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COMMUNIQU COMMUNIQU Volume 43 Issue 3 Copyright 2015 Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Published three times per year by the Office of Public Relations East Fee Hall 965 Fee Road Room A306 East Lansing MI 48824 To contact Public Relations 517-353-0616 www.com.msu.edu MANAGING EDITOR Laura Probyn EDITOR Pat Grauer DESIGN Ann Y. Cook PHOTOGRAPHY Ann Y. Cook Katie Stiefel CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Sarina Gleason Sarah Mancuso Kristopher Thomas Nicholoff Stephen M. Swetech D.O. EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE Beth Courey Katie Donnelly Sandy Kilbourn Excellence through partnerships A couple of months ago our admissions team asked me to record an introduction on camera that would be used to welcome prospective students who are coming to Fee Hall totakepartinournewmultipleminiinterviewprocessyou can read about that process on page 3. They gave me some written comments and then asked me to respond to a few questions about the college the profession and the university. None of it was anything I hadntbeenaskedbeforebutitgavemepausetothinkabout what a unique collaboration of a land-grant institution an AAU-afliated university and a leading college of osteopathic medicine we have. Its a partnership thats the core of our very existence. Were a leader in our profession and I want to remind you that we arent resting on our laurels. We arent sitting back and remembering the good times of the past. We are busy forging ahead with new ideas new opportunities and new ways to advance osteopathic medical education with partners who share our aspirations. These partnerships address important needs. Within our college faculty and staff from different departments collaborate to produce programming designed to attract the best and brightest students. Read this issue to nd out how our high school OsteoCHAMPS program was a key contributor in changing a young Lansing mans decision to attend MSU and MSUCOM instead of another Michigan university and its medical school. Werealsoexceedinglyproudofa26-yearpartnershipamongtheStatewideCampus Systemandnearly80healthcaresitesinMichiganwheremostofouralumnicomplete their postgraduate education. Its a strong thriving relationship that is proving benecial for the partner hospitals for our graduates and for the state of Michigan. Finally were featuring our unique partnership with Peckham Industries at the Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center near the MSU campus. I hope youll take time to read about the important work done by the staff at Origami including the medical director Rebecca Wyatt whos also a faculty member in our Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Origamis efforts go above and beyond standard therapies and treatments to offer patients a continuum of care that enables them to live to their fullest potential. Patients their families and the Origami team are all partners in care. Its nothing new. Working with partners is part of the osteopathic approach a key Michigan State University strength and an important ingredient in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicines continuing success. If you arent already a partner in MSUCOMs success we welcome you to join us as a volunteer clinical faculty member as a donor or as a collaborator in one of our many initiatives. We need your uniqueness to enhance ours. Thank you. William D. Strampel D.O. FACOI Dean ON THE COVER Origamis medical director Rebecca Wyatt shares the beauty of the garden with resident Audrey Bishop. See page 1.