Baer RW, Kondrashov P. Using Ultrasound to Enhance Student Understanding of Cardiac Function and Electrophysiology. Presented at the Third Annual World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education; Portland, OR; Oct. 10-12, 2014.

 

Lapinski J [student]*, Sexton P. The effectiveness of a “Basic Medical ASL Workshop” in increasing cultural competency and knowledge in a sample of osteopathic medical students. Presented at: 6th Biennial Deaf Studies Today! Conference; Orem, UT; April 10-12, 2014.

 

Leder DC [student], Pandurangan R. In-Vitro Rescue and Recovery Studies of Human Melanoma (BLM) Cell Growth, Adhesion and Migration Functions after Treatment with Mifepristone (RU-486). Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Leder DC [student], Joshi K [student], Ramaraj P.*  Rescued and recovered in-vitro functions of progesterone treated human melanoma (BLM) cells. Poster was presented at the 96th annual Endocrine Society meeting; Chicago, IL June 20-24, 2014. Abstract

 

Lighthouse NC [student], Brittingham A, Wilson WA, Stuart MK. Antibodies to Trichomonas vaginalis Glycogen Phosphorylase Isoenzymes. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Lovegreen K [student], Jeskey J, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Relationship Between Regional Lean Tissue Mass and Muscular Strength in Trained and Untrained Men. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Maakestad KA [student], Hill JL, Reynolds JB [student], Arabas JL, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Comparison of Strength Gains for Free Weight and Machine Weight 1RM Bench Press in Young Women Matched on Initial Strength. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Marler TL [student], Elmslie KS. Expression of NaV1.9 Channels by Muscle Afferent Neurons. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology annual meeting;  San Diego, CA; April 29, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):1129.10.

 

McIntire SL [student], Cox JL. Effects of Cystatin C Variant Clones on B16F10 Metastasis. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Naik CY [student], Chang Y. Possible Role of MCPIP1 in Insulin-Enhanced Vascular Injury-Induced Restenosis. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Naik CY [student], Chang Y. Role of MCPIP1 in Insulin-Induced Migration and Proliferation in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Naylor KA [student], Johns JA [student], Hileman MJ [student], Hill MD [student], Warner CB [student], Breitzke BR [student], Pazdernik VK, Webb SJ, Webb EK,  Snider EJ, Degenhardt BF. Assessing the Relationship Between Hand Position and Palpatory Diagnosis Using Adjustable Static Pelvic Models. Abstract published at J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e87. Poster presented at the 58th Annual AOA Research Conference; Seattle, WA; Oct 26, 2014; and at the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Priest SM [student], Huber GA [student], Geisbuhler TP*. Hydroxysafflor yellow A and the cardiac permeability transition pore. . Abstract published in: Planta Med. 2014;80(10):850(PU7). Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy; August 2-6, 2014; Oxford, MS; and at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Rachakatla RS, Johnson S, Marberry K. Platelet-Rich Plasma and Umbilical Cord Stem Cells as Treatments of Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Ramachandra R [post-doc], Elmslie KS. Ion Channels and Receptors in Group IV Muscle Afferents. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Ramaraj P. Effect of Progesterone and its Receptor Antagonist RU-486 on Melanoma Cell Growth. Invited talk at the Research Seminar, Dept. of Internal Medicine and Dept. of Health and Life Sciences, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA; October 29, 2014

 

Rath TD [student], Shaffer LB [student], Buell JH [student], O’Brien ML, Sexton WL. Effect of Exercise Training on Interstitial PO2 and Contractile Function in the Diaphragm of Diabetic Rats. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Ricana CL [student], Hart RG [student], Chamberlain NR. Characterizing Persistence Inducing Factor in Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62A. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Riccardi M [student], Fraticelli N [student], Jordan RM [sudent], Boehm K [student], Marberry K, Kondrashov P. Histological Changes in the Structure of Lateral and Medial Menisci Following the Destabilization of the Knee in a Rat Model. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB18.

 

Ruhlen RL, Ginsburg ZG [student], Pazdernik VK, Kondrashov PE, Marberry KM. Effects of Gender and Hormones on Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; March 15-18, 2014.

 

Sedinkin JD [student], Chang Y. Role of MCPIP1 in Controlling Hepatic Lipid Handling. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014; and at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Seiler LN [student], Maakestad KA [student], Arabas JL, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Push-Up Performance does not Track Changes in Bench Press Performance Following Resistance Training in College Women. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Sexton WL, Buell J [student], Rath T [student].  Coupling of Contractile Function with Oxygen Delivery in Fatigued Rat Skeletal Muscle. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting; Orlando, FL; May 29, 2014.

 

Shaffer L [student], Buell J [student], Rath T [student], Sexton WL.  Impact of Endothelial Nitric Oxide (eNOS) Synthase Inhibition on Diaphragm Interstitial PO2 and contractile function.  Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting; Orlando, FL; May 29, 2014; and at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Snider EJ, Pazdernik VK, Pamperin K, Degenhardt BF. Baseline group performance over time on manual skills assessed by lumbar spine calibrated models. Abstract published in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e91. Poster presented at the 58th Annual AOA Research Conference; Seattle, WA; Oct 26, 2014; and at the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Snider KT, Dowling DJ, Seffinger MA, Channell MK, Yao SC, Gustowski SM, Johnson JC, Pryor MJ [resident]. The Effect of Table Trainer Ratios on Student Learning of Cervical Muscle Energy Techniques. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Stanley EM, Middlemas DS, Smith S, Hovorka M, Ewing D. Effects of 8-OH-DPAT and Olanzapine on Adolescent Rats. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Steege K [student], Arabas JL, Schwegler TM, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Allometric Scaling of Anaerobic Power in Untrained College Men. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

 

Stuart MK, Hudman DA [staff], Hiatt JL [student], Sargentini NJ. Recognition of radA Ochre Mutants by Monoclonal Antibody 2A2. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

 

Udonkang E [student], Sargentini NJ. Radiation Survival of Escherichia coli Ampicillin Persister Cells. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Veteto AB [student], Marberry K, Kondrashov P. The Histological Structure of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament: Implications in Knee Stability and Pain Generation. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2014;28(1 suppl):LB914.9.

 

Whitman JK [resident], Fleschner CR, Stuart MK. Isolation of a Ganglioside Unique to the Water-Insoluble Membrane Fraction of Rat Lens. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014.

 

Wright AB [student], Ramachandra R [post-doc], Elmslie KS. KV7 Channels are Potential Regulators of the Exercise Pressor Reflex. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.