DMU-COM Names Acting Dean
David Plundo, DO, has been named Acting Dean of Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM), effective July 21. Dr. Plundo also serves as DMU-COM’s Associate Dean of COM Clinical Affairs. He succeeds Kendall Reed, DO, who served as Dean of DMU-COM for nine years. Dr. Reed has also served terms as AACOM Board of Deans Secretary/Treasurer and Vice Chair, and represented AACOM on the Council of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Reed will continue to serve as a professor of surgery at the university.
KCUMB-COM Announces New Leadership
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM) has announced the appointment of AACOM Board of Deans Chair Marc B. Hahn, DO, as Executive Vice President for Academic and Medical Affairs, Provost and Dean, effective prior to October 1. Dr. Hahn will succeed Darin L. Haug, DO, who will step down following his four-year tenure as Dean at KCUMB-COM.
LMU-DCOM Appoints Interim Dean
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) recently appointed Michael Wieting, DO, to serve as Interim Dean of LMU-DCOM. Dr. Wieting is LMU-DCOM Dean of Clinical Medicine, Assistant Vice President of Program Development and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is serving as Interim Dean during Dr. Ray Stowers’ year as President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) (see related item). Following his AOA presidency, Dr. Stowers will return to the LMU-DCOM Dean’s post.
OU-HCOM Appoints New Dean
Kenneth H. Johnson, DO, was recently named Dean of the Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), effective August 20, 2012. Currently, Dr. Johnson serves as Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Educational Programs at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), where he also is an associate professor of family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Johnson will be replacing Dr. Jack Brose, who is retiring after serving as Dean of OU-HCOM since 2001.
University of Pikeville Names President-elect
The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) has appointed James L. Hurley as President-elect, effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Hurley currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment and Retention and Special Assistant to the President. He will succeed current University of Pikeville President Paul Patton, who will step down on June 30, 2013.
New LECOM VP Works to Develop Residency Programs
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has announced the appointment of James K. Moore, DO, as Vice President of Institutional Development, effective July 1. Dr. Moore will be working with the Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (LECOMT) in Provo, Utah, to develop residency programs in that region for current and future LECOM students. Dr. Moore continues to serve as LECOM’s Director of Recruitment.