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ATSU-KCOM students, residents awarded at MAOPS

First-year BioMed student Kyle Baum

The William L. Wetzel Osteopathic Education and Research Foundation, in conjunction with the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), held the Third Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Postgraduate Research Symposium in conjunction with the Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention (MAOC) April 30-May 4, 2014 at the Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Mo.

A group of 14 A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) students, residents, and fellows submitted abstracts regarding their research projects to conference organizers. All applicants were accepted to present posters highlighting their research projects. To facilitate ATSU-KCOM scholars being able to attend the symposium and present their work, Margaret Wilson, DO, ’82, dean, offered MOAC scholarships of up to $500 per attendee.

Posters were judged by a panel of MAOPS members and winners were announced at the MAOPS/AMAOPS Joint Luncheon May 3, 2014.

The following individuals associated with ATSU-KCOM were recognized.

Award Recipient Poster Title
Best in Show: Kyle Baum, first-year BioMed Roles of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus
Highest Honors: (Martin) Jan Pryor, DO, MPH, OMM/NMM resident The Effect of Table Trainer Ratios on Student Learning of Cervical Muscle Energy Techniques
Highest Honors: Joe Whitman, DO, family medicine resident Monoclonal Antibody 10A5 Recognizes an Antigen Unique to the Water-Insoluble 25/45 Membrane Fraction of the Rat Ocular Lens
Honors: Seth McIntire, second-year BioMed Effects of Cystatin C Variant Clones on B16F10 Metastasis

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