Research Week

Our annual College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Month is sponsored and organized by UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). The event entails keynote lectures and oral and poster presentations by COM students who participated in research. Student research projects span a broad range of topics in basic, clinical, epidemiological, qualitative, and translational research. All student presentations are evaluated and awards are presented at the end of the event.  

As a student researcher, COM Research Month presents you with a highly visible platform from which to share your research data/experiences with your peers, COM faculty, and the wider UNE community. The week also offers an excellent chance for you to learn more about health-related studies conducted at UNE as you explore potential research opportunities. No matter your year in the COM program, you are encouraged to present during the event which is open to all members of the UNE community.

Luncheon Symposium Week 1:

On Tuesday, January 6, come to Leonard Hall to hear about research efforts and opportunities at UNE. On Thursday, January 8, come support your colleagues who are giving presentations on nervous system development and on spinal cord surgery. Lunch will be provided.  

Tuesday, January 6: Research Opportunities at UNE

Ed Bilsky, Ph.D.
Office of Research and Scholarship

Ian Meng, Ph.D.
Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences

Shelly Konrad and Kris Hall, Ph.D.
Interprofessional Education

Thursday, January 8: Development/Spinal Surgery

Kerry Tucker, Ph.D.
Primary cilia and the control of axonal outgrowth in embryonic development of the nervous system

David Mokler, Ph.D.
The Consequences of Prenatal Protein Malnutrition on Brain Development

Robert Abdu, OMSII
Analysis of Risks and Outcomes of Reherniation Surgery For Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation With Eight-Year Follow-up In The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial

Christopher Talbot, OMSII
Aberrant Vertebral Arteries in the Subaxial Cervical Spine: Implications for surgery, review of the literature and case report

For more information, please feel free to check out the COM Research Week website or to contact Tamara King Deeny at