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The Osteopathic Research Center Announces CONCORD-PBRN Fellows, Directors & Advisory Board

The Osteopathic Research Center (ORC) has announced the Consortium for Collaborative Research Development-Practice Based Research Network’s (CONCORD-PBRN) 2011 Fellows, Directors and Advisory Board members. CONCORD-PBRN is a practice-based research network for the osteopathic profession that focuses on a realistic pathway for training mid-career physician researches. The ORC selected 14 Fellows for the network’s 2011 class. The Fellows will attend six extended weekend seminars at the ORC, located on the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s campus, and collect data in collaboration with the ORC for at least two years following completion of the didactic year.

CONCORD-PBRN 2011 Fellows include:

  • Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO
    New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology
  • Murray Berkowitz, DO, MA, MS, MPH
    Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • D’Arcie Chitwood, DO, MPH
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • William Devine, DO
    Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Robin Dyer, DO 
    Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Marcel Fraix, DO 
    Western University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Deborah Heath, DO 
    A.T. Still University of Health Sciences-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
  • Amber Heck, PhD
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Stephen Miller, DO, MPH
    Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Natalie Nevins, DO, MSHPE
    Downey Regional Medical Center
  • Mark Sanders, DO, MPH, JD
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
  • Kevin Treffer, DO 
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Scott Winter, MD
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Peter Zajac, DO
    Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine

CONCORD-PBRN directors include: Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO; Wm. Thomas Crow, DO, FAAO; and Michael Seffinger, DO, FAAFP. Advisory board members include: Grace Brannan, PhD; Michael B. Clearfield, DO; Stanley Grogg, DO; and Richard A. Vincent, MBA. To learn more about the CONCORD-PBRN, visit the ORC website here.

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