VCOM 2022 Annual Report

VCOM-Auburn Via Research Recognition Day

V COM-Auburn held its fifth annual event was held on campus, in person. Following a poster session and poster competition judging, Kenny V. Brock, DVM, MS, PhD, VCOM-Auburn associate dean for biomedical affairs and research, convened the speaking portion of the day’s events by introducing plenary lecturer P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO, FAOASM, FAAFP, FACOFP, VCOM vice provost for research. Following Brolinson’s presentation on the state of research at VCOM, attendees heard from keynote speaker Sean Gallagher, PhD, CPE, FAIHA, the Hal N. and Peggy S. Pennington Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering in the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Gallagher is a certified professional ergonomist, having worked in the field of ergonomics for 37 years. His research interests include musculoskeletal disorder etiology, ergonomics and work physiology. Additional Research Recognition Day speakers included VCOM-Auburn Anatomical Sciences faculty member William G. Pearson, PhD, and Michael D. Goodlett, MD, FAAFP, VCOM-Auburn discipline chair for sports medicine and associate professor for sports medicine. Via Research Recognition Day on February 18, 2022. This year marked somewhat of a return to normal as the

Goodlett was honored with this year’s Researcher of the Year Award. In addition to his duties as a member of the VCOM-Auburn faculty, Goodlett serves as athletics chief medical officer and team physician at Auburn University (AU). In his role at Auburn, Goodlett oversees all aspects of the daily sports medicine/primary care needs of all AU student athletes, coordinating care with the athletic training staff, local medical community and orthopedic surgeon James R. Andrews, MD. Goodlett’s research accomplishments include numerous collaborations with VCOM, as well as AU faculty. Goodlett has worked on an ACL MRI evaluation study, a human bone marrow study using Filgrastim to collect bone marrow stem cells for orthopedic procedures from peripheral blood and identification of traumatic brain injury using a pupilometer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Goodlett participated in testing strategies which led to publication in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), and the CDC shortening the quarantine period following COVID-19 infection. He was involved in policy development for prevention and control of COVID-19 at Auburn University and the SEC as a member of the SEC Medical Guidance Task Force.

Keynote Lecture: Fatigue Failure: A Causal Mechanism for Musculoskeletal Injuries? Sean Gallagher, PhD, CPE, FAIHA Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the American Industrial Hygiene Association Plenary Lecture: The State of Research at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Gunnar Brolinson, DO, FAOASM, FAAFP, FACOFP, Vice Provost for Research at VCOM



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