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March 2017

April 3, 2017

Murray R. Berkowitz, DO, MA, MS, MPH, associate professor, neuromusculoskeletal medicine and OMM, and associate dean for clerkships and core site development at GA-PCOM, presented "OMT and Whiplash-Related Injury," at the Mid-Year Conference of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. He recently completed his term as vice president and chair of that organization’s Occupational Medicine Division, and was installed as a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. In addition, he presented "Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Techniques for GI Motility Problems" and “Osteopathic Approach to the Patient with Pneumonia” at the Mercer University School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.

Kerin Claeson, PhD, associate professor, anatomy, co-authored “A new genus and species of marine catfishes (Siluriformes; Ariidae) from the upper Eocene Birket Qarun Formation, Wadi El-Hitan, Egypt,” in the journal PLoS One.

Arthur C. Evans, PhD, clinical professor, psychology, was recently honored by the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists for his work with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbilities in Philadelphia, and his new role as CEO of the American Psychological Association.

Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, professor, psychology, co-authored the book “Libro de Acompañamiento para los Padres para el Programa El Gato Valiente,” and also co-authored “Sleep-related problems and the effects of anxiety treatment in children and adolescents,” currently in press in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Joanne Jones, MBA, executive director, PCOM MEDNet, has been named to AACOM’s UME-GME Task Force, which will consider several critical and time-sensitive issues impacting the osteopathic medical clinical learning environment.

Kevin Klifto (DO ’19) published “Current concepts of shared decision making in orthopedic surgery,” in the journal Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

General surgery residents Nicole Melchior, DO ’13, and Eric Melchoir, DO ’14, co-authored “Incidence of Sinusitis in Burn Victims and Association With Inhalational Injury,” in the Journal of Burn Care and Research.

Alexander Nicholas, DO ’75, professor and chair, OMM, received the FAOO Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Osteopathy.

Richard M. Purse, DO, clinical associate professor, radiology, was recently elected to the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.

Srujana Rayalam, PhD, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored “The role of micronutrients in the response to ambient air pollutants: Potential mechanisms and suggestions for research design, in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B.

Michael S. Selby, PhD, assistant professor, anatomy, published “Evolution of the hominoid scapula and its implications for earliest hominid locomotion,” in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, biochemistry, co-authored “A Somatic HIF2α Mutation-Induced Multiple and Recurrent Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma with Polycythemia: Clinical Study with Literature Review,” in the journal Endocrine Pathology. He also co-authored “ISG15 inhibits cancer cell growth and promotes apoptosis,” in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine.

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