November 18, 2011 - Rob Gresser of Chandler, Ariz., has been named a Student D.O. for the month of November at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Gresser is a first-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM.

The Student D.O. of the Month is a program of the LMU-DCOM Student Government Association (SGA) and is designed to recognize an outstanding first- and second-year student each month. Among the criteria examined for the honor are involvement in LMU-DCOM, leadership skills, community service, class attendance, initiative, attitude and professionalism. Nominations are made to the SGA and voted on by the officers.

Gresser received his Bachelor of Science in business management from Arizona State University in 1995 and his Master of Arts in theology/ethics with an emphasis on bioethics in 2001 from the University of San Francisco-Phoenix. Gresser also earned a Master of Science in emergency management and hazardous materials in 2005 from Arizona State University. Prior to entering LMU-DCOM Gresser worked as an EMT/ER tech and hospital disaster planner for 12 years. Gresser also spent three years as a clinical bioethicist and five years as a volunteer disaster responder with the Chandler, Ariz., Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Gresser has 26 years’ experience as a CPR instructor and ran the CPR/First Aid education program for the Chandler, Ariz., YMCA from 2005-2010. The program received numerous awards from the number of students taught and for having five lives saved by students in the program. A native of Hobart, Ind., Gresser and his wife Valerie have two daughters, Michelle and Lauren.

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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