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MichiganStateUniversityWinter2015CollegeofOsteopathicMedicineVolume43No.1EMPOWERINGEXTRAORDINARYOsteopathicPHYSICIANS COMMUNIQUCOMMUNIQUVolume43Issue1Copyright2015MichiganStateUniversityCollegeoOsteopathicMedicinePublishedthreetimesperyearbytheOfceoPublicRelationsEastFeeHall965FeeRoadRoomA306EastLansingMI48824TocontactPublicRelations517-353-0616www.com.msu.eduMANAGINGEDITORLauraProbynEDITORPatGrauerDESIGNAnnmarieY.CookPHOTOGRAPHYAnnmarieY.CookKevinMcFatridgeCONTRIBUTINGWRITERSSarahMancusoKristopherThomasNicholoStephenM.SwetechD.O.EDITORIALASSISTANCEBethCoureyKatieDonnellySandyKilbournNewcampaignforMSUacapitalideaIfyouarereadingthismagazinechancesareyouareanMSUalumnusfacultymemberstafferorstudentandyouhavealsoseenanumberofprintedandbroadcastmessagesaboutthecapitalcampaignthattheuniversitylaunchedlastfalltitledEmpowerExtraordinary.Icouldgiveyouallofthetalkingpointsaboutourpartofthecampaignbutitwouldbemuchquickerandeasierforyoutovisittheofcialwebpageathttpbit.lyEmpowerMSUCOM.CallmebiasedbutIthinkthatthegoalsforMSUCOMscampaignarenotonlyobtainablebutthatoncewereachthemtheyllenableustoreachnewheightsinconductingworld-changingresearchandineducatingthenextgenerationofosteopathicphysicianswhowillserveourstateournationandourworld.ForthepastfewmonthsIveworkedwithastellarcommitteeofouralumniwhohavebeenprovidingmewithinvaluableguidanceandsuggestionsforhowwecanapproachourgoalsandwhomwecanworkwithtomeetthesegoals.Findoutwhotheyareandwhytheybelieveinourcollegeanditsfuturesomuchthattheyaregivingustheirvaluabletimeandattentionnottomentiontheircharitablegiftsbyreadingthestoryonpage2.Werealreadywellontheroadtomeetingourcampaigngoalsstrengtheningthestudentexperiencesandbuildingastrongfutureforourprofession.ImfortunateinthatIgettotalktopeopleandndoutwhatkindofimpactourworkishavinginlivesandtheircommunitiesfromMuskegontoMexico.InthisissueofCommuniquyoullhavethechancetolearnaboutsomeofthemtoo.ForexampleyoucanreadthestoriesofSureshMukherjitheDepartmentofRadiologychairoralumnusGregMarcoebothofwhomrecentlyestablishedscholarshipendowmentsintheirparentsnames.Theybelievesostronglyinwhatwearedoingandthepotentialforwhatourstudentswilldointhefuturethattheyhaveestablishedendowmentsthatwilllastinperpetuity.ImaginewhatwellaccomplishIfreadingallofthemovingstoriesinthisissueofCommuniquisntastoundingenoughIencourageyoutotaketimetogoonlineandvisithttpbitly.comGIVE_MSUCOMtoseeagreatcompilationofstoriesaboutmanygiftsthathaveenabledustocomeasfaraswehave.Thisonlinebookoffersnumerousexamplesofpeoplewhohavechosentohonorusbyinvestinginourstudentsourfacultyandourfuture.PerhapsyoullbeinspiredtojointhemWilliamD.StrampelD.O.FACOIDean WINTER2015COMMUNIQU1WINTER2015COMMUNMUNIQUIQU1MSUCOMSCAPITALCAMPAIGNGOALSAstheagshipcollegeofosteopathicmedicineMSUCOMhasearnedareputationforexcellenceineducationresearchinternationaloutreachandservicealldrivenbyinnovationanddedication.Tomaintainourleadershiproleandtopositionourselvestoeducateevenmoreprimarycarephysiciansweareembarkingonacampaignforabrighterfuture.GOAL21MILLIONAnEngineofOPPORTUNITYOneofthereasonsthatAmericahasashortageofprimarycarephysiciansisstudentdebt.Theamountofstudentdebtinthiscountrynowexceedsthetotalamountownedoncreditcards.Fouryearsofmedicalschoolcanadduptomorethan200000instudentloansontopofexistingundergraduateloans.Weneedscholarshipstosupportourstudentssothatwecanproduceosteopathicphysicianswhoarepreparedtocompletemedicalschoolwhowillunderstandandfacethechallengesofmodernmedicineandwhowillentertheprofessionwithoutbeingoverwhelminglyburdenedbydebt.Greaterscholarshipfundingwillenableustomeetthischallenge.Itsimperativethatwesupportendowedscholarships.Endowmentsarekeythesefundsprovideareliablecontinuingsourceofrevenuethatwecancountoninperpetuity.GOAL8MILLIONAForceforCREATIVITYDISCOVERYANDTEACHINGMSUCOMistheleadinginstitutioninosteopathicmedicinebutwestillhavetocompetewithotherschoolstoattractandretainthetopfacultymemberswhowillbeoutstandinginstructorspractitionersandresearchers.Conductingcutting-edgeresearchrequiresnotonlythebestandbrightestmindsbutalsothemostcurrenttechnologyexcellentfacilitiesandasolidresearchteam.ForexampleestablishingoneendowedacademicchairwillenableMSUCOMtoprovideanoutstandingfacultymemberwiththeresourcesthatheorshewillneedtodaytomakethemedicaldiscoveriesthatwillchangetheworldtomorrow.MSUCOMleadershiphasastrongrecordofwisestewardshipforitsresources.Generalprogramendowmentsareimportantandhelpcontributetoitseconomicstability.TheyenablethecollegetoprovidefundingwhenopportunitiesorchallengesarisehelpkeepMSUCOMstechnologycurrentsupportresearchersinpursuingnewideasandinitiativesandgivingfacultythechancetobuildontheirreputationsandtheuniversitysbypresentingatprestigiousconferencesandinteractingwiththeirpeers.GOAL8MILLIONBuildingaVIBRANTCOMMUNITYMSUCOMwasthenationssixthosteopathicmedicalschoolanditbecamethemodelforsubsequentosteopathicmedicalschoolsandassumedaleadershippositionamongthe24thathavefollowed.ThisaccomplishmentisallthemoreremarkablegiventhatourEastLansingsiteishousedina50-year-oldconverteddormitory.Everyoneoftheotherschoolsofosteopathicmedicineishousedinanewermoretechnologicallyadvancedfacility.MSUCOMisaleaderinitseldanditsfacilitiesshouldreectthatleadershipandcommitmenttothefuture.Planningeffortswillenableleaderstobeginlayingthegroundworkforabuildingthatwillhelpthecollegemaintainitsteachingandoutreachedgeintothefuture.DuringthiscampaignweareseekingsupportforplanningforanewbuildingontheMSUcampus.GOAL5MILLIONbit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT 2COMMUNIQUWINTER2015endowmenttohelpthestudents.VoelpelAlumniareneededtohelpcreateourlegacyandweneedtoembracethechangesofmedicineandsupportthem.Ivecreatedanendowmentforstudentsthefutureofmedicine.Ibelievethatthestrongerthecollegeisthestrongertheprofessionwillbe.FriedmanEverythingIamandeverythingIveeverwantedtobeisbecauseofMSUCOM.Myfamilyscomfortthethousandsofpatientswhovetrustedtheirlivestomeoverthelast33yearsitsallbecauseofMSUCOM.ItsalaboroflovetogivebacktothecollegethatgavemeeverythingIhave.WhenDeanStrampelsaysWillyouhelpmehedoesnthavetosayanythingelse.MacIntoshIthinkweagreedtoserveontheMSUCOMcapitalcampaignoutofasenseofduty.IenlistedintheArmyin1967outofasenseofdutyIparticipatedonmanyhospitalcommitteesoutofsenseofdutyandwehavethatsamesenseofdutytouniversityandthecollege.Weallhearthatgivingbackisimportant.WhatwasthebiggestmotivationthatmadeyoudecideyouhadtomakeagifttoMSUCOMSnyderThereisashortageoffuturephysiciansanddonatingmakesiteasierforstudentstoobtaintheirdegrees.HatcherRatherthangivingbackIthinkofpayingforward.WithoutoursupportforthecollegeanditsexpansionIthinkweincreasethechancesofbeingswallowedupasaprofession.IhopethestudentsIhavehelpedwillthencontinuetopayitforward.VoelpelIfeelfortunatetohavereceivedthetrainingIdidandmyworkhasprovidedmewitharewardinglifestylebothprofessionallyandpersonally.BecauseIhavebeengivensomuchIamobligatedtogiveback.FriedmanTheMOAhasanorganizationcalledthe49ersClub.Itsconceptisbasedontheideaofleavingthewoodpilehigherthanyoufoundit.Imagineyouareinthewoodsinthedeadofwinterandyoundacabinwithanotethatsaysyoucanuseitatnochargeandonlythatyoushouldleavethewoodpilehigherthanyoufoundit.TheSevenoutstandingalumniveryactiveintheday-to-dayworkofthecollegeandexemplarydonorswereinvitedtojoinDeanStrampelandotherleaderstohelpshepherdthiscapitalcampaignforMSUCOM.TheyareHaroldFriedman1980alumnusandclinicalassistantprofessoroffamilyandcommunitymedicineTressaGardner1994alumnaandclinicalassistantprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtiesemergencymedicineGlenHatcher1975alumnusandclinicalprofessorofneurologyandophthalmologyophthalmologyAlJuocys1977alumnusandclinicalassistantprofessoroffamilyandcommunitymedicineDavidMacIntosh1976alumnusandclinicalassociateprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtiesinternalmedicineRobertSnyder1979alumnusandclinicalassistantprofessorofosteopathicsurgicalspecialtiesanesthesiologyMaryJoVoelpel1975alumnaandclinicalassociateprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtieshematologyandoncology.Wetookthetimetoaskthisvolunteercorpsafewquestionsaboutthecampaignwhytheychosetobeinvolvedandwhatitwillmeantothefutureofthecollegeandtheosteopathicmedicalprofession.WhydidyouaccepttherequesttoserveasamemberoftheMSUCOMCapitalCampaignVolunteerCommitteeSnyderIwanttoprovideotherswiththechancetoachievetheirlifelongdreamsandgoalsjustasIhad.IwanttodoeverythingIcantoensurethefutureofMSUCOM.HatcherIconsidereditanhonortobepartofthiscommittee.ImwillingtodoanythingIcantomakethiscollegeasuccessgoingtolecturesSilverfestandSeminarintheSunbeinganambassadorforMSUCOMinthemedicalcommunityinanywayIcanandcreatinganLEADINGTHEWAYINTOTHEFUTUREMSUCOMalumnivolunteersexplainwhytheybelieveinGIVINGBACKDeanWilliamStrampelConnieMinnichHaroldFriedmanMaryJoVoelpelGlenHatcherTressaGardnerRobertSnyderLarryVoelpelandChrisSuriangatheredatarecentmeetingoftheMSUCOMvolunteercampaigncommittee. WINTER2015COMMUNIQU3conceptmakessomuchsense.Thethingswedotodaywillmakeabigdifference101520yearsfromnowasthingslogarithmicallychange.WhenyouseeallthethingsthedeanisdoinginplaceslikeMexicoKoreaMalawiandCanadatherearenoothermedicalschoolsletaloneosteopathicschoolsthathaveapresencethattouchesalmosteverycontinent.ThatwordneedstogetoutwhenthebestandbrightestthinkaboutwheretogotheyseethatMSUCOMisamongthebestandbrightest.MacIntoshGivingbackisimportant.IgrewupinahumbleenvironmentIwastherstinmyfamilytopursueacollegeeducation.Myundergraduatestudieswerenanciallydifcult.MedicalschoolwasbetterbecauseitwaspaidforbytheGIbill.Iseeallmedicalstudentsleavingwithhugedebt.Iseeourgiftssupportingstudentscholarships.IftherewasonethingthatyoucouldpointtoasthemostimportantreasonthatsomeoneshouldgivetoMSUCOMwhatwoulditbeSnyderPeopleherehavebeengivenagreatopportunity.Physiciansknowtheywillalwayshaveajob.Thisprofessionhasgivenussecurityandweshouldgiveback.Studentdebtissohighthesedayssoalumnishouldstepforwardandassist.Onewayistocreateascholarshipinmemoryofsomeone.HatcherImproudandthankfulIcouldgotoMSUCOMandhavethechancetogiveback.Ourschoolhasbeeninthetop10forprimarycareeducationintheU.S.NewsWorldReportformorethan10years.IthinkwereaagshipforD.O.schools.Weweretherstatamajoruniversityandwearetrulyaleaderinmedicine.VoelpelThemedicalprofessionishonorableanditshouldbesupported.Weneedtohaveastrongvoice.Thiscanbeaidedifmorephysiciansareoutspokenandthecollegehasmorestrengththroughdonations.FriedmanYoucanbeagrassrootsbrickinthefoundationofallofthenewlevelsandnewbridgesandallofthenewadvancesthatthecollegeistryingtomake.Youcanbeapartofthatfoundation.Youdonthavetobethewholebuilding.Itsnothowmanybricksyougiveitsthatyouarepartofthefabric.MacIntoshMSUCOMhasgivenustheopportunitytocareforpeoplewhichisverysatisfyingandtheopportunitytolivewell.WhenyouthinkaboutthefutureofMSUCOMwhatdoyouenvisionthatthecollegewilllooklikeafterthecompletionofasuccessfulcapitalcampaignSnyderThemovetowardsplanningthenewMSUCOMbuildingwillprovidenewandbettertechnologyforteachingfuturephysiciansandwellbeabletoacceptthebestandthebrightestbecausemorepeoplewillhaveopportunitytocome.HatcherThestudentscomingintothecollegenowareunbelievable.Iseeitinmyresidents.Itsnotjusttheboardscoresbutitstheexperiencestheyvehad.Forexampletheyvetraveledtoforeigncountriesthatsthenormnownottheexception.Wehaveexpandedtothethreesites.Wellbearoundforalongtime.Thiscampaignwillallowustodosomuchmore.VoelpelIbelieveMSUCOMisalreadystrong.ButIwanttoseeittakeonandmatchmedicalschoolswithgreatreputationsliketheUniversityofMichiganandHarvard.Financialsupportadvancesthatvision.FriedmanIthinkwellhaveanewphysicalplantthatwillbeupdatedandstateoftheartintermsofthenewestineducationalcapabilitiesthatwillbethemostvisiblegoalthatsobtained.Ithinktherealgoalistomakesurethattheprojectsthatthedeanhascastoutinternationallythatthecampaignforfundraisingisgoingtohelpbringfruitioninthatregard.ItwillvalidateU.S.osteopathicmedicinearoundtheworld.MacIntoshIwouldhopeitwouldremainthepreeminentosteopathiccollegeintheworldandofcoursewewouldliketoenvisionanewmedicalcampus.MOAPASTPRESIDENTSCREATESCHOLARSHIPtohonorthepastlooktothefuturebyPatGrauerItwastheGreatSnowballEfecttherstewakesoanideagainedvolumeandmomentumbecauseopeoplesimplypassionateenoughtorollitalltogether.TheideawaspresentedbyDr.EdwardLoniewskiinMay2012atastrategicplanningsessionotheMichiganOsteopathicAssociationPastPresidentsCounciltocreateanendowedscholarshiptosupportMSUCOMstudentswithdemonstratednancialneed.ThescholarshipwouldhonorboththosewhohadledtheMOAandthoseMichiganphysicianswhohadledtheAmericanOsteopathicAssociationthroughouttheyears.Thecommitteevotedthateachpastpresident32inallshoulddonate100orveyearsinarow.ThenLoniewskitalkedwithDeanWilliamStrampelwhosuggestedadinnertopromotetheideaandseededtheefortwithagitohisown.Thisefortwasollowedbyaletterandthenpersonalphonecalls.Theavalanchestarted.Whenallwassaidanddonetheirpersistencegarneredmorethan49000indonationsandpledgesandtheyhadenoughatthattimetoullyendowthescholarship.TherstawardwenttostudentNathanHamiltonandLoniewskiwasdelightedwiththechoice.Igottomeethimhesaid.Iwasveryimpressedwithhisleadershipqualities.Hewasjustwhatwewerelookingtosupport.ThePastPresidentsCounciliscontinuingtosolicitundsorthescholarshipandtheMOAhasalsopledgedamemorialdonationtoaddtotheendowmentatthedeathoeachpastpresident.Thethemeoleadershipisocourseimportanttothisgroupthathasbeeninthevanguardotheproessionbothatthestateandthenationallevel.WewanttoleavealegacyoleadershiporotherpeopletoemulateaswellLoniewskisaid.Thescholarshipisacommitmenttotheutureoourproession.EdwardLoniewskibit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT 4COMMUNIQUWINTER2015ACONVERSATIONWITHCHRISSURIANbyLauraProbynMSUCOMDevelopmentDirectorChrisSuriandoesntwantjustdonorshewantsphilanthropists.Heslookingforpeoplewhowanttohaveanimpactonthenextgenerationofosteopathicphysicianspeoplewhowanttosupportresearcherswhowillleadthewayinghtingdebilitatingconditionsandpeoplewhowanttohelptakethecollegetothenextlevelinexcellence.SEIZINGOPPORTUNITIESSurianislookingforphilanthropists.Thatdoesntonlymeanpeoplewhocangivemillionsofdollarsormoreitmeanspeopleatalllevelsofgivingwhowanttomakeadifference.ThequestionIalwaysaskisWhatdoyouwanttodowithyourmoneythatsimportanttoyouWhatareyourphilanthropicpassionshesays.BasicallythequestionisWhatimpactdoyouwanttomakeThemanatthecenterofthecollegeseffortstomeetits21milliongoalintherecentlyannounceduniversitycapitalcampaigntitledEmpowerExtraordinarySurianhasactuallybeenimmersedinthecampaignformorethantwoyearsplanningandgatheringinputinpreparationforitslaunch.Beforesettingyourgoaltheresaboutatwo-yearperiodwhereyouarecloselyexaminingyourunitacrosstheboardandgatheringfeedbackfromadministratorsfacultyandcurrentsupportersonwhatsgoingtogetustothenextlevelofexcellencehesays.YoubringtogetheryourcurrentsupportersandaskfortheirhelpinmakingleadimpactgiftsandyouaskthemWhoelseouttherewouldliketobeapartofthisItsbeenaverydeliberativethoughtfulprocesswerenotjustgoingoutandsayingHeygiveusmoney.Surianclearlyseesthecollegesprogressinsettingitsphilanthropicgoalsandtheninmeetingthosegoalsandestablishingnewones.Itsanadvancethatwasespeciallyevidentintheuniversityslastcampaignaboutadecadeago.Duringthelastcampaignwereallystartedtothinkoflargeimpactgiftsandwhatoriginallywasan8milliongoalturnedintoan18millioncampaignhepointsout.Thisisaverypivotalpointforusthealumniandfriendsthatwellbetalkingtoduringthiscampaignrepresentwhatwasagrowthperiodforourcollege.Tomaintainthatlevelofexcellenceandgrowthwearegoingtoneedtheirsupportandpartnership.MAXIMIZINGIMPACTAsthecollegenearsitsfthdecadeaspartofMSUthenumberofitsalumniwhoarenearingretirementisalsoadvancing.ThismeansthatSurianisworkingwithagrowingbodyofpeoplewhoarethinkingaboutnancialissuesbeyondraisingafamilyorrunningapractice.SomeofouralumsarenttooyoungtostartthinkingWhatcanIdowiththisassettomeetmyphilanthropicgoalshesays.WehavesomealumswhoarestartingtothinkabouthowtheycancreatetrustsorcharitablegiftannuitieswheretheymighthaveanincomeforsometimeperiodandthenMichiganStatewouldkeeptheremainderattheirpassing.Suriansaysthecollegeisntrelyingsolelyonalumnitohelpchartacourseforthefuture.Animportantphaseofourcampaignwillbewhatwecallfriendshesays.TherehavebeenindividualsinthestateofMichiganandaroundthecountrywhohavebeeninvolvedwiththeosteopathicprofessionfortheirentirelives.Becauseofourpositionandreputationwithintheprofessionweareabletomeetalotoftheirphilanthropicgoals.EMPOWEREXTRAORDINARYTHECAMPAIGNforMICHIGANSTATEUNIVERSITY WINTER2015COMMUNIQU5ENSURINGaLEGACYWhenitcomestoongoingimportantneedssupportforscholarshipsisalwaysatornearthetopofthelistanditsnodifferentinthiscampaign.Thecollegesgoalistoraise8millionforscholarshipsupporttoattractthebestandbrighteststudentswhowanttolearnhereorbegintheirresearchcareershere.ToattractandretainacommittedtalentedanddiversestudentbodythatwilltakecareofthecountryandtheworldinthefutureweneedtoprovidescholarshipsupportSuriansays.Weneedtobeabletosupportstudentswhowanttofollowtheirpassionandnotwhattheythinktheyneedtodotopayoffadebtloadofaquarterofamilliondollarswhichisnotuncommon.Theresalsoan8milliongoaltosupportfacultyendowmentsthatgiveresearcherseducatorsandinnovatorsthefreedomtodowhattheydobestexploreopportunitiestodoworkthatwillaffectthehealthofpeoplefromLansingtoLesotho.ItsimportantforustosupportendowmentstogivefacultytheexibilityandthefreedomtoaccomplishtheirgoalswhenbudgetsbecomemorerestrictiveSuriansays.Whetherthatberesearchorcurriculumortraveltoexchangeideaswithotherleadersintheprofessionweneedthatsupporttoenablethefacultytobeexibleandtakeadvantageoftheareaofgreatestopportunityandtotakechances.ItsapivotaltimeinU.S.healthcareintheosteopathicprofessionintheMichiganeconomyandinglobalhealth.ThoughalloftheseaspectscarrymajorchallengesSurianseesthattheyalsoofferhugeopportunitiesforMSUCOM.Wehaveinplacestrongleadershipwithinthecollegeandastrongfacultywhohavereallyexaminedoverthelasttwoyearswhatweneedtodotobringthecollegetothenextlevelofexcellencehesays.Withthewaywearesettoimprovethedeliveryofhealthcareinthefuturewepresentafabulousopportunityforpartnershipthatcanenablepeopletoimpactthestatethenationandtheworldinavarietyofareasintheosteopathicprofession.MSUCOMSHISTORYOFGENEROSITYAWeb-basedbookletcalledCelebratingtheLegacyofGivingwithnearly60featuresonMSUCOMdonorsandthepeoplewhobenetedfromtheirgenerosityovertheyearshasbeenpostedincelebrationofourroleinMichiganStateUniversitysnewcapitalcampaignEmpowerExtraordinary.WereitnotforitscommunityofgenerousdonorsMSUCOMwouldnothavesurviveditsstartasaprivatecollegeletalonethrivedtobecometheglobalforceforosteopathicmedicinethatitistoday.FromtheinitialgiftstotheMichiganOsteopathicCollegeFundfromvisionaryD.O.stothelatestscholarshipendowmenttheparadeofphilanthropyissomethingtocelebrate.Wellbeaddingtothevolumetocontinuetocelebrateourdonors.Checkitoutatbit.lyGIVE_MSUCOMandconsideraddingyournameandcelebratingyourvaluesbybecomingamajordonoryourselfReadaboutthemanyinspiringpeoplewhovesupportedusandlefttheirmarkontheMSUCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineinourelectronicbookletCelebratingthelegacyofgiving.Itcanbefoundonlineatbit.lyGIVE_MSUCOM.Canweaddyourstorybit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT 6COMMUNIQUWINTER20156COMMUNIQUWIWINTENTER2R2015MOCFALEGACYOFHEALTHYPHILANTHROPYwithanannualcelebrationbyPatGrauerITWAS1959whenAlanPottsD.O.newlyinstalledpresidentoftheMichiganAssociationofOsteopathicPhysiciansandSurgeonsnowtheMichiganOsteopathicAssociationmadeabreathtakingpronouncementduringhispresidentialaddressMichiganwouldbethehomeofthenextcollegeofosteopathicmedicine.Itwasanambitioustaskbecausenonewcollegeshadbeenestablishedinmorethan30years.ThevehicleinwhichthisdreamwouldridewastheMichiganOsteopathicCollegeFoundationatrustfundforwhicheachMAOPSmemberwastaxed2000anenormoussumatthetimepayableover10years.Itwassuccessful.By1969theMichiganCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinewasestablishedinPontiacbecamepartofMichiganStateUniversityin1971andhasgrownintotheworld-classinstitutionweknowasMSUCOM.ThatlegacyofgivingsocharacteristicoftheosteopathicprofessioniswhatmadeourcollegewhatitistodaysaidDeanWilliamD.Strampel.TheMOCFstandsasatestamenttothegenerosityofosteopathicphysicianstheircommitmenttosustainingtheirprofessionforthefutureandtheirappreciationforexcellenceineducationandresearch.BUTTHATSNOTTHEENDOFTHESTORY.Throughcarefulmanagementandcreativefund-raisingtheMOCFisstillthrivingtodaywithacorpusofnearly8millionandinterestthatpaysformanyworthyprojectsandinitiatives.Itsthecollegessilentpartnersomuchsothatin1997MSUPresidentPeterMcPhersonpresentedtheMOCFboardwiththeFrankS.KedzieAwardinrecognitionofits1millionincontributions.In2005tosharplyreducethefoundationsadministrativecoststhefundsmanagementwastransferredtoMSUasa3millionendowmentprovidingforaguaranteedincomeandprotectionoftheprincipalfrommarketuctuations.TheMOCFBallanannualgalaeventthatbringstogethermembersoftheosteopathicprofessionfromacrossMichiganisnearlyasoldasthefunditselfandwasinitiallyorganizedandexecutedbytheMAOPSAuxiliary.WhentheMOCFwasmovedtocampussodidresponsibilityfortheBall.In2006therstMSU-ledBallattractedTHATLEGACYOFGIVINGSOCHARACTERISTICOFTHEOSTEOPATHICPROFESSIONISWHATMADEOURCOLLEGEWHATITISTODAY.THEMOCFSTANDSASATESTAMENTTOTHEGENEROSITYOFOSTEOPATHICPHYSICIANSTHEIRCOMMITMENTTOSUSTAININGTHEIRPROFESSIONFORTHEFUTUREANDTHEIRAPPRECIATIONFOREXCELLENCEINEDUCATIONANDRESEARCH.-WilliamStrampelDeanmThegroundbreakingceremonyfortheMichiganCollegeofOsteopathicMedicine. WINTER2015COMMUNIQU7WINTER2015COMMUNIQUQ7400peopleandraised129000ortheoundation.In2014anastounding420000wasgarneredandmorethan800peopleattendedllingthevenueatTheHenryinDearborn.Inthepast10yearsalonetheMOCFBallhasraisedmorethan2.5milliontosupportMSUCOM.ATTHECOREOFTHISSUCCESSarethethreeco-chairsallowhomworkintheDeansOceColleenKnifenmanagementanalysthandlesund-raisingandnanceKimberlyBettsexecutivestafassistantisresponsibleorentertainmentandthevenueandAnnCookgraphicdesignerinExternalProgramsdoestheartanddesign.THERESULTSAREAWE-INSPIRING.HundredsoamiliaracesromD.O.retireestoosteopathicstudentsareabitdiculttorecognizeastheyslipoutowhitecoatsanddonstunningormalwear.Enteringtheballroomismagicalmusictwinklinglightsbreathtakingdecorationsandspectacularlyarrangedtablesacethestagewherearockinbandtemptspeopletothedanceoor.Balldonationsadssponsorshipsraestheyalladduptoaneveningounandachievement.Notingat-capacityhousesthelastthreeyearsKnifensaidWedontevenhavetosendoutinvitationsanymore.Peoplebeginreservingtheirspotsinsummer.IthasbecomethesocialeventotheyearortheproessioninMichigan.WHEREDOTHEPROCEEDSGOTheMOCFBoardoTrusteeswhichnowincludes18MOAmembersandtheassociationspresidentandexecutivedirectortheMSUCOMAlumniAssociationpresidentandtheAdvocatesortheMOApresidentmeettwiceayear.InJunetheyapproveabudgetstartingwithaspendingplansubmittedbythedeanortheinterestaccount.InOctoberthemeetingisinormationalincludinganupdateontheplansortheBall.NEARLY340000ininterestwasdispersedlastyear.AprimaryobjectiveisprovidingscholarshipstohelpMSUCOMstudentsderaythehighcostomedicaleducationallowingthemtoocusontheirstudiesinsteadotheirnancesandoferingthemmorereedomultimatelyintheirspecialtychoices.Thescholarshipsrangerom7000annuallyorouryearsto25000annuallyorMSUCOMsD.O.-Ph.D.studentstoaullrideo36000annually.TheBallhasbecomeayear-roundprojectoritsco-chairsbutITSWORTHTHEWORK.KnowingthatourefortspayoforstudentsoryearstocomeandthattheseproceedswillcontinuetogenerateinterestortheutureothecollegemakeitallworthwhileKnifensaid.HavingaballMSUCOMstudentsalumnifacultyandfriendsattendedthe2014MOCFBallwhichnettedmorethan400000inproceeds.bit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT 8COMMUNIQUWINTER2015MUKHERJIESTABLISHESSCHOLARSHIPTOPROVIDELASTINGTRIBUTETOPHYSICIANPARENTSTheChandraandPhatickMukherjiMemorialScholarshipDr.ChandraMukherjileftposeswithherhusbandDr.PhatrickMukherjifarrightandsonSureshathisweddingtoDr.RitaPatelsecondfromright.byLauraProbynHemaybearecentarrivalinEastLansingbywayofAnnArborbutSureshMukherjiwhobecameprofessorandDepartmentofRadiologychairpersonin2013issoappreciativeoftheopportunitiesthattheuniversityhasofferedhimandcountlessothersbywayofitsland-grantmissionthathehasestablishedanendowedscholarshiphere.ItsnamedinhonorofhisparentsphysicianswhobothemigratedfromIndiatotheU.S.andmetaftertheyarrivedinChicago.ThetwofoundtheirwaytoLouisvilleKentuckywhereChandraanobgynandPhatickapediatricianraisedtheirson.Theyemphasizedthevalueofagoodeducationandmadeitaprioritytogivehimeveryopportunitythattheycould.TheydidnothavealotofmoneywhentheycameoverbuteducationwasprimafacieforthemMukherjisays.TheyreallyfeltthisTHEREISTHISADAGETHATSAYSTHEONLYPEOPLEWHOREALLYREMEMBERYOUAREYOURKIDSANDITHINKPARTOFTHEREMEMBRANCETHATIDLIKETOHAVEFORMYPARENTSATLEASTFORASLONGASMSUANDTHECOLLEGEOFOSTEOPATHICMEDICINEAREHEREISTHATTHEYWILLALWAYSBEREMEMBEREDLONGAFTERIMGONELONGAFTERMYKIDSAREGONETHERESALWAYSGOINGTOBEAREMEMBRANCEOFTHEIRNAMES.-SureshMukherjiihewasaveryimportantgoalintheirlivesasdomostparentsofIndianoriginthattheirchildrenhavethebesteducationpossible.ItwasalessonthatSureshtooktoheartanditwasonhismindthispastspringwhenheattendedtheMSUCOMscholarshipdinner.Iwasreallyimpressednotonlybythelevelofphilanthropybutalsothepridethatwasclearlyvisibleintheawardeeshesays.AttendingthateventandseeingwhatadifferencewecouldmakeinyoungphysiciansliveshelpingtheminsomesmallparttoachievetheirgoalofgraduatingfrommedicalschoolandalsohavingthemeanstocreatesomethinginwhichmyparentswillberememberedinperpetuityIthoughtwasextraordinarilyimportant.Asaresultbeginningin2015theChandraandPhatickMukherjiMemorialScholarshipwillbeofferedannuallytooneMSUCOMstudent.Sureshhopestorewardexcellentstudentswithnancialneed.Wewanttogivetheawardtothosewhoareexcellingacademicallybutmaynothavethemeanstomeetalloftheirnancialobligations.Wefeelthisapproachwillhavethemostimpactasitwillpermitthoseindividualswhohavethetalentbutmaynothavethechanceduetonancialconstraintstobephysicians.InadditiontoprovidingamonetaryboostMukherjihopesthattheawardwillalsoprovidevaluablesupporttotheawardeeinthispivotaltimeoftheirtrainingthatcomeswithsuchrecognition.Asayoungpersonyouhavealotofinterestingideasheexplains.Thetailwindthatcontinuestoenableyoutopersevereisthesupportyoureceivefromyourfriendsfamilypeersandincreasinglyphilanthropists.Wehopethisawardwillbothrewardandvalidatethesacricesthestudentshavealreadymadeandwillmaketoreachtheirultimategoal.WhenIseesomeonechosentoreceiveoneoftheseawardsthe WINTER2015COMMUNIQU9lookintheireyesandtheexcitementaboutbeingacknowledgedbytheirpeersisveryrewarding.MukherjiwasdivisiondirectorofneuroradiologyattheUniversityofMichiganformanyyears.Heisarecognizedexpertinheadandneckimagingespeciallyofheadandneckcancers.ThoughnoneofhisdegreeshavecomefromMSUhereceivedaB.A.fromDukeUniversityanM.D.fromGeorgetownUniversityMedicalSchoolandanM.B.A.fromtheUniversityofMichiganheunderstandswhatitmeanstobeaSpartanandthefullbreadthofwhattheinstitutionoffers.WhatMSUhasprovidedindividualsthroughoutthestateandaroundthecountryisthekeytolifehepointsout.FromaneducationalandacademicstandpointofcoursebutalsointermsofpersonalgrowthandnetworkingopportunitiesyouhavealltheelementsatMSUthatyouneedtosucceed.HealsofullyespousesMSUscultureofphilanthropyandencouragesotherswhovaluewhattheyhavereceivedfromMSUtoseriouslyconsiderbuildingonthefoundationthathasbeenestablishedforthem.ForthoseindividualswhohavebenetedfromthisinstitutionandarenowinthatstagewheretheirfamiliesaretakencareofandtheirkidsareabouttoembarkontheirowncareerswhynotthinkaboutgivingbackButatitscorehisgiftisawaytopreservethememoryofhisparentstwopeoplewhotraveledhalfwayaroundtheworldtondeachotherandthenspenttherestoftheirlivesgivingtotheirpatientsandtheirfamily.ThereisthisadagethatsaystheonlypeoplewhoreallyrememberyouareyourkidsandIthinkpartoftheremembrancethatIdliketohaveformyparentsatleastforaslongasMSUandtheCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinearehereisthattheywillalwaysberememberedlongafterImgonelongaftermykidsaregonetheresalwaysgoingtobearemembranceoftheirnames.StaMattersTriciaBradfordbySarahMancusoGo-getterwouldbeaperectdescriptionorDevelopmentAssistantTriciaBradord.Sheissel-ledandenjoysworkingindependentlyonherprojectsmakingsurethejobgetsdone.Bradordhasalwaysbeenapeoplepersonandknewshewouldexcelinacustomerservice-basedposition.WorkingastheliaisonbetweenMSUCOManddonorshasbeenathrillarelationshipshegenuinelyenjoys.BradordwhoreceivedabachelorsdegreeinsocialscienceromMSUalwaysknewshewantedtocomebacktotheuniversitytowork.ShehasservedintheMSUCOMdevelopmentofceor10yearsandndsitinterestingandexciting.ThereissomethingnewtodoeverydaysaidBradord.Ilovemyjob.Bradordbelievesthatdevelopmentisthebackboneotheuture.Donorsprovideopportunitiesorstudentsandprogramadvancement.MSUCOMcouldnothaveaccomplishedwhatithaswithoutalumniandriendsgivingbackshesaid.IhaveworkedwithTriciainDevelopmentoroveradecade.Sheissovaluablebecausesheunderstandsthatotensheistherstuniversitypersonadonorprospectwillhavecontactwithandshewilldoeverythingtomakesurethatitisapositiveexperience.SheknowsthatrstmomentcouldpotentiallyleadtoalongbenecialrelationshiporMSUCOMandthedonorprospectsaidChrisSurianMSUCOMdirectorodevelopment.Bradordhasaone-year-olddaughternamedMilaandsaidshehaslovedeverymomentomotherhood.TriciaBradfordbelievesthatdevelopmentisthebackboneofthefutureforMSUCOM.bit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT 10COMMUNIQUWINTER201510COMCOMMMUNMIQUWINTER2015GREGORYMARCOEGainingalegacyLEAVINGALEGACYIGIVETHANKSTOMSUCOMFORACCEPTINGMEANDGIVINGMEACHANCETOBEADOCTOR.ITHASMADEAHUGEDIFFERENCEINMYFAMILYSLIFE.ITHASGIVENMETHEABILITYTOHELPMYPARENTSANDFAMILYWHENTHEYNEEDEDITWHICHHASBEENAGREATRETURNONTHEIRINVESTMENTINMYEDUCATION.-GregoryMarcoebyPatGrauerItsatypicalstoryofpeoplewhogrewupandweremarriedveryyounginthe50sGregoryMarcoesaid.Theystartedtheirfamiliesbeforetheyhadanopportunityforaneducation.Butfromtheearliestmomentsofmylifetheyurgedmetolearntogotocollegetobecomeeducated.Theytookprideinmyandmybrotherssuccess.Theyinuencedmychildreninthesameway.Marcoea1987MSUCOMalumnuscertainlydidcontinuehiseducationandheremembershisparentswithgreatrespectandfondness.Hisfatherworkedthreejobstosupportthefamilyandhelppayforcollegeandhisbrotherandhewereintherstgenerationintheirfamilytoearndegrees.Butnotallofthememoriesareaswarm.HismotherdiedfromcancerhisfatheroflungcancerandpneumoniaandheremembersthedifcultiestogetthemcareespeciallyintheUpperPeninsula.MymotherhadbeenseeingadoctorinEscanabawhocouldntputangeronwhatwasgoingonhesaid.ShecametovisitmewithcoughingandshortnessofbreathandIshowedherCTscantoaradiologistfriendwhoconrmedthecancer.Shedidwellforfourandahalfyears.Mydadhadproblemstoowentforanultrasoundscreeningandwasdiagnosedwithananeurysmandlaterlungcancer.EscanabadidnthavethespecialtiesheneededandhehadtocometoMidlandMichiganforcare.Theyoftenhadtotravellongdistancesinthewinter.IgivethankstoMSUCOMforacceptingmeandgivingmeachancetobeadoctorhesaid.Ithasmadeahugedifferenceinmyfamilyslife.Ithasgivenmetheabilitytohelpmyparentsandfamilywhentheyneededitwhichhasbeenagreatreturnontheirinvestmentinmyeducation.ThesethreeelementsgratitudeforwhathisparentshadprovidedappreciationtoMSUCOMforwhatitmadepossibleinhislifeandrecognitionoftheneedforimprovedmedicalcareinnorthernMichiganandtheUpperPeninsulaledMarcoeandhisfamilyincludinghiswifeandfourchildrentocreateanendowedscholarshipinhonorofhisparentsJoanneM.andReneA.Marcoe.MomandDadleftussomemoneytomakeourliveseasierbutwedecidedasafamilytouseahugeportionofitforascholarshiphesaid.Ourkidswereashappyasweweretodoitbecausetheyrecognizetheimportanceoftheirgrandparentsandwhattheyaccomplished.ThescholarshipwillsupportstudentstoenhancethepossibilityofproducinggoodphysicianstoservenorthernMichiganandtheUpperPeninsula.WerejuststartingMarcoesaid.MywifeandIintendtomakethisourfavoritecharitywithacommitmenttogrowthisfundandmakeareallybigdifferenceformorethanonestudent.Wewillcontributetoiteveryyearasaplanneddonationandourkidsplanondonatingtoitalsoastheyeachcompletetheirmedicaleducations.Itsalltohonormyparentsandwhattheysacricedforustogetaheadinthisworld.Itstherightthingtodohesaid.JoanneM.andReneA.Marcoe WINTER2015COMMUNIQU11WHENTHERECIPIENTISTHEDONORMSUCOMstudentssupportinitiativesforthepresentandthefuturebySarahMancusoFormostmedicalstudentslookingaheadmeansthingslikethinkingaboutcompletingclerkshipsgraduatingtakingboardexamsplanningforresidenciesanddealingwithnances.Makingdonationstohelpfuturestudentsisusuallynotamongtheirpriorities.ThisisnotthecasehoweverforsomeMSUCOMstudents.Theyhavegivenmoneytosupportscholarshipsandinternationalelectivesineffortsthatwillcontinueinperpetuity.StudentswhosupportthecollegethroughtheirphilanthropyprovidesuchagreatexampletoallalumniandfriendsofMSUCOM.ThesestudentswithverylimitedtimeandnancialresourcesputforthgreatefforttoimprovetheprogramsthattheysostronglybelieveinsaysChrisSurianMSUCOMdirectorofdevelopment.ItsasimpleandpowerfulmessagetoallpotentialsupportersofMSUCOMIfweasmedstudentscandoitsocanyou.Wereinthistogether.Ithinkitalsoteachesourstudentstobethankfulandvaluethesupportwedoreceivefromourgenerousdonors.FaraeldsupportformedicalelectivesTheMedicalServiceElectiveEndowmentallowsstudentstotraveloutsideoftheU.S.exploreotherculturesandhealthsystemsandgainclinicalexperience.Forthepastsixyearssecond-andfourth-yearstudentsfacultyandalumnihavetraveledtoPerutoprovidehealthcaretourbanresidentsandindigenouscommunitiesalongtheAmazonRiver.WestartedtheendowmentbecausethiselectiveisstilldevelopingandwewanttohelpitcontinuetogrowsaysJoeGorzD.O.anMSUalumnuswhosbeeninvolvedwiththeelectivesincehisstudentdays.Thestudentshavesuchgreatinitiativeandcommitmenttothiselectiveitshowstheirinterestanddriveingrowingandbecomingbetterphysicians.Studentsraisefundstosupportthetripandenablethemtopurchasetheneededmedicalsupplies.Themissionalsoprovidesopportunitiesforstudentstodiveintoclinicalcareandresearch.ItwasinspiringitwasawaytogivebacksaysRachelPunkeafourth-yearstudentfromSaginaw.Asstudentswecantdoeverythingwedonthavethepowertogivebacksometimesasmuchaswedliketo.Thisisawayyoucanuseyourtalentstogivebackandinturnyoulearnsomuchfromthepeople.Theirappreciationhelpedmelearnaboutlifeingeneral.ItssomethingIllalwaysparticipateinasmuchaspossibleinonecapacityoranother.AccordingtoGorzduringthepastsixyearsinadditiontothetravelasaresultoftheexperience36abstractshavebeensubmittedandhealthcareservicesvaluedatover1millionhavebeendeliveredtoabout10000Peruvianpeople.EliseCraigasecond-yearstudentwhotraveledwiththe2014electiverecentlywonanationalresearchpostercompetitionforpresentingtheresultsofherworktomonitorarsenicexposureamongchildreninonePeruvianvillage.Thechildrenhadbeenexposedthroughthevillagesonlywaterwell.Craigandhercollaboratorreachedouttotwononprotorganizationsthathavenowinstalledawaterpuricationsysteminthewell.ScribeserviceanotedeffortInanotherefforttheMSUCOMScribeServicewasdevelopedbymedicalstudentstoaidoneanotherthroughschool.Studentscanpurchasedetailedcoursenotesfrommembersoftheserviceandtheproceedsareusedtosupportscholarships.OneexampleistheWilliamM.FallsPh.D.EndowedScholarshipFundwhichgivesascholarshiptoadeservingMSUCOMstudent.The2014-2015recipientofthisscholarshipwasKevinLeikert.SOMAsupportstomorrowsosteopathicphysiciansTheMichiganStateUniversityCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineStudentOsteopathicMedicalAssociationSOMAEndowedScholarshipisgiventoadeservingsecond-third-orfourth-yearmedicalstudentwhoisalsoanactiveSOMAmember.ThestudentafliateoftheAmericanOsteopathicAssociationSOMApartnerswithotherMSUCOMstudentorganizationsbyfundinginitiatives.ThisresultsinleadershipresearchandvolunteeropportunitiesforactiveSOMAmembers.The2014-2015recipientoftheSOMAscholarshipwasLaurenAnastos.MembersoftheSOMAE-boardfromlefttorightSaraLangOliviaRyderEstherLiuSamiWardEliseCraigRyanPowellJessicaJaryHeatherBickSarahHarwoodStephenCovingtonNotpicturedKatieMartinandEileenChang.bit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT 12COMMUNIQUWINTER2015FACULTYACADEMICPROGRAMSSarojMisraD.O.FACOFPwasnameddirectorofclinicalclerkshipcurriculumintheMSUCOMOfceofAcademicProgramsandassistantprofessoroffamilymedicineinJanuary2014.Heguidestheimplementationofcurriculumforthird-andfourth-yearstudentsworkinginhospitalclerkships.AgraduateoftheUniversityofMichiganandoftheKirksvilleCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinehecompletedaninternshipatSt.JohnDetroitRiverviewHospitalandhisfamilymedicineresidencyatSt.JohnOaklandHospital.InadditionhecompletedapostdoctoralfellowshipwiththeMSUCollegeofHumanMedicinein2009.HehasservedasadirectorofmedicaleducationandresidencydirectoratSt.JohnProvidenceHealthSysteminWarren.ANATOMYDIVISIONRADIOLOGYMelanieMcCollumPh.D.appointedprofessoranddirectoroftheDepartmentofRadiologysDivisionofHumanAnatomyinSeptember2014comesfromtheUniversityofVirginiaSchoolofMedicinewhereshewasanassociateprofessorofmedicaleducationanddirectorofgrossanatomyeducation.SheisagraduateoftheHarvard-MacyProgramforEducatorsinHealthCareProfessions.FAMILYANDCOMMUNITYMEDICINEJenniferHicksD.O.M.P.H.joinedFamilyandCommunityMedicineinSeptember2014.ShereceivedherosteopathicandherpublichealthdegreesfromA.T.StillUniversityinKirksvilleMissouriandcompletedherresidencyinYorkPennsylvania.QingpingWangM.D.Ph.D.CMDwasappointedassistantprofessorintheDepartmentofFamilyandCommunityMedicineinJanuary2014toserveasageriatrician.ShereceivedtheM.D.fromtheUniversityofNewMexicoSchoolofMedicinethePh.D.inbiochemistryfromMSUandtheB.S.inbiologyfromNankaiUniversityinTianjinChina.ShehadservedasapostdoctoralresearchassociateinMSUCOMsCarcinogenesisLaboratoryandnishedthersttwoyearsofmedicalschoolatMSUCOM.MICROBIOLOGYANDMOLECULARGENETICSYasserAldhamenPh.D.wasappointedasassistantprofessorinApril2014afterworkingasapostdoctoralresearchassociateinAndreaAmaltanoslabfortwoyears.HereceivedthePh.D.inmicrobiologyandmoleculargeneticsfromMSUin2012andtheM.S.inmolecularpathologyfromtheUniversityofToledoSchoolofMedicinein2007.HisresearchinterestsincludeSarojMisraJenniferHicksMelanieMcCollumNEWFACULTYgenetherapyforthepurposeoftreatinginfectiousdiseasesandcancer.OSTEOPATHICMEDICALSPECIALTIESEricBenbowPh.D.joinedusasanassistantprofessorofosteopathicmedicalspecialtiesandentomologyinJanuary2014.HeheldapostdoctoralpositionatMSUfrom2001-07andthenatenure-trackfacultypositionattheUniversityofDaytonfrom2008-13.Hisresearchaddressesvectorborneandwaterbornediseasesandtheroleoftransmissionandpersistenceofpathogensrecentlyhehasbeenfundedforresearchtoevaluatethepostmortemmicrobiomefortranslationtohumanhealthandforensics.BrettEtchebarneM.D.Ph.D.joinedusasanassistantprofessorofemergencymedicineintheDepartmentofOsteopathicMedicalSpecialtiesinJuly2014.HereceivedtheM.D.fromMSUandcompletedresidencytrainingthroughMSU-SparrowHospitalinemergencymedicine.PreviouslyhecompletedhisPh.D.inanimalsciencefromMSUwithpostdoctoralresearchtrainingatStanfordUniversityinstemcellbiologyandregenerativemedicine.HehasamastersinbiologicalsciencesandaB.A.inhumanbiologyfromStanfordUniversity.Hisresearchisonrapididenticationofmicrobesresponsibleforsepsisinemergencydepartmentpatientsusingpoint-of-caretechnologiesaswellasmolecularcharacterizationofantibioticresistancegenesfromthesepathogenicorganisms.OSTEOPATHICSURGICALSPECIALTIESJeffreyMorinD.P.M.whohaspracticedintheLansingareasince2001joinedMSUCOMsDepartmentofOsteopathicSurgicalSpecialtiesasanassistantprofessorinJanuary2014.Aspecialistinsurgeryofthefootandankleheisboard-certiedinbothfootandreconstructiverearfootandanklesurgery.Heisa1998graduateofSchollCollegeofPodiatricMedicineinChicagoandcompletedafootandanklesurgeryresidencyatCatholicHealthPartnersSysteminChicagoin2001.PEDIATRICSSabrinaDinkhaD.O.wasnamedassistantprofessorintheDepartmentofPediatricsinAugust2014.A2008graduateofLakeErieCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineshetookherresidencyintheMSUPediatricResidencyProgramandisboard-certiedinpediatrics.ShewasemployedbyMacombPediatricAssociatesinWarren.PHARMACOLOGYANDTOXICOLOGYBenitaSjogrenPh.D.originallyfromSwedenreceivedherPh.D.inpharmacologyatKarolinskaInstituteinStockholmin2008.ShemovedtotheDepartmentofPharmacologyattheUniversityofMichiganin2008forapostdoctoralpositioninYasserAldhamenEricBenbowQingpingWangBenitaSjogrenSabrinaDinkhaBrettEtchebarneJeffreyMorin WINTER2015COMMUNIQU13RichardNeubigslabandcametoMSUwithhimasaseniorresearchassociateinJuly2013whenheassumedthechairpersonspositionatMSU.InDecember2014shewaspromotedtoassistantprofessor.PHYSICALMEDICINEANDREHABILITATIONRaniGebaraD.O.M.S.a2010MSUCOMalumnusjoinedtheMSUPMRstaffasanassistantprofessorandattendingphysicianinJuly2014.HecompletedhisresidencyinthedepartmentatSparrowHospital.Hespecializesintraumaticbraininjuryandelectromyographyaswellasgeneralphysiatry.HedidhisundergraduateworkandgraduatestudiesinbiomedicalengineeringatWayneStateUniversityandworkedasanengineeratWilliamBeaumontHospital.MathewSaffarianD.O.whoisdoingatwo-yearfellowshipininterventionalspineelectromyographyandsportsmedicinehasbeenappointedassistantprofessorintheDepartmentofPMR.A2010MSUCOMalumnushecompletedaPMRresidencyatMSUandservedasachiefresident.PHYSIOLOGYKurtHankensonD.V.M.Ph.D.comestousfromtheUniversityofPennsylvaniawherehewasanassociateprofessorandDeanW.RichardsonChairforEquineDiseaseResearch.HeisappointedasassociateprofessorofphysiologywithanadjunctappointmentinOsteopathicSurgicalSpecialties.HealsoholdsapositionintheDepartmentofSmallAnimalClinicalSciencesandistheassociatedirectoroftheLaboratoryforComparativeOrthopaedicResearch.Hisresearchisfocusedonboneregeneration.HiswifeFionaHankensonhasbeennamedUniversityAttendingVeterinarian.RADIOLOGYChunqiQianPh.D.joinedtheradiologydepartmentasanassistantprofessorinDecember2014.WithaPh.D.fromtheUniversityofCalifornia-BerkeleyhedidhispostdocsintheNationalHighMagneticFieldLaboratoryandtheNationalInstitutesofHealth.Hisspecialtyisthedevelopmentofadvancedmagneticresonancedetectiontechnologyforbothpreclinicalresearchandclinicalapplications.KrishnaPerniM.D.aboard-certieddiagnosticradiologistworkingatMSUsMagneticResonanceImagingClinicwasappointedasanassistantprofessorofradiologyinJuly2014.HetookhisfellowshipinneuroradiologyattheUniversityofMichiganhisresidencyatWilliamBeaumontHospitalinRoyalOakandreceivedhisM.D.fromtheUniversityofMichiganmedicalschoolandhisundergraduatedegreefromStanfordUniversity.RaniGebaraMathewSaffarianKurtHankensonChunqiQianKrishnaPerniMOAMICHIGANOSTEOPATHICASSOCIATIONContinueMOAslegacyofgivingbyKristopherThomasNicholoffCEOandexecutivedirectorMichiganOsteopathicAssociationBudgetconcernsaffecteveryone.Itishardtondasectororindustrythatisnotfacingtoughdecisionsandexaminingfundingsources.TheMichiganStateUniversityCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineisnodifferent.UndertheuniversityscurrentcapitalcampaignEmpowerExtraordinaryMSUCOMisworkingtoraise21million.Whilethecampaignwillincludeendowmentsandexpendablefundsthisgoalcanonlybereachedwithincreasedprivatedonations.ThelevelofexcellenceMSUCOMhasachievedineducationresearchandinternationaloutreachcouldonlyhavebeenaccomplishedwithawonderfulcommunityofdonors.ThelegacyofdonorsrunsdeepwithMSUCOM.InmyroleasexecutivedirectoroftheMichiganOsteopathicAssociationIamfortunatetowitnessthegenerosityofourmembersandthemanywaysD.O.sgivebacktotheircommunities.SupportingthecurrentcapitalcampaignisawonderfulwaynotonlytoprovidemuchneededfundsbuttobeanactivepartoftheMSUCOMcommunity.TheMOApromotesthisengagementandwearedelightedtoseetheonce-studentsnow-practicingphysicianscomingbackfullcircle.Theresultsofthesetypesofcampaignsaretangible.Youcanseetheresultsinthesuccessofthecollegeandthesuccessofthephysicianswhoprovidehealthcaretothecommunitieswelivein.Capitalcampaignsareauniqueformoffundraisingthatleadstoauniquerelationshipforthedonor.Itisaninvestmentthatismorethanjustdollars.Itsanemotionalinvestmentinthefutureandformsabondbetweenthedonorandthecollege.MOA 14COMMUNIQUWINTER2015OfficeofContinuingMedicalEducationPrinciplesofManualMedicineGaintheknowledgeathometrainthehandsoncampusbyPatGrauerWhatoffersCMEcreditrequireslesstimeoutoftheofcelessnancialstrainandtheopportunitytolearnatyourownhearthItsonlineCMEofcoursebutMSUCOMispilotingsomethingextraordinaryin2015virtualinstructionaspartofmanualmedicinetraining.TheclassicPrinciplesofManualMedicinecoursewascreatedbyOMMguruPhilipE.Greenmanwholiterallywrotethebookonthesubjectitsimpacthasbeenworldwide.LisaDeStefanochairpersonofosteopathicmanipulativemedicineatMSUCOMiscarryingonandexpandinghislegacyupdatingthetextandthecourse.Thecoursewithface-to-faceinstructionoffered28hoursofCategory1-Acredit.Thepilotonlinecoursewillincludetheopportunitytodo15hoursofthatinstructiondigitallyfor13hoursofCategory1-Acreditand15hoursofCategory1-Bcredit.Participantswillstudythedidacticcontentathomeorofceandcomepreparedtoimplementwhattheyvelearnedinhands-onpractice.TheeducationalobjectiveshavenotchangedsaidDeStefano.Weresimplyofferingthelectureportiononline.Therestofcoursehastobehands-on.Intheclassroomwellofferaquickreviewademonstrationandtheopportunitytopracticewiththefaculty-studentratiowevealwaysmaintained.ThisideastarteddecadesagowhenweofferedtheGreenmanvideotapesonlinesaidSandyKilbournexecutivedirectorofexternalprograms.Whatwerealizedwasthattherewassignicantandcontinuinginterestinthecontentandwewantedtomakeitmoreaccessible.Thepilotislimitedto14participantsshesaidandwewillbeaskingthemtoevaluateitforusverycarefully.Imexcitedaboutit.IthinkweneedtobeinthebusinessofprovidingmanualmedicineCMEforconstituentswhocantleavetheirofcesandIbelievewerethersttoattemptthismodel.Thepilotcoursewillparedownthetimerequiredfromaweekvelearningdaysandtwotraveldaystoonlytwodaysatthesiteshesaid.WellstillmaintaintheclassicPrinciplescourseinDecembersaidSaraCarsondirectorofCME.ThispilotwillbeofferedJuly11-12inEastLansingandweregratefultothepioneerswhowilltakeit.Wewillbeaskingthemone-on-oneandinafocusgroupfortheirfeedback.Ifitssuccessfulwewilllookatexpandingthemodeltoothermanualmedicinecourses.Forinformationonthepilotcourseseecom.msu.educme.UpcomingCMEProgramsPEDIATRICUPDATEFebruary212015MSUCOMEastFeeHallEastLansingMichigan8creditsofCategory1-AEXERCISEPRESCRIPTIONASACOMPLEMENTTOMANUALMEDICINEMarch6-92015NovaSoutheasternUniversityTampaFlorida26.5creditsofCategory1-ACARDIOLOGYUPDATEMarch212015MSUCOMEastFeeHallEastLansingMichigan8creditsofCategory1-AMUSCLEENERGYPARTIApril17-212015MSUCOMEastLansingEastLansingMichigan34creditsofCategory1-ASPORTSMEDICINEMay12015KelloggHotelConferenceCenterEastLansingMichigan7creditsofCategory1-AMSUCOMCLINICALSYMPOSIUMJune26-282015ParkPlaceHotelTraverseCityMichigan15creditsofCategory1-AALSOAVAILABLECMEONLINEUpto561-BCreditsCME WINTER2015COMMUNIQU15MSUCOMALUMNINETWORKMSUCOMALUMNIUpcomingEventsPleasekeepusinformedofrecentmovesorchangesinyourpractice.Itisimportantforcollegereportsgrantwritingetc.thatwehaveup-to-dateinformationonouralumni.ChangestoyourinformationcanbemadeontheMSUCOMwebsiteunderthealumnisectionorbycalling877853-3448.MSUCOMAlumniOfce965FeeRoadRoomA310EastLansingMI48824517432-4979ortollfree877853-3448emailkim.camphc.msu.eduwww.com.msu.edualumniWHEREAREYOUTheseACOImembersandMSUCOMalumniposedforaphoto.LefttorighttheyareJohnPopovec75AlbertaPopovecRichardSmithChrisFink00JimWagenaar87LorahWrightMacIntosh90DavidMacintosh76ElaineStomelRobertStomel80IngeFerguson98ScottFergusonEricWalchak97LynneWagenaarJasonBeckrow00andChadLink03.ACOIMEETSONTHEEASTCOASTAlargecontingentofMichiganphysicianswaspresentfortheAmericanCollegeofOsteopathicInternistsconventionattheBaltimoreMarriottWaterfrontOct.15-19.Amongthemweremorethan75MSUCOMalumni.AMICHIGANRIVALRYPLAYSOUTINWASHINGTONSTATEMSUCOMsreceptionattheOMEDconventionattheWashingtonStateConventionCenterTradeCenterinSeattlewaslivelytosaytheleast.Morethan200SpartansjoinedthefellowshipandwatchedMSUtrouncetheUniversityofMichiganonthelargescreensfortheOct.25BigGame.VisitingtheMSUCOMexhibitwereWolfgangGilliar86NeilOkamura88andAdamHunt11.MoregreenandwhiteintheEmeraldCitywithDavidWiersema93AlyssaVermeulen14DavidPohl14SarojMisraMarissaRogers04andRandyDeArment75.SeatedinfrontisRichardBratton79.Jan.22-25MAOFPMid-WinterFamilyMedicineUpdateShantyCreekResortsBellaireMich.ReceptionJan.25Jan.31MOCFBallTheHenryAutographCollectionDearbornMich.Mar.7-14HealthyLifestyleandPreventiveCareFutureDirectionsCaboSanLucasMexicoSept.11-12SilverfestCMEgolfreceptiontailgatefootballEastLansingMich.WINTER2015COMMUNIQU15 16COMMUNIQUWINTER2015ALUMNIMSUCOMALUMNAMYRALROBBINSLEADSMOATheMichiganOsteopathicAssociationinstalled1976MSUCOMalumnaMyralR.RobbinsD.O.FAAFPFACOFPasits116thpresidentduringitsannualHouseofDelegatesmeetinginDetroitinMay.RobbinsisboardcertiedinfamilymedicineandwasMyralRobbinstakesthehelmaspresidentoftheMOAduringtheMayHouseofDelegatesmeeting.awardedfellowshipstatusbyboththeAmericanAcademyofFamilyPhysiciansandtheAmericanCollegeofOsteopathicFamilyPhysicians.SheisagraduateoftheAmericanOsteopathicAssociation-OhioUniversityCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineHeritageFoundationNationalHealthPolicyFellowshipandtheMSUCOMFacultyDevelopmentFellowship.ShehasservedaspresidentoftheMSUCOMAlumniAssociationBoardisapast-presidentoftheMichiganAssociationofOsteopathicFamilyPhysiciansandwasthefoundingosteopathicprogramdirectorofthefamilymedicineresidencyatMichiganStateUniversityKalamazooCenterforMedicalStudiesnowWesternMichiganUniversitySchoolofMedicine.Dr.RobbinshasservedontheMOAsBoardofTrusteessince2007.ShehasbeenactiveintheosteopathicprofessionatthestateandnationallevelincludingservingonAmericanOsteopathicAssociationcouncilsandbureausrelatedtomedicaleducationhealthpolicyandmedicalquality.STARTTHEQUESTFORYOURPROFESSIONALLEGACYStephenSwetechOnceAndrewTaylorStillunfurledthebannerofosteopathyin1874theprofessionnow140yearsoldhasbeenchallengedbytheforcesofpoliticssocialperceptionsorganizedmedicinemoneyedinterestsandsimpleprejudice.ButasDeanWilliamStrampelremindedusintheA.T.StillMemorialLecturetotheAmericanOsteopathicAssociationthisyearchangecanbepositiveandosteopathicmedicinehasalteredthefaceofmedicalpracticeforever.Ourinsistenceformorethanacenturyhasbeenontheimportanceofstructureandfunctionpatient-centeredholisticapproachespreventivecarefamilymedicinecommunityintegration.Thesepreceptsnownewlydiscoveredbyothershaveprovenandareprovingtheirworthtohealing.Osteopathicmanipulativemedicineoncedisdainedisgainingworldwiderecognition.Wearenotthreatened.Weareconquering.Ourtasknowasclinicalpracticesandthescienceofmedicinechangedailyistopreserveourartofmedicineandourpoweroftouch.Wearetheprofessionthatneedstosustaincommunicationpatientrightssensitivehumanhumaninteractionjusticeforthemedicallyunderservedandosteopathicmanipulativemedicineteachingitalltofuturegenerationsofphysicians.ThatswhysupportfortheMSUCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineissoimportant.Theinvestmentweasalumnimakeinouralmamaterisaninvestmentinthecontinuationofourvaluesandthewaywepractice.MSUismovingfromthepremierland-grantcollegetothepremierworld-grantuniversity.MSUCOMismovingfromastrugglingprivateschoolinPontiactosustainingprogramsonvecontinents.Thisgrowthhascomeinlargepartbecauseofthevisionandgenerosityofdonorstothecollege.RememberMSUCOMisthevoicethatempowersuswithourrighttopracticeosteopathicmedicineandtreatourpatientsworldwideandastrongcollegewillhaveastrongvoice.Thinkaboutyourlegacy.HowwouldyouliketoberememberedWhatdoyouvalueinyourprofessionthatyoudliketoensureforthefutureWhomwouldyouliketohonorwithyourphilanthropyNowisagoodtimetoseekanswersforthesequestions.ToparaphrasePresidentKennedyAsknotwhatyourcollegecandoforyoubutwhatyoucandoforyourcollege.SpartanosteopathicphysiciansandsupportersstepupandbecountedWeatMSUCOMneedyoursupporttopromoteosteopathicmedicine.PleasecontactChrisSurianwithMSUCOMAdvancementat517-355-8355.ThankyouStephenM.SwetechD.O.Classof1986MSUCOMAlumniAssociationPresident 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