Research and scholarly activity are essential to academic excellence in health professions education. ICOM’s dedication to research and scholarly activity will provide a formal mechanism for students to explore cutting edge research that benefits society through innovative discoveries. 

ICOM is dedicated to a culture of student research support not only to create and disseminate new knowledge, but to foster social responsibility and a life-long passion for learning in our students. ICOM students will be provided opportunities to investigate challenging research involving the biomedical sciences, clinical trials, patient care, and medical education via research electives, faculty-mentored research projects, or travel to present posters or deliver oral presentations at recognized research conferences.

Students who complete research projects will typically prepare to present their findings at regional or national scientific conferences, submit grant proposals, or submit their research for publication in scholarly journals, abstracts and book chapters.

Faculty Research Interests and Expertise

Published Research

Journal Publications

  • Slayton M, Hossain T, and Biegalke BJ (2018). pUL34 binding near the human cytomegalovirus origin of lytic replication enhances DNA replication and viral growth. Virology. 518: 414-422. (Click here to read)

  • Vandekerckhove K, Seidl A, Gutka H, Kumar M, Gratzl G, Keire D, Coffey T, and Kuehne H. (2018). Rational Selection, Criticality Assessment and Tiering of Quality Attributes and Test Methods for Evaluation for Analytical Similarity Evaluation of Biosimilars. The AAPS J. 20(4):68. (Click here to read)

  • Gold J, Coffey T, and Bayly, W (2018). Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in barrel racing horses in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2018;00:1-7. (Click here to read)

  • Ziyaina M, Rasco B, Coffey T, Sablani SS (2018). Monitoring shelf life of pasteurized whole milk under refrigerated storage conditions: predictive models for quality loss. Journal of Food Science: Food Microbiology and Safety. 83(2): 409-418. (Click here to read)

  • Lewis R, Barth V, Coffey T, McFarland C, Huggins D, and Sullivan T (2018). Altered bacterial communities in long-term no-till soils associated with stratification of soluble Aluminum and soil pH. Solis. 2(1): 7. (Click here to read)

  • Llamas M, La Croix C, Williams E, and Baker WP (2017). Hematological values in captive Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) from Maricopa County, Arizona. International Reptile Conservation Foundation Journal. 24 (3): 187-190. 

  • Pierce-Talsma, S, Hiserote, RM, and Lund, G (2017). Osteopathic Medical Student Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment During School Break. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 117 (3): 176-182. (Click here to read)


  • Coffey T and Yang H (Eds.) (2018). Statistics for Biotechnology Process Development. London: CRC Press. (Click here to read)