First-year medical student and member of the inaugural class of VCOM-Louisiana, Stephanie Lazo, in collaboration with colleagues at the National Institute of Health (NIH), recently published research findings on cell-free mtDNA.
A second-year medical student at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) -Carolinas) is not letting the anxiety-producing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the election, and the economy cloud his ability to remain grateful and optimistic. Instead, he discovered a proactive way to practice gratitude after the passing of his grandfather and it is having a powerful impact on his mental health and well-being.
The Frank B. Rocovich Wellness Scholarship was set up in memory of Frank B. Rocovich, who served as VCOM-Virginia’s Activities Coordinator and worked closely to support the Via Wellness program to promote healthy minds, bodies and spirits for everyone at VCOM.
VCOM-Carolinas Discipline Chair for Preventive Medicine and Public Health Alexis Stoner, PhD, has been awarded a grant from a community foundation in the Spartanburg area for a Vaccination Clinic, providing flu vaccinations to Upstate children on school grounds using the Mobile Medical Unit. This is a one-year project with a $10,000 budget.
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
Osteopathic Leadership Advocacy Day was held on September 10, with leaders from the profession – including Ron Januchowski, DO, VCOM-Carolinas Associate Dean for Curriculum, Assessment and Medical Education and VCOM-Carolinas students Anna Green (Class of 2022), Annie Nguyen (Class of 2023) and Meg Ray (Class of 2023) – meeting remotely with 125 congressional offices from 31 states. The purpose of the event, organized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), was to lobby Congress on three proposed healthcare bills.
It is with great sadness and regret that Dean Elizabeth Palmarozzi, DO, FACOFP, on behalf of the faculty, staff and students at VCOM-Auburn, announces the sudden passing of a beloved employee, Michelle “Miki” Torres Parker, MEd.
The call to help others in need is one that many people hear, especially during a time of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently sweeping through the world. One such person who is listening to this calling is Tiffany L. Carpenetti, PhD, an Assistant Professor for Anatomical Sciences at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)-Virginia. With a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), Dr. Carpenetti was looking for ways to help fellow healthcare workers since they are on the frontlines every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) received two awards for its 2020 Annual Report: The Future of Primary Care in the Southeast, in the Annual Report Competition (ARC) International Awards program. For seven consecutive years, VCOM has received recognition in the ARC Awards program that celebrates world-class achievement in annual reports.
Each VCOM clinical education site chooses an outstanding third-year medical student who goes above and beyond their duties. Distinguished scholars are also selected; these students are recognized for their dedication in the classroom and to their studies.
Research into the effects of disinfectants conducted by Terry Hrubec, DVM, PhD, Professor for Anatomical Sciences for VCOM-Virginia, was featured as the cover story for the publication, Chemical & Engineering News.
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s (ACP) Board of Directors voted this week to align with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) under the Harvey Peter’s Center Foundation’s family of schools by joining its educational consortium.
The country has faced many challenges this spring. We are adapting to a pandemic that threatens our lives and the lives of those we love.
In an effort to collect needed supplies for healthcare workers, the faculty, students, and staff from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) rallied to collect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to assist. To spearhead the effort, VCOM contributed thousands of dollars of PPE equipment from each its four campuses in Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana to be used in local hospitals to help combat the COVID-19 crisis.
The Bluefield College Board of Trustees voted this month to further align Bluefield College with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) family of schools by joining its education consortium. Representatives of the two higher education institutions jointly announced the agreement in a March 19 announcement in the Chandler Boardroom at Bluefield College.