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July 5, 2013

Nellis hosts second annual research symposium

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Maj. (Dr.) Eric Abbott, 99th Medical Operations Squadron family medicine resident physician, briefs fellow resident graduates and peers during the second annual Clinical Investigation Program Research Symposium June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Abbott’s research project was on Qigong, a traditional Chinese medicine and its effects on people suffering with diabetes.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency graduates briefed their medical research projects to classmates and peers during the second annual Clinical Investigation Program Research Symposium, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center June 26.

The primary mission of the 99th MDOS Clinical Investigation Program is to support graduate medical education research. The program’s residents are encouraged to develop and test alternative treatments for pain and other conditions. In order to graduate, each resident is required to complete a scholarly project.

“We could do a project on clinical studies that we have seen, or trials that have been done and write evidence summaries about them,” said Maj. (Dr.) Eric Abbott, 99th Medical Operations Squadron family medicine resident physician. “My research is on mind-body traditional Chinese medicine called Qigong, on how it affects blood sugar in diabetics.”

Abbot mentioned his study is still ongoing because the results were inconclusive.

Other resident projects included; “How can pregnant women safely relieve lower-back pain?” by Capt. (Dr.) Roselyn Clemente-Fuentes, “How should we screen children for sleep apnea?” by Capt. (Dr.) Keith McCoy and “Prevalence of neck pain in remote pilots” by Capt. (Dr.) Steven Menard.

The Resident Scholarship Award was presented to Capt. (Dr.) Andrew Timboe, 99th Medical Operations Squadron family medicine resident physician. Timboe won the award based on his research project, completion and coordination of regulatory approval, funding requests and mentorship of students.

“Dr. Timboe is a compassionate physician with a critical mind who wants to improve the health of the Air Force,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Paul Crawford, 99th Medical Operations Squadron program director of family medicine residency. “He was competitively selected to start a second residency in Aerospace and Preventive medicine in 2014 here at Nellis.”

The symposium, held on the last Wednesday in June each year, is open to Nellis community members who want to hear about medical research done at the Medical Center.

“The Nellis Research Symposium is open to any who would like to attend,” Crawford said, “while many of the results are preliminary, they can still help inform and motivate patients about their disease.”




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