August 9, 2011 - Souleymane Diallo of Tazewell, Tenn., a third-year osteopathic medical student at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) has been named the 2011 William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship winner.

The scholarship is presented annually by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), whose mission is to identify and support philanthropic activities that improve people's health and enhance the osteopathic profession. The William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship recognizes an outstanding minority osteopathic medical student who is committed to osteopathic principals and practice, has excelled academically, and has proven to be a leader in addressing the educational, societal and health needs of minorities.

In addition, Diallo is a 2011 recipient of a Welch Scholars Grant from the AOF. The purpose of the Welch Scholars Grant is to provide monetary support to help defer costs during a student’s osteopathic medical education. The recipients are chosen because of their outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment toward osteopathic medicine and financial need.

Diallo will be presented with the awards during the AOF’s annual Honors Celebration held in conjunction with the annual American Osteopathic Association OMED convention. This year’s Honors Celebration will take place on October 29 in Orlando, Fla.

Diallo received his undergraduate degree from LMU. He received LMU-DCOM Student of the Year Awards in 2010 and 2011. He has served as class president for the LMU-DCOM Class of 2013 for the last three years. He is originally from Fafaya, Guinea, and is married to Rachel (Bauer) Diallo.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, email, or visit us online at

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