Medicine Research

David Tegay, D.O., FACMG, FACOI, Associate Professor of Medicine, and primary investigator on the “Genomic Variation in Essential Tremor” research study based out of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, is the senior author on 2 abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2010 AOA Research Conference (“Essential Tremor: Candidate Gene Identification Using Microarray Comparative Genomic Hybridization”) in San Francisco, California, and the 2010 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (“Exploring Shared Genetic Pathways to Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease”) in San Diego, California.

Dr. Tegay’s research is focused on identifying novel candidate genes and genetic mechanisms for a number of common and rare heritable disorders including Essential Tremor, Parkinson's disease, Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, Autism and Toriello-Carey syndrome.

Dr Tegay’s Current Grant Support
Project Title:  Genomic Variation in Essential Tremor
Role:  Primary Investigator
Funding Agency:  Christopher D. Smithers Foundation
Duration of Award: 09/03/2009-09/02/2011
Project Title:  Novel Approaches to Finding the FSHD Gene
Role:  Co-Investigator
Funding Agency:  Long Island FSHD Foundation
Duration of Award: 02/08/2010-02/07/2011

Dr. Tegay’s Prior Grant Support
Project Title:  Genomic Copy Number Variation in Parkinson’s Disease
Role:  Primary Investigator
Funding Agency:  New York Institute of Technology, In-House Grant
Duration of Award: 11/01/08-10/31/09
Project Title: Genomic Variation in Developmental Disability
Role: Primary Investigator
Funding Agency: Clinical Research Scholar Award of Stony Brook University SOM
Duration of Award: 07/01/05 - 06/30/07

Project Title: Genomic Copy Number Variation in Autism
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Alliance for Autism Research (LTR 6/18/03)
Duration of Award: 07/01/03 - 06/30/04

Rahmat Balogun, OMSIII, College of Osteopathic Medicine Academic Scholar, Co-Authored the chapter, "Krabbe Disease", in eMedicine, WebMD's Online Clinical Reference, together with her faculty research mentor, David Tegay, D.O., FACMG, FACOI, Associate Professor of Medicine.  The chapter can be accessed at:  http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/951722-overview

College of Osteopathic Medicine Scholars Publish Abstracts In JAOA
Rahmat Balogun, OMS III,  is the first author of the  research abstract entitled, “Essential Tremor: Candidate Gene Identification Using Microarray Comparative Genomic Hybridization” recently published in the August 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 110, #8. Additional co-authors include the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s David Tegay, D.O., Enrico Fazzini, D.O., Ph.D. and Brian Hallas, Ph.D.
This issue features abstracts from posters to be presented by Rahmat and other College of Osteopathic Medicine Academic Scholars at the San Francisco based, 54th Annual American Osteopathic Association Research Conference. The posters highlight the collaborative work of osteopathic medical clinicians, educators and students. The abstract link is: http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/110/8/445


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