Award winners for the 2012 COM Research Week announced

October 03, 2012

The University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine held its annual Research Week celebration on from Sept. 24-28, 2012.

The all week event featured a keynote addresses by Gioia Guerrieri, D.O.'08, PGY4 Clinical Psychiatry Research Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, who spoke on "Current Research in Women's Mental Health" as well as oral and poster presentations by the medical students.

Presenters were evaluated by a panel of judges and their peers on the quality of their scholarship and ability to communicate the findings to the audience.

The organizers congratulate the following students who were selected for their outstanding performances:

2012 COM Research Week award winners:

Outstanding Oral presentation Award:

Robert Zondervan (Class of 2015)   "Dynamic Properties of the Porcine Lumbar Spine"

Outstanding Poster presentation Award:

Heather Hassett (Class of 2015)   "Does Lumbopelvic Pain Alter Gait Patterns in Older Adults? Findings from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging"

Apryle Seeley (Class of 2015)   "AMPK Activator + PDK Inhibitor Combinations in Prostate Cancer"