Research & Scholarly Activity

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.

Current Research Projects

Faculty Research Interests and Expertise

Faculty Training

Research Forms & Applications

Research Policies

Research Funding Announcements

Student Research Opportunities

Strategic Plan for Research

Published Research

Journal Publications

  • Davis SE, Hendryx J, Bouwer S, Menezes C, Menezes H, Patel V, and Speelman DL (2018). Weekly osteopathic manipulative treatment to improve measures of sympathetic tone in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized, controlled pilot study. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Accepted March 2019.

  • Liu L, Qi L, Knifley T, Peicoro D, Rychahou P, Liu J, Mitov M, Martin J, Wang C, Wu J, Weiss H, Butterfield D, Evers B, O'Connor K, and Chen M (2019). S100A4 alters metabolism and promotes invasion of lung cancer cells by up-regulating mitochondrial complex I protein NDUFS2. Journal of Biological Chemistry Accepted March 2019.

  • Monath TP, Fast, PE, Modjarrad K, Clarke DK, Martin BK, Fusco, J, Nichols R, Heppner DG, Simon JK, Dubey S, Troth SP, Wolf J, Singh V, Coller B-A, Robertson JS, For the Brighton Collaboration Viral Vector Vaccines Safety Working Group (V3SWG) (2019). rVSVDG-ZEBOV-GP (also designated V920) recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus pseudotyped with Ebola Zaire Glycoprotein: Standardized template with key considerations for a risk/benefit assessment. Vaccine Accepted March 2019.

  • Woodley SE, Zamora BA, Coffey T (2019). Percent infestation and seed consumption of Centaurea solstitialis L. (Asteracea: Cardueae) by Eustenopus villosus and Larinus curtus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Washington State. Journal of Biological Control Accepted March 2019.

  • Ziyaina M, Rasco B, Coffey T, Unlu G, and Sablani S (2019). Developing Shelf-Life Monitoring Sensors for Milk Based Colorimetric Detection of Volatile Compounds. Food Control 100(6): 220-226.

  • Slivkoff MD, Bahner I, Bonaminio G, Brenneman A, Brooks W, Chinn C, El-Sawi N, Haight M, Hurtubise B, McAuley B, Michaelsen V, Rowe R, Vari RC, Yoon M (2019). Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education: Technology in the Twenty-First Century, an IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series, Fall 2018. Medical Science Educator. 29(1): 333-337.

  • Jody S. Frost, Dana P. Hammer, Loretta M. Nunez, Jennifer L. Adams, Benjamin Chesluk, Catherine Grus, Neil Harvison, Kathy McGuinn, L Mortensen, John H. Nishimoto, Anthony Palatta, Margaret Richmond, Elisabeth J. Ross, John Tegzes, Alexis L. Ruffin, and John P. Bentley (2018). The intersection of professionalism and interprofessional care: development and initial testing of the interprofessional professionalism assessment (IPA). Journal of Interprofessional Care.

  • Gedaly R, De Stefano F, Turcios L, Hill M, Hidalgo G, Mitov MI, Alstott MC, Butterfield DA, Mitchell HC, Hart J, Al-Attar A, Jennings CD, Marti F (2018). mTOR Inhibitor Everolimus in Regulatory T cell Expansion for Clinical Application in Transplantation. Transplantation. November 16, 2018 Volume Online First.

  • Lyon DJ, Swanson ME, Young FL, and Coffey T (2018). Jointed Goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica) Spikelet Density and Biomass Increases in Continuous No-till Winter Wheat. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management. 4:170011.

  • Grubb T, Kurkowski D, Sellon D, Seino K, Kwon S, and Coffey T (2018). Pharmacokinetics and physiologic/behavioral effects of buprenorphine administered sublingually and intravenously to neonatal foals.  Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 42:26-36.

  • Davis SE, Hendryx J, Bouwer S, Menezes C, Menezes H, Patel V, and Speelman DL (2018). Correlation between physiologic and osteopathic measures of sympathetic activity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 119: 7-17.

  • Rubin JJ, Hamilton CA, McClure CJW, Chadwell BA, Kawahara AY, Barber JR (2018). The evolution of anti-bat sensory illusions in moths. Science Advances 4(7): eaar7428.

  • Ziyaina M, Rasco B, and Coffey T (2018). Correlation of volatile compound concentrations with microbial counts in whole pasteurized milk under various storage conditions.  International Journal of Dairy Technology. 72(1): 36-46.

  • Hojat M, DeSantis J, Shannon SC, Mortensen LH, Speicher MR, Bragan L, LaNoue M, Calabrese LH (2018). The Jefferson Scale of Empathy: a nationwide study of measurement properties, underlying components, latent variable structure, and national norms  in medical students. Advances in Health Sciences Education.

  • Barth VP, Reardon CL, Coffey T, Klein AM, McFarland C, Huggins DR, and Sullivan TS (2018). Stratification of soil chemical and microbial properties under no-till after liming. Applied Soil Ecology.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Basehore PM, Mortensen LH, Katsaros E, Linsenmeyer M, McClain EK, Sexton PS, Wadsworth N (2017). Entrustable professional activities for entering residency: establishing common osteopathic performance standards in the transition from medical school to residency. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 117:712-718.

  • 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.

  • Child SC, Cowgill LW. 2017. Femoral neck-shaft angle and climate-induced body proportions. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 164(4):720-735.

Books & Book chapters

External Presentations

  • Montgomery M (April 11, 2019). Finding the Best Fit: Integrating Library Instruction into the Medical Education Curriculum. AACOM Educating Leaders: Washington, D.C.

  • Coffey T (November 6, 2018). The power of Statistical Thinking for Scientific Research. College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.

  • Montgomery M (October 15, 2018). Building a Medical Library from the Ground Up: From Zero to Hero(ish) in Less than a Year. Pacific Northwest Chapter- Medical Library Association: Spokane, WA.

  • Coffey T (September 26, 2018). The Power of Statistical Thinking for Clinical Research. Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth, MS.

  • Schmick, D, Palazzolo, E, Lee, N, Montgomery M and Burden E (May 22, 2018). Bringing Each Other into the FOLD: Shared Experiences in Start-Up Medical School Libraries. Medical Library Association: Atlanta, GA

  • Chadwell, BA, Wolfe, AN and Young, JW (2018) The biomechanics of arboreal stability in gray squirrels and New World monkeys: Further insights into the unique aspects of quadrupedal locomotion in nonhuman primates. (Poster presentation at the 87th Annual American Association of Physical Anthropologists Meeting.)

  • Diioia M (Feb. 28, 2018). Crocodile TIRs: A Novel Mechanism of Pathogenic Immune Evasion. Boise State University.

Grants Awarded

  • Montgomery M (2019). Professional development award. National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

  • Belovich A (2018). Investigating molecular properties of the D-Serine transporter.  ICOM Research Seed Grant.

  • Deevska G (2018). Role of Spingolipids in Obesity-related Pancreatic β-cell Dysfunction. ICOM Research Seed Grant.

  • Mitov M (2018).  Establishing energy metabolism assay workflow in ICOM for cellular based research driven by students. ICOM Research Seed Grant.

  • Belovich A (2018). Implementation of connected-case study learning strategy during preclinical undergraduate medical education toward development of osteopathic clinical reasoning skills. AACOM Research Grants.