January 20, 2012 - Robert “Bobby” Lawrence of Memphis, Tenn., has been named a Student D.O. for the month of January at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Lawrence 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.

Lawrence received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Christian Brothers University. At LMU-DCOM he is active in the Pediatrics Club, the Internal Medicine Club and the Student American Academy of Osteopathy. He also currently serves as the first-year liaison for the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and helped organize LMU-DCOM’s participation in the 2011 Operation Christmas Child project, in which students wrapped gifts and wrote cards for children at different hospitals. Lawrence is the son of Cayce Lawrence and Natalie Parker-Lawrence and Joy Lawrence-Tadin and Robert Tadin.

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: Robert “Bobby” Lawrence.

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