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Featured Stories tagged with "research"

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Second-year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown student Andrea Attenasio spent her summer at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC as a prestigious Nth Dimensions Scholar. 
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Three Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown students will be delivering a presentation at one of the world’s most prestigious medical conferences. 
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On March 9, 2016, TouroCOM-Middletown’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) in conjunction with Sigma Sigma Phi (SSP) and the Research Interest Club hosted TouroCOM-Middletown\'s first annual Research Poster Symposium. Organized by the SOMA Research Committee (Janki Shah and Alice Jiang) the event featured fifteen presentations (see sidebar). Faculty judges included Dr. Jeffrey Karpen, PhD, Dr. Cheryl Rosenfeld, DO, and Dr. Stephanie Zeszutek, D.O.
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Born to Serbian parents in Arizona, Ana Michunovich often accompanied her parents to their former hometown on family vacations. It was the buildup of these family trips that convinced her to choose medicine: “Seeing some of the areas that didn\'t have access to proper healthcare, and comparing that to what I saw in the United States, made a huge impact on my decision to become a doctor,” she says.
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Born in the Philippines but raised in Nigeria and Argentina, Kessiena Aya grew up surrounded by family members who were doctors. “From an early age, I was privileged to gain insight into the rewards and unique challenges of a career as a physician. So becoming a doctor was a natural fit for me.”
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At Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem, many graduates are entering their residencies with a research article, or several, under their belts. Ana Michunovich, Moises Enghelberg, Kessiena Aya, and Michael Erickson—four graduates of the class of 2015, and all students of extracellular matrix biochemist and board-certified Anatomic Pathologist Dr. Robert Stern—speak about their published research, how they entered the field of medicine, and their education at TouroCOM. 
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Michael Erickson is an ardent advocate of the osteopathic profession. In 2013-2014 he was named National Student D.O. of the Year, and during his year as president of TouroCOM\'s Student Government, he also served as National Medical Education Representative of COSGP (College of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents), where he advocated for the need to have “a better, more streamlined process for teaching osteopathic manipulation in medical school.”
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In the spring of 2013, Jemima Akinsanya, then a first-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), was tutoring a local high school sophomore through MedAchieve, an after-school medical science enrichment program based in Harlem, when she had an insight. This young student was bright and ambitious; however, Akinsanya realized, perhaps she lacked a clear road map to achieve her goals.
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Under the supervision of  Kurt Degenhardt, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, second-year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students Daniel Gorman, Greg McWhir, and Westley Reinhart-McMillan (with the assistance of first-year students Pinang Shastri, Hina Khan, and Krystle Garcia) are conducting an experiment on whether diet can suppress tumor growth in mice. The members of the team have completed the first part of the experiment and are currently working on analyzing the data. 
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This past summer, Nasir Malim was selected as one of two medical student summer interns for the University of Chicago’s Islamic Bioethics summer internship. The program, conducted through the medical school’s Initiative on Islam and Medicine, was directed under the mentorship of Dr. Aasim Padela, one of the current leaders of Islamic Bioethics in America.