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Dr. Rita M. Patterson

TCOM’s Rita M. Patterson, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Research, was honored with the 2019 Savio L-Y. Woo Medal for her ground-breaking biomechanics research. Dr. Patterson was chosen by her peers of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to receive the prestigious national award. Dr. Patterson’s efforts have led to changes in surgical interventions and significantly impacted the treatment of patients with hand and wrist disorders.

Read more: Patterson receives national award for biomechanics research




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Dr. Kimberly Fulda

A new federal grant has been awarded to the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, UNT Health Science Center, Johns Hopkins University and the JPS Health Network to confront the problem of medication errors in the elderly population. The four year,  $2.5 million grant, will include TCOM professor Kimberly Fulda, DrPH; Annesha White, PharmD, MS, Ph.D.; and Anna Espinoza, MD. Investigators working on the grant will have access to primary care outpatient clinics through NorTex, a regional practice-based network.

Read more: New collaborative grant to help reduce risk of medication errors





Dr. John Licciardone

A two-and-a-half-year study conducted by the PRECISION Pain Research Registry and TCOM’s John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, FACPM, reaffirmed the importance of empathy and better interpersonal manner when treating patients with chronic pain. Third-year TCOM student Monika Schmitt, a PRECISION Clinical Research Fellow, helped craft the article published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 

Read more: Research shows TCOM and osteopathic approach making a difference



TCOM Student Research News

2020 JPS Research Symposium First Place Winners



Shivani Bhatnagar

Congratulations to Shivani Bhatnagar on her first place prize at the JPS Research Symposium. Ms. Bhatnagar’s poster is titled “CMS MIPS Quality Measures Are Blind to High-Need High-Cost Homebound Older Adults Cared for in Home-Based Medical Care”.









Robert Fairies

Congratulations to TCOM student Robert “Sean” Fairies on his virtual presentation at the 2020 JPS Research Symposium on his research titled “The Association Between Family Functioning and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican American Adolescents”.









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Jennifer Archer 

Congratulation to Jennifer Archer who won second place at the 2020 JPS Research Symposium for her poster “Point of Care Ultrasound Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: A Quality Improvement Project.








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Michael Shultz

Congratulations to Michael Schultz, a PRECISION Clinical Research Fellow in his selection as the recipient of this academic years PRECISION Research Poser Award on his project entitled “Disability and Quality of Life Following Long-Term Opioid Use in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain”.