American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Funded Projects

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The American Osteopathic Association has funded nine research projects designed to evaluate the effectiveness of osteopathic medicine in five key areas: chronic diseases and conditions, osteopathic philosophy, osteopathic manipulative medicine, musculoskeletal injuries and prevention, and pain management.  Below are the projects currently being funded:

​Principle Investigator ​Organization ​Project Title
​Mark Ronald Speicher, PhD, MHA ​Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine ​The Value of Osteopathic Clinical Care:  A Multi-Level Analysis
​Gail Singer-Chang, PsyD, MS, MA, PPS ​Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific ​Identifying Risk Factors Associated with Declining Emotional Quotient (EQ) Traits During DO Training
Walter Hartwig, PhD​ ​Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California ​Patient Experience of Osteopathic Physician Distinctions and Empathy
​John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA ​University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine ​The Osteopathic Difference in Treating Patients with Low Back Pain
​Diana L. Speelman, PhD ​Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine ​Use of Osteopathic Principles for Nonpharmacologic, Therapeutic Interventions in Obese Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
​Jennifer Berglind, PhD ​Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine ​Use of the Lymphatic Pump Technique as a Novel Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
​Michael V. Volin, PhD ​Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine ​Lymphatic Pump Treatment of Inflammation in Rat-Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis
​Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD U​niversity of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine ​Effects of Osteopathic Manipulation on Gait Kinematics and Postural Control in Parkinson Disease
Sheldon Yao, DO​ ​New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine ​Effect of Osteopathic Manipulation on Balance Function, and Biomarkers in Parkinson's Disease
 

 

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