Updates from the OMC
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Updates from the OMC

As the seasons change it reminds me to stop, slow down and reflect.  It has been a busy time at the OMC with lots of  events.  


We recently co-hosted an event with the Center for Behavioral Health on Narrative Medicine.  During this event we had two amazing faculty from the Masters in Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University lead our students through an engaging morning.  In addition, one of our fourth year students, Saljooq Asif, who had completed and taught in the Narrative Medicine program prior to medical school was able to give his testimonial on how this additional training has been incredibly valuable in his clinical years.  The students LOVED it and we hope to include more of this through out their medical training.  

This fall I will be traveling to Washington, DC (October 20-23) to present at the annual American Academy of Pediatrics conference.  I am excited to present on Osteopathic Considerations in Anxiety and Sleep, as well as, Osteopathic Considerations in Dysmenorrhea.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to engage with professionals from all over the country and in differing specialties on the benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

I am incredibly excited to announce that we will be holding the first annual Conference on Osteopathic Research and Knowledge (CORK) June 22-23, 2024 at NYITCOM in Old Westbury, NY!

We have already lined up speakers from around the world to present their cutting edge research on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  Stay tuned as the details unfold.  Updates including speakers, agenda, hotel information, registration, etc. will be posted on the CORK webpage.


We continue to hold monthly Student Run Free OMM Clinics.  They continue to be a success at both serving the local community and building excitement for OMM in the student body!


NYIT recently hosted the "ground breaking" event for the BRIIC (Biomedical Research Innovation and Imaging Center) which is currently scheduled to open in early 2025.  In addition to hosting a myriad of innovative equipment for basic science research, this center will house a MRI with fMRI capabilities that will be used for clinical research.  This is very exciting, as there is currently only one other institution that is performing fMRI and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine research.  Stay tuned for more information to come!

This week faculty, staff and students traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the annual OMED conference.  During the poster competition, 27 students presented on their current research!    We are proud to have such a brilliant and engaged group of students to teach and learn from.

As always, please reach out with any questions or recommendations for the center.