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From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Confronting the Challenge of a Graying America

Dr. Shannon discusses the dire need for health system, workforce, and educational changes to help meet the challenges of an aging population.
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News and Events

Leadership Updates

RVU announces an Acting President and Dean; UNTHSC/TCOM names a new department Chair; and WCU-COM names a new Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences. Read more

Annual Meeting Update: Keynote Speakers Announced and Deadline Approaching

Two keynote speakers are confirmed, and the deadline to submit presentation proposals is September 16, 2011Read more

AACOM Unveils New Website

The website features new page designs, more graphics and multimedia presentations, as well as streamlined navigation. Read more

Dr. Shannon Speaks at Martin Luther King, Jr. Inaugural Health Equity Summit

AACOM’s President discussed problems with the nation's health care system, his visions for the system, the primary care crisis, and interprofessional education efforts. Read more

AACOM President to Receive Riland Medal of Public Service

In recognition of his leadership in medical education, Dr. Shannon will receive the Riland Medal during the New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) Osteopathic Medicine and Health Professions Student Convocation.Read more

UMDNJ-SOM Researcher Releases Ground-Breaking Alzheimer's Research Results

Robert Nagele, PhD, and his team have developed a minimally invasive blood test to diagnose Alzheimer's disease with 96 percent accuracy. Read more

AACOM Announces 2011 Arnstein Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to four osteopathic medical students, who received $2,500 each. The scholarship recognizes underrepresented minority students at the nation's COMs. Read more

The Chronicle Names WVSOM and NYIT Great Colleges to Work For

WVSOM and NYIT were two of the schools that scored the highest on 12 features of excellent academic workplaces. Read more

Free Registration Offered to Collaborating Across Borders III

AACOM is accepting proposals for a FREE REGISTRATION award to the Third Biennial Interprofessional Educational Conference, Collaborating Across Borders III. Read more

International Collaborative Elects Inaugural Steering Committee

AACOM's special interest group will facilitate and provide structure for COMs working to establish international rotation sites for their students. Read more

COSGP Accepting Student Entries for T-Shirt Contest

Enter a T-shirt design that includes a funny, clever or celebratory DO slogan; the winning design will be featured on a T-shirt sold by COSGP. Read more

AOA Now Accepting Entries for Annual History Essay Competition

Osteopathic medical students, interns and residents are invited to submit an essay focused on "Core Principles for Teaching the History of Osteopathic Medicine." Read more

NIH Announces MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36)

NIGMS will award funding for the MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36) Program. Applications are due Friday, September 16, 2011, by 5:00 pmRead more