February 7, 2011 - Harrogate, Tennessee, February 7, 2011 – Taralyn Sowby of Mineral, Va., has been named the Student D.O. for the month of February at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Sowby is a second-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- or second-year student. 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.

Sowby received her Bachelor of Science in integrated studies with emphases in music and biology from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Following her undergraduate degree she pursued a year of graduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Sowby serves as the national representative for LMU-DCOM’s Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (UAAO) chapter and has been selected as an anatomy/osteopathic principles and practice fellow at LMU-DCOM. She and her husband Craig have two children, Suede and Ellis.

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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Caption: Taralyn Sowby

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