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Research

Research at the COM

The COM Research Plan encourages all types of research and scholarly activity including, but not limited to:

  • Basic science
  • Translational
  • Clinical
  • Nutritional and metabolic
  • Community-engagement
  • Epidemiology
  • Global/international health
  • Medical education
  • Medical humanities and socially-engaged medicine
  • Public health and population health

SHSU-COM is particularly committed to collaborative, team-based research projects that would involve COM basic science and clinical faculty, COM students, faculty in other SHSU colleges, faculty in other Universities, and clinical partners and community members in conjunction with the SHSU Medical Education Consortium.

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