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

Scholarly activity during the 2018-19 academic year

Journal Publications

  • Mihailescu M, Sorci M, Seckute J, Silin VI, Hammer J, Perrin BS, Hernandez JI, Smajic N, Shrestha A, Bogardus KA, Greenwood AI, Fu R, Blazyk J, Pastor RW, Nicholson LK, Belfort G and Cotten ML (2019). Structure and Function in Antimicrobial Piscidins: Histidine Position, Directionality of Membrane Insertion, and pH-Dependent Permeabilization. Journal of the American Chemical Society 141(25): 9837-9853. Link

  • Brooks W, Slivkoff MD, Haight M, Bahner I, Bonaminio G, Brenneman A, Chinn C, El-Sawi N, Hurtubise L, McAuley B, Michaelsen V, Rowe R, Vari RC, and Yoon M. (2019). The Learning Environment in Health Sciences Education, an IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series, Winter 2019. Medical Science Educator. 29(2): 609-614. Link

  • 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 294: 7516-7527.   Link

  • 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 134: 38-44. Link

  • 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.  Link

  • 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. Link.

  • Frost JS, Hammer DP, Nunez LM, Adams JL, Chesluk B, Grus C, Harvison N, McGuinn K, Mortensen L, Nishimoto JN, Palatta A, Richmond M, Ross EJ, Tegzes J, Ruffin AL, and Bentley JP (2018). The intersection of professionalism and interprofessional care: development and initial testing of the interprofessional professionalism assessment (IPA). Journal of Interprofessional Care. 33(1): 102-115. Link

  • 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. Link.

  • 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.  Link

  • 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. Link

  • 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.     Link

  • 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. Link

  • 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. Link

Books and Book Chapters

  • Cellucci L, Meacham MR, and Farnsworth TJ (2019). Essentials of Healthcare Management: Cases, Concepts, and Skills, Second Edition. Gateway to Healthcare Management. Link

External Presentations

  • Hisley K, Murali B, Eliot DJ, Abouzaid KA, Hotzman JL, Trigg DR, Pulasani A (June 13, 2019). Tracking and Analyzing Laboratory Dissection Progress Using a Real-Time Transactional Database System. Annual Meeting of American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Tulsa, OK.

  • Diioia M (May 20, 2019). Bad Bugs: Winning the War Against Infection. Idaho Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. Meridian, ID

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

  • Hisley K, Hotzman JL, Abouzaid K, Trigg D, Subbarao I (April 11, 2019). A Prosection Seminar Amplifies/Captures Dissection Knowledge with Digital Archive. AACOM Educating Leaders. Washington DC

  • Lowther M (January 29, 2019). Transition Matrix: Assessing the Simulation Operations Specialist. Society for Simulation in Healthcare: International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare. San Antonio, TX.

  • 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.

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.