The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) presented its 22nd Annual global health abstract competition and poster expo during OMED 2020. The objective of the abstract competition and poster expo is to provide an opportunity for osteopathic medical students and residents to disseminate their global health research and narrative medicine experiences to a broader audience.
Best Overall Winner ($1,500 prize):
Sean Bowling, OMS II, from Edward Via COM for his abstract “Short-term medical mission students promoting culturally appropriate food intakes to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in Honduras.”
Research Abstract Category:
First Place ($750 prize): Farzeen Syed, OMS IV, from KCUMB, for her abstract, “Assessing Barriers Towards Implementing Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination in Rural Kenya”
Second Place ($500 prize): Sarah Pederson, OMS IV, from RVUCOM, for her abstract, “Utilization of Traditional vs Contemporary Medicine in Global Indigenous Populations: the Maasai of Kenya”
Narrative Medicine Essay Category:
First Place ($750 prize): Marco Cunicelli, OMS IV, from Edward Via COM, for his essay. “How Does Limited Access to Routine OB-GYN Care Affect a Woman’s Health?”
Second Place ($500 prize): Amy Freeland, OMS III, from MSU-COM, for her essay, “Guatemala: A Personal Narrative on the Disparity of Pediatric Care”
Additional BIOM 2020 Poster Presentations:
All posters and recordings, including the poster winners, can be accessed on the OMED 2020 Posters site through December 15, 2020.
Review submissions from past competition winners.