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SHSP Hosts Successful Fifth Annual Research and Scholarship Day

InTouch 5-22-17

The School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP), in collaboration with Alpha Eta and Delta Omega Honor Societies, hosted its Fifth Annual Research and Scholarship Day on May 11 at the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Students presented a record-breaking number of posters of their research and scholarly activities according to Boyer’s five categories of scholarship: discovery, teaching, integration, application/practice and engagement. The event aims to encourage research, stimulate networking among students and faculty, and express appreciation to NYMC and community mentors. View the photo gallery here.

Event co-chairs Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, associate professor of speech-language pathology, and Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., P.C.S., assistant professor of physical therapy, expressed their appreciation to the faculty judges who volunteered their time reading abstracts, reviewing posters and interviewing authors. “The quantity and quality of research shared at this year’s Research and Scholarship Day were very impressive,” said Dr. Riquelme. “The SHSP Research and Scholarship Day really has become a highlight of the academic year,” said Dr. Ronan.

Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., SHSP dean and vice president for government affairs, opened the event with insightful remarks on the importance of research and Ben C. Watson, Ph.D., SHSP vice dean, presented the Fifth Annual Research and Scholarship Day awards to:

First Place
The Impact of a Daily Three-Dimensional Breathing Exercise on Breathing Pattern and Symptoms of Individuals with Neck and Low Back Pain—A Pilot Study
Yi Tan, Benjamin Glider and Carol-Anne Hicks (photo from left)
Faculty Advisor: Kristina M. Welsome, M.S.P.T., D.P.T., OCS, CFMT, MTC, assistant professor of physical therapy

Second Place
Female Genital Cutting in The Gambia: Prevalence, Attitudes and Women Empowerment
Baturu Mboge
Faculty Advisor: Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D., assistant professor of health policy and management

Third Place
Integrating Small Group Activities, Peer Teaching, and Educational Resources in Teaching Physical Therapy Students Principles of Neurological Examination and Evaluation
Jocelyn Coleman, Yngwie Edeen Gerald Loehr, Luke Mogensen and Catherine O'Mahoney
Faculty Advisor: Michael J. Majsak, P.T., Ed.D., chair and associate professor of physical therapy

Honorable Mention
DIR/Floortime Intervention and Young Children with Autism: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Jacqueline Faison
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Towle, M.A., Ph.D., assistant professor, Center on Disability and Health

Balance Testing in Typical Youth
Joshua Kaufman, Alyssa Lynch and Casey McKavanagh
Faculty Advisor: Susan L. Ronan, P.T., D.P.T., PCS, assistant professor of physical therapy