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Medical Student Abstract Poster Competition

New this year as part of the OSMA annual meeting, medical students were invited to submit an abstract for poster presentation. This was an excellent opportunity for students to become involved in the OSMA Annual Meeting and to enhance their reputation both within and outside their institution – and to network with physicians about policy, research, career interests and more. Thank you to Kiersten Woodyard De Brito, MD-MPH candidate at the University of Cincinnati, who initially suggested the poster competition and was integral in every step of the process and making this a success, and to all the judges who volunteered their time and expertise. We were very excited to receive 34 abstract applications and 18 were selected for presentation.

Congratulations to the award winners:

  • Best in Show

Divya Vinod (MS3) The Ohio State University College of Medicine “Examining the Effect of Student-Run Quality Improvement Projects in Federally Qualified Health Centers”

  • People’s Choice Award

Kayla Edwards (MS2) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine “Differences in GDM Outcomes Based on First-line Treatment with Oral Agents Versus Insulin”

  • Best in Show: Clinical Surgical          

Andrew Phillips (MS3) The Ohio State University College of Medicine “Risk Factors and Outcomes Associated with Synchronous Prosthetic Joint Infections”

  • Best in Show: Clinical Medicine

Kara Miecznikowski (MS2) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine “Impact of Seizure Onset Zone and Intracranial EEG Ictal Characteristics on Epilepsy Surgery Outcomes in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex”

  • Best in Show: Basic Science

Bridger Jeppesen (MS2) Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine “Bimatoprost Induction of Lymphangiogenesis as a Potential Mechanism of Sustained IOP Reduction”

  • Best in Show: Advocacy & Public Health

Kaylee Scarnati (MS2) University of Toledo College of Medicine “Pharmacy-driven PEP in Ohio”


Congratulations to all those who presented a poster. You can read the abstracts at  

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