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Center for Research in Osteopathic Manual Medicine Education (CROMME)



The CROMME mission is to advance the use of objective feedback methods in educational programs that train learners in the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic manual skills.

SRI Scientists

  • Eric Snider, DO, Center Director
  • Brian Degenhardt, DO
  • Marina Fuhrmann, DO (Europe)
  • Michael Kuchera, DO, FAAO

SRI Research Associates

  • Ken Pamperin, MS
  • Vanessa Pazdernik, MS
  • Steve Webb, BA, BS
  • Markus Weslowski, BA
  • Stephanie Witt, BA

Student Researchers

  • Brittany Breitzke
  • Matthew Hileman
  • Marshall Hill
  • Jared Johns
  • Kathleen Naylor
  • Chase Warner


General Areas of Research

  • Assessing Palpation Skills of Osteopathic Medical Students and Clinicians
  • Developing and offering programming that incorporates objective measures of palpation within osteopathic curricula to increase the accuracy and validity of palpatory diagnosis and treatment

Current Projects