November 30, 2011 - Dr. Howard S. Teitelbaum, professor of preventive medicine at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) was presented with the George W. Northrup Educator of the Year Award by the national Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) during the 2011 American Osteopathic Association Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

Teitelbaum was nominated for the award by the LMU-DCOM chapter of SOMA. Students put together a nomination letter as well as a video touting Teitelbaum’s achievements as an educator.

Teitelbaum has received numerous teaching awards during his career as a medical educator. He has received a Clinical Professor of the Year award from LMU-DCOM students for the past four years running and received LMU’s Houston Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010. In 1995 he was selected for the American Osteopathic Association’s Mentor Hall of Fame and previously was a finalist for the Northrup Award in 2006.

Teitelbaum received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Mich. He also holds a master of public health degree from Harvard University, a Ph.D. and M.A. from Michigan State University and a B.S. from California State Polytechnic College in Pomona, Calif. His research interests are preventive medicine, public health and medical education.

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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Caption: Dr. Howard S. Teitelbaum (L), professor of preventive medicine at LMU-DCOM, is pictured with the 2011 George W. Northrup Educator of the Year Award alongside Dr. Ray E. Stowers (R), vice president of health sciences and dean of LMU-DCOM.

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