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A.T. Still Research Institute hosts 15th annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium

A.T. Still Research Institute (ATSRI) hosted the 15th annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS) on Nov. 11, 2023, in Kirksville, Missouri, featuring more than 80 posters. 

The keynote speaker was Dennis Black, MD. Dr. Black is the James Dustin Buckman professor of pediatrics and professor of physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He serves as scientific director of the Children’s Foundation Research Institute of Memphis, as well as vice president for research for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and vice chair for research for the Department of Pediatrics. 

IBRS featured 66 in-person posters, with another 18 online. 

Winning research presentations were:

First Place Overall Student Competition Winner
Author: A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) students Emily Koenig, OMS II, and Erin Silliman, OMS II
Sponsor: John Hu, MD, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, ATSU-SOMA
Project: Fatal outcome of pediatric immune thrombocytopenia: an autopsy case report

Second Place Overall Student Competition Winner 
Author: Jillian Smith, Rocky Vista University (RVU), Still OPTI
Sponsor: Ken Ramey, RVU, Still OPTI
Project: Effects of Osteopathic Manipulation on Longstanding Peripheral Neuropathy

Best Oral Presentation 
Author: ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) students Jonah Jerabek, OMS II, Samantha DeLuca, OMS II, Megan Rinkus, OMS II, Nivedita Biju, OMS II
Sponsor: Valena Fiscus, DO, MPH, assistant professor, internal medicine, ATSU-KCOM
Project: Improving Rural Access to Health with Community Health Needs Assessments

Jack Magruder Research Award (undergraduate student award)
Author: Zoe Vetter, Truman State University
Sponsor: Bill Miller, Truman State University
Project: Disrupting the KIX/c-Myb complex as a potential leukemia treatment

Neil J. Sargentini Memorial Award (basic science graduate student award)
Author: ATSU-KCOM students Samantha Akers, OMS II, Sofia Pomeroy, OMS II, and biomedical sciences student Alexis Klinner
Sponsor: David Middlemas, PhD, professor, pharmacology, ATSU-KCOM
Project: Hot plate nociception: Ketamine dose-response relationships at 45ºC

Clinical Graduate Student Research Award
Author: ATSU-KCOM student Alisha Relan, OMS I
Sponsor: Caroline VanSickle, PhD, assistant professor, ATSU, Des Moines University
Project: The Effects of Age, Sex, and Parturition on Human Bony Pelvic Morphology

Max Gutensohn Award (resident or post-doctoral fellow award)
Author: Brock Davis, DO, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Still OPTI
Sponsor: David Cleaver, DO, Cleaver Dermatology
Project: Unique Visual Progression of Palliative Treatment of scalp SCC

Enjoy these photos from the event:

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