Scholarly Activities Sub Committee

Chair: Suzanne Huffnagle, DO, FAOCA


  • Sandy Cifor, D.O., F.A.O.C.A.

  • Dale Edwards, D.O.

  • Jon Furbee, D.O.

  • James Griffin, D.O.

  • Jane Huffnagle, D.O., F.A.O.C.A.

  • Curby Jenkins, D.O., F.A.O.C.A.

  • Rob McMurtrie, D.O., F.A.O.C.A.

  • Tanya Schnell D.O.

  • Anie Somaiya, D.O.

The Scholarly Activities sub-committee was formerly named the Scientific Essay sub-committee and was a sub-committee of the Awards and Honors committee.  It is now a sub-committee of the Professional Education committee whose chair person is Dr. Jennifer Hargrave, D.O., F.A.O.C.A.

The duties of the Scholarly Activities sub-committee include

  1.  Reviewing abstracts of 2 categories
    1. Complex case abstracts
    2. Scientific Investigation abstracts
  2.  Scoring the abstracts
    1. Already established point system
    2. Average score of 3 in all categories gets presented
  3.  Acting as moderators for the finished poster presentations at the annual Convention
    1. Moderators will have several posters assigned
    2. Moderators keep the presentations moving in a timely manner
    3. Moderators field questions to the presenter
    4. Moderators have questions prepared for the presenters (if none from audience)
    5. Moderators judge posters in the 2 categories with already existing point scoring system
    6. First place in each category receives $500, Second place $250
    7. Acting as moderators will earn points towards becoming a fellow of the college
    8. If more moderators needed, program directors can assist moderating