April 1, 2010 - Harrogate, Tennessee, April 1, 2010 – Owen Vincent, a third-year osteopathic medical student at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), was honored with First Place in the 2010 Preventive Medicine Writing Award competition sponsored by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). The award was presented at the annual ACOFP conference held recently in Las Vegas, Nev. The article, entitled “Natural Chemopreventive Therapy: Curcumin,” will be published in the journal "Osteopathic Family Physician" later this year.

Vincent is originally from Minneapolis, Minn., and received his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vincent is currently doing clinical rotations at Sweetwater Hospital Association in Sweetwater, Tenn. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Information Association-Osteopathic Political Action Committee (AOIA-OPAC) as well as OPAC’s Student Chairman’s Club. In 2009 he was inducted into Omega Beta Iota, the national osteopathic political action honor society. Vincent is also the past treasurer of the LMU-DCOM Student Government Association.

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 healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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