Congratulations to the VCOM Publications team for being honored with Silver awards in three categories of the 2020 annual Summit Awards of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Summit Awards recognize outstanding public relations efforts in western Virginia.
The following entries won:
Congratulations to VCOM-Virginia students, Sean Bowling, Class of 2023, on winning Best Overall for his abstract, "Short-term medical mission students promoting culturally appropriate food intakes to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in Honduras" and Marco Cunicelli, Class of 2021, on winning first place for his essay, "How Does Limited Access to Routine OB-GYN Care Affect a Woman's Health?" Their literature was submitted for the American Osteopathic Association's Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) 2020 Competition.
VCOM’s own Hope Tobey, DO, FAAP, FACOP, was recently published on Consultant360 after seeing a rare case of a genetic rash in a baby girl. With few cases of this disease diagnosed in the United States each year, not many doctors will see this in their practices. “With any genetic disorder, the sooner you catch it, the sooner we can put in place treatments to help,” said Dr. Tobey. “Publishing something like this is a reminder that this exists and this is what it looks like, so other doctors might recognize it.”
VCOM-Virginia employees got to enjoy an ice cream social on July 19. It was a fun way to take a break from the work day and enjoy each other’s company. The beautiful Blacksburg weather and Homestead Creamery ice cream was great, too!
VCOM is proud to announce the promotion of several of our faculty members. The following clinical faculty were recognized by the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and the VCOM Board of Directors for their exceptional academic and clinical work.
Dr. Megan Thomas promoted to Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Dr. Del Bolin promoted to Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Discipline of Sports Medicine
Dr. Mark Rogers promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Discipline of Sports Medicine
Dr. Rizwan Ali promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuro-Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Blaise Costa promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Dr. Teresa Kilgore promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Kate Slaymaker, VCOM–Virginia Class of 2019, was the winner of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Medical Outreach Poster competition at the 2017 ACOFP convention in Florida.
Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy White, ’07 on receiving the Service Award for VCOM International and Appalachian Outreach. The award is presented to all VCOM alumni who serve as a preceptor for 3 international outreach trips. Dr. White is the first alumni to receive this award and has completed 19 international outreach trips as a student, resident and preceptor.
VCOM is looking forward to getting to know the Class of 2021 and welcoming you into the VCOM Family! Accepted Students day at VCOM–Virginia is March 11 at VCOM–Carolinas on March 25 and VCOM–Auburn on April 1.
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VCOM’s President and Provost, Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, FACOFP, was selected as the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ (ACOFP) Lifetime Achievement Award winner. She will be honored at the ACOFP’s 55th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars March 22-25, 2018 in Austin, Texas.