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Candace Leach, MS, ATC, ’11 has recently been promoted in her position with Work -Fit, a company that brings athletic training services to large industrial settings. She is now assistant program manager for Boeing Industrial Athlete in Auburn, Wash. In her new role, Leach will be involved in the hiring and training of new athletic trainers for Boeing Auburn, growing the athletic training team from two to four by the end of the year. “At Work-Fit, we oversee 7,300 employees, attempt to change the culture of the industrial setting, and make athletic trainers a proactive resource,” said Leach.

Of her education at ATSU Leach said the president of Work-Fit stated that she “came from a superior grad school program and it was apparent in Leach’s professionalism, solid education, and interviewing skills.”


Two ATSU-ASDOH students recently presented their poster at the National Oral Health Conference (NOHC) in Milwaukee, Wisc., April 30-May 2.

The poster, Medically complex patients with end stage renal disease treatment protocol in dental schools related to antibiotic prophylaxis, access to treatment, and treatment restrictions, was presented by Jeremiah Sturgill and Hemali Rajyaguru, D4 students .
ATSU-ASDOH faculty member Dr. Maureen Romer served as their advisor.

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Led by ATSU-KCOM anatomy fellows, Jacob Frisbie, OMS II, and Jared Nichols, OMS II, students explored the surface and internal anatomy of a sheep heart following a presentation on the human heart. Frisbie and Nichols taught via ITV, originating in Kirksville, while medical students at the AHEC sites guided the high school students through the dissection lab.

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ATSU-KCOM students volunteered to help spruce up downtown Kirksville in time for graduation. About 60 students showed up for the annual clean-up.

Jody Furth, the 2014 KCOM Class President, said “It’s really important for us to give back to the Kirkville community. The Kirksville community does so much for us to help us succeed in medical school. So it’s something nice that we can do for the people of Kirksville.”

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Ms. Barghouth (right) receives the Above and Beyond award

Ursula Barghouth, OMS I, is the recent recipient of the ATSU Above and Beyond Humanitarian Award.  The award is given to an ATSU employee or student who does a deed or act that demonstrates special caring, compassion, or support for another person or group.

Ms. Barghouth was nominated by fellow ATSU-SOMA student Mariya Andriasian, OMS I.  Stated Ms. Andriasian in her nomination letter, “Ursula is very involved in many student organizations and service projects.  She goes above and beyond what is asked of her both in and outside of the classroom.”

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