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UNECOM announces annual Research Day award winners

Patrick Bagley
Neil Krulewitz
Christine Lynch

, Maine — The University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine held its annual Research Day on January 24th 2014.

The symposium commenced with a keynote address by David Biondi, D.O. ‘85, titled, “Does a Practicing Clinician Need To Know About Research Methodology? Your Success May Depend On It!” Dr. Biondi is presently therapeutic area lead for neuroscience, U.S. Medical Affairs, for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and UNE Board of Trustee member and Chair of the Academic Affairs committee.

The day also included talks by other alumnae, William Bograkos, D.O.,’85 and Thomas Reynolds D.O., ’06.

Students delivered oral presentations throughout the month of January in preparation for the Research Day, and they presented poster presentations during the Research Symposium.  Both oral and poster presentations were evaluated by student peers and faculty.

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

2014 UNECOM Research Day award winners:

Outstanding Oral presentation Award:

Patrick Bagley (Class of 2017) “6-Minute Walk Test as a Predictor of Summit Success on Mount McKinley”

Neil Krulewitz (Class of 2017) “Sulf1 modulates BMP signaling and is required for somite morphogenesis and development of the horizontal myoseptum”

Outstanding Poster presentation Award:

Christine M. Lynch (Class of 2017) “Skeletal Myoblast Differentiation is Mediated by PI3K Catalytic Subunit Beta”

(News release posted February 6, 2014)