Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Research
The NYITCOM OMM Department is involved with many different research projects that forward the knowledge base of our profession. We conduct clinical research investigating the effects of osteopathic manipulative medicine in many different patient populations and conditions. We also conduct numerous education studies and collaborate with other departments in college to forward our knowledge base in the growing field of medicine.

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Clinical studies:

NYIT-IRB Protocol # BHS-975
Clinicaltrial.gov ID: NCT02107638
P.I. Dr. Sheldon Yao
 “Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Motor Function, Balance, and Neuroprotective Serum Markers in Parkinson Disease”
NYIT-IRB Protocol # BHS-1065
Clinicaltrial.gov ID: NCT02344485
P.I. To Shan Li, DO
 “Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Constipation in Parkinson’s Disease.”
NYIT IRB Protocol # BHS-740
Clinicaltrial.gov ID: NCT01765777
P.I. Patricia S. Kooyman, D.O. and Peter Douris, P.T., D.P.T, Ed.D.
 “Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Phototherapy for Patients with Chronic Lower Back Pain”
NYIT-IRB Protocol # BHS-1130
P.I. Dr. Jayme Mancini
“Management of camptocormia-type dystonia in parkinsons disease utilizing OMM and physical therapy: A prospective cohort study to measure changes in posture and heart rate variability.”
NYIT-IRB Protocol BHS-1129 
Clinicaltrial.gov ID# NCT02482597
PI: Joanne Donoghue
“The Effects of Whole Body Periodic Acceleration on Blood Lactate Recovery in Trained Athletes”
NYIT-IRB Protocol #BHS-1118
Clinicaltrial.gov ID: NCT02452125
P.I. Dr. Joanne Donoghue
“The Effects of Nicotine Chewing Gum on Acute Low Blood Pressure in Parkinson’s Disease”
NYIT-IRB Protocol BHS-1064
PI: Dr. Jayme Mancini
“Motion-capture and quantitative biomechanical analysis of NYIT athletes: A study of the effectiveness of OMM for athletic injuries.”
NYIT-IRB Protocol BHS-1044
PI: Dr. Jayme D. Mancini
“What is the best OMM approach to affect autonomic nervous system control of heart rate variability?”
NYIT-IRB Protocol BHS-983
PI: Dr. Jayme D. Mancini
“Effect of OMM on motor function and quality of life in cervical dystonia”
NYIT-IRB Protocol # BHS-1127
Clinicaltrial.gov ID# NCT02386085
ATSU PI Brian Degenhart, DO
NYIT Site Co-P.I. Dr. Sheldon Yao and Dr. Reem Abu-Sbaih
 “Survey study - Patient-Reported Adverse Events from Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment”
Multicenter study originating from DOTouchNet – ATSU PI Brian Degenhart, DO
NYIT-IRB exempt Protocol # BHS-1122
NYIT P.I. Dr. Sheldon Yao, SBH – Dr. Hugh Ettlinger and Dr. Sarah Curtis
 “Survey study: Examining the Effects of OMT on Post-Partum Pain” – Study site: St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH), Bronx, NY 
NYIT- IRB-exempt Protocol # BHS-1080
P.I. Dr. Sheldon Yao
“Chart Review Examining the Effects of OMM on Venous Stasis Ulcers” – Study Site: Flushing Hospital, Queens, NY.
Educational Studies:
P.I. Dr. Michael Terzella
“Effects of Ultrasound Imaging on Student Learning of Shoulder Anatomy and Landmarks”
P.I. Dr. Michael Terzella
“Risk Factors for Neck Pain and Headaches in Medical Students: A Longitudinal Study”
NYIT-IRB-exempt Protocol # BHS-1047
P.I. Dr. Sheldon Yao
“Effects of OMM Clinical Exposure on Confidence Levels in Medical Students”
Developed survey to investigate participants’ self-assessment of OMM skills post clinical exposure to OMM.
NYIT-IRB Protocol # BHS-988
P.I. Dr. Theodore Flaum
 “Ultrasound as an objective measure for assessment of cervical dysfunctions and the effect of cervical high velocity low amplitude (HVLA)”
NYIT-IRB Protocol #BHS-1071
PI: Dr. Jayme Mancini
“Development and use of a 3-dimensional model of the dural venous sinuses to improve medical education”
NYIT-IRB Protocol #: BHS-967
PI: Karen Snider, DO ATSU-KCOM
Site PI Sheldon Yao
“The Effect of Table Trainer Ratios on Student Learning of Cervical Muscle Energy Technique”
Grant funded from AACOM & ATSU-KCOM
NYIT - IRB Protocol Number BHS-906
P.I. Dr. Sheldon Yao
 “2nd Year Osteopathic Student Evaluation of the Correlation between Low Back Pain, Special Tests, Counterstrain Points and Counterstrain Techniques”
NYIT - IRB Protocol Number BHS-907
P.I. Dr. Michael Terzella
 “Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative treatment (OMT) Clinical Exposure of First and Second Year Osteopathic Medical Student’s Perception of OMT”
NYIT - IRB Protocol Number BHS-908
P.I. Dr. Sheldon Yao
“Usefulness of Video Learning for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Techniques in the Classroom and Clinical Setting”
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