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2018 BIOM International Seminar

Global health

Exploring social medicine in a global context

Osteopathic medical students and residents participated in the 20th Annual BIOM competition on global health research, outreach and narrative medicine.

The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) presented its 20th Annual International Seminar, “Social Medicine and the Ethics of Providing Health Care in the Global Context,” during OMED 2018.

Michelle Morse, MD, and Zadock Sacks, MD, co-founding directors of EqualHealth, presented the keynote address about social medicine. The program also included a panel discussion on social medicine, ethics and providing care in a global context.

2018 BIOM Abstract Competition Winners


2018 BIOM Abstract Competition Winners
Award Title Lead Author
Best Overall “Wallflower” John Robert Roberts
Research First Place “Efficacy of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Classes in Shirati, Tanzania” Ashley Kristina Anderson
Research Second Place “Conducting Global Health Research in Rural Bolivia: Navigating Logistics and Cultural Expectations” Jeffrey Michael Lin
Global Health Outreach First Place “Treatment of Chronic Pain with OMT in Rural Tanzania” Kavitha Gilroy
Global Health Outreach Second Place “Diabetes Management in Short Term Medical Mission Trips: A Pilot Study with Analysis of Clinical Metrics and Patient Reported Outcomes” Jeff Wisniowski
Narrative Medicine First Place “Influences of United States on Palestinian Primary Care” John Robert Roberts
Narrative Medicine Second Place “Finding Health in Sweden” Megan S. Aspelund
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