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Dr. ParkJae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, professor and chair, postgraduate orthodontic program at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH), recently published an article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO). His article, “Correction of severe bimaxillary protrusion with first premolar extractions and total arch distalization with palatal anchorage plates,” was co-authored by Professor Yoon-Ah Kook of South Korea.

The article was selected to be the ‘Case of the Month’ for the August 2015 issue of AJO-DO. AJO-DO is the highest ranked orthodontic journal by number of citation and impact factor.

In addition to fulfilling his teaching and administrative duties as a full-time faculty member at ATSU-ASDOH since 2008, Dr. Park has published more than 110 scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed orthodontic and dental journals, including two cover pages in the AJO-DO. He also lectures nationally and internationally.

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Sexton, TrishThe American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) had their Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference in Ft., Lauderdale Fla. This year, A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Dean Margaret Wilson, DO, served as the program co-chair for the conference. Patricia Sexton, DHEd, FNAOME, associate dean for curriculum, was also recognized.

AACOM’s Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators confers annual Innovation in Medical Education Awards in recognition of specific education innovations that have resulted in meaningful change at the developers’ institutions. Dr. Sexton received one of the awards for, “Diversity Redefining Education and Medicine—LGBT Curriculum”.

Congratulations to Dr. Sexton!

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staff_mkMichael Kronenfeld, MBA, MLS, university librarian, ATSU Memorial Library, Arizona campus, co-authored Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook (Santa Barbara: ABC Clio 2015).  The book has just been published in a 2nd edition.
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Dr. Park (2)Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, director, postgraduate orthodontic program, A. T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, has been appointed to the editorial board for The Angle Orthodontist.

Each year The Angle Orthodontist (Impact Factor: 1.277) adds new expertise to their existing panel of outstanding scientists serving on the editorial board. Dr. Park was asked to serve a four-year term as a member of their Editorial Review Board beginning December 2014 and ending on December 31, 2018. The duties of a member of the Editorial Review Board are to assist in the peer review process that is responsible for the quality of The Angle Orthodontist.

Dr. Park works as editor-in-chief of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He also serves as an associate editor and section editor of the Dentofacial Orthopedics and Orthodontics, and Growth and Development of the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. He is also an Editorial Board member of Orthodontics: the Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement (formerly World Journal of Orthodontics), Seminars in Orthodontics, the International Journal of Orthodontics, the World Journal of Stomatology, the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, the Edorium™ Journal of Dentistry, Dentistry, and JSM Dentistry.

In addition, he is a referee for more than 20 dental and orthodontic journals including the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), the Journal of American Dental Association (JADA), the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO), The Angle Orthodontist, and the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO). Dr. Park was the chief editor of a recently published book entitled, “Computed Tomography: New research.” He also recently co-authored a book, “Molar Protraction: Orthodontic substitution of missing posterior teeth”. He was also a recent Guest Editor of Seminar in Orthodontics.

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Dr. TheobaldIn honor of Robert J. Theobald, Jr.’s, PhD, long service to A.T. Still University and its students, Richard Theriault, DO, ’73, created the Robert J. Theobald Jr. PhD, Pharmacology Department Operations Endowment at ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Contributions made to this endowment build an invested fund from where annual earnings will be directed in perpetuity to support the teaching faculty, department operations and special needs of the pharmacology department.

Dr. Theobald’s service to the University began in 1976. Twice he has been recognized with the A.T. Still Staff Award for Excellence in teaching. He was also the recipient of the 2011 Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association Living Tribute award.

For those interested in contributing to the endowment fund, please visit: www.atsu.edu/TheobaldFund.

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