Research

Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine recognizes and supports the value of mentored research and scholarship in the education of undergraduate medical students.

Consistent with this principle, SHSU-COM delivers a curriculum incorporating instruction of the scientific method to promote critical thinking, scholarly approach to practice, and life-long learning. SHSU-COM supports student-mentored research through mentoring and funding for scholarship development and dissemination of findings at professional meetings.

The College Of Osteopathic Medicine offers state-of-the-art research facility housing faculty investigators for on-site student involvement in mentored research projects.

National research speakers and student speakers will be featured at the facility with the aim of encouraging and motivating students in research.

Featured Research
Recent and Ongoing Projects
Charles E. Henley, DO
Academic RVUs
Stephen L. McKernan, DO
National Residency Match Data Analysis and Implications
Accepted for Publication, Myasthenia Gravis, Osteopathic Family Physician
Courtney West, PhD
Examining Medical Students’ Social Media Beliefs and Behaviors and Their Relationship to Professional Identity. Medical Science Educator, 28:389-399.
Multidimensional Evaluation of Interprofessional Collaboration in a Disaster Simulation. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 12:40-47.
Changes in Medical Student Social Media Beliefs and Behaviors and the Relationship to Professional Identity Over Time
Are We Changing Again? Leading the Successful Development and/or Revision of Medical School Programs - AACOM Conference
TMA Consortium of Medical Education Research in Texas (Co-MERiT)
Examining Medical Students’ Social Media Beliefs and Behaviors and Their Relationship to Professional Identity. Medical Science Educator, 28:389-399.
Multidimensional Evaluation of Interprofessional Collaboration in a Disaster Simulation. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 12:40-47.
Are We Changing Again? Leading the Successful Development and/or Revision of Medical School Programs. - AACOM Conference
Sanjeev Choudhary, PhD
Role of exosomes in tobacco-smoking mediated neuro-glial communication
A novel regulator of the metabolic consequences of glucocorticoid therapy
Role of Klotho/NIK counter-regulation of NF-κB/RelA in diabetes-induced chronic renal tubule inflammation
Interplay between NF-κB and Klotho in modulating diabetes-induced renal tubular inflammation
NF-kappa B Inducing Kinase and Insulin Resistance
Role of DNA damage repair protein ATM in the pathogenesis of RSV infection
Glucocorticoids increase skeletal muscle NF‐κB inducing kinase (NIK): links to muscle atrophy.
Potential neuroprotective role of astroglial exosomes against smoking-induced oxidative stress and HIV-1 replication in the central nervous system.
Mutant huntington impairs PNKP and ATXN3, disrupting DNA repair and transcription
Notch signaling modulates inflammation via transcriptional regulation of NF-kB-inducing Kinase.
Mutant CUG RNA induces skeletal muscle degeneration via stimulating NADPH oxidase activity in myotonic dystrophy type 1.
Mutant ATXN3-mediated chronic activation of the DNA damage-response pathway abrogates PGC-1α activity in SCA3
Mutant CUG RNA suppress PGC-1α expression in myotonic dystrophy type 1 via activating DNA damage response ATM signaling pathway
Mutant ATXN3 induces DNA damage and activates DNA damage-response ATM pathway to drive mitochondrial, redox and metabolic deficiencies in SCA3
Sharon Gustowski, DO
Sensitive OMT
Beyond Flexner - Oral Presentation
OMT for the Elderly - Oral Presentation
Seated OMT - Oral Presentation
Integration of Standardized Patient Models in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Skills Training - Oral Presentation
Kevin Kalinowski, PhD
Enhancing Student Mindset and Metacognitive Awareness through a Hybrid Orientation Program
Program Assessment
An Investigation on How Exercise Affects Exam Performance in Undergraduate Osteopathic Medical Education