The AACOM Assembly of Presidents (AOP) recently awarded John "Jack" A. Brose, DO, FAAFP, Vice Provost for Health Affairs, Dean Emeritus, and Professor of Family Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), with the Dale Dodson Award at the AOP's annual Awards Luncheon during the AOA 2012 OMED Conference. The award is named in memory of osteopathic medical education innovator Dale S. Dodson, DO, and recognizes a current or past CEO or CAO of an osteopathic medical college who has made a significant contribution to the advancement or support of osteopathic medical education. AACOM President Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, presented the award to Dr. Brose on behalf of the AOP.
Dr. Brose joined Ohio University in 1982 as an assistant professor of family medicine, and was promoted to full professor in 1993. At the school, he has served as Director of the Pre-doctoral Family Medicine Fellowship Program, Associate Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Educational Development and Research, and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research.
Dr. Brose was named OU-HCOM’s fifth Dean in November 2001. During his tenure as Dean, Dr. Brose oversaw a 40 percent increase in the college’s enrollment, redevelopment of the college curriculum, construction of new facilities, and renovations of many of OU-HCOM’s existing facilities. In 2009, he initiated a strategic plan for the college’s next 10 years that culminated last April with the announcement of a $105 million gift to the medical school from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations. The gift is the fifth largest ever given to a medical school in the United States. Throughout his career at OU-HCOM, Dr. Brose continued to practice medicine and volunteer at the college’s free Community Clinic, which he founded in 2005.
Dr. Brose earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1976 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM), and completed a residency in family practice at the USAF Medical Center Scott, Scott Air Force Base, in 1979, where he was Chief Resident from 1978 to 1979.
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