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LMU-DCOM RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING STUDENTS AND FACULTY



June 2, 2010 - Harrogate, Tennessee, June 2, 2010 – 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 2012 went to Melanie McClain of Memphis, Tenn., and Douglas Schiller of Greenville, N.C. McClain received her bachelor of science degree in biology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. Schiller received his bachelor of science degree in biology and his master’s in public health from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

The Student of the Year Awards for the Class of 2013 went to Chelsea Nickolson of Genoa, Ill., and Souleymane Diallo of Fafaya, Guinea. Nickolson received her bachelor of science degree in molecular and cellular biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Diallo received his bachelor of science in medical technology degree from LMU. The Student of the Year Awards were chosen by the student body of each class.

The Class of 2012 selected LMU-DCOM faculty members Dr. Mary Beth Babos and Dr. John Williamson as Professors of the Year. Babos, an assistant professor of pharmacy, was named the Basic Medical Science Professor of the Year. Williamson, an assistant professor and chair of OB/GYN, was named the Clinical Science Professor of the Year.

The Class of 2013 selected LMU-DCOM faculty members Dr. Jonathan Leo and Dr. Howard S. Teitelbaum as Professors of the Year. Leo, a professor of neuroanatomy, was named Basic Medical Science Professor of the Year. Leo also serves as associate dean of students. Teitelbaum, a professor of preventive medicine and chair of preventive and community medicine, was named the Clinical Science Professor of the Year.

The Class of 2012 also presented Dr. Stephen Miller, assistant professor of osteopathic principles and practice and family medicine, with the “Excellence in Education” award in recognition for his assistance in preparing the class for their upcoming clinical rotations.

Third-year osteopathic medical student Owen Vincent 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 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 dcom@lmunet.edu, or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

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