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2020 BIOM International Seminar

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Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine 2020 Abstract Competition

The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) is pleased to announce the winners of its 22nd annual global health competition!

Best Overall Winner:

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: Farzeen Syed, OMS IV, from KCUMB, for her abstract, “Assessing Barriers Towards Implementing Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination in Rural Kenya”

Second Place: 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: 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: Amy Freeland, OMS III, from MSU-COM, for her essay, “Guatemala: A Personal Narrative on the Disparity of Pediatric Care”

The objective of the AOA’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine’s (BIOM) abstract competition 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. The abstract competition includes a Poster Expo, which will be online this year.

Thank you to all students and residents who entered the competition this year, and thank you to the COSGP, SOMA, and DOCARE International for their contributions towards the prize monies.

Winners will have the opportunity to present their abstracts during OMED on Oct. 17! Please see the OMED program for details.

Past seminars

Review submissions from past competition winners.

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