NYITCOM students Matthew Goldfinger, Shannon Moriarty, and Danielle Rubenstein.


NYITCOM Students Take the Lead in Research

October 23, 2017

Pictured: Second place winner Matthew Goldfinger poses with NYITCOM classmates Shannon Moriarty, who also presented a poster at the conference, and Danielle Rubenstein.

Six NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) student posters placed first or second at the recent 2017 American Osteopathic Association Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition.

“Across the nation we are one of the top osteopathic schools conducting high-quality osteopathic-focused research,” said Sheldon Yao, D.O., associate professor and chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. “The fact that NYIT placed in over half of the possible awards demonstrates the excellence and quality of our students and the research mentors and educators they work with.”

More than 50 students from various medical schools presented their research at the conference in Philadelphia on October 7 – 10. Two NYITCOM students took first place and four placed second.

“These awards are a recognition of the quality of research and work that our students do on top of their ongoing medical education,” Yao said. “NYITCOM is gaining a national reputation in cutting-edge osteopathic research, and the students and faculty members have taken this opportunity to really shine and demonstrate our ability to produce quality research and results.”


James Docherty, Rebecca Grohman, and Alexandra Schatz placed second for their research on the Effect of Pedal Pump on Lymphatic Technique On Exercise Recovery After Maximal Exercise.

2017 Student Research Poster Winners:

First Place:

  • Katrina Bantis, OMS II
    Prolonged Fasting Attenuates Mitophagy and Impairs Cardiac Function in Mice
  • Nicole Angelo, OMS III
    Comparing the Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine versus Concussion Education for the Acute Treatment of Mild Concussion Symptoms

Second Place:

  • Elizabeth George, OMS IV
    Pressure Variances in the Diagnosis of Lumbar Somatic Dysfunctions
  • Alexander Stangle, OMS IV
    FITPHYSICIAN The Use of Wearable Technology Combined with Physical Activity Education in Medical Students
  • Matthew Goldfinger, OMS III
    Common Medications as a Risk Factor for Parkinson's Disease A Case Control Study
  • James Docherty, OMS III
    Effect Of Pedal Pump Lymphatic Technique On Exercise Recovery After Maximal Exercise