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MichiganStateUniversityFall2014CollegeofOsteopathicMedicineVolume42No.3FUTUREDOcsexplorefuturePOSSIBILITIES COMMUNIQUCOMMUNIQUVolume42Issue3Copyright2014MichiganStateUniversityCollegeoOsteopathicMedicinePublishedthreetimesperyearbytheOfceoPublicRelationsEastFeeHall965FeeRoadRoomA306EastLansingMI48824TocontactPublicRelations517-353-0616www.com.msu.eduMANAGINGEDITORLauraProbynEDITORPatGrauerDESIGNAnnmarieY.CookPHOTOGRAPHYAnnmarieY.CookJennierMillerLauraProbynCONTRIBUTINGWRITERSStephenM.SwetechD.O.KristopherThomasNicholoEDITORIALASSISTANCEBethCoureyKatieDonnellyBrittanyHarrisonHouseofDelegatesThetimestheyarea-changinDuringtheAmericanOsteopathicAssociationHouseofDelegatesgatheringthispastJulyinChicagotwohistoriceventstookplace.InonethedelegatesvotedtoconsiderunicationofthegraduatemedicaleducationprocesswithACGME.Inthesecondtheyapprovedaresolutiontosupportsame-sexmarriage.Onthesurfacetheseitemsmightappeartobetwoverydisparateresolutions.Inmyviewtheyareconnectedandrepresentanexcitingtimeinourprofessionshistory.IbelievethattheydemonstratealeadershipthoughtchangefromidealsheldbybabyboomerstothoseespousedbymembersofGenerationXandthemillennialschildrenofthe1970s1980sand1990s.Leadersareemergingfromamongthecropofyoungphysicianswhogrewupwithtechnologyglobalizationandfast-pacedsocialandeconomicchangesthataffectedallaspectsofourlivesandwork.Theyrepresentthefutureoftheprofession.IsawthisHouseofDelegatessessionasasentinelmomentinosteopathicmedicine.Thethoughtprocessoftheprofessionasawholeismovingaheadwiththenextgeneration.ItdoesntmeanthatthepreviousgenerationofwhichImamemberisbadorneedstobereplaceditjustmeansthatlikeanyhealthyentityosteopathicmedicineisevolvingandchangingtomeetmodernneeds.Whilethenewleadershaveavisionforthefuturetheoldguardseestheendoftheworldthattheyonceknewandviewthroughanostalgiclens.Thecominggenerationsdontsharearosyviewofthepastandareeagertoputtheirmarkontheworld.Thisishealthyandpositive.ThediscussionofunicationofthegraduatemedicaleducationprocesswillbeaseachangeforM.D.sandD.O.s.alike.ItwillmeanalotofthingstoalotofpeoplebothpositiveandnegativeandoneofthebiggestpositivesthatIseeisthattheunicationdiscussionwillhelpimprovepublicawarenessoftheprofession.Itwillbemorepowerfulthananyadvertisingcampaign.Ourstudentsareexcitedaboutthechancetovieforagreaternumberoffellowships.WhileitistruethatmoreopportunitieswillbeopentothemtheyllalsofacestiffcompetitionfromtheirM.D.counterpartsfortheseslotsaswellastheresidencyslotsthathavepreviouslybeenopentoonlyD.O.candidates.Programdirectorswillgravitatetowardselectingthebestcandidatesthatareavailablefromamuchlargerpool.IbelievethatcompetitionishealthyandIencourageourstudentstolookatitinthesamewayeventhoughthisadviceiscomingfromamemberoftheoldguard.ItstimefortheseyoungenergeticleaderstolooktowardwhatkindoffuturetheyenvisionforourprofessionandworkinapositiveandproactivewaywithourM.D.counterpartssothatwellallbenet.WilliamD.StrampelD.O.Dean FALL2014COMMUNIQU1STUDENTSSaturdaymorningsandalternatedbetweenMSUandSparrow.Aboutvestudentsfromeachofthethreehighschoolswereselected.TheseparticipantswerementoredbyMSUCOMstudentstheymetandworkedwithfacultymembersanddoctorsintheSparrowsystem.Thestudentsalsotookpartinclassroomactivitiesandlearnedtobuildstudyskillsandexamstrategies.TheytookpartinanosteopathicmanipulativemedicinedemonstrationandlearnedbasicCPRskills.IknowMSUcancovertest-takinganddidacticexperiences.IwanttodeliveranintegratedexperienceintheemergencydepartmentbutIdontwanttogivethemjustemergencymedicinewewanttogivethemanexperiencewheretheycaninteractwithpathologists.IftheycouldwatchanautopsyorseeoneonvideoIthinkitwouldbeexcitingsaysTimothyHodgeSparrowexecutivemedicaldirectorofemergencyservicesandamemberoftheSparrowHealthSystemBoardofDirectors.Ialsoaskedmyradiologyandcardiologycolleaguestospendtimewiththestudentssotheycouldlearnthingslikewhatastresstestisandwhathappensduringacardiaccatheterization.AfterthissummersexperiencetheLansingFutureDOcsprogramwillbebyLauraProbynEveryonehastostartsomewhere.TheresnoprofessionwherethatstatementisnottrueandforosteopathicphysiciansonepossiblestartingpointistheMSUCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinesFutureDOcsprogram.ThisprogramhasbeeninplaceforthreeyearsinsoutheastMichiganwhereadministratorsathighschoolsinMacombandWaynecountieshaveworkedwithMSUCOMfacultystaffandstudentsattheMacombUniversityCenterandDetroitMedicalCentersitestointroduceparticipantstopeopleandcareersinmedicine.FutureDOcshasnowexpandedtomid-Michiganinasummerpilotprogramforninththrough11thgradersatSextonEasternandEveretthighschools.ThoughtheLansingprogramtakesasimilarformatastheMacombandDetroitprogramsitistailoredtomakeuseoflocalresourcespeopleandfacilities.EachoftheFutureDOcsprogramsisuniquetomeetparticipantsindividualneedsjustliketheosteopathicphilosophysaysKatherineRugeradmissionsdirectorforMSUCOM.TheLansingFutureDOcsinitiativeisbeingofferedinpartnershipwithSparrowHealthSystem.Highschoolstudentswhoareinterestedinhealth-relatedcareerscanlearnaboutwhatittakestogettomedicalschoolwhatthelifeofamedicalschoolstudentislikeandwhatkindsofcareersareopentodoctorsofosteopathicmedicine.Theseven-weekprogramwasheldonAnMSUCOMstudentworkswithoneofthepotentialFutureDOcsparticipantsduringanintroductorysessioninFeeHall.expandedtoinclude15studentsfromeachofthethreehighschools.RugerandherteamareincorporatingFutureDOcsintoabroaderplantodevelopagraduatedsetofactivitiestointroducehighschoolerstotheosteopathicprofession.WereexcitedaboutthesupportandgrowthweareseeingsaidFloydHardinIIIMSUCOMmanagerofoutreachandinclusion.Werebeingveryintentionalaboutourobjectivesandourworktobuildandestablishanoutcome-basedprogram.FutureDOcsisthestartingpoint.StudentswhobegintherecanmoveintotheOsteoCHAMPSprogramatwo-weekpre-collegeexperiencethatgivesparticipantsthechancetoeatsleepandstudyindormitoriesattendclassesontheMSUcampusandcompleteprojectsrelatedtotheirstudiesinanatomyphysiologychemistryandmedicalresearch.LaterasMSUundergraduatestheycanapplytotheOsteopathicMedicalScholarsProgramthatprovidesfurtherinsightsintotheprofessionandmoreexposuretostudentsthecurriculumandmedicalcareers.TheideaistopullfromourthreecommunitieswherethecollegeisrepresentedandcreatepipelineprogramstomakestudentsfeelasenseofbelongingtoexperiencetherealitiesofpursuingmedicalschoolandtobementoredbysomeonewhocanhelpthemalongthewayRugersaid.FutureDOcsistheinitialstageofthatbecausewegenerallystartthemasfreshmeninhighschool.Fromtherewerejusthelpingtoprovideadditionalresources.HodgeseestheimportanceofFutureDOcsbeyondtheclassroomandevenbeyondthemedicalprofession.Wehad16greatstudentsandIlookforwardtothembeingattheMSUCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinesomedaybutthisprogramisntjustabouthelpingkidslearnaboutwhatittakestobeaphysicianHodgeanMSUCOMalumnusnotes.Itsaboutgrowingleaders.Ourschoolsneedhelpgrowingleaders.Iexpecttoseeleadersfortherespectivehighschoolsandleadersforthiscommunity.FUTUREDOcsexplorefuturePOSSIBILITIESJoycedeJongMSUCOMClassof1988helpstheLansingFutureDOcslearnabouttheanatomyofthehumanbodyduringthesummerprogram. 2COMMUNIQUFALL2014STUDENTSFallshasworkedwith36enteringclasses...thelatestincludesKatieArtzMichaelBainTuckerBillupsFallsEvanBartoneandTamaraAqui.byPatGrauerTheMSUCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinewasonlytenyearsoldwhenBillFallsjoineditsfacultytoteachgrossanatomyandconductresearch.Nowafterworkingcloselywithosteopathicstudentsfor35yearshehasauniqueperspectiveonhowtheyhavechangedandhowtheirchallengeshavechanged.Hebeganasassistantprofessorofanatomyin1979teachingandcoordinatingbyhimselfthegrossanatomycourse.Duetohisabilitytointegratebasicscienceandclinicalknowledgehewasaskedtotakeonadditionalteachingassignmentsthroughcoordinationanddesignofthenewthree-semesterneuromusculoskeletalsystemsbiologycourseandinstructioninthegastrointestinalandreproductivesystemsbiologycourses.In1990hesteppeddownfromcoordinatinggrossanatomyandtookoverthecoordinationofneuroanatomywhilemaintaininghisdutiesintheabovesystemsbiologycourses.In1997FallsassumedleadershipresponsibilitiesfortheOfceofStudentServicesafterAssistantDeanKayWhiteretired.Withthismovetoadministrationheneverstoppedteachingandstillinstructstheheadandnecksectionofthecurrentgrossanatomycourseandparticipatesintheneuromusculoskeletalsystemsbiologycourse.HecametothecollegewithaPh.D.inanatomywithaspecialtyinneuroanatomybutrapidlyrealizedthathehadtolearnTAKINGTHELONGVIEWMSUCOMstudentsacrosstheDECADESwhatwasparticularlyimportanttoteachtoosteopathicstudents.WorkingwithfacultymembersandotherD.O.swithexpertiseinosteopathicprinciplesandpracticeandinosteopathicmanipulativemedicineheworkedtotailorgrossanatomyandneuroanatomytointegratereinforceandcomplementwhatwasbeingtaughtinOMMandclinicalskillscourses.WhathasFallslearnedaboutteachingandinteractingwithMSUCOMstudentsinthelast35yearsStudentsneedtobeheldtoahigherstandardacademicallypersonallyandprofessionally.Whattheydoinsideandoutsidetheclassroomclinicreectsnotonlyonthembutonthecollegeandtheprofession.TheworldtheyareenteringiscompetitiveandtheymustbepreparedStudentsshouldtrustandrespectthefacultyandwethefacultymustshowthemtrustandrespect.Thestudentsareourcolleaguesintraining.Studentsvaluepersonalinteractionswithfacultyandwemustprovidethemtheopportunitiesforsuchinteractionsandserveasprofessionalrolemodels.HowwecommunicatewithstudentsiskeytotheirlearningandprofessionaldevelopmentWemustprovidethestudentsthemedicalknowledgeskillsandopportunitiestobesuccessful.Asteacherswemustneverforgettheleveloftrainingthatthestudentshaveachievedandwemustbesurethattheyaregroundedinthebasicsbeforeaskingthemtounderstandinformationatahigherlevel.ProvidingstudentsfeedbackastowheretheymademistakesiskeytosuccessfullearningOneconstantisthatourstudentscareforeachotherandwanttoseetheirpeerssucceedacademicallypersonallyandprofessionally.Theyteacheachotherwhetheritisinthelaboratoryorinstudygroups.StudentsshouldtakeituponthemselvestofunctionasateamnowastheyalsowillintheirclinicaltrainingandprofessionallivesManystudentsdonotknowhowtoreacttofailure.Medicalschoolandthepracticeofmedicinearehardandwemustpreparethemforsetbacks.NotallstudentscanbesuccessfulinmedicalschoolandwemustletthemknowearlyonthattheyarenotfailuresbutthatthereareotherrewardingjobopportunitiesThebiggestchangeamonganumberofcurrentstudentsismaturity.Thoughtheyareasbrightasevertheywouldratherrelyontechnologyandtheirpeopleskillsneedwork.Ourchallengeistointegratetechnologyandtheabilitytointeractwithpatientspeopletoproducethemostknowledgeablecaringandempathetic FALL2014COMMUNIQU3osteopathicphysiciansAsinsocietyingeneralthenumberofstudentswhoseekcounselingserviceisincreasing.ThisisatrendthatmustbeaddressedThedebtburdenontodaysstudentsabout200000atgraduationisastronomical.Itsastressoronthestudentsandhasimplicationsfortheirspecialtyselections.WhatchangeshavebeenmadeintheOfceofStudentServicestoaddresssomeoftheseissuesFallssaidOuroutstandingstaffencouragespersonalinteractionswithstudentsandtheuseofacademiccareerguidanceandpersonalcounselingresourcestohelpthem.Ourstaffmustberealisticwiththestudentsastowhetherornottheycanbesuccessfulinmedicalschoolandprofessionallife.Theseresourcesarelimitedhesaysbutmuchbetterthanatmanyothermedicalschools.Studentsliveaprotectedlifeduringtheirrsttwoyearsofmedicalschooltheymustunderstandthatintheirclinicaltrainingtheyaregoingtohavetobeproactiveandnothingisgoingtobegiventothem.WhatshiswishlistforStudentServicesHenamespersonalcounselingforthird-andfourth-yearstudentscultivatingstudentsasknowledgeablecaringandempatheticprofessionalsteachingthemtobecomeself-actualizedpersonswiththeirownthinkingcontinuingtodevelopthemasteamplayerswhocanhelpeachothermakedecisions.Iveenjoyedall35yearsFallssays.Greatphysicianshavecomeoutofthiscollege.Ienjoyallmyrelationshipswithalumni.Themostrewardingthingofallistoseethetransformation.FROMMEXICOTOMICHIGANLearningtoappreciateCULTURESbyJoseZamora-SifuentesOnthebanksoftheRedCedartheresaschoolthatsknowntoall...eventohighschoolseniorsinMexicoCity.HowIendedupatMSUisanotherstorybutIhavetoadmitthatIwasskepticalatrst.WhilegettingreadytoheadtotheUnitedStatesIkepthearingthatcollegewouldbeanexperiencethatwouldchangemylife.Ikepthearingthatcollegeallowsyoutogrowupandgureoutwhoyouareasaperson.WhatIdidnothearaboutwasthisSpartanprideIwasabouttobecomeafliatedwith.IeventuallyfoundmySpartanpridebutmoreimportantwastheprideIfoundinmyself.IgrewupinMexicoCityoneofthelargestcitiesintheworldaplacewherethestreetsarecrowdedwithpeople.IntheweeksleadinguptomydepartureforMSUIstartedgettingnervous.WhatifmyEnglishwasntgoodenoughWhatifIdidntmakefriendsIdidnotknowasinglethingaboutthestateofMichiganletalonethisEastLansingplace.AllIknewweresomerandomfactsIhadgottenonGoogle.Michigansstatebirdrobin.MichiganslargestlakeLakeSuperior.MichiganslargestuniversityMSU.WhileImsureotherstudentswereintimidatedbythelargeenrollmentatMSUIwascomfortedbyit.GoingtoMSUwouldbejustlikeMexicoCitybigandcrowded.Thiscollegetransitionthingwasgoingtobeapieceofcake.PlusIguredIcouldhandlethesnow.Needlesstosaythewinterof2009willforeverbethecoldestwinterofmylife.Imaginemysurpriseaswepassedfarmlandonmyridefromtheairporttocampus.WeregettingclosetoEastLansingIthoughtwherearetheskyscrapersIsntthissupposedtobethelargestuniversityinMichiganIknewMSUwasoriginallyanagriculturalcollegebutIalsoknewitwashuge.Ididnotexpecttoseefarmlandrightoutsideofitmuchlessgrassandopenspaceswithinit.WhenIarrivedinfrontofHolmesHallthehomeofLymanBriggsCollegemynervousnessstartedcreepingback.Iwasabouttomeetmyroommateandsurelyembarrassmyselfwithmyaccent.ButeveryoneImetwasunbelievablykind.Thisplacewasgoingtobeallright.HavingsurvivedmyrstdayasaSpartanIfeltaccomplished.IhadalreadylearnedalotforinstanceitisnotaU.S.customtokissagirlonthecheekuponrstmeetingher.IalsolearnedthefamousGoGreenGoWhitecheer.IwasslowlybecomingaSpartan.IcametoMSUasapre-medicalstudentreadytolearnaboutbiologybiochemistryandphysiology.IlovedthethingsIwaslearningaboutbutthetopicsweredifcultattimesespeciallywhentherewerestillEnglishwordsIhadneverencounteredbeingusedregularly.Inowlookbackandwonderhowwordslikeironoravocadogavemesomuchtrouble.ItwasatthesetimesthatIfeltluckytobepartofLymanBriggsacollegethatencouragedasenseofcommunitywithinitswallsandinspiredstudentstogivebacktothatcommunity.IhadneverbeendriventogivebackbeforebutnowIcouldnotthinkofanythingbettertodo.IstartedvolunteeringattheRefugeeDevelopmentCenterteachingEnglishofallthings.Tothisdayextendingahelpinghandtopeoplewhoneededitisoneofmymostcherishedexperiences.Inmymindvolunteeringpushedmefurtherintomypursuitofamedicalcareerthananyclasscouldhave.DuringmysenioryearofundergradIwasacceptedintoMSUCOM.Irememberthedayperfectly.IhadjustgottenoutofmyphysicalchemistryclasswhenIreceivedmyacceptanceletterbyemail.Iwasecstatic.Ididntknowwhattodo.IwasacceptedintomedicalschoolasaninternationalstudentPartofmewantedtocallmyfamilyandsharethismomentwiththem.AnotherpartofmejustwantedtocelebratewithsomeDairyStoreicecream.Ihaddoneit.Ihadaccomplishedmydreamofgoingtomedicalschool.ComingtoMSUwasaslowtransition.Iboughtgreenandwhiteapparel.Iwatchedfootballgames.Itookclasses.IembracedthecrazyMichiganweather.Ivolunteered.Itookexamstoomanyofthem.IexploredthecityandstartedtocallEastLansinghome.Icompletelyabolishedmynervousnessandstartedbelievinginmyself.IbecameaSpartan.NowatMSUCOMandstillinEastLansingIamhappytobeabletowalktheroadsthatIoncewasscaredtowalkmyfreshmanyear.ImaynotalwaysliveinEastLansingbutIlookforwardtonewroadstowalkandmanymoreyearsinthemitten.JoseZamora-SifuentesispresidentoftheClassof2017.STUDENTS 4COMMUNIQUFALL2014CLASSOF2018StudentSPOTLIGHTBecausemerenumbersdontgiveusthefullpictureweretellingthestoryofthenewClassof2018throughthelivesofstudentsrepresentingeachofourthreesites.DetroitDowhatyoulovemostMOSTAFAASSIMostafaAssimarkshissixteenthyearasthetimehebecameaman.BorninDearbornMichiganhisfamilyhadmovedtoLebanonwhenhewasinfthgrade.Welivedthereafewyearswhichgavemetheopportunitytolearnadifferentculturesocietylanguagecountryandsystemshesaid.Ilearnedtoappreciatethingsmanydonthavelikeelectricityandwaterandgottoknowalotofrelativesthereaswell.WhentheyreturnedtotheU.S.Assisfamilywasinthethroesofmanychallengesbothmedicalandnancial.Astheonlyonewhowasfullyhealthyheat16hadtopickupthepiecesataskthatlastedeightyears.InhelpingtogetmedicaltreatmentforfamilymembershenotedItookmybrothertoadoctorandwhenheemergedhisfacewasfullofhope.Thatwashopeformetoo.ThisdoctorhaddonesomethingnooneelsecoulddoandIllalwaysbeextremelygrateful.HoweverIhadtoputmypassionsasidehesaidandndsomethingforwhichIcouldtrainquicklyandmakeadecentamountofmoneydoingit.HecompletedabachelorsdegreeinnanceattheUniversityofMichiganDearbornandworkedasanancialadviserforamajorinvestmentbank.Afterayearherealizedthefocusofmostoftheemployeestherewassomethingthatdidntalignwithmymotivesprotmaximizationforthecompanyandtheclient.Frommyendmoneyhadbecomesecondary.WiththebirthofmydaughterIbegantofocusonherandonmyself.IwantedtodosomethingIwaspassionateabout.RememberingtheexampleofthedoctorshedencounteredAssisaidIwantedtobejustlikethemgivingback.Thatswhenmymissionbegan.Hedidpost-baccalaureateworkatWayneStateUniversityfortwoyearsandMSUCOMwastheonlymedicalschooltowhichheapplied.Itwasosteopathicmedicinesconsiderationofbodymindandspirithesaid.AlotofpeoplearoundmewereOKinbodyandextremelyintelligentbutspiritandhopeandfaithwerebrokenanddecient.Thoughalotofstudentsinmycommunityarelow-incometheystillhaveopportunitiestogetaworld-classeducationwiththehelpofthefederalgovernmenthesaid.MyadviceDowhatyoulovethemost.Donttakenoforananswer.Trytobethebesthumanyoucanbeanddoitatanycost.EASTLANSINGNomanisanislandTYMONHORNTymonHornsheritageisremarkablehisfamilymembershavebeendenizensofMackinacIslandforatleastacenturyandahalf.HishistoryincludesforebearswhoweremembersoftheSaultTribeofChippewaIndiansOrdinanceSergeantWilliamMarshallwhointhelate1870sservedasanunofcialexecutiveofcerforastringofcommandersatFortMackinacandEdwardHornwhocametotheStraitsin1915aslighthousekeeperfortheoldfederalLifeSavingService.MorerecentlyhisfamilyhasoperatedtwoofthemostpopulargatheringplacesontheIslandTysRestaurantandHornsGaslightBarandRestaurant.Horngrewupfromtherstdayofkindergartentohighschoolgraduationwiththesamefourkidsinhisclasstwomorewereaddedalongtheway.Schoolsportsteamssoccerbasketballandgolfwerecoedandincludedavarietyofagestogainacriticalmass.Inthewinterwehadtosnowmobiletoschoolhesaid.ForawaygameswewouldsnowmobiletotheairportyacrosstheStraitsplaythegamesleeponouropponentsgymoorybackthenextmorningandsnowmobilehome.Hornknowsthevalueofsweatequity.Hebeganworkingforhisfamilyatage12andat14startedatabicyclerepairshopforabout50hoursaweek.IloveditHornsaidIthinkworkingisagreatextracurricularactivity.Itteachesusalotoflifeslessons.WhenthetouristsgohomethepopulationontheIslandshrinkstolessthan500peopleandtheisolationreadilyteachestheimportanceofgoodhumanrelationships.Theresalwaysagreetingfromeveryonehesaidevenonthebusiestday.ThepaceisslowerpeoplegowiththeowandtheresalwaysAssisdaughterLeilawastheimpetustofollowhispassion.byPatGrauerSTUDENTS FALL2014COMMUNIQU5timetobecordialandhelpful.WhenhelefttheIslanditwasanadjustmentforhimwhenstrangersweresurprisedwhenheofferedtohelpandpeopleheknewwouldntacknowledgehiminpassing.HornbecameawareofhisinterestinmedicinewhiledoinghisundergraduateworkatAlbionCollegeinkinesiology.WithmyupbringingAlbionwastheperfectsizeformehesaid.Professorswouldcallusinviteustodinnerhelpusdoresearch.Itwasverypersonable.Hewasattractedtoorthopedicsorsportsmedicinebutalsointerestedinsportspsychologynutritionbiomechanicsandexercise.Inosteopathicmedicinehefoundtheopportunitytomeldtheseinterestsinaholisticapproach.HefeelscomfortableatMSUCOMandisinterestedinemergencymedicinesportsmedicinecommunityintegratedmedicineandwildernessmedicine.ThesonofoneoftheIslandsfewnursesHornrecentlywasvisitedbyhispast.IdidntthinkIknewwhatIwantedinhighschoolbutattheendofoursenioryearwewrotealettertoourfutureselves.Ijustgotmineback.Itnotedthenmyinterestinmedicalschoolorthopedicsorsportsmedicine.Helovesbikinghuntingshingbeingasocialkindofguyandfooddiversity.WhatsthatIwasraisedonvenisonpotatoesandbeans.InowhaveaccesstoaworldoftasteThaiIndianandsoforthandImtryingeverykindoffoodIcan.HornsfamilymembershavebeendenizensofMackinacIslandforatleast150years.AsanundergraduateJergerpresentedherresearchatstateandnationalmeetingsoftheSocietyforNeuroscience.MacombShapingthefuturebyconqueringthepresentSTEPHANIEJERGEROvercomingthemostsignicantchallengeofherlifehasshapedStephanieJergersbodyattitudesinterestscommitmenttoothersandprofessionalchoices.Theyearbeforeshewastoenterhighschoolsheenduredatraumaticheadinjurysufcienttorequireopen-headsurgery.Shefracturedheroccipitalboneandsufferedahyponatremia-inducedcoma.AyoungwomanwhowasactiveinsportsandlovedbeingwithherfriendsJergerwassuddenlyoutofcommission.Onceshereturnedtoschoolshecouldonlydohalf-daysforayear.Shehadsevererestrictionsonheractivitiesandcouldnttryanythingathleticeitheronteamsorforrecreation.Herreactiontothecatastrophehasdevelopedhermorethanathleticsevercould.ThiswasahugelifelessonJergersaysanditmadememoremotivatedthananythingtobecomethepersonIwasbefore.Itwasdiscouragingeverythingchangedinanegativeway.ButIdontgiveupanditwouldnotpreventmefromdoingwhatIwantedtobeforeithappened.IttookacoupleofyearsformetogetbackwhereIhadstartedshesaid.ThefrustratingpartwasthatasIwastryingtogetbacktonormalotherswereveryprotective.Withherinabilitytotakepartinmanyofherinterestsduringherhealingshelookedforsomethingtokeepherselfoccupied.Itturnedouttobeherinjuryitself.MyinterestinmedicineingeneralgrewasIsawspecialistsandneurosurgeonsasanoutpatientshesays.Iwasfascinatedresearchingmyaccidentandthesciencebehindit.Iwascaptivatedbymybodysabilitytowithstandwhathappened.Ifoundmyphysiciansvaluesalignedwithmineanditbecameasegueintomypassionformedicine.BythetimeJergerwasreadytograduatefromLeeHonorsCollegeatWesternMichiganUniversitywithadegreeinbiomedicalsciencesandchemistryshehadalreadymadeamarkintheneurosciences.WorkinginaresearchlabshewasabletopresentattwoSocietyforNeuroscienceconferencestheMichiganchapterinDetroitandthenationalmeetinginSanDiego.Hertopicwasglialcellline-derivedneurotrophicfactorandhowitchangeswithaginginskeletalmuscle.Shealsowasnamedthe2013DistinguishedPreprofessionalinBiologicalSciencesreceivedanannualawardforthehighestacademicperformanceinGeneralPhysicsIIandgarneredtwoawardsfromtheuniversitytofundherresearch.ShealsolearnedthepowerofserviceandoflisteningvolunteeringasatutorforbothyoungchildrenandbiologystudentsintheERincommunityschoolsandinthestreetsofKalamazoo.IntheyearbeforeshebeganmedicalschoolsheworkedasascribeforapulmonologistintheICUatBeaumontHealthSystem.ImveryhappyhereJergersaidofheradmissiontoMSUCOM.Ivealreadyseensomeofthebenetsofclinicalcorrelationswithanatomy.Ithaspaiddividendsandwillcontinuetopaydividends.STUDENTS 6COMMUNIQUFALL2014AneclecticcareerpathleadstomedicalschoolDISCOVERINGTHEIRCALLINGREINVENTINGtheirfutureEveryMSUCOMstudentfollowshisorherownpathtobecomingaphysicianbuttheseindividualschoseuniqueroutes.MELISSADUIMSTRAGrowingupinGrandRapidsMelissaDuimstrahadalonglistofaspirations.Shewantedtobeadoctorandaveterinarianandanartistandahorsetrainer.ThroughtheyearsshesdonemanyofthosethingsandmoreandaftertakingacircuitousroutetomedicalschoolshesnowonthepathtobecomingadoctorasamemberoftheMSUCOMClassof2018.Duimstrasloveforanimalsledhertoworkingwithaveterinarianduringhighschool.Itwasanexperiencethathelpedherrealizethataveterinarycareermightnotbeforher.Atthesametimehermaternalgrandfatherafurnituredesignerandpainterwasalsofosteringherinterestinscienceandart.Hehadastudioinhishouseandhewasalwaysencouragingustopaintandexplore.Ialsocredithimwithencouragingmycuriosityabouthowthingsworkintheworldandsciencebecausehewasgoodatthattoo.Hehadaninquisitiveandcuriousmind.Winninganationalartawardandascholarshiptoartschoolasahighschoolseniorbolsteredhercondenceinhercreativeability.ItencouragedmetothinkthatIcouldbeanartistshesays.DuimstraputherartisticaspirationsonholdwhilecompletingabachelorsdegreeinpsychologyatWesternMichiganUniversityandspendingsometimeworkinginaresidentialfacility.Shethenplungedheadrstintothecareerofanartistandthoughnotstarvingshedidtakeonmanyjobstomakeendsmeet.Shewasavocalistinabandfor20yearsworkedasacertiedhorseshoertaughtarttostudentsofallagesandevendidconsultingworkforeducationalsystems.EvenwhenIwasyoungandnavethethoughtwasinthebackofmymindwhatwouldIdoifsomethinghappenedtomeshesays.WhenherrstchildwasbornwiththeassistanceofamidwifetheexperiencemadesuchabigimpactonherthatDuimstrabecameadoula.Ilovedlisteningtopeopleandndingoutwhattheywantedfromtheirexperienceprocessingthatwiththem.Myphilosophywastosupportwhatthemotherwantedshenotes.Itwasawonderfulwaytoempowerwomen.AsshespenthertimeworkinginmanyjobsincludingastintasazebratrainerandasimulatedpatientattheMSUCollegeofHumanMedicineDuimstraandherfamilydidnotcarryhealthinsuranceandaccessinghealthcarewaschallenging.Manytimesfriendswouldcometoherandaskforherassistanceinndingwaystogetthecaretheyneeded.ThroughtheyearsIwouldencounterpeoplehavingmedicalissuesshesays.IsawthemstrugglewithhowdoyoutakecareofyourselfHowdoyoubalanceacareeryoulovewiththepracticalsideofgettingaccesstohealthcareAboutsixyearsagoDuimstraslifecametoacrossroads.Theeconomicdownturnhitherfamilyveryhardandsheknewshedneedtomakesomeverydifcultchoicesregardingherfuturehercareerandherfamily.TheolderIgotthemoreimportantitwastometodowhatIfeltpassionateaboutshesays.Iwantedtodosomethinghands-onandIlovedbeingadoulabutIwantedmore.Sheexploredthepossibilityofpursuingtrainingtobecomeaphysiciansassistantoranursepractitionerbutneitheroptionseemedliketheperfectt.ShedbeenvolunteeringasamedicalassistantatCatherinesHealthCenterafreehealthclinicinGrandRapidsandfellinlovewiththeatmosphereandthefamilyelementofafamilypracticeclinic.DuimstrawenttoGrandValleyStateUniversitytocompleteherupper-levelscienceprerequisites.Shealsobeganconsideringmedicalschooloptions.Idalwaysgonetoosteopathicdoctorsshenoted.OnedaymydoctorlookedatmeandsaidYouretotallyanosteopathatheart.IalsohaveD.O.friendswhosaidthesamething.WhyarentyouapplyingtoMSUCOMTheywererightDuimstraisplanningacareerasaprimarycarephysician.IvolunteeredatCatherinesforacoupleofyearsandthenworkedthereforayear.Iloveditthedoctorsthepatientseverything.Ienjoyedhowyoureallygottobuildrelationshipswithpeople.ThatwasanimportantexperienceitconrmedthatImintherightplace.Shesalsoreadytoshareadvicewithothernontraditionalstudentswhomaybeafewyearsandafewcareersremovedfromtheirundergraduatedegrees.Youcandoit.Itsnoteasybutyoucandoit.Lifeisacircleyouneverknowexactlywhereitwilltakeyoubutoftenwhatyoulovedasachildwillcomebackaroundshesaid.MelissaDuimstraisshowninfrontofoneofherabstractpaintings.byLauraProbynSTUDENTS FALL2014COMMUNIQU7HesawasignthatchangedhislifeKevinSongrightposeswithhisfamily.KEVINSONGManypeoplehopetoseesignsthatwillpointtheminnewdirections.OnesignonaManhattanstreetchangedKevinSongslifewithtwowordsFreeLunch.SongwhoholdsaPh.D.inindustrialengineeringhadbeeninengineeringfor18yearsandwasworkingforATTBellLabsinNewJerseywhenhiswifesawanadvertisementforafreemealforanyonewhowouldlistentoapresentationonthebenetsofearninganacupuncturelicense.TheytookadvantageoftheopportunityandSongandhiswifeJasminesignedupfortheeveningweekendprogramleadingtoamastersdegreeinacupuncture.Wekeptourjobsandwenttotheacupunctureschoolatnighthesays.Itopenedoureyestothehealthcareindustryandhowthatskillcanchangeapatientslife.Itwasallaboutseeingthepatientasawholeperson.TheSongsopenedasmallacupunctureclinicthatexpandedandlatercametoincludetheNewJerseybranchofJasengMotionStyleAcupunctureTreatmentanontraditionalacupuncturemethodthatwasdevelopedbyDr.Joon-shikShinchairmanandfounderofJasengHospitalofOrientalMedicineinSeoul.MSUCOMcollaborateswithJasengHospitalandhostsitsstudentsontheEastLansingcampuseachyear.Songwaslookingforawaytoexpandhisworkandservicetoothersandsethimselfonacoursetoattendmedicalschool.HereturnedtocollegetotakeprerequisitescienceclassesandpreparefortheMCATandapplicationtoamedicalschool.MSUCOMwasmyschoolofchoicehesays.Ivebeenpreparingtoapplyforalmostveyears.SciencecoursesandtheMCATwerenothisonlyobstacles.HiswifewasnothappywiththeideathathewouldleavehisNewJerseyhomeforfouryearstoattendmedicalschoolandspendmoreyearsinresidency.Convincinghertookseveralyearsandonesmallally.WhenmyoldestdaughterPriscillawas10yearsoldshehadtodoaschoolpaperaboutherrolemodelheexplains.IwasexpectinghertopickJustinBieberorSelenaGomez.Allofasuddenshesaidherrolemodelwasme.Ifoundoutshesawmestudyingthroughthenightandworkingalldayattheclinic.Shesawmeascapableanddeterminedandthatinspiredher.ThisrevelationhumbledSongandhelpedchangehiswifesthinking.ShesnotonlytakenontheresponsibilityofrunningthefamilyandJasengcentershealsouseshisexamscheduletotimeconversationsaboutproblemsthatshesexperiencinginbothplaces.Runningaclinicisdifcultandshestakingcareofthings.Sheknowsmyexamscheduleanddoesnttellmeaboutproblemsuntilaftermyexamsarenishedhesays.Songbelieveshisageandlifestageareabenettohimasamedicalstudent.Ineveryinstancebeingolderputsmeintoabetterpositiontobeamedicalstudent.NeedinglesssleepasIgetoldermeanstheresmoretimetostudy.IdonthavetoimpressagirlfriendorwonderwhomImgoingtomarry.Thedistancefromhisfamilyheandhiswifehavetwodaughtersandasonisachallengebuthebelievesthathecanbeagoodfatherevenfromadistance.Youcantbephysicallytherewithyourchildrenbutthatdoesntmeanyouarenotdoingfatherlydutieshepointsout.Youhavetobeinuentialandshowthemhowtoliveagoodlife.Iwanttobearolemodeltothemandwhentheygrowupforthemtobelikeme.IcantbethereallthetimebutIcanshowthemIlovethemandtalktothemandhelpthemwiththeirproblems.EventhoughtheyreyoungtheyunderstandIcanbetherewhenevertheyneedme.SongplanstousehisknowledgeofbothEasternandWesternmedicineandculturetobringpeopletogetherandimproveunderstandingamongpractitionersofbothschoolsofthought.Thisisnotliketryingsomethingtotallynewheexplains.Imexpandingmycareer.MSUCOMbridgesEasternandWesternmedicine.ImgoingtobeanambassadorrepresentingbothworldsbecauseIcanspeakthelanguageofbothbranchesofmedicine.WhileSongscareerpathisnotoutoftheordinaryintheU.S.manymembersofthebabyboomgenerationareexploringsecondcareershesconsideredmuchmoreofanoveltyinhishomecountry.InKoreawhenyouturn55youbecomeaseniorcitizenhesays.Peopleatthatagearethinkingaboutretiringandtakingcareofgrandchildren.Idontunderstandwhyyoudretire.IfyouhavestrengthtostandupwhywouldyouretireHisstorywasfeaturedintheKoreanmediaandontheFacebookpagesthatgarnerednumerouscommentsquestionsandfans.Heheardfrompeopleofallageswhowereinspiredbyhisstory.Lotsemailedmeandsaiditchangedtheirlivestheyhadgivenupontheirdreamsandthenchangedtheirmindstogoaheadwiththeiroriginalplanshenotes.Peopleareeasilydiscouragedanddonthavethecouragetopursuetheirplanstheytooeasilygiveup.Songhasmanyideasforhislifeaftermedicalschool.HedlovetodotheelectiverotationsinKoreatakemedicalmissiontripsandoperateawhole-bodymedicalcliniccombiningbothEasternandWesternphilosophies.Hishighestpriorityistoputhisneweducationtouseinservicetoothers.AtStanfordUniversitywherehecompletedhismastersdegreethemottowasToLearnToServe.ThismottoalsotsKevinSongsplansforthefuture.Ifyoulearnwithoutservingthatsuseless.Beingadoctorisnotjustforyourownbenetitstohelpothers.IwanttogoonmissiontripsattendChristiangatheringsandusemyknowledgeandskillstoserveothersphysicallymentallyandspiritually.Beingamedicalstudentisessentiallyachallengeandlifewithoutachallengeismeaningless.STUDENTS 8COMMUNIQUFALL2014SERVINGTOLIVELivingtoSERVEThesestudentsdomorethanspendalittletimevolunteeringtheyhavemadegivingbackthehallmarkofwhotheyare.HeyDetroitShesgotyourbackVictoriaCohen-BradfordleftattendedtheSNMAs50thannualmedicaleducationconferenceinWashingtonDCinApril.Shesshownabovewiththird-yearMSUCOMstudentEricaBettscenterandsecond-yearstudentZakiyaPolk.VICTORIACOHEN-BRADFORDVictoriaCohen-BradfordsphilosophyaboutcommunityserviceboilsdowntoonesimplesentenceHowcanIhelpThethird-yearMSUCOMstudentisjustsettingoutonclinicalrotationsatMcLarenMacombbutsheseesafutureinmedicineandservicethatsasclearasherpastininner-cityDetroit.MotorCitybornandraisedCohen-BradfordattendedDetroitPublicSchoolsfromelementarythroughhighschool.SheearnedaWadeMcCreeIncentiveScholarshipthatsheusedtocompleteabachelorsdegreeattheUniversityofMichigan.Throughitallcommunityservicewaspartofherlife.Iwasveryactiveinhighschoolshesays.IwasalsoactivementoringelementaryandhighschoolstudentshelpingthemprepareforACTallthroughoutmyundergradyears.AftergraduatingfromcollegesheaddedtheAmericanCancerSocietytothelistoforganizationsshesupportedwithhertime.AfterIgotmyundergraddegreeIwasactiveinRelayforLifeshesays.Thatwasimportanttome.IhaveafamilyhistoryofcancerandthereforeIwantedtobeinvolvedwithanorganizationthatsdedicatedtopeoplelivingwithcanceraswellassurvivorsandcaregivers.ItwasalsoafterearningherbachelorsdegreethatCohen-Bradfordbeganthinkingaboutpursuingamastersdegreeinpublichealth.ThoughherfutureplanswerenotyetsolidiedshedidknowthattheyincludedDetroit.Iwastakingsomepre-medclassesandaprofessortalkedtousaboutosteopathicmedicineshesaid.Ilearnedabouttreatingthepersonasawholeandthesystemsapproachtohealth.Itallmadesense.IdbeenthinkingaboutgettingmyM.P.H.andIthoughtthatwouldbeaplustopracticeintheinnercitywhichissomethingthatIdenitelywanttodo.ShealsometRafaelMarinezMSUCOMassistanttothedeanformulticulturaladvancementwhointroducedhertotheBridgeProgramwhichenablesparticipantstopursuetheM.P.H.priortostartingtheirrstyearofmedicalschool.ThatbroughteverythingtogetherforCohen-Bradford.IdenitelywantedmyM.P.H.andtheosteopathicphilosophyissomethingIbelieveinandwanttobringtoallthepatientsIcarefor.MSUCOMsemphasisoncommunityservicewasalsoimportanttoCohen-BradfordwhoservedasthevicepresidentoftheStudentNationalMedicalAssociationwhileshewasattheMSUCOMDetroitMedicalCentersite.ItryandstayincontactwiththepersonwhotookmyroleasSNMAsVPattheDMCZakiyaPolkshesays.IalsolookathowIcanbeinvolvedasIgoon.Stayingincontactwiththerst-andsecond-yearstudentswillgivemeawaytostayactive.ImalsoreachingouttothosewhohavestayedinvolvedwithRelayforLife.Cohen-Bradfordhasadviceforneworfuturemedicalstudentswhowanttoremaincontributorsthroughcommunityserviceprioritizeplanandbepatient.Makesureyouknowwhateventsaregoingonandwhatyouhavetimeforshenotes.Youdontwanttofallbehindonacademics.Forsomerotationsyouwonthavealotoftimeforothersyoullhavemoretime.Itsaboutkeepingyourpassioninmindforcommunityserviceandbeingrealistic.Youllhavetimeforcommunityservicebutyouhavetobepatient.Planningisabigthingyouwanttodo.WhilecommunityserviceisadenitepartofCohen-Bradfordsfutureherprofessionalfutureisstillbeingformed.Shehasinterestsininternalmedicineandobstetricsgynecologybutarotationinsurgeryhasfosteredaninteresttheretoo.IlikebeingintheORandseeingtheproceduresandhowtheyareimplementedeventhoughIveonlyhadonerotationthereIseemyselfdoingsomeformofinnercitymedicineshesays.IdenitelyunderstandthatgoingthroughrotationsImayseeotherneedsthatIdliketoll.IknowIwanttodosomethingpatient-relatedandveryhands-on.Theresnoquestionthattheinnercitysheschosentoshareherskillsisherhometown.MywholefamilyisfromDetroit.YouseewhatsgoingonthereandyouthinkIwanttoplayaroleinhelpingeradicatesomeofthoseproblemsandmakinglifebetterforthepeoplelivinginDetroit.ItsalwaysbeenmygoalhowdoIgetmyeducationanduseittosupportourcityIwasreassuredofhowimportantitistotakecareofthepeopleinyourhometownafterhearingDr.WilliamAndersonspeakaboutreturningtohishometowninGeorgiaaftercompletinghisresidency.Hemadeapromisetohimselfandfollowedthrough.Thatdenitelystuckwithme.Cohen-BradforddoesntbelievethatDetroitsrebirthisadistantdreamthatisyearsaway.Itsalreadyinmotion.IdontknowwhatmyrolewillbebutIwanttoplayapartsomeday.byLauraProbynSTUDENTS FALL2014COMMUNIQU9FollowingathreadofcompassionCHRISTYSAWDONChristySawdonsgrandmothersewedmorethan3000quiltsfortheneedyandthatexamplechangedthecourseofherlifeatayoungage.ItwasherearliestmemoryofgrowingupandparticipatinginacultureofvoluntarismthatshescommittedtocontinueandwhichhasledhertoEgyptandZambia.ItshowIwasraisedshesaid.Itsanintrinsicmotivationaspiritualmotivation.KnowingthatIwasfortunateenoughtobebornintowhatIhaveonceIveseenaneedIhavetogotohelp.ShegrewupclosetoMSUinWilliamstonandattendedOlivetNazareneUniversitysouthofChicagograduatingin2013withadegreeinbiology.BythesummerafterherfreshmanyearshewastravelingtoCairotohelpaphysicianwhosepracticewasmovingamongthemorethan200000peoplelivingintrashcities.ItwasherrsttimeoutoftheUSA.Alotofthesepeoplewerehomelessbecauseofpersecutionshesaid.Myrolewastoworkwiththe14-year-oldtranslatorandtotakehistoriesandbloodpressuresbeforethedoctorsawthepatientsnearly50eachday.Atnightwedidsocialoutreach.IalsolivedandworkedwiththeBedouinsintheSaharaDeserttobuildwellsandhomes.Itreallyworkedoutshesaid.ImcomfortableinnewsituationsIddonemyresearchandIloveworkingwithpeopledifferentthanmyself.In2011shespenttheentiresummerinZambiadoingHIVandAIDSeducationamongthepeopleandtraininglocalhealthcareworkersundertheauspicesofNazareneCompassionateMinistries.WorkingfromhomebasesinLusakaandChomatheytraveledtoschoolsandchurchesspendingadayortwoateach.Theyprovidedbasicmedicalhomecaretaughtschoollessonsandspokeinchurches.TheZambianswerehighlyreceptiveofHIVeducationSawdonnoted.WealwaysgotextensiveparticipationinQandA.Therearealotofmisconceptionsandmyths.AfterZambiasheknewthatmedicinewasherfuture.ShecontactedKeithNelsona1988MSUCOMalumnusandhermiddleschoolsoccercoachshadowedhispracticeandlearnedabouttheosteopathicphilosophy.Itwasat.IdeallyIdliketoworkpart-tofull-timeinternationallyshesaid.MyheartissetonAfricaanycountrywhereIcouldhelp.MyspecialtyMaybeinternalmedicineorinfectiousdiseaseorimmunology.ThethreadofSawdonscultureofvoluntarismhasrunthroughallofherlife.InhighschoolshetutoredmathworkedblooddrivesconductedaSundaySchooldramaministrystuffedbackpacksfortheLansingCityRescueMissionandwasaninstructoratsoccercamp.DuringsummersshewasalifeguardandcounseloratCampBarakelandCran-HillRanchChristiancamps.AtcollegeshecommittedherselftobuildingarelationshipwithapersonwithdevelopmentaldisabilitiesintheBestBuddiesprogramrantheChicagoMarathonforTeamWorldVisionwasapeermentortofreshmanwomeneducatedstudentsandfacultyaboutbonemarrowdonationandservedaspartofateamtopackagedehydratedmealsforfamiliesinneedglobally.AftercollegeshetookayearoffandworkedwithelderlypersonsinanassistedlivinghomeinWilliamston.ShealsobeganworkatMcLarenGreaterLansingasanendoscopyvolunteerwhichshecontinuestothepresent.ForfunSawdonenjoysreadingtheoutdoorsandbackpackingandconsidersherselfabitofarunner.Shestraveledto47stateshikedtheGrandCanyonandstudiedtropicalecologyinEcuadorandtheGalapagosIslands.Fromhergrandmotherskneetofar-ungpointsontheplanetshescontinuingthethreadofvoluntarism.AsayoungsterSawdonstartedwalkingapathofcompasssionthatsalreadytakenhertotheneediestpeopleofEgyptandZambiashownhere.byPatGrauerSTUDENTS 10COMMUNIQUFALL2014NewosteopathicphysiciansDrs.RaechelPercyMeaganSmithKristieHaberichterHeatherPayterandAmyONeillCONVOCATION2014NewclassbeginsitsJOURNEYbyLauraProbynThemembersoftheMSUCollegeofOsteopathicMedicinesClassof2018marchedacrosstheWhartonCenterstageandintotheirmedicalschoolcareersonJune20duringthecolleges44thconvocationceremony.DeanStrampelwelcomedtheclasstheirfamiliesfriendsandtheguestspeakers.JudithMorrispresidentandCEOofLambtonCollegeinSarniaOntarioandSpencerDicksondeanoftheLambtonCollegeSchoolofHealthSciencesalsoprovidedtheirwelcomesespeciallytothoseclassmembersfromCanada.AlsoonthepodiumwereMichiganOsteopathicAssociationPresident-ElectRobertPiccininiandtheMSUCOMStudentGovernmentAssociationPresidentNathanHamiltonClassof2017.HamiltonencouragedtheclasstorememberthedeanspresentationtothemontherstdayoforientationandtoldthemYougetwhatyougiveandthiscouldnotbetruerthaninmedicalschool.AssociateDeanandDirectorofStudentServicesWilliamFallsintroducedthenewmedicalstudentsastheycrossedtheWhartonstageanddonnedtheirnewwhitecoatswithassistancefromadministrativemarshals.FallsalsointroducedthemembersoftheOsteopathicMedicalScholarsProgramwhowereinattendance.TheOMSPisforMSUundergraduatestudentswhoareinterestedinexploringcareersinosteopathicmedicine.Strampelwrappeduptheceremonybynotingthechangethatisvisibleintheclassmembersaftertheyslipontheirwhitecoatsandtoldthemthathewouldprobablynotshakehandswithmanyofthemforabout1350daysatwhichtimetheywillalsoaccepttheirdiplomasasmedicalschoolgraduates.Heconcludedtheeventbyinvitingthenewstudentstoturnandapplaudthosewhowerebehindthemliterallyandgurativelyastheythankedtheparentssignicantotherssiblingsandfriendswhohadhelpedthemalongtheirjourney.Allofyouareatthetopoftheclassrightnow.Thisisatimetocelebrate.DeanStrampelThisisatimetocelebrate.CLASSOF2018CLASSPROFILENumberofapplications5046Numberenrolled313Femalemaleratio131182Agedistribution19-52average23MCATaverage28GPAaverage3.59Michigannon-Michiganresidency26152STUDENTS FALL2014COMMUNIQU11FeefoFolliesItcertainlyttheclassicaldenitionoffolliesatheatricalrevuetypicallywithglamorousperformers.Arainbowofslinkydresseswassetoffbyaseaofblackcoatsandwhiteshirts.ItwaswithoutadoubtthemostelegantFeeFolliesever.OnApril11hundredsofstudentsfacultyandstaffmadetheirwaytotheKelloggCenterforagourmetmealgreatcompanyandoriginalentertainmentbarbsandall.Videoprogramssketchesstand-upcomedysongsandevenaSkypegreetingfromMexicohighlightedtheevening.PlanningandhostingtheeventwerestudentsfromtheClassof2016.StudentsleapforlupusPlungingfromanairplaneisgenerallynotanactivityassociatedwithmedicalschoolbutagroupofstudentsfromtheMSUcollegesofosteopathicmedicineandhumanmedicinedidjustthatrecentlytoraisefundsfortheLeapforLupusFoundation.MembersoftheStudentOsteopathicMedicalAssociationandtheAmericanMedicalStudentAssociationparticipatedinthefourthannualleapatSkydiveTecumseh.Nearly1.5millionAmericanssufferfromsystemiclupuserythematosuscommonlycalledlupusachronicautoimmunedisorderthatcanaffectanyofthebodysorgans.Itssymptomscancomeandgoandmaymimicotherdiseases.Theresnosingletesttodenitivelydiagnoselupusandmanypeoplemaysufferfromitforyearsbeforetheyarediagnosed.DetroitriverboathostsfallcruiseMSUCOMstudentsalumnifacultyandstafffromallthreesitescametogetheronSept.13fortheStudentGovernmentAssociationsFallMixerontheDetroitPrincessriverboat.Morethan200peopledressedtotheninesforanelegantDetroitRivercruisethatgavethemachancetorelaxandenjoyabeautifullatesummerevening.ThecruisewasorganizedbytheStudentGovernmentAssociationexecutiveboardwiththehelpofeventsdirectorsSalomiRamiMacombMonicaBarnesEastLansingandTabithaWydryckDMC.PeruelectivetakesstudentsintoserviceinSouthAmericaTheMSUCOMPeruelectiveincluded32students24second-yearsandsixfourth-yearsamongthe68participantswhoprovidedcaretounderservedruralandurbanaudiences.SpecialtiesrepresentedincludedfamilymedicinepediatricsOBGYNENTERIMOMTpodiatryanddermatology.Thethree-weektripwasguidedbyGaryWillyerdD.O.associatedeanfortheMSUCOMDetroitMedicalCentersiteandJoeGorzD.O.anMSUCOMalumnusandfamilymedicineresidentatMcLarenOaklandinPontiac.STUDENTSMSUCOMSTUDENTSinaction 12COMMUNIQUFALL2014LifestylemedicineprogramshelpfuturephysiciansunderstandthechallengesofchangebyLauraProbynChangeisdifcult.Anyonewhosevertriedtoloseafewpoundsquitsmokingorstartexercisingcanattesttothat.ButhowcanaphysicianwhosneverbattledaweightproblemadviseapatientonthestepstotaketomovethatdialonthescaleThisisatopicthatKariHortosassociatedeanfortheMSUCOMMacombUniversityCentersitebelievesisanimportantaspectofprimarycarephysicianeducation.ShetooktheopportunitytouseaGlaxoSmithKlinegranttodevelopahealthpromotionpracticumtohelpphysiciansintrainingbetterlearnaboutnutritionandhealthylifestylessothattheycanprovidebetteradviceandbetterunderstandthestrugglestheirpatientsface.AfterofferingandexaminingtwoyearsofdatafromthepracticumshereceivedsupportfromMSUCOMtoofferapilotpre-clerkshiplifestylemedicinefellowshipprogramforfourmembersoftheClassof2017atMacomb.OneoftheconstantcomplaintsfromphysiciansisWedontgetenoughnutritioninformation.Theydogetitbuttheydontknowwhattodowithitshesaid.Thephysiciancompetenciesrequiredtohelppeoplemakelifestylechangesarereallycoachingskillswhichareverydifferentfromdeliveringexpertadvice.HortosbuiltthepracticumandfellowshipincollaborationwithWeightWatchersofMichigan.Thepracticumtookplaceearlierthisyearwith19studentsattheMacombsiteandthreeassistantprofessorsofosteopathicmanipulativemedicineLoriDillardAdamFeinsteinandTeriHammer.ShemeasuredtheparticipantssubjectiveawarenesslevelsbeforeandafterthepracticumandpresentedtheresultsattheAACOMannualconferenceinApril.Herndingshaveshownthatparticipatingstudentschangedtheirfeelingsaboutthevalueofnutritioncounselingaftertakingpartintheeight-weekpracticumthattheygainednutritionknowledgeanddiet-planningskillsandimprovedtheirself-efcacyaroundbothdietandexercise.HortosaninternistwhocompletedaHarvard-afliatedclinicalfellowshipatBrighamandWomensHospitalinnutritionisconnectingthepracticumandfellowshiptoProchaskasresearchonchange.Thestagesrangefrompre-contemplationwhenapersondoesnotfeeltheneedtochangetocontemplationpreparationactionandnallymaintenance.Insteadoflookingatthedatafromtheanglethatthevastmajorityofpeoplewhoneedtoinstituteahealth-relatedchangeintheirliveswillnotdoitHortoswantsthestudentstolookattheopportunitytoconnectwiththosewhoarepreparedtotakeactionandadoptacoachingratherthanexpertmindset.ThestudentsarenottypicalWeightWatchersclientsassomestarttheprogramatahealthybodyweight.Hortosgotspecialdispensationforthemtotakepartinthesessionfocusingonimprovingtheirhealthbehaviorsasaresultoftheirparticipation.Shehopesallparticipantswillbeabletoapplywhattheylearnedintheirownlivesaswellasinpractice.ThepilotfellowshipisnowunderwaywithsupportfromSarahMcCaskeyaregistereddieticianandinstructoratMacomb.ThefourparticipatingstudentsareJaredDavisBettyJohnsonSalomiRamiandJustinStewart.Theyareattendinga12-weekWeightWatchersprogramtolearnaboutnutrition.InSeptembertheyalsotookpartinfunctionalmovementsessionsandlearnedaboutcoachingfromDaynaElfontanMSUCOMalumnaprimarypracticedoctorandahealthandwellnesscoach.Functionalmovementwasdevelopedformembersofthearmedforcesandhigher-levelathletestohelpthemlearnhowtomovetopreventinjury.Itsbeenadaptedforusewithanyonewhowantstoperformdailyactivitiesandexerciseswithoutgettinghurt.Hortoshopesthestudentscanincorporateaspectsoffunctionalmovementintotheirosteopathicmanipulativemedicinepracticelater.In2015thefellowswilltakepartinthethirdpracticumleadingaWeightWatcherssessionandcompletingacapstoneproject.Shealsowantsthemtounderstandhowasphysicianstheycanserveascoachestotheirpatients.CoachingrequiresusingacompletelydifferentpartofyourbrainHortossays.Youasthephysicianarenotthebossyourethepartner.Youareencouragingandfosteringpossibilities.Thepatientshavetodothehardworktogethealthier.Atalittlemorethanamonthintothehealthpromotionpre-clerkshipfellowshipparticipantBettyJohnsonwasalreadysurprisedbywhatshewaslearningfromtheWeightWatchersmembers.Iamimpressedatthegeneralairofpositivitythatcomesfromtheparticipantsshesaid.Iwouldnothaveexpectedsomuchenthusiasmforhealthiereating.Thereisalsoatremendoussenseofcommunityandsupportamongthemembers.Thegreatestlearningopportunityformehoweverhascomefromobservingandinteractingwithothersintheprogram.Ramiseesthevaluethatthefellowshipwillbringtoherlaterinhercareer.Thisfellowshipisgivingmeskillsindietnutritionexerciseandstressmanagementshesaid.IbelievethatitwillgivemethetoolstorelateonapersonallevelwithmypatientsinthefuturemerelybecauseIpracticewhatIpreach.ThankstohisexperienceStewartknowsthathellbeanempatheticphysiciancoachwhocanrelatewhatothersaregoingthrough.IintendtousethisexperiencesoIcansaytomypatientssincerelyYesIknowchangecanbehardIvedoneitandsonowIcanhelpyou.BecauseHortosseesexpandedhealthpromotionprogramsasbeingverycompatiblewiththeosteopathicphilosophyofviewingeachpatientholisticallyshebelievestheresalogicaltforfutureactivitiesinthecollegewithanoptionforstudentsandresidentstogetcerticationinlifestylemedicinecompetencies.UltimatelyIdlikeMSUCOMtobealeaderthatdemonstratesinaconsistentmeaningfulwaythetenettondhealthisthedoctorsobjectiveshesaid.IdlikeustobeabletosayHereswherewereconsistentlydoingthis.KariHortoscenterworkswithlefttorightSarahMcCaskeyandstudentsBettyJohnsonSalomiRamiandJustinStewart.EDUCATION FALL2014COMMUNIQU13RESEARCHbyPatGrauerThespecterofpeoplefalselyimprisonedforchildabusehauntsRogerHautaUniversityDistinguishedProfessorinmechanicalengineeringandradiologyatMSUCOMandhiscolleagueToddFentonassociateprofessorofanthropology.Forsixyearstheyhavebeeninvestigatingwaystodistinguishaccidentalfromintentionalskulldamageespeciallyinchildrenundertwoyearsofage.TheyarebuildinganationaldatabaseofskullfracturepatternsanalogoustongerprintandDNAdatabasesthatcanbeusedbymedicalexaminersprosecutorsanddefendantsincaseswhereabuseissuspected.ThepartnershipwhichalsoincludesAnilJainaUniversityDistinguishedProfessorincomputerscienceandengineeringwasfortuitous.HauthasbeenstudyinghumanbiomechanicsfordecadesandFentonisoneofonlythreeboard-certiedforensicanthropologistsinMichigan.Betweenthemtheyhadthebreadthandconnectionstotakeapracticalproblemaddressitscienticallyandprovidethedatatochangepoliciesandproceduresontheground.IworkcloselywithmedicalexaminersandlawenforcementFentonsaidandImoftencalledtoidentifyhumanremainsandtoevaluateskeletaltrauma.Rogerhastheskillstoassesshowthingsbreakbiomechanicallytoprovidethescienticdatanecessarytocreatethedatabase.UndergrantsfromtheNationalInstituteofJusticetheyhavesubjectedskullstoknownforcesfromknownimplementsandsurfacesatknownvelocitiesandthenrecordedthepatternofthefracturesthatoccurred.Theyhaveusedpigletskullsallsubjectsinthestudydiednaturallypriortotheresearchbecausetheyhavebeenshowntomatchcloselythemechanicalpropertiesofthebonesinyoungchildrensskulls.Twounexpectedresultshaveemergedfromtheirstudies.Firsttheyhavefoundthatthecommonassumptionthateachblowtotheheadcausesoneandonlyonefracturehasprovenfalse.Secondtheyhavediscoveredthatcounterintuitivelythefracturesdontalwaystravelawayfromtheimpactsite.Sometimestheytraveltowardit.WhathappensHautsaysisthatwithastrongenoughimpacttheentireskulldeforms.Withthisout-bendingyoumaynotevengetafractureattheimpactsite.Ifyouhittheskullataparietalbonethefracturestypicallyoccuralongtheperipheryoftheskullsutures.Itsabitlikesmashingacookietheoutsideedgescrackrst.Whatthismeansintheworldofprosecutorsanddefendantsissignicant.Ifavictimexhibitedsaythreeskullfracturestheoldpresumptionwasthattheywerecausedbythreeimpacts.Threeimpactswereconsideredastrongindicationofabuse.Theresearchshattersthatassumption.StressingtheimportanceofworkingcloselywithmedicalexaminersFentonhassenthisgraduatestudentsto15oftheirofcesacrossthecountrythemedicalexaminershaveprovidedcasedataon300infant-childcranialfractures.Theteamisusingmachinelearningpatternrecognitionsoftwareinitiallydevelopedonthepigletdatabasetodevelopacomputerizedmethodofassociatingspecicfracturepatternswiththemedical-forensichistoriesineachofthesecases.Theultimategoaliscreatingascienceofstatisticalfracturesignatures.AsmedicalexaminersincreasinglysharetheirinformationandimagesinacommondatabaseandthealgorithmdevelopedbyHautandFentonisapplieditsanticipatedthatthefracturesignatureswillbecomemoreandmorerened.TheforensicscommunityneedsmorebasicsciencemoreunderstandingofbasicforceapplicationsHautsaid.Thereareinitiativesinforensicstoteamupwithengineersandpatternrecognitionspecialists.Itsextremelychallengingtogureoutwhathappenedtoanindividualbutthesepartnershipsareprovingveryfruitful.HautandFentonPiecingtogetherthemysteriesofskullfracturesRogerHautleftandToddFentondiscussnewndingsrelatedtoskullfracturesinchildren. 14COMMUNIQUFALL2014StevenKarageanesphysician-artistLightscameraSTATbyPatGrauerWhenthetwintowersinNewYorkfellin2001StevenKarageanesimmediatelydrovefromMichigantojoinmedicalvolunteersprovidingcaretosurvivorsandrescueworkers.Thatlevelofpassionimpulseandcouragecharacterizesmuchthatthe1995MSUCOMalumnusdoesandhasearnedhimrecognitionatanationallevelintwocareersasasportsmedicinephysicianandasaprofessionalscreenwriterdirectorandactor.Theintersectionoftheseinterestshascreatedanewinitiativetocareforartistspersonswithnelytrainedbodieswhomustperformpreciselyondemandevenifinjuredasathletes.StevenKarageanesThedoctorisin.ThephysicianKarageanesnowmedicaldirectorofsportsmedicineatSt.MaryMercyHospitalinLivoniacompletedatermin2013asthenationalpresidentoftheAmericanOsteopathicAcademyofSportsMedicine.HealsoservesasclinicalassistantprofessoratMSUCOMandtheregionalassistantdeanfortheKansasCityUniversityofMedicineandBiosciences.Heboastsnumerouspublicationsincludingaseditor-in-chiefofthebookPrinciplesofManualSportsMedicineandproduceroftheOsteopathicClinicalJointExamvideos.HesastrongadvocateforthehealthofartistslikedancersmusiciansperformerscheerleadersandsaysPerformingartsmedicineiswheresportsmedicinewas25yearsago.InJulyhewasnamedtherstspecialconsultanttotheboardoftheInternationalAssociationofDanceMedicineandScience.WorkingwiththeAmericanCollegeofSportsMedicinetodevelopthecoalitionAthletesandtheArtsheurgesphysicianstogiveartiststhelevelofcaretheywouldeliteathletes.ForexamplehesaysOnestudyfoundthat84percentofmusiciansinprofessionalcompanieshavemissedworkbecauseofinjuries.Theydontwanttoseedoctorswhoseresponseisusuallytotellthemtotakesixweeksoff.WhowoulddismissanathletethatwayIfitwereaninjuredfootballplayerhedgeteverythingheneeded.Footballplayersalsohavesecond-stringbackupswhollinuntiltheplayerisrecovered.Oboistsorballetcorpsdancersdont.Itsjustameasureofhowoursocietyperceivestheimportanceofdifferentactivities.Karageanesisworkingonsettingupanetworkofprovidersfordancerssotheycanseereceptiveandknowledgeablephysicianswhentheyreontheroad.Adancerhastohitthemarkeverytimeorshedberedheexplains.Ifyoureinjuredyouredone.Butitsdifcultforthemtotakecareofthemselvesespeciallywhentraveling.TheartistKarageanesIMDbInternetMovieDatabaselistingshowsthatthespectrumofhisworkcoversmanyrolesprimarilyasproducerwriteranddirector.Buthealsohascreditsforeditingactingcomposingsoundcinematographyvisualeffectsanimationandproductionmanagement.Hessnaggednumerousawardsmostnotablya100000prizeintheActiononFilmAwardsWriters100KChallenge.FiveotherawardsfromActiononFilmwereforbestsportsdocumentarybestdocumentaryshortbestactorinashortbesthorrorfeaturescriptandbesttitlesequenceandanhonorablementionforbestshortlmfromtheAccoladeCompetition.HehasninelmsandachildrensTVseriestohiscreditandthreeintheworks.Needlestickahospital-basedthrillerwillbecompletedthisfallunderanincentiveOnthesetdirectingComeTogether.ALUMNI FALL2014COMMUNIQU15StaffMattersDAnnZonabyPatGrauerDAnnZonamixesarealaffectionfortheMSUCOM-MacombfacultystaffandstudentswithanIronWomanapproachtoexerciseandgoodhealthhabitsacombinationthatmakesheraformidablememberofthecollegecommunity.WorkingasthefrontdesksecretaryattheMacombsiteforthepast18monthssheprovidesadministrativeassistancehandlingstudentfacultypayrollansweringphonessupportingfacultywithtravelarrangementsandreimbursementsschedulingvisitingclinicalfacultyandhelpingstudentservicesrunsmoothly.IreallylikeallthepeoplewhocomethroughthedoorandImusuallytherstpersontheyseeshesays.Everyonehasastory.Theycopewithstressintheirpersonallivesorstruggletobalancestudiesandfamilylifeandwetrytohelp.Macombisagreatsitewithavibethatssupportiveandupbeat.Zonaalsoappreciatesthefactthatthecollegerecognizesherknowledgeandskillasatrainerandherpersonalinterestinhealthandwell-being.ForexampleDr.KariHortosassociatedeanatMacombmanagestheHealthPromotionPracticumHP2pilotstudyseepage12whichincludesinstructionaboutFunctionalMovementSystemsFMSandbecauseofmyinterestsheincludesmeshesays.Dr.Hortoswillalsoincludemeindifferenthealthtopicssuchasspecialtyspotlightonnutritionorotherprogramsthatshebelieveswillbenetme.ZonaadmitsthataperkofthejobisallowingMSUCOMstudentstopracticeosteopathicmanipulativemedicineonhertoalleviateherGettingphysicalIronWomanZonaachespainsandsoremuscles.InadditiontoherroleassecretaryshehasbeenteachingspinningkickboxingcorestrengthandtotalconditioningatLifeTimeFitnessformorethan10years.InherfreetimeZonaenjoysstanduppaddleboardingSUPwithfriendspaddleboardyogaandoutdoorbootcamps.WhatsthatImaginerunningthroughtheparkracingupanddownmorethan200stairsdoingpush-upstireipsandsprintingbacktothestairsfor10morerounds.Zonaandherhusbandof20yearshavean18-year-olddaughteranda13-year-oldson.MykidsstarteddaycareatLifeTimeandprettymuchgrewupinthatgymshesays.Iwastherealotworkingoutandtheyapproachedmetoteachgrouptnessclasses.Istudiedearnedmygrouptnesscerticationauditionedandgotthejob.Shesalsolookingforwardtotheessentialstudyofyogacerticationthisfall.MydeskislocatedrightacrossfromtheelevatorandIgentlytrytoencouragepeopletotakethestairsinsteadshesays.Itsneverbeenaboutlookinggoodinaswimsuitbuttryingtokeepthebodyfunctioningatahighlevelwithfewerachesandpains.ofnearly72000fromtheMichiganFilmOfce.ThelmscastincludesLanceHenriksenAliensTheTerminatorMillenniumandHarryLennixTheMatrixsequelsManofSteelTheBlackList.MakeitBigtheaward-winningscriptfromActiononFilmisinpre-productionandEmpathwasjustannounced.IvehadirtationswiththisallmylifeKarageanessaid.Iwrotemyrstplayinthirdgrade.DuringmedicalschoolIstartedstand-upcomedy.AsaresidentinChicagoIwasafeaturedextraactingwithGeorgeClooneyinER.Butin2004IhadaccomplishedallmysportsmedicinegoalsIhadbyage33.Iwasdespondentandsoughthelp.IdiscoveredthatIhadADHDandthecloudspartedwithtreatment.Ineededtondoutiftheperformingartspartofmewasrealandtogofull-boreintoit.Thatopenedeverythingtome.IenrolledatSecondCityhesaid.Atmyrstclasstheretheinstructortoldmethatyourfocuswasexemplary.Hegrinsattheirony.HetrainedwiththemformorethanthreeyearsweeklyatleastandwhiletherewrotethescriptforhisrstlmAmericanPietywhichwasshownatfestivalsatCannesMonacoLosAngelesandNewYork.Alongthewayhelearnednetworkingskills.AtalmfestivalhonoringnovelistandscreenwriterElmoreLeonardKarageanesranascreenplaycompetitionforwhichElmorechosethewinner.KarageanesalsomadethetributelmdedicatedtoElmorewhopubliclysaidoftheworkThatwasamazingThetributewasalsopartofElmoresfunerallastyear.ShowinghisworksatfestivalsandrubbingelbowswiththeLAelitehavehelpedKarageanesmeetpeoplewithwhomhecancollaborate.Workingfull-timeKarageanesdivideshisfreetimebetweenhiswifeandtwochildrenandhisart.Allfourarecreative.HiswifeCynthiaisafairyhousecrafterandrunsherownbusinesssonMiller14worksincinematologyandphotographyanddaughterBella11isintodancemusicmakingYouTubevideosandisexecutiveadministratorforaMinecraftserver.Itsallaboutstorieshesaid.Partofwhatattractsmetosportsmedicineisthenarrative.Istilllovemyjobasadoctor.Imgoingtomarchforwardtakethejourneyseewhathappens.Anythingmorestructuredthanthatisalmostimpossible.KarageanesreceivedtheActiononFilm100000WritersChallengeAward.ALUMNISTAFF 16COMMUNIQUFALL2014DEVELOPMENTMOAMOAMICHIGANOSTEOPATHICASSOCIATIONProtectyourprofessionwithpoliticalactivismbyKristopherThomasNicholoffCEOandexecutivedirectorMichiganOsteopathicAssociationInthisyearofunprecedentedlegislativethreatsandanelectionjustdaysawaythereisnothingmoreessentialtousthanyourpoliticalactivism.Wemusthelpelectpro-physiciancandidateswhowillmakeeducateddecisionsonissuesthatmayaffectthewayyoupracticemedicine.ThisiswhytheMichiganOsteopathicAssociationMOAexiststoprotectpromoteandadvocatefortheosteopathiccommunity.TheMOAdoesthisinmanywaysbutarguablythemostimportantisourworkattheMichiganStateCapitol.TheMichiganOsteopathicPoliticalActionCommitteeMOPACghtstoelectandre-electpro-physiciancandidatesthroughdirectcontributionsvotereducationandtargetedpoliticalactivism.MOPACallowsosteopathicmedicalstudentsandD.O.sinMichigantocombineresourcestohelpelectcandidatesforstateofcewhodemonstrateapositiveconcernforthoseissuesimportanttotheosteopathicprofession.MOPACisnotafliatedwithanypoliticalpartyandisorganizedandoperatedonanon-partisanindependentbasis.MOPACisthesolepoliticalactioncommitteerepresentingosteopathicmedicalstudentsandphysiciansinMichiganandisgovernedbyosteopathicmedicalstudentsandphysicians.ThepoliticalactivitiesarefundedbythevoluntarycontributionsofMOAmemberswhichmakeitpossibletohavesignicantimpactinelections.Weknowyourtimeandresourcesarelimited.Howeveryourpoliticalactivismisessentialtohelpelectcandidatesthatrepresentyouandyourosteopathicprofession.Pleasemakeadifferencetodaybyvisitinghttpmi-osteopathic.orgJoinMOPACandcontributeasmuchorasoftenasyoucan.Youcantaffordnotto.Rememberwecanonlyprotectourprofessionwithyoursupport.JosephPyshHonoringthepastbyensuringthefuturebyPatGrauerJayneWardDavidKaufmanandJoePyshallfromtheDepartmentofNeurologyandOphthalmologywereamongthoserecentlycelebratingasuccessfulresidencyrecruitmentseason.WardsfriendJimiYoungattheendoftheeveninghadaquestion.JoePyshiscommittedtoeducationandexcitedabouttheresidentsandclerkshipsandstudents.HaveyoueverdonesomethingtohonorhimThequeryresonatedforWarda1996MSUCOMalumnaandanassociateprofessorinthedepartmentbecausePyshhadnotonlybeenafacultycolleaguebutoneofherinstructors.ItalsowasattractivetoKaufmanchairpersonwhohadseenPyshsworkandcan-doattitudeclose-upforyears.AsaresultthetwodecidedtocreatetheJosephPyshD.O.Ph.D.EndowedScholarshipinhishonorandsolicitedsupportfromfacultystaffalumniandfriendsofthedepartment.Theypresentedittohimthisspringasasurprise.JoewasalwaystherstpersontostepupthersttohelpinanyendeavorsaidWard.HesaprofessoremeritusrightnowbutitstypicalofhimthathestillworksninemonthsayearteachingOST571NeuromusculoskeletalSystemandworkswithresidents.Pyshwhoretiredin2008isaneurologistandneuroanatomistwhomaintainedactiveresearchteachingandclinicalpracticesasaprofessor.HejoinedMSUCOMin1986asanassociateprofessorofinternalmedicineafter20yearsofserviceonthefacultyinthethenDepartmentofCellBiologyandAnatomyatNorthwesternUniversitysmedicalanddentalschoolsinChicago..HisresearchinterestsincludeenvironmentalinuencesonbraindevelopmentcellularmechanismsinsynaptictransmissionstrokeParkinsonsdiseaseandmovementdisordersandepilepsy.Heistheauthorofnumerouspeer-reviewedpublicationseducationalvideosandinvitedpresentationsandheldanumberofNationalInstitutesofHealthresearchgrants.ButitwasPyshscommitmenttohistraineesthatwasmostmemorablehespentasubstantialamountoftimeeducatingmastersanddoctoralstudentsandprovidingclinicaleducationforinternsresidentsandfellows.JosephPyshrepresentspeoplewhoareutterlyloyaltotheirprofessionandcollegesaidKaufman.HehasservedMSUCOManditsstudentsneverwaveringinhisdevotiontoteachingyoungdoctors.Healsoprovidesoutstandingneurologicalcaretohispatients.Bestofallheinspiresthepeoplearoundhimtodothingstherightway.ThePyshscholarshipswillbeawardedtothird-yearMSUCOMstudentswithademonstratedinterestinneurologyandwhohaveperformedwellintheirrequiredthird-yearneurologyclerkship.BecauseweareveryluckytohaveJoePyshamonguswehaveaninterestinhonoringhimandallthathestandsforbydevelopingthisscholarshipinhisname.WebelievestudentsnowanddeepintothefutureshouldbeveryawareofthequalitiesherepresentsKaufmansaid.TodonatetotheJosephPyshD.O.Ph.D.EndowedScholarshippleaseeitherContactMSUCOMsOfceofDevelopmentat517-355-8355andprovideacreditcardnumberSendacheckmadeouttoMichiganStateUniversitytoChristopherSurian965FeeRoadRoomA310EastLansingMI48824orGoonlinetomakeyourgiftathttpwww.givingto.msu.edugive.cfmAskthatyourgiftbecreditedtoaccountAS2620.ThankyouJosephPysh 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18COMMUNIQUFALL2014ALUMNIbyPatGrauerWith5096graduatesMSUCOMrepresentslessthanonepercentofMichiganStateUniversitys530000alumni.YetthecollegehasproducedtwoofthesixMSUDistinguishedAlumniAwardwinnersinthelasttwoyearsMarkE.Fleming99in2013andPatriciaM.LoRusso81inSeptember.LoRussonominatedbythecollegewashonoredatceremoniesattheKelloggCenterforhercompassionatepatientcareoutstandingcancerresearchandherteachingskill.Hercitationbelowfromtheeventclearlydemonstrateswhyshewaschosen.PatriciaM.LoRussoD.O.MSUDistinguishedAlumnushumbleexemplarBeforeDr.LoRussobecameanexemplarandinternationallyrespectedexpertandadvocateoftranslationaltherapeuticsshestudiedattheUniversityofDetroitreceivingherB.Sc.in1977followedbyherD.O.fromMichiganStateUniversityin1981.FollowinggraduationDr.LoRussocompletedherinternshipandresidencyininternalmedicineatRiversideOsteopathicHospitalinTrentonMichiganandafellowshipinhematologyandoncologyatWayneStateUniversity.Dr.LoRussowidelyregardedasaleadingexpertondevelopingnewcancerdrugsthroughclinicaltrialsjoinedYaleCancerCenterinAugustasaprofessorofmedicineandassociatedirectorofinnovativemedicine.PriortoherYaleappointmentsheservedinnumerousleadershiprolesatWayneStateUniversitysBarbaraKarmanosCancerInstitutemostrecentlyasdirectorofthePhaseIclinicaltrialsProgramandoftheEisenbergCenterforExperimentalTherapeutics.Sheistheauthorof202peer-reviewedpublicationseightbooksandchapters237publishedabstractsandhasreceived30majorgrantsmanyofthemoveramilliondollarsand11ofthemcurrentlyactive.Dr.LoRussohasservedasco-chairoftheNationalCancerInstituteNCICancerTherapyEvaluationProgramInvestigationalDrugSteeringCommitteeandhasservedonthescienticcommitteeoftheAmericanAssociationforCancerResearchtheeducationandscienticcommitteesoftheAmericanSocietyofClinicalOncologyandasamemberofseveralNCIandotherpeer-reviewedgrantcommittees.ShehasalongandimpressivelistofhonorsinbothresearchandteachingincludingtheKarmanosCancerInstituteFacultyAwardforClinicalExcellenceandtheWayneStateUniversityteachingAward.Dr.LoRussospassionforcancerresearchprovideshopeandlongevitytopatientslocallynationallyandinternationally.PatriciaLoRussoandScottWestermanexecutivedirectoroftheMSUAlumniAssociation FALL2014COMMUNIQU19NETWORKMSUCOMALUMNIOsteopathicOpenSilverfestTailgateSilverfestReceptionSILVERFESTALUMNIWEEKENDBIGGESTEVERAsMSUCOMscadreofalumnigrowssodoourcelebrationsforthemOnSept.19-20morethan1000peopleparticipatedinourannualSilverfestevents136golfersattheOsteopathicOpen150atthereception90fortheFallKaleidoscopecontinuingmedicaleducationcourseandmorethan700atthetailgatemostofwhomattendedtheMSUvs.EasternMichiganfootballgame.OsteopathicOpenfundssupportscholarshipsstudentloanseducationalimprovementsandtheMSUCOMAlumniAssociation.SponsorsforeventsincludedMcLarenGreaterLansingKhederDavisAssociatesInc.MichiganOsteopathicAssociationandtheMSUFederalCreditUnion. 20COMMUNIQUFALL201420COMMUNIQUFALL2013Wevealllearnedaboutthepatient-centeredmedicalhomeforourpracticesbutIdliketoaskyoutoconsiderMSUCOMasourstudent-centeredmedicalhome.Osteopathicstudentsarethefutureofourprofessionandweasphysiciansshouldgetinvolvedandcareforthesestudentstokeeptheminthefold.HowTherearemanykindsofopportunities.Getinvolved.LikeUncleSamMSUCOMwantsyouVolunteer.TeachourpreclinicalstudentslocatedinEastLansingDetroitorClintonTownship.Becomeapreceptorandinviteosteopathicstudentstoworkinyourofce.WorkSERVINGTHESTUDENTSSERVINGOURFUTUREwiththird-andfourth-yearstudentsinoneofourbasehospitalsorotherclinicalsettingstohelpthemapplytheirskillsGive.MSUCOMstudentsaregraduatingfrommedicalschoolwithastronomicaldebtmanyofthemshoulderingmorethan200000inloans.Lastyearthecollegewasabletogiveout87scholarshipsloansandawardstotalingmorethan2.5million.Thatsimpressivebutitmeansonlyabout14percentofourstudentsarereceivingscholarshipassistanceandmanyofthosearegettinglessthan5000each.StartanendowmentorcontributetoanexistingfundRecruit.Osteopathicphysicianscanunderstandwhatmakesagreatcolleaguebetterthananyoneelse.WhenyouseethoseattributesinapersonurgethemtoconsidertheprofessionandtocontacttheMSUCOMOfceofAdmissionsforindividualcounsel.ItdoesntseemthatlongagothatIwasinthesameboatastodaysstudents.MSUCOMgavemethetoolstobesuccessfulprofessionallysociallyandnancially.NowthatImtheproudparentofarecentMSUCOMgraduateandacurrentsecond-yearosteopathicstudentIcanhonestlysaythatitisofferingthesamebenetstocurrentstudents.TheresanoldsayingIfyoureplanningforayearplantrice.Ifyoureplanningforadecadeplanttrees.Ifyoureplanningforalifetimeeducatethepeople.Wewantourprofessiontoliveforcenturiesandeducatingphysiciansatthe1D.O.schoolMSUCOMwillensurethat.Myrequestofyouiscontinuethethree-millenniumepochoftheSpartanlegendofdisciplinehardworkandmostimportanteducation.StephenM.SwetechD.O.Classof1986MSUCOMAlumniAssociationPresidentUpcomingEventsOct.15-19ACOIAnnualConventionBaltimoreReceptiononOct.17Oct.25-29OMEDAOAsOsteopathicMedicalConferenceandExpositionSeattleReceptiononOct.27Jan.22-25MAOFPUpdateBellaireMIReceptiononJan.24March7-14HealthyLifestyleandPreventiveCareLosCabosMexicoNEWADDITIONTOMSUCOMALUMNIBOARDKellyKozlowskiClassof2006anemergencymedicinephysicianinDearbornMichigan.IgraduatedfromMSUCOMin2006withsomeofthebrightestmostcaringdoctorsIhaveevermet.Myclasswaschock-fullofpeopleofintegrityandspirittohelpothersandItreasuremytimespentoncampusasaSpartan.Wereceivedsuchcompassionatesupportfromtheschoolbothpersonallyandacademically.ItisbecauseofthisexperiencethatIamhonoredtoserveontheAlumniAssociationBoardofDirectors.IamproudofmyosteopathictrainingandknowthatIbringtidbitsofMSUCOMwithmeasIservemypatientsduringeachofmyemergencymedicineshifts.ALUMNIGETCAUGHTINOURWEBCOM.MSU.EDUALUMNIHiddenunderaninnocentbuttonlabeledAlumnijustunderthebanneratthecollegewebsiteisatreasuretroveofmemoriesnewsupcomingeventsandphotosofinteresttoMSUCOMalumni.YoucanSeewhathappenedatSilverfestandtheOsteopathicOpenacrossthelast16yearsDiscoverwhatyourclassclownorbookwormisnowdoingHonorthoseclassmatesyouvelostLearnabouttheworkofyourMSUCOMAlumniAssociationFindCMEcoursesfromyouralmamaterCheckouttheMSUCOMmerchandisePutupcomingeventsonyourcalendargetcollegenewsandmoreThereisalsoalotofalumninewsontheMSUCOMFacebookwww.facebook.comMSUCOMandTwittertwitter.comMSU_OsteopathicJoinusPleasekeepusinormedorecentmovesorchangesinyourpractice.Itisimportantorcollegereportsgrantwritingetc.thatwehaveup-to-dateinormationonouralumni.ChangestoyourinormationcanbemadeontheMSUCOMwebsiteunderthealumnisectionorbycalling877-853-3448.MSUCOMAlumniOfce965FeeRoadRoomA310emailkim.camphc.msu.eduwww.com.msu.edualumniWhereareyou 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Non-ProtOrganizationU.S.PostagePaidEastLansingMIPermitNo.21COLLEGEOFOSTEOPATHICMEDICINEOfceoPublicRelationsEastFeeHall965FeeRoadRoomA306EastLansingMI48824ADDRESSSERVICEREQUESTEDChangemynameandoraddressasindicated.Ireceivedaduplicatecopy.Removemynameromyourmailinglist.Stopmypapersubscriptionandsendanelectronicversiontoemail______________________.Pleasechecktheappropriateboxandreturnthispagetotheaddressaboveoremailbrittany.harrisonhc.msu.eduMSUCOMstudents-storiesworthtellingPAGE3-9FutureDOcschanginglivesandtheD.O.professionPAGE1WWW.FACEBOOK.COMMSUCOMLightscameraSTATPAGE142012OsteopathicOpen