• Wednesday, Nov. 19, Research Symposium

    Presentations in Academic Center AC 100, Live Broadcast in AC 200
    Check-in in Welcome Center, SAC


    8 - 8:30 a.m.


    8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

    Welcome and Research Update
    Jeffrey Joyce, PhD, Vice President for Research, Professor of Pharmacology and Microbiology, KCUMB 

    8:50 - 10:20 a.m.  

    Faculty Presentations 

    Invited Presentation: The Roots of Osteopathic Spirituality: A.T. Still's Philosophical Anthropology
    Amy Michelle DeBaets, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioethics, KCUMB 

    Research Symposium Competition - Betty Jo White, DO, FACOS, Prize for Research by Faculty

    Platelet TDP-43: A Novel Signature Proein for Alzheimer's Disease
    Abdulbaki Agbas and Jessica Sage
    Presenter: Abdulbaki Agbas, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, KCUMB

    Studies on the Neuronal Plasma Membrane Ca2+-ATPase in a Cellular Model of Parkinson’s Disease
    Paul Ramlow, Tara Allen and Asma Zaidi
    Presenter: Asma Zaidi, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, KCUMB

    Induction of Fetal Hemoglobin by Transcriptional Co-activator TSPYL1
    Flavia Costa, Haylna Fedosyuk, Renee Neades and Kenneth Peterson
    Presenter: Flavia Costa, PhD, Research Instructor, KCU

    10:20 - 10:40 a.m.


    10:40 - 11:55 a.m.

    First-in-man Trial of Endogenous Immunotherapy: Reconstructing the Brain Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems to Eliminate Malignant Brain Tumors

    Pedro Lowenstein, MD, PhD, Chair of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan School of Medicine

    11:55 - 12:15 p.m.

    Research Co-Chair Wrap up
    Flavia Costa, PhD, Research Instructor, KCUMB, and Steven Gustafson, DO, FCAP, FASCP, Assistant Professor of Pathology, KCUMB  

    12:15 - 2:30 p.m.

    Box Lunch Served
    Poster Competition and Judging

    3 - 4 p.m.

    Small Round Table Discussion with Keynote and Local Speakers, SAC 204-206

    Speaker and Awards Dinner - Butterworth Alumni Center

    Private event for student presenters, faculty mentors and Betty Jo White presenters.


    4 - 5 p.m.

    Do Muscle and Bone Communicate Independent of Loading?
    Lynda Bonewald, PhD
    UMKC School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology

    5 p.m.      


    5:10 - 5:30 p.m.

    Message from Marc Hahn, DO, FAOCA, President and CEO, KCUMB

    5:30 - 5:45 p.m

    Presentation of Betty Jo White, DO, FACOS, Prize for Research by Faculty

    5:45 - 6 p.m.

    Student Award Presentations
    First Place Presenter: Norbert Seidler, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Chair, KCUMB 

    6 - 6:10 p.m.

    Closing Remarks: Jeffrey Joyce, PhD, Vice President for Research, Professor, KCUMB