Support ATSU
  • About
  • Programs of Study
  • Admissions
  • Alumni
  • Departments
A.T. Still University Home

Research Centers

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)

SRI Research Associates

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

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