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L-R: Dr. Halliday, McGrew, Lori Haxton, vice president for student affairs, and Margaret Wilson, DO, dean, ATSU-KCOM

A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) Biomedical Sciences Club, in conjunction with Osteopathic Pride & Service Committee, presented a series of events Oct. 14-18, 2013, focusing on compassion and humanism in service to others. This week is observed by ATSU as part of Day of Compassion.

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, American Connection Flight 5966 crashed while traveling from St. Louis, Mo. to Kirksville. Most of the passengers were on their way to ATSU for a conference focused on developing a compassionate campus. The plane crash claimed the lives of 11 of the 13 passengers and both members of the crew. Eight of the 15 on board were members of the ATSU-KCOM osteopathic community, six of whom were tragically killed in the crash. Day of Compassion was created to honor those killed in the crash.                

Students participated in various service and community projects to benefit a food bank and a local family recently displaced by fire. Activities included everything from a soup cook-off to participating in Truman State University’s homecoming parade. Christopher Halliday, DDS, MPH, dean, ATSU-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, gave a presentation to students on his experiences in the U.S. Public Health Service.

The annual Clark B. Ator, DO, Memorial Financial Award was presented to Micheal McGrew, OMS II.

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photo 5Students at A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) recently held a Health Fair in Milan, Mo. Milan is an underserved area with a significant Hispanic population.

Under supervision, the students provided physical exams, nutrition and dental hygiene education, and osteopathic manipulative medicine diagnosis and treatment to around 50 patients.

More than 75 ATSU-KCOM students and supervising faculty provided service. The clubs represented were DOCare, Family Medicine Club, Medical Spanish, and Student National Medical Association.

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Sarah Usher, D4, A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH), has been selected as one of four recipients of a $5,000 scholarship from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation to be applied toward tuition and fees. Congratulations, Sarah! 

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Corporate and Commercial Photographer for Worldwide AssignmentsThe class of 2016 audiology students crossed the stage on Saturday, Oct. 5, to receive their white coats. The White Coat Ceremony marks the transition from completion of the first didactic year to the beginning of hands-on clinical rotations for students.  Andrea Ruotolo, AuD, ’05 and adjunct assistant professor, Department of Audiology, was the keynote speaker.

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A.T. Still University of Health Sciences congratulates our students and student advocates who are being recognized by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) as 2013 HONORS recipients. Students were presented with their awards on Sept. 29 at the AOF’s annual HONORS celebration which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. This event served as a kick-off celebration for the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition (OMED) sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association.

Students who received awards include the following:

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Rebecca M. Jordan, OMS III – Welch Scholars Grant ($2,000)
Natalie Shurtz, spouse of Joe Shurtz, OMS IV – Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award
Philip Hall, OMS II – Rossnick Humanitarian Grant ($1,123)
Alan Miner, OMS IV – Rossnick Humanitarian Grant ($1,800)

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June C. Chapin, OMS IV – Welch Scholars Grant ($2,000)
Jill Haggerty, spouse of John Haggerty OMS IV – Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award
Kyle Bohan, OMS II – Human Touch Student Leadership Project, Coachella Valley, Calif. ($875)

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