OOA Presents Osteopathic Medical Award at State Science Day

OU-HCOM Students Evaluate Research Projects

Six middle school and high school students won the Osteopathic Medical Award at State Science Day, held May 16, 2015, at The Ohio State University. The OOA awarded $650 in prizes for outstanding projects related to the field of medicine.

State Science Day, sponsored by the Ohio Academy of Science, is one of the largest in the country with more than 1,000 students representing nearly 300 schools participating. Students competed for scholarships and awards valued at $1 million. The Osteopathic Medical Award is part of the sponsored awards program.

Thank you to the OOA volunteers who judged the projects: Alex Tsai, DO, and Heritage College Students Andre Bown, Allyson Byrne, Charles Ebersbacher, Lauren Hadney, Rochelle Rennie, Lacey Ruppert, Arielle Scott-Turner, and Megan Zaworski. Special thanks to Student Doctor Ebersbacher, president of Student Osteopathic Medical Association at OU-HCOM, for recruiting students.

The following students received the Osteopathic Medical Award:

SENIOR DIVISION, 10th-12th grade (28 entries)

Ms. Elise N. Paietta
11th grade, Carroll HS, Dayton 
Alzheimer’s and Drosophila: Effect of age on efficacy of treatment in a model system
Elise also won the Osteopathic Medical Award in 2014.

Mr. Michael P. Saturno
10th grade, Archbishop Alter High School, Kettering
A Continuation of the Analysis of Soccer Headgear Technology and its Efficacy in Reducing Impact Forces to the Brain
Michael also won the Osteopathic Medical Award in 2014.

Ms. Vaishnavi Sharma
11th grade, Hilliard Bradley High School
Gene Copy Number Variation (CNVs) Defensins in Health and Disease

JUNIOR DIVISION, 7th-9th grade (27 entries)

Mr. Shivam Gangal
8th grade, Henry Karrer Middle School, Dublin
Get Back Your Back

Mr. David P. Ryan
8th grade, Incarnate Word Academy, Parma Heights
Which Transfers More Bacteria: Cotton-Polyester Blend, Polyester, or Cotton Clothing?

Ms. Juliana T. Rowane
9th grade, Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights
Do Sealants and Fluoride Really Protect the Primary Tooth?



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