Updates for the OMC

Updates for the OMC

We are so excited about all that is happening at the Osteopathic Medicine Center.  Many of us recently travelled to Orlando to participate in the AAO annual Convocation (see highlights below).  In addition, the OMC in collaboration with the Center for Sports Medicine will be hosting a workshop where Dr. Naresh Rao will be presenting on OMT Pearls for the Upper Extremity (see flyer above).  Dr. Rao is an alumni of NYITCOM and is the founder and CEO of Max Sports Health, Inc.  He has served on both the US olympic and paralympic medical teams.  Please RSVP at OMC@nyit.edu if you would like to attend.  

Below is a list of upcoming events.  Check on our events page for details as they become available.  We are always looking for ways to serve you better- please reach out with any ideas or recommendations.


"OMT Pearls for Upper Extremity Injuries in World Class Athletes"

May 11th, 5:30-7:30pm in the NYITCOM OMM lab.

Research Meeting- collaborative project between Basic Science department and OMM department (April 4, 2022 at 2pm)

June CME- details to come

OMM Basic Course- details to come

Updates in OMM Research- details to come

Narrative Medicine Introduction- details to come

AAO Convocation Highlights:

LBORC-NUFA research poster presentation:

Awarded 1st place student educational research poster category

Erum Ahmed, OMS4 (AS), Faculty mentor – Yao, Stout

“The Effects of a Novel Virtual Reality Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Program on First Year Practical Exam Scores”

Awarded  2nd place student educational research poster category

Marichelle Renee Pita, OMS 3 (AS), Faculty mentor – Mancini

“Medical Students Learn Physical Exam and Health Through Research: Prevalence of Sacroiliac and Pubic Symphysis Joint Shears in Single Leg Balance”

Awarded  2nd place student original research poster category

Sandy Than, OMS 2, Faculty mentor - Terzella

“Effect of Physique on Medical Students' Perceived Physical Ability to Perform Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)”

Awarded  3rd place student original research poster category

Cindy Lin, OMS2, Faculty mentor - Terzella

“Effect of Medical School Experiences on Perceived Likelihood of Performing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in Future Practice”

Presented in student case category

Elisabeth Frankini, OMS  3 (AS) Faculty mentor – Yao, Leder

“Relief of Post-COVD-19 Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) with OMM- A case study”

Presented in student case category

Nicole Companion, OMS 3 (AS) Faculty mentor – Yao, Ventimiglia

“Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Anosmia and Ageusia in Post-COVID-19 Patient: A Case Report”

Awarded 1st place resident case study category

Aziza Bomani-Bailey, DO, SBH PGY2, Tongbo Xu, OMS2 NYITCOM, Sheldon Yao, DO, FAAO, Hugh Ettlinger, DO, FAAO “Response to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Case Report”

Awarded 3rd place resident original research:

Susanne Murphy, DO,  SBH, PGY3

AS - Academic Scholar

SBH – St. Barnabas Hospital

A Hollis Wolf student case presentation competition:

NYIT JB representative – Erika Levy Awarded 1st place

NYIT OW representative - Sylvia Marshall, OMS4 (AS) - Lymphatic OMT for the Relief of Deltoid Soreness Post-Pfizer Vaccination

Additional Faculty Highlights:

Sheldon Yao, DO, FAAO, presented “Osteopathic Considerations in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment” Evening with the FAAO's and FAOASM's on opening night in Orlando FL, March 23, 2022 7-9pm

Hugh Ettlinger DO, FAAO, FCA - Magoun Memorial, FAAOs teaching NUFA students (OMM fellows) March 26, 8:00-9:30am Dr. Yao assisted with table training

Dr. Yao voted onto the AAO Board of Trustees for a 3-year term

Dr. Kooyman assisted in organizing the AAO mentorship program as part of the AAO membership committee

Dr. Mancini participated in as a member of the LBORC OMM research committee

Dr.  Keys presented NYIT Osteopathic Medicine Center updates  at the  NYIT alumni reception with plans for additional CME in 2022-2023