VCOM Research Day Program Book 2023

Keynote Speaker

Adrienne Kania, DO, FAAO

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine & Division Chief of OMM Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Colorado, and served for several years as a staff physician to military retirees and their families at the Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. She earned her bachelor's degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, before attending the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for her D.O. degree. Dr. Kania completed an internship and an internal medicine residency at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, Michigan, and is board certified in neuromuscular medicine /Osteopathic Manual Medicine. She has a certificate of proficiency in osteopathy in the cranial field from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy and she is a fellow if the American Academy of Osteopathy.

osteopathic research is currently focused on the physiologic response to the manipulative techniques that students learn in the first and second years of osteopathic medical school. In 2022, the faculty at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine honored her with their Excellence in Research Award. In 2002, she was recognized as Physician of the Year by the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation, for her work creating and executing a monthly lesson plan on osteopathic principles and practices for the family medicine residency program affiliated with the foundation. Dr. Kania’s clinical practice is extensive as well. She practiced internal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine at her own practice in Colorado Springs, was the medical director and staff physician at Hilltop Community Clinic and Nursing Home in Cripple Creek,

Dr. Adrienne Kania has more than 30 years of experience in the osteopathic profession, including teaching osteopathic manipulative medicine, GME and working as a preceptor for osteopathic medical students. She is currently division chief of OMM at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and teaches Osteopathic Practices, Principles and Techniques at the college. She has mentored many students in research projects through the Summer Medical Student Research program at Burrell, individually for case presentations and as participants of the A. Hollis Wolf Case Presentation Competition at the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) Convocation. She is also a regular presenter at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine CME Conference. In addition to her teaching experience, she is also a skilled researcher. Her


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