Nov 20, 2014

KCUMB Hosts 23rd Annual Research Symposium

Students and faulty mentors gathered to showcase their research Nov. 19 during the 23rd annual KCUMB Research Symposium. The theme for the event, which included more than 30 research presentations, was "Seeing Osteopathic Medicine Differently: Structure and Function are Reciprocally Interrelated."

Flavia Costa, Ph.D., research instructor in the College of Biosciences, served as chair for the event, and Steven Gustafson, D.O., assistant professor of pathology, was the co-chair. Keynote speakers were Pedro Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, and Lynda Bonewald, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues (CEMT). View our photo gallery.

Award recipients were:
  • The Norbert W. Seidler, Ph.D., Prize for Research (First Place): Richard Thompson, "The Effects of Obesity on the Pharmacokinetics of Pantoprazole and CYP2C19 Activity in Children and Adolescents with GERD"
  • Second Place: Megan Ottomeyer, "Evaluation of Ciclopirox and Auranofen as Potential Chemotherapeutic Agents for Use Against Osteosarcoma"
  • Third Place: Kanwar Singh, "Respiratory Health Among Low-Income Residents of Subsidized Housing Complexes"
  • Betty Jo White, D.O., FACOS, Prize for Research: Flavia Costa, Ph.D., "Induction of Fetal Hemoglobin by Transcriptional Co-Activator TSPYL1"