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LMU-DCOM RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING STUDENTS AND FACULTY AT ANNUAL GALA



May 17, 2012 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) awarded its Student of the Year and Faculty Member of the Year awards at its recent Spring Gala in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Student of the Year Awards for the Class of 2014 went to Sara Boyd of Louisville, Ky., and Kevin Cope of Birmingham, Ala. Boyd received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Georgetown College. Cope received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Student of the Year Awards for the Class of 2015 went to Anne Bowes of Oklahoma City, Okla., and James McKenzie of Nashville, Tenn. Bowes received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Southern Nazarene University and her certificate in biomedical sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. McKenzie received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Student of the Year Awards were chosen by the student body of each class.

The Class of 2014 selected LMU-DCOM faculty members Dr. Robert Johnson and Dr. Michael Seaman as Professors of the Year. Johnson, an associate professor of physiology, was named the Basic Medical Science Professor of the Year. Seaman, an associate professor of family medicine/emergency medicine and director of the LMU-DCOM simulation lab, was named the Clinical Science Professor of the Year.

The Class of 2015 selected LMU-DCOM faculty members Dr. James Foster and Dr. Frank Venuti as Professors of the Year. Foster, a professor of anatomy/histology, was named Basic Medical Science Professor of the Year. Venuti, an associate professor of family medicine, was named the Clinical Science Professor of the Year.

Third-year osteopathic medical student Brittany Grady of Saint Augustine, Fla., was recognized for being selected as Student Doctor of the Year (SDOY) for LMU-DCOM. SDOY is a program of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP). The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge students’ commitment to their school, their community, and the osteopathic profession.

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 dcom@lmunet.edu, or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

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