Awards

Research & Scholarly Activity Poster Contest

SUBMIT POSTER by December 1

The Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine (CAOM) provides support to reward osteopathic medical students, interns, residents, and fellows for meeting a higher standard in developing scholarly activities and research.  These academic achievements will be recognized for each level of training and offer recognition for multiple categories to complete a research project and promote scholarly activity. 

We provide student, intern, resident, and fellow members the opportunity to present scholarly activity in order to develop professionally and contribute to the osteopathic profession.  The CAOM Research Award Committee will identify selected contest winners who be invited to present their poster at CAOM's 57th Annual Winter Conference and are expected to present their research during the conference (see Events page for details). The applicants mentor or attending physician is strongly recommended to attend. Winners will be announced early January 2022.

Who: Osteopathic Medical Students, Interns, Residents, or Fellows
Region: In medical school or training programs located within Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, or Lorain counties
Poster Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021

Who May Apply:

Osteopathic medical students, interns, residents and fellows who are in programs located in the Cleveland District (District 7) for the Ohio Osteopathic Association which covers Cuyahoga, Geauga, Ashtabula, Lorain and Lake counties.

General Instructions:

A poster submission is required.  For guidance on acceptable poster creation please visit this page

Level of Training Categories: 

  • Student: 1st/2nd/3rd & honorable mention
  • Intern/Resident: 1st/2nd/3rd & honorable mention
  • Fellow:1st/2nd/3rd & honorable mention

The number of contributors awarded honorable mention will be at the discretion of the CAOM Research Award Committee.

Topic Categories:

Acceptable poster categories may include but are not limited to   

  1. Case Report
  2. Original Research
  3. Educational Research
  4. Literature Review
  5. Osteopathic focused scholarly activity

Executive Committee Reserves the right to adjust categories based on the number of submissions.

Award per level of training:

  • 1st = $150 & Certificate
  • 2nd = $100 & Certificate
  • 3rd = $50 & Certificate
  • Honorable mention: Certificate

The primary author will receive the monetary award.

All submitted posters are reviewed by the CAOM Research Award Committee and other designated CAOM members to determine the best poster. 

Evaluation of Your Poster:

To review how your poster will be evaluated, CLICK HERE (coming soon) for a sample of the form used by our committee. 

Poster Requirement

  • Poster must be a single slide CLICK HERE for poster template.
  • More than one author may participate with each poster entry, but each author must verify that they did have significant participation in the development of the poster. Only the primary author will receive the monetary award and certificate.
  • The CAOM Research Award Committee will identify the winners that present their research at the CAOM Winter Conference.

All submitted abstracts are reviewed by the CAOM Executive Committee and designated CAOM members to determine the best abstracts. There are several acceptable formats that may be used when submitting your research abstract. 

General inquiries may be directed to info@caomed.com

If unsure how to structure your poster presentation, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the Scholar 12 helpful resource or CLICK HERE here for additional information regarding research publications. 

SUBMIT POSTER before January 8

 

Past Abstract Contest Award Winners:

2020
Sandeep Bhatti, OMS III | Minor Respiratory Compromise and Emergency Department Predictors of Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis
Elsie U. Ikpot, OMS II | Perceived Lack of Safety and Social Cohesion in Neighborhood as Contributors to Chronic Stress in Pregnant and Postpartum African American Mothers at High Risk for Infant Mortality in Cleveland, OH

2019
Rayna Doll, DO | Predicting Patient Response to Pneumococcal 23-vaccine
Simone Majetich, DO | Patient Education of OMM as a Gateway to Treatment: A Pilot Study

Student Advocate Award

CLICK HERE to Nominate a Student

 
Since 2004, the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine (CAOM) has provided an annual Student Advocate Scholarship Award to honor an exemplary medical student who exhibits passion for osteopathic medicine and the osteopathic profession in northeast Ohio.   
 
The award recipient will be invited to serve as the student representative to the Executive Committee of CAOM, will be formally recognized at the CAOM Annual Winter Conference, and will receive a stipend to attend the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) House of Delegates Annual Meeting held during the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium.  The stipend will be for the student’s mileage, lodging, and meals while attending the House of Delegates.  
 
CAOM member hospitals are eligible to nominate student recipients.  The Directors of Medical Education (DME’s), Associate Dean to the Graduate Medical Education or Director of Osteopathic Medicine or administrative staff and fellow students will submit candidates' names and contact information to the CAOM Executive Committee on or before December 1 via our website.
 
To be eligible for this award, the candidate must be a third or fourth-year osteopathic medical student on clinical rotation at one of the CAOM member hospitals and exemplify passion and advocacy for osteopathic medicine and the osteopathic profession.
 
Nominees will be asked to submit a short paragraph about themselves and why they are interested in the award.  The winners will be notified before December 15.

Who May Win: Third or fourth year osteopathic medical students on clinical rotation at one of the CAOM member hospitals
Deadline: December 1, 2021

CLICK HERE to Nominate a Student

Nominees CLICK HERE

 

 

2021 Winners:

Nathan Katz, OMS-IV, OU-HCOM, Cleveland Campus
Austin Sellers, OMS-III, LECOM
Rajshri Joshi, OMS-IV, OU-HCOM, Cleveland Campus

2020 Winners:

Aishwarya Sharma, OMS IV - OUHCOM, Cleveland Campus
Noor Ramahi, OMS III - OUHCOM, Cleveland Campus

Past Award Winner Recipients

2021

Student Advocate Award: 

Nathan Katz, OMS-IV, OU-HCOM, Cleveland Campus
Austin Sellers, OMS-III, LECOM, UH/UHOC East
Rajshri Joshi, OMS-IV, OU-HCOM, Cleveland Campus

 

Abstract Research & Scholarly Activity Contest Winners: 

Fellow:

First Place: Reimus Valencia, D.O. | A heterozygous novel variant of SMARCAL1 gene causing Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia
Second Place: Ryan Shilian, D.O. | Development of Osteopathic Rhinitis Module in an Allergy/Immunology Fellowship
Third Place: Craig Sewell, D.O. | Emerging Lethal Electronic Cigarette Drug Trends: ARDS and Death from a "Zombie Apocalypse"

Resident:

First Place: Hani Yousef, D.O. | Pseudo-complication of transvenous pacemaker implantation
Second Place: Madiha Huq, D.O. | Posner Schlossman Syndrome in Common Variable immune deficiency

Medical Student:

First Place:
Lauren Henn, OMS-III | Case Report | An Unlikely Source of Group B Streptococcal Vertebral Osteomyelitis: A Case Report
Austin Sellers, OMS-II | Educational Research | Minority Representation in Osteopathic Medical Education: Are We Doing Enough?
Cylie Alflen, OMS-III | Literature Review | Evaluation of OMT in Pain Reduction in Pregnant Women During Third Trimester and Postpartum
Joshua Valerio, OMS-III | Original Research | Effects of Hippotherapy on Balance in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-Analysis
George Matta, OMS-II | Osteopathic Focused Research | Meta-analysis of Randomized-Controlled Trials Evaluating the Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as an Adjunct Treatment Modality for Pain

Second Place:
Ami Shah, OMS-IV | Case Report | Ileus and Ischemic Ulcers in the Setting of Legionella Pneumophilia
Avalon Regalbuto, OMS-IV | Educational Research | DERM Digital Toolkit for Pediatric Residencies: an intervention and critique
Syed Ahmed, OMS-III | Literature Review | The Impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Postoperative Hospital Length of Stay
Prajin Srivastav, OMS-III | Original Research | The efficacy of Epley Maneuver compared to Brandt-Daroff and Semont Exercise in reducing short-term recurrence in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Mercedes Kent, OMS-III | Osteopathic Focused Research (tied) | Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in the Treatment of Respiratory Disorders
Shannon Myers, OMS-III | Osteopathic Focused Research (tied) | Can OMT Improve Athletic Performance?

Third Place:
Rajshri Joshi, OMS-IV | Case Report |  Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis in the Setting of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Rahim Faizan, OMS-III | Literature Review | Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis in the Setting of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Abigale Cannone, OMS-III | Original Research | Structure and culture of US Healthcare as barriers to prenatal care adherence for African-American mothers at high risk for infant mortality in Cleveland Ohio.
Marija Rowane, OMS-III | Osteopathic Focused Research | Osteopathic Structural Clinical Exam Case Study: Primary Immunodeficiency Associated with Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase regulatory subunit 1 (PIK3R1) Gene Mutation

*No award was given in Educational Research for third place

Honorable Mention:

Peris Kibera, OMS-III | Case Report | Severe Eczema with Erythroderma in an African American Male Patient
Marija Rowane, OMS-III | Case Report | Chronic morbidities of COVID-19: A Young Female with an Acute Thrombotic Cerebrovascular Accident

2020

Student Advocate Award: 

Noor Ramhai, OMS-III | OU-HCOM, Cleveland Campus
Aishwarya (Sunny) Sharma, OMS-IV | OU-HCOM, Cleveland Campus

Abstract Research Contest Award Winners: 

First Place: Sandeep Bhatti, OMS III | Minor Respiratory Compromise and Emergency Department Predictors of Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis 

Second Place: Elsie U. Ikpot, OMS II | Perceived Lack of Safety and Social Cohesion in Neighborhood as Contributors to Chronic Stress in Pregnant and Postpartum African American Mothers at High Risk for Infant Mortality in Cleveland, OH

2019

Student Advocate Award: 

Not held in 2019

Abstract Research Contest Award Winners: 

Rayna Doll, DO | Predicting Patient Response to Pneumococcal 23-vaccine
Simone Majetich, DO | Patient Education of OMM as a Gateway to Treatment: A Pilot Study

 

2015

Abstract Research Contest Award Winners: 

Precious L Barnes, DO, MS,  | Considerations into the Benefits, Durations, and Recommended Treatment Intervals for Muscle Energy and High Velocity Low Amplitude Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment 
Sonam Rama, OMS
Jessica Carney, DO

 

Check back for additional historical records on past award winners.