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Martyn Richardson, DO, former Dean of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Dr. Richardson was a dedicated teacher who taught the importance of health over the treatment of disease, and he was a leader in the osteopathic medical education field. He attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and later served as both a member and Chair of the college’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Richardson served as Dean of the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1983 to 1985, and he played a crucial role in the integration of the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of New England by ensuring that the university maintained a steadfast commitment to primary care and the founders’ original intentions for the school. He remained at the college as a faculty member until 2008. In 1999, Dr. Richardson received the Pioneer of Osteopathic Medicine medal, one of the highest honors given by the college.
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February 2011
Vol. 5, No. 2