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Prahlow Named Student Researcher of the Year


February 7, 2022

PCOM South Georgia Student Researcher of the Year Samuel P. Prahlow (DO ‘24)PCOM South Georgia has selected Samuel P. Prahlow (DO ‘24) as its Student Researcher of the Year. This award is presented to an osteopathic medical student who has pursued academic excellence through research, scholarship and hard work. With this nomination, Prahlow will be competing for the National Student Researcher of the Year Award.

The Student Researcher of the Year Award is an award presented annually by the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, a council of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), to student researchers who demonstrate excellence in their commitment to research during their medical school years.

Prahlow has long been involved in research, even before joining the DO Class of 2024 at PCOM South Georgia. During his undergraduate and graduate education, his drive for understanding the ‘why’ and ‘how’ led him to continue research during his time at PCOM South Georgia.

Savita Arya, MD, associate professor pathology, has worked alongside Prahlow through his time conducting research at PCOM South Georgia.

Osteopathic medical student Samuel P. Prahlow (DO ‘24) stands next to his research poster presentation“Sam’s secret to getting ahead is his focus, purpose and enthusiasm for research,” she said. “Sam had been involved in research even prior to entering PCOM. As a part of the anatomical histopathological research project at PCOM, Sam’s group came up with the most innovative ideas for research. As a student researcher, Sam is a great team player with leadership skills, sincerity and enthusiasm. He is always willing to take the first step in the right direction.”

Current Research

  • Histologic pathology research studying cadaveric atherosclerosis prevalence.
  • Forensic pathology case series focusing on the characterization of CPR-related injuries discovered at forensic autopsy.
  • Forensic pathology case series focusing on forensic deaths related to eye trauma.

Past Research

  • Undergraduate Mathematics Research at Valparaiso University
  • Forensic Pathology Case Reports Research
  • Public Health Surveillance Research at Florida Department of Health Bureau of Epidemiology
  • Anatomical Cadaver Variation in Forearm Extensor Compartment at PCOM South Georgia

Research Awards

  • 2021-2022 Nominee for National DO Student Researcher of Year
    Council of Osteopathic Student Body Presidents
  • 2021-2022 DO Student Researcher of the Year
    PCOM South Georgia
  • 2015 Annual Meeting Best Student Paper
    National Association of Medical Examiners

Oral presentations presented

Prahlow SP, Brown TT, Dye D, Poulos C, Prahlow JA. “Comet-tailing” Associated with Gunshot Entrance Wounds. Oral presentation at: American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting; February 2020; Anaheim, CA, USA.

Prahlow SP, Atrubin D, Hamilton JJ, Sturms J, Card K. Strategy and Approach to Onboarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Data Into a Syndromic Surveillance System. Oral presentation at: International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Meeting; January 2019; San Diego, CA, USA.

Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Homicide in a Horse Barn? Oral presentation at: American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting; February 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA.

Poster and roundtable presentations

Prahlow SP, Sciuva A, Bombly K, Wilson E, Dhiman S, Arya S. Atherosclerosis Prevalence Within Populations of the Southeastern United States. Poster presentation at: International Conference on Pathology 2022; March 2022; Miami, FL, USA.

Prahlow SP, Cohle S, Prahlow JA. CPR-Related Hemorrhage Discovered at Forensic Autopsy. Poster presentation at: National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting; October 2021; West Palm Beach, FL, USA.

Prahlow SP, Rubino H, Atrubin D, Culpepper A. Characterizing Deaths Related to Hurricane Michael Using Vital Statistics Data. Poster presentation at: American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting; February 2020; Anaheim, CA, USA.

Prahlow SP, Abadi, A, Prahlow JA. Exsanguination from Superficial Lower Extremity Trauma. Poster presentation at: National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting; October 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA.

Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Hostage Situation Homicide. Poster presentation at: National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting; October 2018; West Palm Beach, FL, USA.

Swenson DJ, Stephens E, Prahlow SP, Atanda A. Justification for Collecting Urgent Care Data to Broaden Syndromic Surveillance. Roundtable presentation at: International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Meeting; January 2018; Orlando, FL, USA.

Prahlow SP, Cohle S, Shattuck B, Prahlow JA. Homicides Disguised as Staged Suicides. Poster presentation at: National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting; October 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

Prahlow SP, Kosciuk P, Prahlow JA. Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis. Poster presentation at: American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting; February 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA.

Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Fatal Dragging Deaths with Soft Tissue and Bone Friction/Grinding/Dragging Injuries. Poster presentation at: National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting; October 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Prahlow SP, Renner A, Grande AJ, deJong J, Prahlow JA. Recreational Sporting Activity Vehicle-Related Deaths. Poster presentation at: American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting; February 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Prahlow SP, Wolfenbarger R, Prahlow JA. Tandem Bullet Homicide. Poster presentation at: National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting; October 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA.

McLemore AM, Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Suicide by Bomb, with Decapitation. Poster presentation at: National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting; October 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA.

Prahlow SP, Arendt A, Cameron T, Prahlow JA. Accidental Trauma Mimicking Homicidal Violence. Poster presentation at: American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting; February 2015; Orlando, FL, USA.

Eroh L, Escuardo H, Gera R, Prahlow SP, Schmitt KRB. A Graph Theoretical Analysis of the Number of Edges in k-dense Graphs. Poster presentation at: Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression; July 2014; Valparaiso, IN, USA.

Peer reviewed publications

Prahlow SP, Abadi, A, Prahlow JA. Exsanguination from Superficial Lower Extremity Trauma. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2021 (Jul); DOI: 10.1097/paf.0000000000000699

Prahlow SP, Brown TT, Dye D, Poulos C, Prahlow JA. “Comet-tailing” Associated with Gunshot Entrance Wounds. Journal of Forensic Science 2021; 00:1-7

Prahlow SP, Cohle S, Shattuck B, Prahlow JA. Homicides Disguised as Staged Suicides. Academic Forensic Pathology Academic Forensic Pathology 2020; 10(2): 104-12. doi: 10.1177/1925362120956855

Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Hostage Situation Homicide. Academic Forensic Pathology 2019; 9(3-4): 225-238.

Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Homicide in a Horse Barn? Journal of Forensic Science 2018; 63 (6): 1899-1903.

Prahlow SP, Renner A, Grande AJ, deJong J, Prahlow JA. Recreational Sporting Activity Vehicle-Related Deaths. Journal of Forensic Science 2018; 63(2): 460-468.

Prahlow SP, Kosciuk P, Prahlow JA. Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis. Journal of Forensic Science 2018; 63: 312-315.

Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Fatal Dragging Deaths with Soft Tissue and Bone Friction/Grinding/Dragging Injuries. Academic Forensic Pathology 2016; 6(4): 709-719.

Eroh L, Escuardo H, Gera R, Prahlow SP, Schmitt KRB. A Graph Theoretical Analysis of the Number of Edges in k-dense Graphs. Electronic Journal of Graph Theory and Application 2016; 4(1): 26-41.

Prahlow SP, Arendt A, Cameron T, Prahlow JA. Accidental Trauma Mimicking Homicidal Violence. Journal of Forensic Science 2016; 61(5): 1250-1256.

McLemore AM, Prahlow SP, Prahlow JA. Suicide by Bomb, with Decapitation. Academic Forensic Pathology 2016; 6(1):140-149.
Prahlow SP, Wolfenbarger R, Prahlow JA. Tandem Bullet Homicide. Academic Forensic Pathology 2016; 6(1):130- 139.

Abstract publications

Prahlow SP, Sciuva A, Bombly K, Wilson E, Dhiman S, Arya S. Atherosclerosis Prevalence Within Populations of the Southeastern United States. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. 2021; 15(3).

Prahlow SP, Rubino H, Atrubin D, Culpepper A. Characterizing Deaths Related to Hurricane Michael Using Vital Statistics Data. The proceedings of 72nd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Anaheim, CA. February 2020.

Prahlow SP, Atrubin D, Hamilton JJ, Sturms J, Card K. Strategy and Approach to Onboarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Data Into a Syndromic Surveillance System. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 2019; 11(1): e228

Swenson DJ, Stephens E, Prahlow SP, Atanda A. Justification for Collecting Urgent Care Data to Broaden Syndromic Surveillance. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 2018; 10(1): e51

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