ATSU Holds Poverty Simulation for Students

Students from both of A.T. Still University's campuses—the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) and the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)—participated in the university’s Annual Poverty Simulation. This is the first time the simulation was held on the Arizona campus. The Poverty Simulation is a comprehensive and interactive experience that equips students with a better understanding of what life is like for impoverished patients, many of whom suffer from chronic and extreme stress. Students experience the challenges in securing healthcare and making healthy choices in simulated real-life scenarios. The purpose of the simulation is to help strengthen students’ understanding of the importance of compassionate care.

CUSOM Receives Research Grant

The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) received a $300,000 grant to study relationship between chemotherapy and chronic heart failure. The grant research, entitled “Cruciferous Dithiolethiones for Chronic Heart Failure: Signaling Mechanisms,” proposes to provide a new strategy for protecting against cancer chemotherapy-induced chronic heart failure as well as an effective modality for the intervention of heart failure resulting from other causes, such as myocardial ischemia.

LECOM Co-Publishes eBook on OMT

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has recently co-published a new ebook on osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) techniques entitled “OMT and Functional Anatomy of the Cervical Spine.” The book was co-authored by Randy Kulesza, PhD, and Richard Raymond, PhD, from LECOM, and Andrea Orlandi, DO, and Michele Dalmasso, DO, from Accademia Italiana Medicina Osteopatica (AIMO) in Saronno, Italy. The publication is designed for both medical school students and practicing physicians interested in learning more about OMT. To purchase the book, visit the Apple iTunes Bookstore. For more information on this new publication, visit

LECOM Bradenton Student Chosen to Present Research Paper Abroad
Arianna Gianakos, a third-year medical student at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Bradenton campus was recently chosen to present a research paper at the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Conference in The Netherlands, Amsterdam. Ms. Gianakos’s paper is entitled "Lateral Tibial Osteotomy for Accessing Lateral Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation: Functional, Radiographic, and T2 MRI Analysis.”

MU-COM Receives 'Honorable Mention' in International Architecture Competition

On July 10, the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences on the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM), received honorable mention for its design in the Vanceva World of Color Awards, an annual international architecture competition. For more on the awards or the MU-COM building, visit

OU-HCOM’s Dublin Campus Welcome’s Inaugural Class

On July 9, the first cohort of 50 students started classes on the new Dublin, OH campus of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM). The Dublin campus was made possible in part by a transformational $105 million gift in 2011 from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations. OhioHealth serves as primary educational partner for the Dublin campus and will provide expanded clinical rotations, residencies, and fellowship opportunities throughout its system for the new students.

PCOM Hosts Youth Science Training Programs

This summer, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) participated in the Physician Scientist Training Program, a nationwide program aimed at prepping high school students for degrees in medicine and the basic sciences. Working alongside PCOM faculty members, local 9th and 10th grade students assisted with research and learned basic lab techniques as well as the rationale behind the experiments they participated in.

KCUMB-COM Students and Faculty Provide Free Physicals

This July, the Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM) provided free physicals for Boy Scouts who needed the physicals in order to attend summer camp. Unfortunately, necessary forms and records from the physicals were lost when the Boy Scout Troop’s vehicle was stolen so KCUMB faculty and SAAO students performed an additional round of free physicals. Some of the boys who received the physical examinations are from medically underserved areas and would not have been able to afford a doctor’s office visit to receive the required physical.

RVUCOM Hosts Annual Service Day

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) hosted its second annual Service Day on July 22 during its new student orientation week. The event provided the opportunity for incoming students to work alongside faculty and staff to provide service to their new community.  Approximately 180 members of the RVU community spent the morning laying mulch and cleaning up the area around the Parker, CO police department. The mayor of Parker, along with representatives from the Parker PD, addressed the group to express their appreciation for their work and commitment to serving their community. 

RowanSOM Hosts Mini Medical School

One hundred students from the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF) visited the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) on June 24 to participate in a mini medical school course. NYLF is a national program designed to provide exposure to medicine for high school students in grades 10-12. Participating students spend 11 days at Villanova University and visit various medical schools during the program. RowanSOM has participated in the site visits since the summer of 1999.

TouroCOM-NY Dean Receives International Workers’ Compensation Foundation Award

Robert B. Goldberg, DO, Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York (TouroCOM-NY), has received the Dr. Stephen Levin Award from the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation. Dr. Goldberg accepted the award at the recent New York State Workers’ Compensation Centennial Conference in Albany, NY. The award recognizes a health care professional whose contributions significantly support the Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) goals of providing employees who are injured on the job with effective medical care, and covering lost wages until they can work again. 

TUNCOM Launches Mobile Healthcare Clinic

On July 10, the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) launched a mobile healthcare clinic which will serve individuals in downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Valley who cannot not otherwise access healthcare. In addition to serving medically underserved individuals in the local community, the project will also help address healthcare concerns for veterans at Veterans Village. Additionally, TUNCOM’s partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Program will allow the unit access to some of the more remote downtown areas where many area homeless reside.

VCOM-VC and VCOM-CC Host Health and Science Youth Programs

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus and Carolinas Campus (VCOM-VC and VCOM-CC) each hosted a Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) program for regional high school students. The program took place over the course of two weeks, one for the boys and one for the girls. Each five-day program took place on the VCOM-VC and VCOM-CC campuses. The SEE program was designed to expose high school students in medically underserved areas of Appalachia to human anatomy and its relevance to healthy lifestyles and medicine. Through the program, SEE participants become familiar with multiple organs and bone structures of the body and were equipped to identify their major components.

WVSOM Recognized as a 'Great Colleges To Work For 2014'

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its Great Colleges To Work For 2014. This is WVSOM’s fourth consecutive year being recognized by this annual national survey. This year, the school was also selected for the Honor Roll, which is awarded to institutions most highly recognized within their size category.

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July/August 2014
Vol. 8, No. 7/8