Faculty Research

Follow the links below to read about the achievements of individual faculty (faculty profiles), meetings where our faculty present the results of their research (conference presentations), extramural and intramural sources of funding support for faculty research, research presentations and publications of our Graduate Medical Education fellows (GME research). If you are interested in participating in UIWSOM research studies please follow the available research opportunities link.

Research Projects

Genetic ablation of caspase-2 decreases muscle function in female mice.

Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA


A three-dimensional model of the pterygopalatine fossa significantly enhances the learning experience

Neuromuscular function during aging is protected in baicalein-treated C57BL/6 mice

Both at Experimental Biology, Orlando, FL

Local Expression of HMGB1, TLR4, AQP5 and TGFΒ1 in ARDS Due to Smoke Inhalation and Burns in Swine Treated with Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Life Support

Military Health System Research Symposium, Kissimee, FL


Low-Flow Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Life Support Does Not Exacerbate the Coagulopathy of Trauma After Smoke Inhalation and 40% TBSA Burn in Swine

30th Annual Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Conference. Austin, TX


Assessing Hip Surgery Outcomes in the State of Texas: Are Outcomes Equal Across Race and Ethnicity

Annual Conference of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (poster)


Advancing Research in Osteopathic Medicine

Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (invited speaker)


Deep Learning-based Bone Segmentation of Computed Tomography Data Outperforms Other Automatic Methods

Annual Conference of the Orthopaedic Research Society (podium)

UIW Sources of Funding

UIWSOM Sources of Funding

The deadline for application of Faculty Seed Grant Research Award applications was April 1, 2020 for a start date of June 1, 2020. The Research and Scholarly Activity Committee (RSAC) feels that considering the lockdown a more flexible timeline is warranted. Therefore, the RSAC will accept applications for Faculty Seed Grant Research Awards at any time during this fiscal year.

Please contact the Office of Research and Innovation if you have questions.

UIWSOM Faculty Seed Grant:

Extramural Funding

Eric Spicuzza, DO, M. Qureshi, MD, Thomas Mohr, DO, Grace McNutt, MD

Presented “Concurrent ALECT2 amyloid and membranous nephropathy in patients with nephrotic syndrome: a case series” at the American College of Osteopathic Internists, November 2019, Phoenix, AZ


Syed Zaidi, DO, Armando Cardenas, MD, Selena Stuart, MD, Thomas Mohr, DO, Grace McNutt, MD

Presented “Emesis as the first presenting symptom of von Hippel-Lindau disease” at the American College of Osteopathic Internists, November 2019, Phoenix, AZ

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, there are currently minimal external research opportunities for faculty. Information will be added once new research opportunities arise. Please check back periodically over “the next couple months”.