Research Day


The Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day is an annual event open to all interested health professionals, allied health professionals, biomedical science professionals, and students of these disciplines. Recognizing the great tradition of medical and health sciences research that exists in the Kalamazoo community, WMed joins with Borgess Medical Center, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Ferris State University, Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University to establish this forum to celebrate, promote, and further develop the richness and diversity of research in the Kalamazoo medical community.


Posters from 2019

Importance And Approach To Manner Of Death Determinations In Opioid-Related Deaths, Michael Abiragi, Laura Bauler, and Theodore Brown

Pediatric Residents’ Perceptions Of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Training: An Experimental Study Of Simulation Versus Video, Marisha Agana, Duncan Vos, Daniel Foley, Mark Williams, Hans Baumgartner, and Neelkamal Soares

Ligature Strangulation Using Cable Ties: 5 Cases, Nicole Ahmed, Laura Bauler, Joyce deJong, Theodore Brown, and Joseph Prahlow

MicroRNA-200c Promotes Bone Regeneration By Targeting SOX2-Mediated WNT Signaling And KLF4, Adil Akkouch, Steven Eliason, Mason Sweat, Miguel Romero-Bustillos, Min Zhu, Fang Qian, Brad Amendt, and Liu Hong

Characterization And Biocompatibility Of A Novel Bioink Of Collagen And Hydroxyapatite, Adil Akkouch, Robert Swenson, Amber Bates, Emily Lanzel, Kathy Walters, Liu Hong, and Kim Brogden

MicroRNA-200c Attenuates Periodontitis By Modulating Proinflammatory And Osteoclastogenic Mediators, Adil Akkouch, Min Zhu, Miguel Romero-Bustillos, Steven Eliason, Fang Qian, Aliasger Salem, Brad Amendt, and Liu Hong

Recovery Of Olfactory Sensory Neurons After Damage Involves Changes In Proliferation Patterns, Mamoon Ali and Christine A. Byrd-Jacobs

A Pilot Without A Plane: A Case Of Pseudologia Fantastica, Darren Almagro and Ruqiya Shama Tareen M.D.

Addition Of Pharmacist In A Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Teresa Bailey PharmD, Laura Bauler, Mireya Diaz, Alyssa Woodwyk, Carolina Herrera, Jayne Barr MD, Nichole Vess, and Myrtha Gregoire-Bottex MD

A Quality Improvement Initiative To Remodel Medication Refill Processes In A Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Teresa Bailey PharmD, Laura Bauler, Mireya Diaz, Alyssa Woodwyk, Carolina Herrera, Jayne Barr MD, Nichole Vess, and Myrtha Gregoire-Bottex MD

Differential Survival: Do Racial And Socioeconomic Disparities Persist Beyond "Poor Birth Outcomes"?, Angela Barreto, Samuel H. Lai, Jennifer Kim, Jennifer Balun, Duncan Vos, Terra Bautista, Deb Lenz, Lisa Graves, and Catherine L. Kothari PhD

A Bundle In The Heart: Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Presenting As Cardiac Arrest, Anandbir Bath, Stephanie Chang, Eric Sieloff, and Jeffrey Wilt

Trends And 30-Day Readmission Rate For Patients Discharged With Congestive Heart Failure: Analysis Of 2,352,612 Admissions, Anandbir Bath, Jasreen Kaur, and Vishal Gupta MD

Neighborhood Social-Determinants-Of-Health Risk And Access To Pediatric Care, Jacob Baxter, Cheryl Dickson, Colleen L. MacCallum M.S., Bandhan Ayon, Kathleen Baker, Breant Yelton, and Catherine Kothari PhD

Unusual Presentation Of Concomitant Appendicitis And Meckel's Diverticulitis From Meckel's Neuroendocrine Tumor., Jacob Baxter, Jairo Espinosa M.D., and Sarah Larson

The Epic Procedure For Pilonidal Disease - Endoscopic-Assisted Pilonidal Irrigation And Cleaning, Jacob Baxter, Jairo Espinosa M.D., and Michael Leinwand M.D.

Lateral Proximal Physeal Tethering As An Alternative To Epiphysiodesis Used With Hemiplateau Elevation Osteotomy To Treat Infantile Blount Disease, Marine Bolliet, Karen Bovid M.D., and Laura Bauler

Orthopaedic Resident Opioid Prescribing Practices, Christine Bowman, Matthew Jaykel, and Joseph Weistroffer

Analysis Of B Cell Progenitors In Sickle Cell Disease, Jesse Chou and Nichol Holodick

Effect Of Long-Term Exercise On GDNF Expression And Innervation In Rat Skeletal Muscle, Alberto Cintron-Colon and John Spitsbergen

Prosocial Behavior Of Medical Students: An Experiment Using The Trust Game, Parker Crutchfield PhD, Richard Brandt BS, Rebecca Funk, Tyler Gibb, Ryan Khalil, Devin S. Schindler, and Duncan Vos

Mothers’ Reported Knowledge Of, Practices, And Barriers To Engaging In Infant Safe Sleep, Amy Damashek, Cheryl Dickson, Deb Lenz, Grace Lubwama, and Catherine Kothari PhD

Using A Spring-Loaded Silo To Facilitate Immediate Bowel Reduction For Sutureless Closure In Gastroschisis, Daphne Darmawan and Michael Leinwand M.D.

Non- St Elevation Myocardial Infarction Or A Missed Diagnosis Of Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Of Cardiac Arrest Secondary To Acute Pulmonary Embolism In A Woman Presenting With Typical Angina Pain, Ricardo de Castro, Tooba Tariq MD, Neiberg Lima, and Susan Bannon

Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie Syndrome) Leading To Respiratory Compromise And Death, John Dewey and Joseph Prahlow