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Academic Journals

Podiatric Medicine Faculty Research

WesternU CPM faculty frequently publish in top journals and present at conferences in an effort to advance the field, enhance the quality of life for patients and contribute to the body of medical knowledge. See below for major topics of interest for faculty researchers.
  • Wound Care

    Chandler Hubbard, DPM
    See Faculty Bio

    Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACPM, MAPWCA
    See Faculty Bio

    Aksone Nouvong, DPM, FACFAS
    See Faculty Bio

  • Limb Preservation/Limb Salvage

    Joseph Park
    See Faculty Bio

    Kelly Parks
    See Faculty Bio

    Jarrod Shapiro
    See Faculty Bio

    Saba Sadra
    See Faculty Bio

    Aksone Nouvong
    See Faculty Bio

  • Sports Medicine

    Kelly Parks
    See Faculty Bio

  • Biomechanics

    Kelly Parks
    See Faculty Bio

    Jarrod Shapiro
    See Faculty Bio

    Rebecca Moellmer
    See Faculty Bio

    Arnold Ross
    See Faculty Bio

    Saba Sadra
    See Faculty Bio

    Kazuto Augustus
    See Faculty Bio

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery

    Kelly Parks
    See Faculty Bio

    Stephen Wan
    See Faculty Bio

    Joseph Park
    See Faculty Bio

    Saba Sadra
    See Faculty Bio

  • Vascular Disease of the Lower Extremity

    Rebecca Moellmer
    See Faculty Bio

  • Health Economics and Value-Based Care

    Jonathan Labovitz
    See Faculty Bio

    Aksone Nouvong
    See Faculty Bio

  • Charcot Foot

    Jonathan Labovitz
    See Faculty Bio

  • Pain Management

    Jonathan Labovitz
    See Faculty Bio

  • Social Disparities of Health and Health Equity

    Jonathan Labovitz
    See Faculty Bio

    Jacqueline Truong
    See Faculty Bio

  • Pediatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

    Stephen Wan
    See Faculty Bio

  • Osteopathic Clinical Medicine

    Hieu Nguyen
    See Faculty Bio

  • Medical Education

    Kathleen Satterfield, DPM
    See Faculty Bio

    Jacqueline Truong, DPM, FACPM, MAPWCA
    See Faculty Bio

    Aksone Nouvong, DPM, FACFAS
    See Faculty Bio

  • Foot & Ankle Trauma

    Joseph Park
    See Faculty Bio

  • Clinical Outcomes

    Jacqueline Truong
    See Faculty Bio

  • Medical Practice Re-entry

    Jacqueline Truong
    See Faculty Bio

  • Human Anatomy

    Mathew Wedel
    See Faculty Bio

  • Paleontology

    Mathew Wedel
    See Faculty Bio

  • CPM Summer Research

    Student Research Opportunities

    Students at the College of Podiatric Medicine are provided exposure to research throughout their education. Exposure integrated into the curriculum ranges from an introduction to biostatistics and research methodology during the first year, to monthly Journal Clubs during rotations. Moreover, TRaIN conferences include a monthly student debate on controversial topics. This assesses the students’ knowledge, skills and ability to critically appraise the literature and integrate it into their clinical decision making. 

    Summer Student Fellowship Grant

    Students with a strong research interest are also given to the opportunity to dedicate their first summer to pursue research. The Summer Student Fellowship Grant program is a compensated, structured, university-wide program providing research exposure to motivated students. While the program occurs during the summer, applications are submitted in the early spring. Students interested in the program work closely with a faculty mentor to develop a research plan for the summer, either independently developing a research idea or committing to an on-going research project. At the end of the summer, invited students present their research at a university-wide symposium. Through their participation in this summer research program, students have gone on to be published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and accepted to present at conferences such as the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference.  In recent years, nearly a quarter of first-year students at the College of Podiatric Medicine participated in the program.

    Students electing not to participate in the summer program may also participate in research activities at essentially any point in their education. Generally, this occurs under the close direction of a faculty mentor, though relationships with researchers outside of the university has been facilitated as well. Additionally, should they be accepted, students can apply for financial compensation to present their research at an annual scientific conference.

    For additional research information, please contact Rebecca Moellmer, DPM at rmoellmer@westernu.edu.

    Extremitas Student Journal

    “It has been truly an honor to be a part of Extremitas for these past couple of years. I hope that everyone who reads our journal can appreciate all the hard work the authors and editors put into making it. I want to say thank you to the team, Dr. Shapiro, and all of our sponsors for making it all possible.”

    Dy Chin, DPM Candidate 2022