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January 13, 2020

KCU Announces Key Faculty Positions, NSU-KPCOM Student Receives Journal Award and More.

ATSU-KCOM Club Challenges Students with Holiday Cases

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A patient who ate too much figgy pudding, another who is accompanied by his pet reindeer to the emergency department, and an elf with an awful headache who just wants to know his doctors' favorite colors: A.T. Still University—Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)'s Clinical Simulation Club recently threw its members some holiday challenges for a fun and engaging afternoon. Read more. 


Kansas City University Announces Key Faculty Positions 

CR-KCU_Johnston_BCR-KCU_Cox-BKansas City University (KCU) students and faculty now have the benefit of two innovative leaders in new positions for the University and its College of Osteopathic Medicine: G. Michael Johnston, DO, (far left) has assumed the role of Associate Provost of Faculty and Student Success. Also, effective immediately, W. Joshua Cox, DO, (left) was named Campus Dean for KCU-Kansas City, a post previously held by Dr. Johnston.  


WVSOM's Art Studio Helps Relieve Medical School Stress, Reduce Burnout

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For the past two years, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has been experimenting with an unexpected method of combating burnout among its hard-working medical students: the use of open art studios, where aspiring physicians can relax, socialize and let their creativity flow. Ginger Conley, MA, LPC, a learning specialist and student counselor in WVSOM's Academic Support and Intervention Resources (ASPIRE) department, created the art studio program in 2017 after attending a conference hosted by the American Art Therapy Association.


PCOM Names UBS Executive Julie Fox to Boards of Trustees

CR-PCOM_Julie-Fox-HeadshotPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Julie Fox to its Boards of Trustees. She is the Market Head of the Mid-Atlantic Private Wealth Market business for UBS, a global financial services firm.

"I am honored and excited to be a part of the PCOM community," said Ms. Fox. "I am passionate about education and am looking forward to being involved with an organization that has such deep roots in Philadelphia."
 


ATSU-KCOM Students Bring "Stop the Bleed" Program to University

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A pair of students at A.T. Still University—Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) and an instructor attended "Stop the Bleed" training in the fall. They will be rolling out training this year for University students, faculty and staff. 


Military Match a Dream Come True for UNTHSC/TCOM Couple

February 16, 2018, commissioning day into the United States Air Force for Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Kelly Harrell, and the start of a fairy-tale journey. Harrell was commissioned into the Air Force by her fiancé, Blake Harrell, as a Second Lieutenant. Two days later, the pair of medical students from University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM) were married. Read more.


Students Hone Skills, Bring Screenings to Local Mosque

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Places of worship are often where people go to take care of their hearts, minds, and souls. On a recent Friday afternoon, a group of students from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM) made the Muslim Community Organization at the Des Moines, IA, mosque Masjid An-Noor a place where people also could take care of their health. Read more.


Simulation Competition Tests Students On Emergency Medicine Skills

CR-RVUCOM-photoOver the course of two days, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) students treated several simulated emergency cases as part of the annual Simulation Competition. Students were assessed on their treatment options and on their communication skills. Read more. 


TUCOM-CA's 'Project Happy' Teaches Positive Psychosocial Development, Healthy Habits

In this program, first-year medical students from Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine—California (TUCOM-CA) participate as family navigators and health coaches for the participants (while remaining under direct supervision by a licensed pediatrician).  The program is a community-based, family-centered educational series that teaches positive psychosocial development, good nutrition, and healthy exercise habits to children and their families. Read more. 


NSU Opens Clinic Designed to Assist Veterans

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On January 6, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) reached yet another health care milestone when it opened its Veterans Access Clinic, which is providing veterans with integrated, interdisciplinary care and shorter waits to schedule appointments thanks to a $5-million appropriation received from the Florida Legislature. Veterans, as well as their family members, can access a range of services at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie and Miami Campus clinic locations, as well as at additional NSU clinic sites.


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NSU-KPCOM Student Receives Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award for Project

Assad Ali, a first-year student at Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM), received the Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award, which is presented for highly innovative and groundbreaking work in the areas of neuro-oncology and neurosurgery. His project, "Sex-Associated Analysis of MGMT Promoter Site Methylation in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma," explains the crucial relationship between genetic markers in glioblastoma and their apparent sexual dimorphism. 


ICOM Brings OMT to Ballet Idaho

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A unique partnership between the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) and Ballet Idaho is affording student-doctors the opportunity to perform osteopathic manipulative treatment on world-class performers. For the past few months, members of ICOM's Student American Academy of Osteopathy (SAAO) chapter have met with dancers at the Boise-based ballet company, to bring an osteopathic approach to their body mechanics. Read more.  

 

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