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NSU-COM Dean Steps Down

Anthony Silvagni, DO, PharmD, has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as Dean of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM), effective February 1, 2015. Dr. Silvagni has served as NSU-COM Dean for over 16 years. On February 1, he will begin a six-month sabbatical and return to the college on August 1 as a Professor and Dean Emeritus. Elaine Wallace, DO, current NSU-COM Executive Associate Dean, will serve as Interim Dean.

LMU-DCOM Founding Dean Retires with the New Year

On November 24, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) announced the retirement of Founding Dean Ray E. Stowers, DO, effective January 1, 2015. Michael Wieting, DO, MEd, now serves as LMU-DCOM Interim Dean.

Dr. Stowers, an AOA board-certified family physician and professor of family medicine, joined LMU-DCOM in 2005, serving as Vice President for Health Sciences and Founding Dean of LMU-DCOM. As a longstanding member of the AOA, Dr. Stowers has served on the Board of Trustees since 2000, and as President of the AOA from 2012 to 2013.

VCOM Promotes Founding Dean to President

On December 8, Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, was promoted to President of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Prior to this position, Dr. Tooke-Rawlins served as the Founding Dean for the college’s first campus, VCOM-Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC), in 2001 and for the Spartanburg, SC branch campus (VCOM-CC), as well as Provost for the college’s second branch campus in Auburn, AL (VCOM-AC). She succeeds Founding President James Wolfe, PhD, who recently retired from the position.

Dr. Tooke-Rawlins has served as a member of the AACOM Board of Deans since 1998, and now represents VCOM on AACOM’s Assembly of Presidents.  

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January 2015
Vol. 9, No. 1