During the first annual Research Slam, faculty and researchers presented 5-minute
overviews of current projects.
Story Slams have grown in popularity over the past few years, stimulating creative
dialogue on a number of topics. Last fall, PCOM’s Coalition for Healthcare, Humanities,
and the Arts (CHHARTS) held their first slam, during which students, faculty and staff shared short, personal stories related
to their experiences in the world of health care.
That same format is also used to highlight and communicate scientific research. The
College recently held its first annual Research Slam, through which faculty and researchers
gave 5-minute overviews of their projects. The Philadelphia campus departments of
Bio-Medical Sciences, Geriatrics, Library and Educational Informational Services and Psychology were represented as the speakers discussed their ongoing investigations in areas
such as Alzheimer’s and ocular diseases, osteoarthritis, mortality risk factors associated
with gastric bypass surgery, and opioid reduction.
The lively and informative presentations by PCOM researchers represented distillations
of, in some cases, decades of work, and the efforts of their research support staff
and students. Investigators at the Philadelphia campus said they are looking forward
to the next Research Slam, which will be held at GA-PCOM.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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