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Michigan State University Summer 2015 College of Osteopathic Medicine Volume 43 No. 2 LEARNING HANDS-ON TEAMWORK The power of professional PARTNERSHIPS COMMUNIQU COMMUNIQU Volume 43 Issue 2 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 MANAGING EDITOR Laura Probyn EDITOR Pat Grauer DESIGN Ann Cook PHOTOGRAPHY Ann Cook Beth Courey Jim Hastings Alan Pion Laura Probyn Margaret Rosenthal CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Colleen Kniffen Sarah Mancuso Kristopher Thomas Nicholoff Stephen M. Swetech D.O. EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE Beth Courey Sandy Kilbourn Colleen Kniffen Embracing what changes and what doesnt My column for this issue was especially challenging to write. When the magazines editors told me they were going to focus stories on the future of health care I began thinking about which aspect Id address and realized that this would be a tall order. Its not just that the subject itself is a vast and challenging arena fraught with partisan politics economics health care system idiosyncrasies and insurance pitfalls its also a subject that is constantly changing. If I were to write about some aspect of the Affordable Care Act the ACGME AOA graduate medical education unication or Michigans graduate medical education funding it would likely be completely out of date by the time you are reading this column. So what do I know that wont change in the next days weeks or months Osteopathic medicine matters. The work that you do whether its in a private practice a community clinic a hospital or an academic setting will remain unchanging and vastly important to the patients you serve. You and your peers are making a difference in creative and collaborative ways across our state our nation and our world. Osteopathic education matters. Its not news that were in the midst of a tsunami of change on the graduate side and were all doing our best to ride the wave but what and how we teach our students is also different than it was only a few years ago. You can read more about how weve worked to maintain an effective and educationally sound curriculum on page 4. We have some of our most skilled leaders working to make sure that our current and future osteopathic physicians receive the best possible education and that theyll continue to do so regardless of what changes may come. People matter. This is the bottom line in everything we do the core of every action and reaction that we take in our work and its the reason that we all do our best to train students educate doctors serve our alumni and guide the future of our profession. From patients to staff to educators to doctors our every thought is that as we move forward were doing so to do the best for people. Its easy to get caught up in the swirling melee of change that we are all facing but before getting carried away with what might be different tomorrow its important to take stock in what will remain the same. William D. Strampel D.O. FACOI Dean SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 1 INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION promoting teamwork communication by Laura Probyn Exposing future health care providers seeking careers as nurses doctors pharmacists physician assistants or others to teamwork helps them learn about their own responsibilities and the roles of those with whom theyll be working. This idea of interprofessional education or IPE is not new but its recently gained new attention. MSUCOM students have the chance to explore interprofessional education in team-based settings. One of the most visible is through activities in the Learning and Assessment Center LAC which is a state- of-the-art simulation environment on the sixth oor of East Fee Hall. We love facilitating interprofessional education in the LAC said Mary Kay Smith director. I am certain the LAC educators and MSUCOM faculty would agree with me they are some of the most fullling activities to facilitate because of the energy that is generated by the different groups of learners. When we debrief after the activity theres a lot of sharing that occurs. The students gain a greater understanding and appreciation for their own professions and also other professions with which theyll work in the future. Students who took part in a recent LAC experience agreed with her. It provides a nice opportunity to meet and work with future colleagues said Elizabeth Cleary Class of 2018 who participated in a recent airway intubation experience. We dont have much exposure to the other students and these experiences create a safe learning space for all of us as future health care providers to learn how we will eventually be working together. It starts the foundation for a team-based approach to health care. Learning in IPE activities is not limited to technical skills. I think that these sorts of events offer exciting opportunities for learning by all involved said Chris Mattson Class of 2018. The greatest value probably exists in how these events emphasize communication. These students from other colleges havent had the same lectures or the same labs as my classmates and as such clear communication is more critical than ever just like actual clinical experiences. In addition to providing a safe environment to interact with their peers from the other colleges IPE skill-building at the LAC takes learning-by-doing to a new level of reection. In an IPE experience were exploring concepts such as communication and collaboration among health care providers. Examples are difcult conversations and conict resolution said Smith. In addition if a mistake is made how is it handled They are all taking care of the same patient but through different perspectives and looking through different lenses. MSUCOMs Deborah Young and Rosemarie Tolson both assistant professors are collaborating with faculty members from the MSU College of Nursing on a three-year 736000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support development of IPE for faculty and students. Now in its second year the grant which includes faculty development and clinical experiences for osteopathic residents nursing graduate students and fourth-year students in the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy will include online modules that focus on shared learning. These online modules are designed to provide a common framework and starting reference point for our various departments to integrate these tenets Young said. While these elements have been in the curricula previously the recent incorporation into accreditation standards has helped the college prioritize integrating these more consistently. Promoting team-based care for patients is a natural idea to Young who earned her Pharm.D. at the University of Michigan and is on the faculty in the MSU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. In my training we always talked about the team approach to taking care of the patient and patient-centered medicine and we had very detailed curriculum on communication and leadership she said. With the recent changes to the MSUCOM curriculum and the continuing modications being made I see those concepts being integrated into courses and integrative reasoning sessions for our future physicians as well. Young likes to frame the concept of interprofessional education from the standpoint of learning to work together to do whats best for the patient. I always bring it back to the patient and say What are the patients needs and If youre not the best one to be addressing that need who is Lets talk to them. FEATURES 2 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 FEATURES by Laura Probyn The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine doesnt exist to churn out only one type of doctor and doesnt open its doors to any singular student. Applicants who come here from M.P.H. programs represent many elds and walks of life and they go on to apply the osteopathic philosophy of whole-patient care on a community level. Those who take different paths to earn both degrees learn about themselves and the world of possibilities that each can offer. Sara Swanton COMPLETES AN EXERCISE IN DISCOVERY Sara Swanton a member of the MSUCOM Class of 2015 from Saginaw completed her undergraduate degree at Alma College and had friends pointing her toward allopathic medical schools before she moved into a masters of public health and physical activity at the University of South Carolina. I was originally going for a masters degree in exercise physiology but when I got into my rst series of classes I found it was more academic not clinical she says I was fortunate that the University of South Carolina had a unique program a masters in public health and physical activity. With the thought Id be going to medical school thats the path I chose. While working on her M.P.H. she spent time researching medical schools and discovered that the osteopathic philosophy matched her interests and goals. Osteopathic medicine offers a bigger focus on the patient with a more holistic approach to medicine. The things I learned in my masters coupled with my background in exercise science made me realize the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in overall health. You cant just take a pill to achieve optimal health you also have to make good choices. Thats why the osteopathic approach has been really great for me. Swanton will enter a family medicine residency in Fayetteville North Carolina. After that she plans to practice family medicine while putting her public health skills to use. My ideal career would be where I see patients in a family practice setting about three days a week and use the other two days for community outreach and health education programming she says. My M.P.H. makes me uniquely qualied for this because it gave me experience in proposing executing and evaluating health promotion programming. I see myself continuing to work both avenues because I am proud of my public health degree and want to be able to use the knowledge and skills I gained from it to make a difference. Raysenia James A PERSONAL MISSION TO HEAL Sara Swanton second from left volunteers at Detroits Motor City Pride event. Swantons classmate Raysenia James an Arizona native and member of the Navajo Nation knew from the time she was a little girl that she was going to become a doctor to help people. It was a very personal and challenging mission especially since she would be the rst in her family to seek higher education to become a physician. My inspiration was my maternal grandmother who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when I was six she says. Unfortunately she passed away months after being diagnosed. But her health care experience did not go unnoticed it ultimately made me want to help people specically American Indians. James completed both her undergraduate and M.P.H. degrees at the University of Arizona UA and she received both professional and personal guidance along her career path. Yvette Roubideaux M.D. M.P.H. the director of the Indian Health Service was on the UA faculty and was huge in my wanting to become more involved with public health James notes. She showed me that in order to provide quality medicine you have to understand whats going on at the community level. With my public health education I acquired the tools to HEALTH AND HEALING graduates with both D.O. and M.P.H. carry unique perspectives Raysenia James is entering a family medicine residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 3 MSUCOM and MSUs Broad College of Business will begin a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Business Administration joint degree in fall semester 2015. The joint D.O.M.B.A. is a response to the changing landscape of health care and the need for physician leaders. Now is a perfect time for Michigan State University to offer an opportunity for incoming students to obtain the D.O.M.B.A. degree said Donald Sefcik MSUCOM senior associate dean. A primary goal of the program is to produce osteopathic physicians who will help shape the future of health care through designing monitoring and continually improving patient outcomes. The MBA portion of the degree includes a specialization in management strategy and leadership while providing foundational management skills required for organization leaders. The program is designed to be completed in ve years. Sefcik said the two colleges began exploring the opportunity for the dual degree option in 2009. Lucy Maillette director of new academic initiatives with the Broad College of Business has been extremely helpful bringing this program to fruition. Prospective students will apply to each college independently and express their interest in the dual degree with MSUCOMs Admissions Department. Health care leaders with both the M.B.A. and the D.O. degree FEATURES BUSINESS AND MEDICINE dual degree option gives students new opportunities understand what it means to improve health for everybody. While Roubideaux was offering James professional guidance her father-in-law Anthony Dekker D.O. was offering encouragement from personal experience. As a member of the MSUCOM Class of 1978 he urged her to consider pursuing her D.O. on the banks of the Red Cedar. She listened to both advisors and moved outside Arizona for the rst time in her life. She attended MSUCOM with support from the Indian Health Service. In return for that assistance she will spend three years working for the IHS after she completes residency. She will be entering a three-year family medicine residency program at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She sees her future in providing care to American Indians and believes that her work will benet from her background in public health. My intentions were always to improve the quality of and access to health care for American Indians she says. I understand how important it is to have one-on-one time with patients and give them attention but I also believe addressing the health needs of the greater community will truly help decrease health disparities that run rampant in Indian communities. My duty is to make sure patients receive the best quality care they can get. Its about community. My patients are part of the community and I need to serve them. FACING THE FUTURE Both future doctors are also realistic about the challenges facing them. The thing thats concerning me is the navigation of the health care system James says. Its complex and I worry whether patients are capable of getting insurance and coming to see a physician. are particularly well-equipped with an understanding of how to deliver quality patient care while insuring the organizations nancial viability and future said Glenn Omura Broad Colleges acting associate dean of M.B.A. and professional masters programs. Broad M.B.A. students practice idea generation during an in-class breakout session working toward creating new solutions for real-world business problems. Even now I hear patients confused and complaining. Id hate for a patient not having access to health care because they cant navigate a website or dont know where to go for information. Swanton also holds concerns about access to care and physician reimbursement. I get it from preceptors now they arent as involved in decision making as they once were and care is sometimes about what the insurance company will approve. It used to be you went to your primary care physician and they made decisions to diagnose and treat. Now it has to go to insurance companies rst she notes. Its also going to come down to the kind of support were getting in reimbursement. People arent going to be willing to work 80 hours per week if they arent getting paid to do so and I dont think thats wrong of people to ask. But both are anticipating bright futures that incorporate public health and medicine. Im very excited about working with Native people and hold it close to my heart James says. To nally work in the community as a Native physician and take care of Native patients thats exciting because I nally get to combat health disparities in Indian country. I also want to show future generations of American Indian youth that just like me they can become whatever they want to be even a physician as long as they are focused committed and believe in themselves. Swanton is also ready to serve. I want to work with people and help them make changes every day. Im excited to be getting into residency to see patients on my own and make clinical decisions she says. I can take my background in exercise science and incorporate it into the medicine side of things. I think theres a unique platform to be able to spend time with people and work toward better health outcomes. 4 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 by Laura Probyn Most of us dont stop to think about whether the foundation of our home is sturdy when we walk through the door. Yet a solid framework is a vitally important aspect of any structure. In academia a solid curricular structure is no different. The curriculum especially for medical students is a vitally important underpinning of the educational experience setting the stage for future success in clinical settings. The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine recently instituted a considerable curricular update. Though not a complete overhaul the effort did require signicant input from a number of individuals. Though the pre-clerkship section has only been in use since members of the Class of 2016 embarked on their studies in 2012 early measures are showing that it is achieving its goals of helping students learn and prepare for clinical experiences before and after graduation. An initial external metric used to determine curricular success is the students scores on the rst level of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination COMLEX which is taken after completing the rst two years of medical school. Passing the four- component series of COMLEX examinations Levels 1 2CE 2PE. and 3 which assess osteopathic medical knowledge and clinical skills is an important step toward obtaining state licensure to practice medicine. We have almost all of the Class of 16s COMLEX Level 1 scores back and I can share with you that the performance of this class has clearly beneted from the implementation of the changes we made says Senior Associate Dean Donald Sefcik. Although we wont receive the nal update from the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners NBOME until Spring 2015 based on improvements in our rst-time pass rate and our mean and discipline-specic scores I am condent that our efforts will translate into an even better ranking in comparison to the performance of other colleges. The effort began in 2009 when Dean Strampel charged Mary Hughes chair of the Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties with leading a planning effort to set the stage for a revised preclerkship curriculum. She convened a task force that met weekly for over a year to identify curricular needs for medical students in their rst two years of study. This was all done voluntarily without any decrease in other duties to facilitate the work or increase in pay which is really quite a demonstration of the dedication of the faculty to the process and the changes to be made Hughes says. I initially created the master plan and prepared it as a discussion piece and then as a committee we would hammer it out I would go back to the computer and modify and come back with further revisions and so it went week after week until we had a Year 1 and 2 revision she notes. The total committee was approximately 33 as some people came and others went over time. We eventually were given some administrative support which helped us along as well. I cooked dinner weekly and I think it was the homemade chocolate chip cookies that kept them coming back every week At the conclusion of those meetings Hughes and her team passed the planning document on to R. Taylor Scott the MSUCOM director of pre- clerkship curriculum. Scott marshalled an implementation task force to begin the work of putting the plans into use. There were some fundamental changes that we made to the curriculum mainly in terms of integrating content Scott said. We tried to get out of silos of information and to integrate more and thats not limited to preclerkship. We found that there are some concepts that while they can be introduced in the preclerkship curriculum they are most appropriately applied in the clerkship curriculum. A WORK IN PROGRESS Revised curriculum provides students with integrated experiences The implementation of the revised preclerkship curriculum in 2012 for the incoming rst-year students occurred at the same time that the second-year students and those in their clerkships third- and fourth- year students continued their studies with the pre-existing product i.e. legacy curriculum which required some Herculean academic juggling. Scott added that managing the logistics was as much if not more of a challenge than implementing the actual content. There was a whole scheduling issue of the legacy curriculum and people being really familiar with that for example they knew what would happen in Semester 6and then this whole incoming revised thing that was new. That was a huge challenge he noted. The revised curriculum expanded on the colleges previous course series that began with rst-year classes in basic sciences then moved into studies of the human bodys systems. The revision seeks to further integrate the learning in the preclerkship years by adding a clinical component in the form of the EVOLVE clinics that are presented in the Osteopathic Patient Care course series which is also new and a longitudinal curriculum to integrate clinical skills doctorpatient relationships ethical issues professionalism and multiple objective structured clinical exams for practice. Within the classroom setting there are even deeper structural changes as departments implement the ipped classroom concept into some courses a model that Hughes integrated into her respiratory systems course several years before the revised curriculum was launched. In this educational model instead of attending a lecture students study materials that can include text or recorded audio or video presentations before coming to class. When they arrive at class they may take a test before beginning work that doesnt involve a faculty lecture but does feature small group discussions and interactions with faculty members as the students use the materials they have learned recently to solve real world problems they will face. Its an approach to learning that the student is not used to says Gail Riegle associate dean of academic programs. Most of our students have gone all their life in a passive learning environment. In my view the ipped classroom is doing a much better job of preparing students for what they are going to face in the profession because to keep up with whats going on in medicine youre not going to be competitive in a passive lecture systemyou have to read and understand. Active learning is key. In Hughes view in the beginning students were not thrilled with the new experience. As you can imagine the students were initially quite up in arms as this was their last big class before going to the clinics she says. They had mastered the binge and purge exam phenomenon complained to the dean etc. but they did bear with us and for the most part were very engaged and more so each week. At the end many comments revolved around this is the way we should be taught and I received a teaching award from the Class of 2012 for this course. The ipped classroom concept has been applied to varying degrees within departments afliated with MSUCOM. And just as some students are more comfortable than others with the very different format faculty members nd differing degrees of comfort with the idea. It places different demands on the faculty Riegle points out. Some enjoy it others dont. Hughes did not have the chance to sit back and rest on her laurels once the preclerkship curricular revision planning was completed. The dean asked her to repeat her leadership with a committee working for a revision of the curriculum for third- and fourth-year students. This was a much different committee but used the same format just different players she says. We had hospital-based faculty via FEATURES SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 5 Polycom nearly every week attending which helped tremendously. We started with a vision that I put on paper for people to react to I made presentations every other month to the directors of medical education and incorporated their feedback met with the base hospital leadership and the major changes were the longitudinal third-year curriculum which replaced the primary care ambulatory clerkship six-month curriculum with a nine-month curriculum dedicated to the third-year student the assigning of core rotations to be completed in Year 3 so that students would have them before they took part two of their COMLEX exam and many other not-so-subtle changes along the way. One of the members of that second planning committee was Saroj Misra then at St. John Providence Health System in Warren where he was director of medical education and family medicine residency program director for the osteopathic division. Misra went from being one of the many contributors to the revisions in the clerkship curriculum to being the person charged with its implementation and guidance when he joined MSUCOM as the director of clinical clerkship curriculum in January 2014. Hes had a unique perspective on the process that he thinks will be valuable to share with the clinical faculty in how to look at the student experience. Having sat in the clinical world for most of my career and now coming into academics its been interesting to nd out student needs he says. As physicians in practice teaching students we have a tendency to think only about clinical knowledge how to practice medicine. Were rarely thinking about testing or core competencies. So while the knowledge we may be teaching is valuable clinically we have to recognize theres a wider skill set a student needs to be effective in their clerkship experience to pass standardized testing and to be the ideal candidate for residency. A big challenge that Misra and Riegle have faced is getting feedback on how the Class of 16 was prepared for their clerkship rotations from the preceptors who are supervising them. Because they are busy people and they are located among 25 hospitals getting feedback from the preceptors on how the students are meeting the core clinical concepts C3 modules in clerkship has not been easy. Ive visited some base hospitals to watch a C3 session and meet with instructors and with students after the C3 session to nd out how its going Misra says. Feedback can get lost in evaluations so Ive found that its important to have a dialogue to nd out how things are going and to explain our purpose. Ive been to ve or six base hospitals so far and plan to visit each before the end of the academic year. To help prepare the instructors for working with students and to get their feedback Misra says theres discussion about the possibility of holding training workshops for C3 directors so that directors of medical education can meet module writers as well as new listservs which allow C3 directors to post questions on the modules. The college needs to work hard to collaborate with our clinical physicians he says. The days of academia being a walled off tower where students learn here and then go off into the world are gone. The college has worked hard to become a partner with our community hospitals and physicians to teach students. Another individual whos had a unique perspective on the curricular revision is Michael Blair. A member of the Class of 2016 Blair is also the Class of 2016 representative on the curriculum committee. Understanding why things are put together the way they are helped me keep an eye on the bigger picture he said. Without knowing whats going on behind the scenes its easy to sweat every little detail. That lightened it up a little for me. I dont think it changed the content of what I learned but how I viewed what I was learning in a different perspective. I think that the same realization is now occurring in my classmates minds now that they are in clerkshipNow I get it. I understand why this was put together the way it is. Hughes is appreciative of all the faculty participation in the process and is pleased with the outcome of the revision process. By building it across all four years and having many faculty serve it has garnered widespread input and generated much discussion. In addition since we know what we have we have been able to eliminate redundancy and teach a broader scope of materials especially in Years 3 and 4. The individuals who have been involved in the revision process do not consider it static product. The curriculum is a dynamic entity that should always be undergoing scrutiny and change Sefcik points out. In that vein work continues on rening and reworking it to do even further content integration and reduce the number of remaining silos. A lot of very positive results and constructive feedback are occurring as a result of everyones efforts Sefcik summarizes and we still have opportunities ahead and plans to do even more. Mary Hughes supervises Tarun Srivastava center and Shelby Booker right during a respiratory class exercise. FEATURES 6 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 You cant open a newspaper or a social media site today without seeing some story about vaccinations. As a pediatrician Im sure this topic is hotly debated in every clinic across the country where providers care for children. As a mother I have made the decision to vaccinate my own three children and as a provider I have encouraged other parents to do the same a question I frequently get asked by parents. Our dilemma as providers is to encourage families to do research on immunizations from trusted websites. Unfortunately there is a signicant amount of fear mongering and untruths being shared on the Internet from individuals with little or no medical background the Jenny McCarthys of the world. Most vaccine misconception originated from a provider named Dr. Andrew Wakeeld a British doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and the MMR measles mumps rubella vaccine. While this claim has been debunked and he has since acknowledged that this is not true the damage has been done. Globally doctors are ghting the information age. While WebMD and other sites help to educate our patients we are also encountering people who get untruths from the Internet which makes our job signicantly harder. This is no more evident than in the current repercussions of the anti-vaccination movement. I believe this will go down as one of the biggest public health disasters of my time. As providers we quash one misconception about vaccines only to see another one pop up. Take for instance vaccine ingredients. We are debating about thiomerisol in vaccinations and the other components of the vaccine being harmful. While the anti-vaccinators argue about the ingredients of the vaccine being detrimental to a child I ask this question what about the harm caused by the actual infection In a discussion with a family member about the u vaccine she told me she did not want to put anything harmful in her body. Interestingly her husband contracted inuenza and required steroids breathing treatments and Tamiu. I would argue that steroids have adverse effects and much more documented serious effects as compared to the u shot. I chose to get the u shot for myself. It sometimes feels like I am on the front lines of a losing war. My personal favorite is the opinion that I get a kickback off the vaccine industry. While I am trying to encourage what I believe to be the very most essential way to keep ones child healthy my ethics and character are being called in to play. Ironically most people do not know that pediatricians are the lowest-paid physicians in all spheres of medicine. We get no kickback from vaccine sales. We choose this profession because we love kids and want what is best for them. While we may be the lowest-paid physicians we also have the highest job satisfaction rate across medicine. We advocate vaccines for the simple reason that we know they can protect your child. That is it. Theres no secret agenda behind vaccinating your children. We just want them safe and healthy. Despite signicant medical research behind immunizations and long-term evidence promoting their safety and efcacy we are seeing record numbers of measles in this country today despite it being eradicated from the United States in 2000 a mere 15 years ago. The most important piece of information that is most often overlooked is our limitations in the vaccine schedule. MMR is timed to be given at 12 months of age. What happens to the six-month-old who travels with her family to Disneyworld and is now exposed to an incredibly infectious illness like the measles That baby is now at higher risk of complications from measles. Both that six-month- old and her parents now have no choice in illness. The decision was made for them by someone who did not vaccinate their child and subsequently put others at risk. This is the whole argument behind herd immunity. Of further concern is the child on chemotherapy. This child is also immune- compromised and at risk for illnesses exposed to himher by the general public who wish not to vaccinate. As a mother and as a pediatrician my job is to advocate for children my children and yours. There is nothing more tragic to me than caring for a child with a vaccine-preventable disease. In my time I have cared for children with whooping cough whose parents opted not to vaccinate and subsequently required ventilator support as well as children who contracted meningitis. Let me ask you what is more invasive an injection of Dtap or a tube being put down a four-month- olds airway to keep him breathing as he battles pertussis infection We will see a continued rise in these diseases if we continue to see vaccine refusals. It is as simple as that. There is a much smaller subset of individuals who CANNOT get vaccinated either due to allergy in the component of the vaccine or additional medical conditions that make vaccinating contraindicated. This population counts on herd immunity to keep them from being exposed to the very illnesses that they cannot get vaccinated against. This much smaller subset of population is not why we are seeing massive increases in vaccine- preventable diseases as evidenced by the populations currently getting infected. I urge families to talk with their doctors about vaccinations. Think about it this way would you get mechanical advice or plumbing advice from celebrities on the Internet Of course not you would take advice from someone trained in repairing your car or your pipes. Then let us reconsider taking advice from Jenny McCarthy about how to keep the most precious thing in your life healthy. Kimberly Mitcham prepares to administer a vaccine to a patient. FACULTY VOICE Kimberly Mitcham A PEDIATRICIANS VIEW ON VACCINES FEATURES SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 7 FEATURES CRAIG MAGNATTA Leading The Charge In Michigan For PRIMARY CARE by Pat Grauer It was established in 2006 as part of the Michigan Department of Community Health transitioned to a non-prot in 2011 and now is an organization comprising nearly 90 institutions including medical schools universities unions employers professional groups and insurers. Its the Michigan Primary Care Consortium and its at the forefront of advocacy education and transformation of primary care in our state. Leading this charge is MSUCOMs Craig Magnatta a 1978 alumnus and a clinical faculty member of family and community medicine. The chairperson of the MPCC board he has also served as the president of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Michigan Osteopathic Association and is a member of the boards of trustees of the American Osteopathic Association DOCARE International and the Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation. Q What is the status of primary care in Michigan A With the public now required to have insurance there is an increased number of patients more than 300000 who havent had care for many years and are now coming into our ofces. Primary care physicians are very important to help coordinate their care and help them to work through the system so that they can get what they need. There isnt sufcient capacity for this and these physicians are busier than ever before. We need more primary care doctors and other providers. Q What is the Michigan Primary Care Consortium A Our organization is made of provider groups doctors nurses physician assistants and nurse practitioners purchasers like Ford and General Motors insurers public organizations pharmaceutical groups and educators. We have quite a diverse collection of people who are members of MPCC and this gives us a broad and comprehensive approach to the issues. Q What kind of things is MPCC doing A Were convening educating and advocating for primary care transformation in the state. Were pleased that the denition of a patient-centered medical home we crafted in 2007-08 for Michigan is the model being tested around the country to improve the quality of care lessen duplication and reduce costs. We created a white paper for the legislature on the high debt load of health professions students. Weve advocated for training of more primary care professionals of all kinds physicians physician assistants nurse practitioners social workers psychologists so that there is continuity of care. Weve written white papers on primary care in crisis transforming primary care practice and payment activating consumers of primary care and rebuilding the primary care workforce. Weve developed toolkits for example on the patient- centered medical home. We started the adult immunization initiative for Michigan and because were so diverse were able to disseminate that information efciently to various groups and the public for education and advocacy. Q What about reimbursement of primary care physicians A For years medical systems have reimbursed procedures that specialists do more highly than the thought processes that primary care physicians must use. Some of that is changing as the federal government is trying to compensate these doctors better in order to stimulate growth in the area. As they establish patient-centered medical homes nationwide and realize there are some savings that will create more money available to primary care providers. At present 40 to 50 percent of physicians are employed by corporations instead of serving in private practice. Thats mainly because the cost of running the business has increased and students who are graduating with a mortgage-equivalent of debt for their education cant take on another mortgage-equivalent of debt to set up practice. I was in private practice for 30 years and about ve years ago we transitioned into practices owned by hospital systems. Q Did that change the way you related to patients A I feel the only thing that Ive had to change is the adoption of the electronic medical record and I feel that detracts from good doctor- patient relationships. I dont take a computer into the room unless we need to review some test results. I take notes on paper and then transfer them over after Ive seen the patient. Even when youre part of a corporate group you can make little modications to fulll its requirements and still ensure good human interactions with your patients. Q What advice would you share with our students and physicians A Im proud that MSUCOM has been proactive in exposing students early to primary care having them work in physician ofces during their preceptorships and providing the Primary Care Ambulatory Clerkship during the third and fourth years. I want to encourage physicians to represent the osteopathic profession and to continue to show that it is different and distinct even with the ongoing unication of graduate medical education. We need to act as role models to show the students why we decided to go into medicine in the rst place to help people. The osteopathic profession has always used a more family-oriented and hands-on approach and people are very open to that. Craig Magnatta 8 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 Alumna Sarah Jessup ghts to ensure health care for her communitys most vulnerable residents. by Pat Grauer Sarah Jessup is known for her independence and tenacity. If her efforts to help the most vulnerable members of her community to get medical care are any example the 1976 MSUCOM alumna has earned her rep. Jessup has retired the quotation marks are raised eyebrow in McCall Idaho a community of about 3000 full-time residents who live high in the mountains on the 45th parallel. The area receives the greatest average snowfall in the state and its lumber mills have given way to alpine skiing resorts swelling the population to 10000 during the summer tourism and winter ski seasons. In 1999 I decided I needed a break from cardiology and I moved from southeast Michigan to the mountains of Idaho attracted by kayaking hiking cycling winter sports and more. Shortly thereafter I was contacted to do volunteer work with DOCARE International and I ended up going to Peru and to Guatemala a couple of times she said. It was great for me but I didnt feel like I was doing enough. Since Im not a surgeon it felt like a Band-Aid approach. With internal medicine you cant just drop in for a couple of weeks because youre usually dealing with chronic conditions. I looked around she said. All around my town 100 mountainous miles from the nearest city there were people who needed medical care and couldnt afford it. Safety nets didnt help Idahos stringent eligibility requirements for Medicaid limited coverage to the level of a single parent making 30 percent of the federal poverty level. Most didnt qualify. Jessup started working through the system to address the need attending meetings working on structures trying to acquire space approaching hospital administrators and other likeminded people. She heard it was a good idea but that it couldnt be done that there were all these obstacles. She kept trying for years. Then Hurricane Katrina happened she said. I contacted an RN in Vidalia Louisiana and she needed someone in two days. I got on a plane and helped out at a free clinic this nurse and friends from her church had just started. It was a revelation. If she could put this together immediately then I could also just do it in McCall. She got other health care professionals to help. They opened a free clinic for the uninsured in 2007 and the hospital seeing it happen offered a cut-rate deal on diagnostic testing. The volunteer corps ballooned to 20 and the patients came some from 75 miles away diabetics who hadnt had medication in two years and hypertensives who hadnt seen a doctor in two decades. With the economic downturn the need for the clinic has only grown. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act some of Jessups patients were positively affected and the patient volume dropped a bit. But many were not helped by the ACA because Idaho chose not to expand Medicaid coverage. We were viewing our clinic as a bridge hoping to join forces with an FQHC Federally Qualied Health Center in Boise she said but it didnt work out and the two-year bridge became an ongoing endeavor. Right now we are in the process of transitioning some of our patients into the local hospitals charitable outpatient care system. This is a different and possibly unique model because property taxes help to support the hospital. There is nancial screening and if you just chose not to have insurance and have money youre expected to pay. Jessup will not be stafng the outpatient clinic but instead is working to obtain funding for the endeavor setting up a structure through the hospitals foundation. The hospital will be providing physician time and space but everything else like medications will need support. Im very excited about the possibilities but Im nervous too she said. Weve nurtured these patients so carefully and they havent intersected with the traditional medical system before. I was able to get a grant for two part-time RNs to be care coordinators and one of these has been involved with our clinic. That will provide our patients with a person someone theyve already met to call to make their appointment and to help them with the details if they feel insecure. I celebrate the volunteers who have kept this going Jessup said particularly Margaret Rosenthal a D.O. who had once served as an MSUCOM clinical associate professor at Bi- County Hospital and who sees more patients in the clinic than anyone. No one at the clinic has been paid at all and weve all been there since the beginning. Whats the next step Shes going on a bicycle trip to the Czech Republic to consider her options. Shes resurrected a long-time passion photography and expects to continue to be active in outdoor sports and volunteering. No matter what Jessup will be taking care of others. This work can be incredibly frustrating but also incredibly rewarding. We see some of the challenges our patients face you know their medical issues are sometimes the smallest problems they have. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Sarah Jessup LIFTS UP OTHERS FEATURES SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 9 FEATURES STATEWIDE CAMPUS SYSTEM rst osteopathic institution part of AAMCs TEACHING FOR QUALITY Marrisa Rogers Jeremy Fischer Diane Scully Donald Bartkowski Susan Greenwood-Clark Deborah Jo LeVan Josie Urban Meredith Hill Rafael Barretto Christopher Pfeifer Srikala Yedavally-Yellayi Justin Grill JoAnn Mitchell Nikolai Butki Cheryl Doane Saroj Misra Darren Grunwaldt Martina Ghiardi Gerri Navarre by Pat Grauer The room was buzzing with 19 animated participants and their mentors as they planned projects emerging from their passions. People leaned in interacted took notes sketched ow charts obviously engaged. It was MSUCOMs Faculty Development Initiative Teaching for Quality An AAMC Certicate Program also known as Te4Q. The Statewide Campus System SCS is the rst osteopathic institution and the rst consortium ever selected by the Association of American Medical Colleges to participate in this nationally-recognized course. Its goal is to ensure that every medical school and every hospital in the United States has access to faculty who are ready willing and able to lead education in three areas quality improvement patient safety and the reduction of excess health care costs. The workshop held at the University Club March 26-27 featured a curriculum that included an overview of adult learning principles effective teaching of quality improvement and patient safety assessing impact and making the case and leading change. Participants included directors of medical education and other administrators and residency program directors. Our participation in this program enhances our efforts at scholarly activity offering opportunities for research in quality improvement and publication noted Brandy Church director of faculty and professional development for SCS. Recognition by the AAMC strengthens our research and allows it to be in line with institutional missions and apropos to community-based settings. The program also helps establish osteopathic credibility with the ACGME as the profession moves forward to combine graduate medical education between D.O. and M.D. professions she said. The Association of American Medical Colleges was delighted to partner with MSU to bring this program to the College of Osteopathic Medicine said Karyn Baum senior consultant for Educating for Quality Initiatives. The college is clearly committed to teaching quality improvement and patient safety principles in both undergraduate and graduate medical education and we hope that this event provided resources for this challenging task. The AAMC hopes we will continue this joint effort. The other AAMC representative present was Brian M. Wong associate director Centre for Quality Improvement Patient Safety Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto. SCS faculty coaches are Jonathan Rohrer Kari Hortos Brandy Church William Corser and Angela Harrison. Participant projects may fall into one of four focus areas education on patient safety education on quality improvement education on care transitions and residentfellow and faculty member education on fatigue and burnout. After the workshop in which participants had identied a project they committed themselves to spend additional time in planning and met with SCS faculty coaches. They presented an overview of their projects at the SCS membership meeting in May. They will launch the projects in July reconvene in January 2016 to review progress and prepare for poster presentations at the May 2016 SCS membership meeting and national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals. 10 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 STUDENTS C L A S S O F 2 0 1 5 G R A D U A T I O N Pomp and Circumstance and medicine By Laura Probyn Congratulations to the 14 individuals who received their military rank commissions on May 7 before donning caps and gowns to accept their D.O. degrees. Left to right are Ian James McDowell Philip C. Cushman III Caleb Scott James Paul Michael Dente Andrea L. Moore Cody W. Becksvoort Anteo Pashaj Giacomo Pierce Folden Powen Hsueh Daniel I. Joseph Wahl Sarah L. Reinhart James I. Gragg and Lilian Elli Ore. Nearly 300 people went from being MSUCOM students to D.O.s on May 7 during a hooding and commencement ceremony at the MSU Breslin Student Events Center. The Class of 2015 the faculty administrators and family members who hooded them and the evenings speakers and special dignitaries led into the arena as the Lansing Concert Band played the traditional graduation processional theme while their families and friends waved and cheered. Dean Strampel welcomed the assembly and introduced the commencement speaker Robert Juhasz D.O. president of the American Osteopathic Association and president of Cleveland Clinics South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights Ohio. Juhasz noted that he began his year as the AOA president with MSUCOM students on their medical mission in Peru and he found it tting that he should once again be in their company. He reminded the students that they are entering the profession at a time of growth and change for osteopathic medicine and encouraged them to view opportunities for leadership as a privilege and not a burden. Michigan Osteopathic Association President and MSUCOM alumna Myral Robbins D.O. congratulated the students and reminisced on her own graduation. She noted that though they are graduating in a different time that they are united in service and in training that will serve them well into the future. Class of 2015 President A.J. Burandt told his classmates that he had been preparing for his speech for four years and he shared a list of his top 10 lessons from medical school. Among those lessons were that everyone has the ability to change the culture around them that its important to embrace the patient who changes you and that every person no matter what race religion or color is one heartbeat from eternity and that every heartbeat is a miracle. Associate Dean William Falls presented the graduates who crossed the stage individually to receive their diplomas. Particularly poignant was the posthumous presentation of her degree to the family of Stephanie M. Stanley who died late in her fourth year at MSUCOM. Three students received Ph.D. degrees in addition to their D.O. Youssef Ayoub Kousa biochemistry and molecular biology Steven P. Proper biochemistry and molecular biology and Tyrell J. Simkins neuroscience. Following the presentation of diplomas Strampel stood at the lectern to address the class one nal time. He congratulated them and shared his pride in their achievement and then left them with his three strategies for success never make an act of omission an act of commission remember that there are no unimportant people and all knowledge is relative. The hooding and commencement were preceded by the annual military commissioning ceremony during which 14 members of the class received their promotion in rank commissions. Happy for hooding are left to right Megan Marie DeShetler Deanna M. Jewell Gina C. Maki Anton Furman Rachel Margaret Punke Trevor Edward Crean Nithya Ravindran Krishna Meka Daniel K. Benson II and Alexander L. Marinica. These graduates and their hooders enjoyed a moment of fun before the commencement ceremony. Left to right are Ramon Roco M.D. Lorenzo Lim Marh H. Parsons M.D. Christopher Michael Koenig Mouhamed O. Shatila Ahmed O. Shatila M.D. Gregory T. Stremers J.D. Jacob Cody Stremers Raveen Chowla M.D. and Vilok G. Vijayanagar. Ready to recite the Osteopathic Oath are left to right Andrew J. Bosch Ryan T. Jones Sarah M. Myer David Elliott Maldonado Emily Beth Cordes Kathryn O. Das Gretchen Augustine Michael William Majetich Simone Addison Majetich and Linda G. Wang. SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 11 Staff Matters Barbara Butyter by Sarah Mancuso Barbara Butyter has been the administrative director at the MSUCOM site at Detroit Medical Center since 2009. The drive and passion that shes brought to her job have taken her in new directions as she retired from her position in April. Butyter joined the team at the DMC when it rst opened previously holding a position as the director of behavioral services at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. At DMC Butyter excelled at working with a full plate including the oversight of daily operations budget management hiring of staff and many other duties however she most enjoyed working with and supporting the medical students. Working with the team including Dr. Willyerd our faculty and our staff was great. So much good work is being done while having fun said Butyter. During her time at DMC she had the opportunity to be a member of the MSU Womens Advisory Committee for Support Staff the Human Resources Professional Development Services Advisory Group and the MSU Leadership Connection. Through her work with these groups Butyter learned a lot about MSU and met many people across the campus. Every day was different and challenging said Butyter. It kept things interesting. When preparing to open the MSUCOM Detroit Medical Center we sought to employ individuals who demonstrated initiative and possessed the skill set necessary for the program to function effectively. In this capacity she provided comprehensive administrative oversight and has provided tremendous assistance to our students. Mrs. Butyter brought to her position a passion for excellence that has added greatly to our team said Dr. Gary Willyerd associate dean. I have come to trust and rely heavily on her abilities dedication and resourcefulness. She is viewed as a compassionate leader by our faculty staff and students. Although Butyter loved many aspects of her job she is moving into retirement and spending time with her husband John. The two have relocated to Knoxville Tennessee where they will be near many friends and family. Barbara Butyter paused for a photo at her desk prior to her retirement. STAFF Commencing with commencement were left to right Devon Nicholas Banda Angela J. VanWagner Michael J. VanWagner Sarah Lynn Spencer Satya Pillay Aylin D. Downey Manal W. Omar Elizabeth Anne Seagraves Heba Tamer Mahmoud and Nathaniel V. Zuziak. As they prepared to begin their procession into the Breslin Center left to right Trevor Edward Crean Assistant Dean William Cunningham Christine Honer Andrew James Schrotenboer and Blake R. Fenkell paused for a photo. There were smiles all around prior to commencement from left to right Amit A. Rama Kellya A. Hopkins Stanley E. Wandeloski Katherine Kim Andre H. Smyth Irina Catanescu Jay Edward Szekely David. G. Tillery and Chelsea Elizabeth Smith. Soon-to-be doctors left to right Christine Y. Kim Stephanie M. Norris David G. Tillery Sara Ann Swanton Mark A. Jensen Jacquelyn C. Michels Matthew M. Villerot Stephanie A. Kotsiris Colby Ward and Lilian Elli Ore share their excitement. 12 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 MOCF President Carol Monson D.O. and William Smith 2015 MOCF Ball PuttinontheGlitz Honorary Co-Chairpersons Michael Opipari D.O. and his wife Susan Opipari MSU Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Vice President Bill Beekman and his wife Cindy MOA President Myral Robbins D.O. and her husband Gerald Robbins D.O. Senior Associate Dean Donald Sefcik D.O. and his wife Jo Ann and Lee Strampel with her husband Dean William Strampel D.O. By Colleen Kniffen On behalf of the Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the 2015 MOCF Ball Puttin on the Glitz. Once again the event sold out with nearly 840 guests joining us for a wonderful evening in support of the college and the Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation. This years event generated record breaking net proceeds of more than 435000. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be added to the MOCF Endowment fund at MSU. This event alone has resulted in an increase of nearly 3 million to the endowment supporting student scholarships community outreach and educational programs at MSUCOM. We anticipate that next years event will be another sold out evening so we encourage you to mark your calendars now for the 2016 MOCF Ball which is scheduled for Saturday February 6 2016 at The Henry Autograph Collection Dearborn. Thank you again for your support of the MOCF the MSUCOM and the osteopathic profession in the state of Michigan. Together we DO make a difference We look forward to seeing you next year Honorary Co-Chairpersons Diane Graesser with her husband Otto Graesser D.O. 12 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 HIGHLIGHTS SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 13 Many generous sponsors provided complimentary tickets so that MSUCOM students could attend the festivities and network with members of the profession across the state of Michigan. SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 13 Thomas Reeths D.O. was the lucky winner of the car raffle a 2015 Dodge Challenger RT Plus. June Haas and her husband MSU Vice President Mark Haas and Abir Mosallam and her husband MSU Trustee Brian Mosallam THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE 2015 MOCF BALL DIAMOND SPONSORS McLaren Health Care Metro Health Hospital MSUCOM Office of the Dean St John Providence Health System - Osteopathic Division CRYSTAL SPONSOR Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation PLATINUM SPONSORS Botsford Hospital Capital Area Anesthesiologists PC Henry Ford Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Mercy Health Michigan Osteopathic Association MSU Radiology GOLD SPONSOR Oakwood Healthcare System Osteopathic Division SILVER SPONSORS Detroit Medical Center Garden City Hospital Genesys Regional Medical Center MSU Neurology and Ophthalmology MSU Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine MSU Pharmacology and Toxicology MSU Psychiatry MSUCOM Business Office MSUCOM DMC MSUCOM MUC MSUCOM OsteoCHAMPS MSUCOM Student Services Sparrow Health System BRONZE SPONSORS Botsford Medical Imaging PC Credit Union One Farmington Emergency Medicine Associates Mid-Michigan MRI MSU Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MSU Family and Community Medicine MSU Microbiology and Molecular Genetics MSU Osteopathic Medical Specialties MSU Pediatrics MSUCOM Development MSUCOM Statewide Campus System MSUCOM Student Services Store Drs. Rubin and Simonian John W. Sealey DO St Joseph Mercy Family Medicine Mary Jo K. Voelpel DO FACOI PATRON SPONSORS Tammy Born DO Ingham Osteopathic Association Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians Michigan Health and Hospital Association MSU College of Human Medicine MSU Federal Credit Union MSU Institute of International Health MSU Osteopathic Surgical Specialties MSU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation MSU Physiology Munson Medical Center HIGHLIGHTS 14 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 FACULTY VICTOR DIRITA TO LEAD MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEW ADMINISTRATORS Victor J. DiRita Victor J. DiRita has been named to serve as the Rudolph Hugh Endowed Chair in Microbial Pathogenesis at MSU and chairperson of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics a shared department of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Veterinary Medicine Human Medicine and Natural Science. He assumes his new role on June 1. He comes to MSU from the University of Michigan where he served as professor of microbiology and immunology and associate dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies in the medical school. He earned his bachelors degree in microbiology and public health at MSU doctoral degree in biological sciences from Purdue University and carried out postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School before joining the faculty at U-M. DiRitas research is aimed at uncovering and characterizing pathogenicity mechanisms in the diarrheal pathogens Vibrio cholerae and Campylobacter jejuni. As an independent investigator his research has been continuously federally supported since 1991. He is also program director of the NIH-funded Molecular Mechanisms in Microbial Pathogenesis Training Program at U-M. He has other leadership and service experience including as former vice chair of the U-M Medical School Biological Sciences Scholars Program Faculty Search Committee past chair of the U-M Medical School Biomedical Research Council former chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Toxins and Pathogenicity member of the NIH Bacterial Pathogenesis Study section editor for the Journal of Bacteriology and chair of the American Society for Microbiology Membership Board. As chairperson DiRita will lead a department of approximately 50 faculty members. His responsibilities will be divided between research and administration. Coming to the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at MSU is a wonderful opportunity said DiRita. Returning to the department where my research focus was sparked and fostered as an undergraduate in the lab of Robert Brubaker is very special. I look forward to joining the excellent community of scholars in the department and working with them to build strong cross-campus collaborations in research and education. He succeeds Robert Hausinger who has served as interim chair since 2013. ALUMNA AMY KEENUM NAMED CHAIRPERSON OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE Amy Keenum D.O. Pharm.D. a 1991 MSUCOM alumna has been appointed chairperson of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She previously was a faculty member in the University of Tennessees Department of Family Medicine in Knoxville where she did clinical work and taught medical students interns and residents. She also served as director of the Emergency Medicine Fellowship and the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine dually-accredited Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program. Keenum presently works as a rural primary care physician at Clinton Family Physicians in Clinton Tennessee and is a board member with Knoxvilles Interfaith Clinic which serves the working uninsured. Im looking forward to leading the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Michigan State University she said. It is an honor to be selected to join the leadership of MSUCOM and the clinical services at MSU HealthTeam. A Fulbright scholar Keenum was a senior lecturer at the University of Malawi College of Medicine in Blantyre in 2012-13 teaching primary care family medicine and introduction to pharmacy. She helped the faculty develop an accreditation document for the countrys rst family medicine residencies. An active researcher she has 28 peer-reviewed publications has given 31 national and international and 19 regional presentations and has served in numerous professional organizations in editorial committee and reviewer roles she recently began a term as editor of Osteopathic Family Physician. Keenum received her D.O. in 1991 from MSUCOM a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1981 and a bachelors degree in pharmacy in 1978 from the Medical University of South Carolina. She took an osteopathic internship at Grace Hospital Detroit an emergency medicine residency year at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit a family practice residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center Asheville North Carolina and a National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship sponsored by the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. Amy Keenum SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 15 MOAMICHIGAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION Continue MOAs legacy of giving by Kristopher Thomas Nicholoff CEO and executive director Michigan Osteopathic Association In the ever-changing landscape of health care we are constantly faced with challenges the changes in technology insurance legislation and the health care system itself. In Michigan one of the more recent challenges is a drastic change in the funding of graduate medical education. Governor Rick Snyders 2016 budget proposal includes the elimination of general fund dollars for GME an issue that will affect both our members and the citizens of Michigan. It is imperative to inform our members of the issue and help them to let their voices be heard so as soon as the governor proposed the changes the MOA reached out to partners in advocacy. A consistent message was developed and each group began disseminating information to our members and the public. With a hashtag of GMEMatters the facts of the issue were presented via Facebook Twitter and through the MOA Action Alert webpage where we created an effort to have members and students at MSUCOM contact their legislators to share their concern. The result was hundreds of emails sent to Gov. Snyder and legislators across the state addressing the facts of the GME funding issue. The MOA partnership with other stakeholders who stand against the proposed funding cuts also resulted in a GME Advocacy Day. Physicians residents interns and stakeholders received a brieng before embarking on more than 75 visits with Michigan legislators. The GME issue is just one example of how legislative advocacy needs to work to address the changing landscape of health care. These efforts require information to be shared with physicians and their patients who will be most affected by the changes. In health care change is a constant. But the manner in which we maintain relationships with legislators our members and the public has also changed drastically. We now have the ability to connect with our network of members and stakeholders to inform them of the changes as they develop. While changes to health care in Michigan will continue our mission remains the same. We advocate for the profession and practices of our members as well as the communities they serve. MOA MSU COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE NAMES KIRSTEN WAARALA ASSISTANT DEAN Kirsten Waarala MSUCOM has named Kirsten Waarala D.O. as assistant dean for its southeastern Michigan sites. Based at MSUCOMs Macomb University Center site Waarala will assume administrative responsibility for college programs in southeast Michigan including developing collaborative relationships with leaders faculty and staff at all three sites supervising staff members responsible for implementing academic programs and student services functions and maintaining collaborative relationships with other leaders in southeast Michigan and on the East Lansing campus. Waarala was most recently the director of medical education at Garden City Hospital where she also served as an administrator in clinical informatics and quality. She previously served as the director of medical education and internship program director at Mount Clemens General Hospital now McLaren Macomb. She earned her bachelors degree from Central Michigan University and her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989. Waarala completed an internship and then a residency in internal medicine both at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital in Trenton Michigan. She completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Botsford General Hospital now Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills Michigan. Dr. Waaralas leadership her technical knowledge and her considerable experience in working with residents and student doctors makes her an excellent t for this role said Dean William Strampel. She possesses an excellent mix of administrative and clinical skills and thoroughly understands the challenging world of medical education. Shell be a great addition to our college leadership team. Waarala has lectured in numerous professional settings and served on committees at Garden City and with the MSUCOM Statewide Campus System. She has been named a fellow of the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators and a fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Waarala succeeds Kari Hortos D.O. who has moved into the role of chief academic ofcer for the MSUCOM Statewide Campus System. 16 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 By Pat Grauer An internationally renowned scientist a U.S. senator an MSU leader and a distinguished osteopathic physician all received the Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service MSUCOMs highest honor at ceremonies on May 11 at MSUs Kellogg Hotel Conference Center. University Distinguished Professor Veronica M. Maher Sen. Carl Levin MSU trustee emeritus Faylene Owen and Botsford Hospital surgeon Earl T. Hecker received the 2015 awards named for the Lansing industrialist who was the rst president of the Michigan Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board. Maher Ranked among the top ve percent of researchers funded by NIH across a quarter-century Maher has been cited as a passionate incisive committed and intelligent scientist. MSUCOMs associate dean for graduate study co-director of the Carcinogenesis Laboratory and director of the D.O.- Ph.D. program her research across the years was pivotal she rst demonstrated that mutagenic activity could account for carcinogenic activity rst published strong evidence that DNA damage from sunlight causes skin cancer and rst demonstrated that mutations associated with chemical carcinogens were caused by a DNA polymerase that could successfully replicate damaged DNA. Levin A staunch advocate for the countrys most vulnerable people Levin served six terms in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to his retirement in 2015 the longest-serving senator in Michigans history. He was chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services a group he joined as a freshman legislator. He also sat on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Select Committee on Intelligence. He was cited for his respected and clarion voice in the debate concerning complex arenas involving arms and foreign relations and for his leadership on the patients bill of rights stem cell research tax haven abuse gun control ethics and other sensitive social issues. Owen A consistent advocate for MSUCOM Owen recently completed an eight-year term as an MSU trustee during which she chaired nance and several other important committees. Appointed by President Clinton as a national member of the White House Fellows Commission she also served as the director of special projects for Michigan Gov. James Blanchard as executive director of the Governors Executive Corps and as a director of the Michigan State Fair. Recognized by the Jewish National Fund with its Tree of Life Award for her community service Owen has served as chairperson of the board of the Sparrow Health Services Foundation and of Child Abuse Prevention Services. Hecker A distinguished member of the medical staff at Botsford Hospital since 1971 and chief of surgery since 1986 Hecker has mentored thousands of students at all levels in surgery and critical care. A decorated member of the armed forces he gave a lifetime of service to our country beginning with enlisted service from 1956-58 and ending as a colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps on active duty in Landstuhl Germany in 2004 in Kosovo in 2006 again in Landstuhl in 2008 and in Heidelberg Germany in 2010-11. A member of MSUCOMs clinical faculty since 1977 Hecker is a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians and a fellow in the International College of Surgeons. Four lifetimes of service recongnized by MSUCOM with Patenge Medals AWARDS Earl T. Hecker William Strampel Faylene Owen and Sister Sharon Holland accepting for Veronica Maher SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 17 Office of Continuing Medical Education Traversing the spectrum of clinical care in MSUCOMs new symposium by Pat Grauer What could be better than a June weekend in beautiful Traverse City How about a June weekend in beautiful Traverse City that includes the opportunity to nab 15 hours of excellent AOA Category 1-A credit MSUCOMs newest offering Clinical Symposium 2015 will be held at the Park Place Hotel downtown from Friday June 26 through Sunday June 28. The conference has something for everyone from treating athletic concussion to vacation and travel medicine. Its a great place. We hardly had to recruit to get faculty for this course Co-chair Gary Willyerd said. Highly qualied speakers just came out of the woodwork and volunteered to present He said that theyre anticipating that as many as 150 persons will attend. The topics are comprehensive viral induced respiratory infections in children hypertension guidelines pediatric immunizations infectious disease asthma allergy gynecology sleep apnea opioid addiction and responsible prescribing atopic dermatitis the pre-participation physical exam primary care approach to school problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Co-chairs include physicians Adam Hunt emergency medicine and family practice resident at McLaren Oakland Regional Medical Center Pontiac Saroj Misra assistant professor of family and community medicine and director of clinical clerkship curriculum at MSUCOM and Gary Willyerd professor and associate dean of MSUCOMs site at the Detroit Medical Center. All MSUCOM alumni students faculty and clinical faculty are invited to a special reception replete with hors doeuvres and beverages from 715 to 915 p.m. Friday at the Top of the Park. For more information on this course and to see other CME available through MSUCOM click into com.msu.educmeconferences.htm. Upcoming CME Programs MSUCOM CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM June 26 - 28 2015 Park Place Hotel Traverse City Michigan 15 credits of Category 1-A FALL KALEIDOSCOPE September 11 2015 University Club of MSU Lansing Michigan 8 credits of Category 1-A INDIRECT FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO MANUAL MEDICINE September 18-20 2015 East Lansing Michigan 22.5 credits of Category 1-A CRANIOSACRAL TECHNIQUES PART II October 23-26. 2015 East Lansing Michigan 35 credits of Category 1-A OMM FOR THE PREGNANT NEWBORN PATIENTS November 6 2015 East Lansing Michigan 7 credits of Category 1-A DIRECT ACTION THRUST MOBILIZATION WITH IMPULSE October 23-26 2015 East Lansing Michigan 27 credits of Category 1-A ALSO AVAILABLE CME ONLINE Up to 56 1-B credits For details and additional programs COM.MSU.EDUCME CME 18 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 Ju Ju Se Se OJoyce deJong with WMich rst-year medical student Eric Edewaard. ALUMNI by Laura Probyn Joyce deJong has fond memories of several instructors during her pre-clerkship years in MSUCOM and now she nds herself in the role of lecturer as the rst chair of the pathology department with the new Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine also called WMich. Though shes handling Ofce of the Medical Examiner duties for multiple counties and departmental administrative duties deJong also spends some time in the classroom. Id done a little bit of lecturing Ill be doing morenot a ton but a fair amount she says. I enjoy it. The students have been very positive. When the reviews are positive and they enjoy having you as an instructor it motivates you to do more. A 1988 MSUCOM graduate deJong especially remembers her own pathology lectures from Shirley Siew. If youve gone through MSUCOM for the majority of the years that institution has been open you think about Dr. Siew she says. She had a different teaching style and it resonates with me I also want students to have a memorable and positive experience. While she may not copy Dr. Siews style she does hope to leave an impression with her students. How we are teaching pathology is quite different today but I hope these students will look back and remember their pathology professors fondly. More importantly I hope they remember what we taught them. Originally from Byron Center Michigan deJong came to MSUCOM after nishing an undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University. She completed a residency with MSU in Grand Rapids in anatomic pathology and a fellowship at Atlantas Emory University in forensic pathology. She returned to Michigan to serve as Sparrow Hospitals medical director for forensic pathology and as the medical examiner for Kalamazoo Ingham Muskegon Allegan and Livingston counties and deputy medical examiner of Barry Eaton Montcalm and Shiawassee counties. She had been at Sparrow for 15 years and was very contented with her work when she got an unexpected telephone call. I got a call from Dean Jenson who said they were building the medical school and wanted pathologists in the building. It was a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity to come and start a new pathology department in a new medical school deJong says. She moved to Kalamazoo and prepared for the rst class which came through the doors in August 2014. The transition meant more than setting up an ofce in a new academic role. As the medical examiner for 12 counties in what was becoming an increasingly crowded space she also moved part of that ofce to Kalamazoo where she now serves as ME for Muskegon Allegan Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties from the seventh oor of the WMich building. Though it is rare deJong says it is not unheard of to house medical examiners within medical schools. She points to similar arrangements at North Dakota and the University of New Mexico. She sees pathology as a bridge between basic and clinical sciences and believes thats an advantage to housing the MEs ofce and morgue within the medical school allowing faculty to work and teach. Its been a great experience and great for the medical students they have come through with an introduction to clinical services and some have already done one-week electives. The 54 students study and attend classes in the seven-story building that was donated by the Upjohn family and is located near Kalamazoos Bronson Hospital. In addition to a literally shiny refurbished building deJong and the WMich pathology departments ve faculty members two forensic anthropologists and three pathologists with a fourth joining the department soon are also working with a shiny new curriculum. Its an effort that has its benets and drawbacks. Its a brand new medical school we cant fall back on Lets do what we did last year she notes. I tell my faculty that we have this big blank slate we get to write on and we have this big blank slate we have to write on. Lots of effort has been put into the curriculum in our department and one of our faculty members is now the chair of the colleges curriculum committee. deJong is one of few D.O.s in the area and the only one in her building. Shes proud of her alma mater and her profession and will carry what she learned at MSUCOM as shes helping educate a new generation of physicians. I feel an obligation to the profession she says. Im condent and comfortable. I was very well prepared. REMEMBERING THE PAST RELISHING THE FUTURE Joyce deJong ENJOYS CHALLENGES AT NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 19 M S U C O M A L U M N I N E T W O R K M S U C O M A L U M N I Upcoming Events To ensure that email from MSUCOM is reaching you please take a minute to congure your system so that it lands in your primary mailbox. Dont miss important information from us that might get trapped in your spam or promotions folders Also its really important to us that you update your info if you move change phone numbers etc. Thank you Participants for the Healthy Lifestyle and Preventive Care CME seminar gathered for dinner hosted on the beach by Dean Strampel. Seventy-ve people gathered in Cabo San Lucas Mexico this year for the annual program. HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND PREVENTIVE CARE SEMINAR DRAWS 75 Seventy-ve alumni and family travelled to Cabo San Lucas Mexico for the annual seminar on Healthy Lifestyle and Preventive Care. Participants gathered together one evening for a dinner on the beach hosted by Dean William Strampel. In addition to the 20-hour continuing medical education course the participants enjoyed a wide variety of cuisine fantastic natural vistas watersports golf whale- watching swimming with sharks shing and culture. Featured speakers from the program included Dean Strampel and alumni Andrea Amaltano 90 Erica Austin 08 Michael Brennan 06 Christopher Glisson 02 Chad Kovala 09 and Jayne Ward 96. June 12 MSUCOM Convocation East Lansing Mich. July 30 - Aug. 2 MAOFP Summer Update for Family Physicians Acme Mich. Sept. 11-12 Silverfest CME golf tailgate football East Lansing Mich. Sept. 30 Oct. 4 ACOI Convention Tampa Fla. Oct. 17-21 OMED Annual Convention Orlando Fla. SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 19 HELP US KEEP THE GOOD NEWS COMING Eric Lamb Andrea Conti D.O. 89 Ardith Courtney D.O. Lucia Leone D.O. Laura Hershkowitz D.O. 92 Tracy Lixie D.O. 01 Paul Lixie Jaime Halverson D.O. 99 Jared Halverson Denise Clinton James Clinton D.O. 82 Kim Camp Robert Fabian Allison Fabian D.O. 07 Allison Edberg D.O. 06 Michael Brennan D.O. 06 Kate Brennan Arnold Ketels and Clarita Ketels D.O. 81 20 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 MORE THAN 200 ATTEND ALUMNI RECEPTION AT MAOFP More than 200 people alumni and their families attended MSUCOMs reception on Jan. 24 in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians 2015 Mid-Winter Family Medicine Update at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire. ADAPTING TO CHANGE WITH MSUCOM TO ENSURE THE PROFESSIONS FUTURE Stephen Swetech Medical practice which used to be simply the partnership of a doctor and patient seeking health together has become a confusing array of acronyms regulations codes record-keeping reimbursement cultural issues and politics. Add to that the rapid growth in the medical knowledge base technology upgrades enhancements and advancements and acceleration its very difcult for us physicians especially family physicians to keep up. The practice of medicine is like Michigans weatherturn your head and its changed If we work as physician-employees we reap the benet of efciency in systems to deal with the changes but we lose the ability to set our practice pace and goals both of which can impact our relationships with our patients. If on the other hand we practice independently we can determine what we do and when and how we do it but we carry the burden of managing all the details in our ofces. My authoritative opinion is based on both employed and solo venues. Trust me I know. Fortunately for MSUCOM alumni and associated physicians as a whole our college is consistently on the cutting edge of medical knowledge and education by virtue of our Big 10 university afliation. Our college strives for excellence and attempts to disseminate this crucial data to our physicians especially through our unique Statewide Campus System. Proudly MSUCOM continues to be ranked in the top ten percent of all medical colleges teaching primary care. MSUCOM has been working hard to develop education that is responsive to the new practice environment. In addition to the nuts and bolts of physiology and pathology our students are learning professionalism ethics cultural sensitivity and practice management. Theyre learning skills to keep themselves healthy and resilient and light-footed in the face of rapid change. Theyre learning to maximize the effectiveness of their communication and their relationships with patients even if the time together is short. I can speak authoritatively on this matter too having my daughter Maria in her second year at MSUCOM and my son Jonathan a family medicine resident at McLaren Macomb. Our osteopathic medical students are the future of our profession and they deserve the support encouragement and mentoring of our alumni. Think about what you can do to help whether its to volunteer your time as a clinical faculty member recruit good candidates for admission advocate for the profession and the college or contribute to MSUCOMs Capital Campaign. Keep good connections with your college and other alumni whether through Silverfest the Osteopathic Open or MSUCOMs publications Facebook LinkedIn or Twitter. As always in closing I ask that you support your college in word thought and deed because it continues to ensure you have worldwide practice rights. Consider rewarding your college with an endowed scholarship to cement your commitment to continue the tradition of osteopathic excellence. Realize that your profession has given you the tools to be successful professionally socially and nancially. MSUCOM has been good to you and now its time to give back to our institution which has given so much to us. Please contact Chris Surian director of development 517355-8355 christopher.surian MSUCOM needs your support. Lets not let down the future of osteopathic medicine. Stephen M. Swetech D.O. Class of 1986 MSUCOM Alumni Association President ALUMNI SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 21 2014 Honor Roll Donors to MSUCOM for January 1 2014 to December 31 2014 Thanks to the many individuals and organizations who supported MSUCOM during the 2014 calendar year. Your contributions will help keep our college a strong and vital place and are supporting future osteopathic physicians. This support is critical and as we move into the second year of Empower Extraordinary the MSU capital campaign. Theyll enable us to expand and build on the important work our faculty are doing in the lab and the classroom theyll give talented and deserving students access to scholarships and provide funds to meet the worlds most important medical challenges. FRANK S. KEDZIE SOCIETY 1 MILLION TO 4999999 Patricia B. Greenman Thomas W. Morris and Kathleen MacArthur Morris ROBERT S. SHAW SOCIETY 500000 TO 999999 Leslie Behm Dr. Michael and Susan Henderson Dr. Stefan H. Kobiljak Jr. Ruth Magen THEOPHILUS C. ABBOT SOCIETY 250000 TO 499999 Drs. Mark Toula Guilfoyle Anastasia Dorothea Guilfoyle Dr. Carol Monson Gail and Barbara Riegle JONATHAN L. SNYDER SOCIETY 100000 TO 249999 Mrs. Kay J. Boggs Neil J. Farkas D.O. Glen Hatcher Jr. D.O. Kristine Jacobs Dr. David Kenyon MacIntosh and Dr. Lorah Wright MacIntosh Ken and Barry Moore Michael and Gloria Morison Robert G. G. Piccinini D.O. dFACN Drs. Nadine and Kenneth Richter Dr. Robert L. and Shelley A. Snyder William D. Strampel D.O. and Mrs. Leona J. Strampel Robert C. Ward D.O. and Helen E. Ward Gary L. Willyerd D.O. Jason and Danica Woolley JOHN A. HANNAH SOCIETY 50000 TO 99999 Dr. and Mrs. William Athens Jr. William R. Athens Sr. D.O. and Angie Athens Dr. Archie and Mrs. Patricia Attarian Henry and Deborah Beckmeyer Dorothy E. Carnegie Shillinglaw Dr. Lisa DeStefano and Mr. Keith Owen Anthony G. Fabaz D.O. Dr. William M. Falls Vera M. Gerhardt Dr. and Mrs. Walid H. Ghurabi Robert J. Gordon D.O. and Lori S. Roberts-Gordon Donald and Phyllis Harden Dr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Haywood Al and Ewa Juocys Drs. David and Laurie Kaufman Ms. Sandy Kilbourn and Dr. Gary DiStefano Anthony P. Kozma D.O. David Lebenbom and Elaine Lebenbom Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Linnell Gregory and Gail Marcoe Ronald J. Markert Ph.D. Dr. Timothy and Catherine McKenna Dr. Stanley and Eileen Miller Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Elena Oliveri Dean Peyton D.O. and Jane Peyton Donald and Jo Ann Sefcik Dr. Michael and Nena Sikorsky Dr. Martin R. Stytz Dr. Stephen Swetech and Grozda Swetech Mary Jo K. Voelpel D.O. F.A.C.O.I. and Lawrence William Voelpel Jo Ann von Steeg Bruce A. and Nancy W. Weber D.O. Dr. Kay E. White BEAUMONT TOWER SOCIETY 25000 TO 49999 Dr. Andrea Amalfitano and Family Dr. and Mrs. Michael Andary William G. Anderson D.O. Nancy J. Angott John E. Bodell D.O. Janet M. Bodell Mrs. Jerusha H. Bonham Ethel D. Brody Eugene and Michele Conte Douglas and Sandra Cron Drs. Mark and Marion Cummimgs Barry and Jill Dehlin Dr. James H. Deering and Dr. Jodi S. Flanders Dr. Atis K. Freimanis Dr. Harold M. and Karen L. Friedman Joseph A. Glaser Lori Gorbis and Sherman Gorbis D.O. F.A.A.O. Dr. John L. Goudreau D.O. Ph.D. Dr. Mike and Marta Greenslait John N. Harker D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Oliver W. Hayes III Drs. Dan and Mary Hunt Dr. Thomas A. Kelly and Susan K. Codere Catherine A. Kerschen D.O. Dr. Gene E. and Rebecca J. Kielhorn Dr. Margaret Knapp Drs. Annette and Paul LaCasse Melba and Jon Lacey Gregory and Debra Landis Lisa and Hannan Lis Dr. Robert Martin and Dr. Alexis Yovan Dr. Michael and Cynthia Maser Drs. Lynn and Thom McCurdy Dr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Miller Suresh K. Mukherji M.D. M.B.A F.A.C.R. and Rita P. Patel M.D. M.P.H. F.A.A.P. Dr. and Mrs. Devchand Paul Dr. Tom and Mary Olen Drs. David M. and Kathleen Connell Peters Dr. Gary and Mrs. Therese Pilchak Theresa A. Ross Dr. Shirley Siew Mark E. Sikorski D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Slajus John and Trena Thornburg Lynn A. Walsh Dr. Peter Walsh John L. Wang and Lucille D. Fallon Larry A. Wickless D.O. PRESIDENTS CLUB 10000 TO 24999 Margaret I. Aguwa D.O. Susan Amalfitano Dr. Arash Armin and Carmen Leon-Armin Dr. Michael and Mrs. Patricia Arsenault Dr. Ellen K. Athens and Mr. Thomas D. Lasky Bert and Carol Bez Dr. Christine Blakeney and Mr. David Breck Mr. Kenneth J. Foot and Kristine E. Bobish D.O. Mr. and Mrs. Vence L. Bonham Jr. Patrick J. Botz D.O. and Jodi Botz Dr. Ronald H. Bradley HONOR ROLL SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 21 22 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 Drs. Gerard Breitzer and Susan Frank Michael G. Burry D.O. and Mrs. Tina M. Burry Kimberly S. Camp Dr. and Mrs. John R. Carney Dr. Roxana Chapman Drs. J. Michael Connor and Sandra M. Cifor Jon Cooper William Cunningham D.O. M.H.A. Carmella L. DAddezio D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Eric Deal Randall L. DeArment D.O. and Nancy A. DeArment Dr. and Mrs. John DeSantis Dr. and Mrs. J. Quen Dickey Lori Dillard D.O. and Mr. Robert Dillard Julie K. Dixon D.O. Steven J. Dupuis D.O. and Rick A. Melahn Dr. and Mrs. Richard Elsesser Dr. Margaret Fankhauser and Willie F. Longshore Dr. Patrick M. Flaherty Dr. Brenda Fortunate and Mr. Edward White Dr. William Fowler and Mrs. Marie J. Fowler Susan Reece Freel Dr. Tressa Gardner Kristin Gaumer D.O. Dr. Janet M. Gibson Dr. Craig S. Glines and Mrs. Lisa Blanzy-Glines Mary Goldman D.O. and Jerome Goldman John and Marjorie Goodridge Gerald G. Osborn D.O. and Sue E. Granger Patricia Grauer Dr. and Mrs. William Grimsley Joanne M. Grzeszak D.O. Mark and Amy Gugel Dr. Celia B. Guro and Mr. Igor Guro Terry and Linda Hagan Steven and Merle Heidemann Robert A. Henry D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Brent L. Himes Edward N. Hodges III J.D. Lon and Carolyn Hoover Dr. Kari and Mr. Patrick Hortos Stewart and Sharon Jones Judith A. Joslin-Page D.O. and David J. Page Dr. Julius Kato and Mrs. Jill Kato Dr. and Mrs. Howard Kerwin Dr. John M. and Jan K. Ketner Dr. Sameera T. Khan and Mr. Tahir Khan Mr. Hugh and Dr. Carolann Kinner Dr. Steven R. Klein Dr. Adelaide Koestner Dr. and Mrs. Frank Komara Mark and Christine Kopel Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Kotch Dr. and Mrs. Chad M. Kovala Janet K. Kulich Roman Kulich James Learner D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lim Tommy G. Lindsey II D.O. F.A.C.O.S. and Jeri Ann Lindsey Grant J. Linnell D.O. Dr. Mary Mark Louder and Mr. Andrew Louder Dr. David and Linda Luginbill Jed Magen D.O. M.S. and Carol Barrett Ph.D. Craig and Jennifer Magnatta Barbara Ball-McClure and Chris McClure Andrew E. Mendians D.O. and Kerry Mendians Dr. John Meulendyk Jean Mill Dr. Laura Mohr Dr. Tom Mohr Robert N. Montry Dr. and Mrs. Reza Nassiri Dr. Joseph and Dr. Giuseppina Naughton David Neff D.O. and Elizabeth Holmes Dr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Ognjan D.O. Christian Orlic Ralph F. Otten D.O. and Ethel Otten Perrin and Anita Parkhurst Holly Patenge Dr. James Patenge David A. Simpson and Anne M. Pawlak Dr. Evangelos A. Petropoulos Dr. and Mrs. William W. Phillips Paul and Mary Ponstein Drs. George and Marilyn Pramstaller Dr. Joseph and Deborah Pysh John E. Ratliff D.O. James J. Rechtien D.O. Ph.D. and Mary Ann Rechtien Robert K. Reuter D.O. Craig and Theresa Reynolds Myral R. Robbins D.O. and Gerald F. Robbins D.O. Mr. George and Dr. Kathy Rollinger Dr. Roy M. Rosen Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee and Mr. Edmond Beverly Dr. Leonard C. Salvia and Mrs. Sandra M. Salvia Arthur and Cindy Schurgin David Sciamanna D.O. and Mary May-Sciamanna R. Taylor Scott D.O. and Marci K. Scott Ph.D. Susan Sevensma D.O. Michael Sheehy D.O. and Tracy Sheehy Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Shelden Joyce A. Sherrod Dr. Michael D. Simms and Ms. Sandra Smith Elaine C. Smith D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Donald F. Stanton Dr. and Mrs. James S. Stepanski Christopher and Rebecca Surian David Susser D.O. Joyce and Marvin Tanner Terrie E. Taylor D.O. Mary and Craig Thiel Thomas and Joy Thrun Karl J. Emerick D.O. and Cynthia M. Trosin D.O. Todd G. Hickox D.O. and Carmen R.Ventocilla M.D. Dr. Howard Teitelbaum and Jane Ann Waldron Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Walkiewicz Ralph T. Walsh Ph.D. D.O. Dr. Charles W. Wang Jayne H. Ward D.O. Lynne C. Weaver Sunita Yedavally D.O. Dr. Michael Zakem Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Zazaian Dr. and Mrs. Daryl Zelenak LINDA E. LANDON SOCIETY PLANNED GIFTS Leslie Behm Patricia B. Greenman Justin E. Grill D.O. and Carrie A. Grill Drs. Mark and Toula Guilfoyle Glen Hatcher Jr. D.O. Dr. Michael and Susan Henderson Kenyon S. Kendall D.O. Ms. Sandy Kilbourn and Dr. Gary DiStefano Dr. David Kenyon MacIntosh and Dr. Lorah Wright MacIntosh Ruth Magen Ronald J. Markert Ph.D. Sam H. Miller and Kay M. Miller Dr. Carol Monson Trustee Barbara J. Sawyer-Koch and Professor Donald F. Koch Dr. Michael and Nena Sikorsky Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Slajus Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Walkiewicz Gary L. Willyerd D.O. DONORS TO THE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE ORGANIZATIONS A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Inc. Advanced Health Chiropractic PLLC Advanced Medical Claims Inc. Advocates for the Michigan Osteopathic Assn. Alternative Lighting Solutions LLC AMB Services LLC American Brain Foundation American Heart Association American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation Anesthesia Services P.C. Annette C. La Casse D.O. P.C. Ascension Health Ministry Service Center Bagger Daves Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Blarney Castle Oil Company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan HONOR ROLL 22 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 23 John A. Marlene L. Boll Foundation Botsford Hospital Capital Area Anesthesia P.C. Capitol National Bank Centis Health P.C. Classic Travel Inc. College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2012 Credit Union One Curtis Glass Company Deer Hills Farm Derederian Kann Seyferth Salucci P.C. Detroit Central City Community Mental Health Inc. Detroit Medical Center DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Douglas J Institute EL Hospitality LLC ELE Everybody Love Everybody Foundation Farmington Emergency Medicine Associates PLLC Flagstar Bank Florida Hospital Medical Center Gary R. Distefano PLLC Genesys Regional Medical Center Great Wolf Lodge H. Beck Inc. Hamilton Community Health Network Hawk Hollow L.L.C. Heart and Vascular Institute PLLC Henry Ford Health System Huntington National Bank Ingham County Assoc. of Osteopathic Phys. Surgeons Inc. Jamie May LLC John K. Throckmorton D.P.M. P.C. John W. Sealey D.O. P.C. Kheder Davis Associates Inc. McLaren Greater Lansing Corporation McLaren Health Care Corporation McLaren Macomb Professional Medical Staff Medawar Jewelers Metro Health Hospital Metro Health Hospital MI Assn of Osteopathic Dir Med Educ Michigan Assn of Osteo Family Physicians Michigan Gastroenterology Institute Michigan Health Council Michigan Osteopathic Association Mid-Michigan Dermatology PLLC Mid-Michigan MRI Inc. MSU Federal Credit Union MSU Performing Arts Facilities Programs Munson Medical Center Oakland Eye Care P.C. Oakwood Healthcare System Patrick G. Murray Eye Center P. C. Pizza House Prime Healthcare Services Garden City LLC Rachor Family Foundation Ltd RSVP Saginaw County Osteopathic Society Scheer Motors Inc. The Serra Foundation Shanty Creek-Schuss Mountain Resorts Sparrow Health System Edward W. Sparrow Hospital Aux Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe St. John Providence Health System The Peoples Church The Thomas Carolyn Langfitt Family Foundation Trinity Health Uplift Our Youth Foundation Wheat Jewelers Wimar Tahoe Corporation Wolverine Plating Corporation Wolverine World Wide Inc. World Heritage Foundation 2014 DONORS OF 10000 OR MORE Walter P. and Phyllis K. Dell Walter P. Dell Jane E. Hodgson D.O. Anthony P. Kozma D.O. Gregory and Gail Marcoe Dr. Stanley and Eileen Miller Gail and Barbara Riegle Donald and Jo Ann Sefcik Dr. Shirley Siew Dr. Stephen Swetech and Grozda Swetech Bruce A. and Nancy W. Weber D.O. Ruth H. Yoon D.O. and Peter S. Yoon 2014 DONORS OF 5000 TO 9999 William G. Anderson D.O. William R. Athens Sr. D.O. and Angie Athens Deborah A. Booth-Czop D.O. Dr. Lisa DeStefano and Mr. Keith Owen Dr. and Mrs. J. Quen Dickey Dr. Mike and Marta Greenslait Drs. Annette and Paul LaCasse Arnold S. Loo D.O. Michael and Gloria Morison Dr. and Mrs. Devchand Paul Dr. Tom and Mary Olen Dean Peyton D.O. and Jane Peyton Robert G. G. Piccinini D.O. dFACN Mrs. Arlene E. and Dr. Lawrence Sierra Dr. Robert L. and Shelley A. Snyder Robert C. Ward D.O. and Helen E. Ward 2014 DONORS OF 1000 TO 4999 Gerald R. and Jean M. Aben Andrew D. Adair D.O. Angela Adamson and Earl Adamson Dr. Andrea Amalfitano and Family Darnita D. Anderson Hill D.O. and Gary R. Hill Kurt C. Anderson D.O. William G. Anderson II D.O. and Doris Anderson Dr. Arash Armin and Carmen Leon-Armin Dr. Michael and Mrs. Patricia Arsenault Dr. and Mrs. William Athens Jr. Barbara A. Atkinson D.O. and Richard Schneider Henry and Deborah Beckmeyer Mr. Kenneth J. Foot and Kristine E. Bobish D.O. Mrs. Jerusha H. Bonham Mr. and Mrs. Vence L. Bonham Jr. Tammy Born D.O. Patrick J. Botz D.O. and Jodi Botz Thomas H. Brand D.O. Tracy I. Buckley and Ronald Buckley D.O. Michael Caccamo D.O. Dorothy E. Carnegie Shillinglaw Drs. Mark and Marion Cummimgs Dina C. Deliyanides D.O. Julie K. Dixon D.O. Richard I. Ellenbogen D.O. Trent K. English and Katherine S. English D.O. Lawrence M. Evans D.O. and Mary M. Evans Laurita A. Faison Mona Y. Fakih D.O. R.P.H. F.A.C.O.O.G. Robert P. Farhat D.O. and Danielle Farhat Dr. Patrick M. Flaherty Matthew Flannigan D.O. and Miriam Flannigan Jared W. Flood D.O. and Kathy M. Jackson D.O. Dr. William Fowler and Mrs. Marie J. Fowler Dr. Harold M. and Karen L. Friedman Kristin Gaumer D.O. Dr. Gordon E. and Mary G. Guyer Riccardo Giovannone D.O. F.A.A.O. and Sue A. Giovannone Dr. Craig S. Glines and Mrs. Lisa Blanzy-Glines Sandra J. Gloss and Eric J. Gloss D.O. Lori Gorbis and Sherman Gorbis D.O. F.A.A.O. Patricia Grauer Dr. Celia B. Guro and Mr. Igor Guro Daniel R. Harber D.O. and Kimberly A. Harber John N. Harker D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Haywood Drs. Timothy and Christine Heilman Robert A. Henry D.O. Margaree Hills and Roy A. Hills D.O. Dr. Kari and Mr. Patrick Hortos Drs. Dan and Mary Hunt Louis and Mary Jacobs Stewart and Sharon Jones Judith A. Joslin-Page D.O. and David J. Page Betty Kabara Drs. David and Laurie Kaufman Dr. Thomas A. Kelly and Susan K. Codere Kara H. Kersjes and Terrence J. Coleman HONOR ROLL SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 23 24 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 Dr. Steven R. Klein Dr. and Mrs. Frank Komara Mark and Christine Kopel Paul J. Kovack D.O. and Kelli D. Kovack Dr. and Mrs. Chad M. Kovala Barbara L. Kozlowski and Joseph S. Kozlowski D.O. Linda L. Kurtz D.O. Mary Ann LaMarre Gregory and Debra Landis Kevin J. Lang Frank F. Lanzilote D.O. James Learner D.O. Angela W. Lim D.O. Tommy G. Lindsey II D.O. F.A.C.O.S. and Jeri Ann Lindsey Grant J. Linnell D.O. Dr. David and Linda Luginbill Phoebe Mainster and Harris W. Mainster D.O. P.C. David T. Malicke D.O. and G. J. Malicke Amaar M. Malik D.O. David R. Mandy D.O. Dr. Michael and Cynthia Maser Charles W. and Constance L. McCallum J Justin McCormick Ph.D. Timothy A. McKnight D.O. Wayne C. Meech D.O. and Carol A. Meech David and Barbara Mendelson Andrew E. Mendians D.O. and Kerry Mendians Dr. John Meulendyk Bruce I. Millman D.O. Dr. Carol Monson Suresh K. Mukherji M.D. M.B.A. F.A.C.R. and Rita P. Patel M.D. M.P.H. F.A.A.P. Sara J. Myers-Dora D.O. and David L. Dora D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Reza Nassiri Dr. Joseph and Dr. Giuseppina Naughton Michael J. Neumann D.O. and Diane Neumann Peter T. Nock D.O. and Jeannine M. Nock James A. ONeill M.D. and Mikel M. ONeill Dr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Ognjan D.O. Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Elena Oliveri Drs. David M. and Kathleen Connell Peters Dr. and Mrs. William W. Phillips Joseph M. Pirch and Cecile M. Pirch Arnis Pone D.O. and Diana Pone Paul and Mary Ponstein Dr. E. James and Geri Potchen Dr. Joseph and Deborah Pysh John E. Ratliff D.O. Anne W. Reid and Dave Hurley Richard A. Reidy D.O. and Erin F. Reidy Drs. Nadine and Kenneth Richter Jody Rogers and Rosemary Rogers Joseph C. Rogers D.O. and Rosemary Rogers Dr. Roy M. Rosen Pamela J. Royston Frederick C. Schreiber D.O. and Linda A. Schreiber David Sciamanna D.O. and Mary May-Sciamanna R. Taylor Scott D.O. and Marci K. Scott Ph.D. Mary P. Scott and Fremont L. Scott III D.O. Rita A. Selke D.O. and Kristopher J. Selke Susan Sevensma D.O. Dr. Michael and Tracy Sheehy Sarah L. Shook D.O. Elaine C. Smith D.O. Dr. and Mrs. James S. Stepanski William D. Strampel D.O. and Mrs. Leona J. Strampel David Susser D.O. Mary and Craig Thiel John and Trena Thornburg Dr. Fred C. Janet E. Tinning Karl J. Emerick D.O. and Cynthia M. Trosin D.O. James D. Van Popering D.O. and Nancy J. Redenius Mary Jo K. Voelpel D.O. F.A.C.O.I. and Lawrence William Voelpel Kirsten L. Waarala D.O. and Tracey M. Sperry D.O. Dr. Howard Teitelbaum and Jane Ann Waldron Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Walkiewicz Jayne H. Ward D.O. Dr. Charles and Philippa Webb Gary L. Willyerd D.O. Dr. Michael Zakem Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Zazaian Dr. and Mrs. Daryl Zelenak 2014 DONORS OF 500 TO 999 Thabet R. Abbarah M.D. Glen N. Ackerman M.D. and Margaret A. Thomas-Ackerman Monroe H. Adams D.O. and Linda S. Adams Frank L. Anderson D.O. Dr. Ellen K. Athens and Mr. Thomas D. Lasky Louise G. Athens and Paul Athens Michael E. Barnes D.O. and Karen D. Barnes John C. Baumann D.O. and Sally T. Baumann Joan C. Best Craig H. Bethune D.O. and Mary Kay Bethune Laurel L. Blasi Drs. David and Diane Boes Crista K. Broutin D.O. and Steven E. Broutin Donna L. Brown D.O. Amelia Brumm and Lynn F. Brumm D.O. Michael G. Burry D.O. and Mrs. Tina M. Burry William A. Bush D.O. and Diane M. Bush R.N. Evelyn L. Callen Dr. Edward and Cheryl Canfield Dr. Roxana Chapman Sourab P. Choudhury D.O. Gregory M. Cibor D.O. and Anne M. Cibor Gregory Q. Clague D.O. and Nancy E. Clague Michael P. Corrigan Dr. Marylee Davis Lauren E. Donatelli-Seyler D.O. and W. Clarke Seyler Jr. William G. Elliott D.O. and Raymond Wineblad Bart Q. Eng D.O. and Sachike Eng Dr. William M. Falls Ursula I. Ferguson D.O. and Scott W. Ferguson Dr. Brenda Fortunate and Mr. Edward White Jeffrey A. Frey D.O. Susan A. Gasparian and Stephen Bolerjack Eric D. Good D.O. Glenn A. Gradis D.O. and Donna W. Gradis Robert K. Gramenz D.O. and Carol J. Ramm-Gramenz Philip L. Gray Bryan J. Griffin D.O. Joanne M. Grzeszak D.O. Mark and Amy Gugel Drs. Mark Toula Guilfoyle Anastasia Dorothea Guilfoyle E. Aron L. Haass D.O. and Cristina A. Haass William B. Halacoglu D.O. Daniel P. Hearld D.O. and Teresa L. Wainscott Gregory J. Henk D.O. and Christine J. Henk William F. Jackson Ph.D. and Debra E. Jackson David P. Jankowski D.O. and Wendy S. Jankowski Robert M. Johnson D.O. and Mary A. Johnson Kathryn S. Jones and Mark W. Jones D.O. Robert S. Juhasz D.O. Corinne L. Kage and Larry E. Kage D.O. Ronald J. Kalchik D.O. Michael Kelly D.O. and Beth Kelly Dr. Sameera T. Khan and Mr. Tahir Khan Benedict Y. Kim D.O. Colleen K. Kniffen Matthew L. Kuiper D.O. Brien R. Lang Lorie J. Lang and James C. Lang D.O. Judy A. Lazzaro and James H. McQuiston D.O. Jodey S. Leser Christina Lindell M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Linnell Edward A. Loniewski Sr. D.O. and Mary J. Loniewski Dr. Mary Mark Louder and Mr. Andrew Louder Dr. David Kenyon MacIntosh and Dr. Lorah Wright MacIntosh Gary L. Marsiglia D.O. and Dorothy J. Marsiglia Kalil M. Masri D.O. and Sonia Masri Lynn McCurdy D.O. and Thomas McCurdy D.O. Ronald L. Meisel D.O. and Denise Meisel Saroj Misra D.O. and Brandy Misra Megha Mohey M.D. and Gurpreet Singh D.O. Dominic D. Monterosso D.O. William R. Morrone D.O. Dr. Colletta H. Moser Gregor A. Niederhauser D.O. and May-Eileen A. Niederhauser D.O. HONOR ROLL 24 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 25 Ryan C. OConnor D.O. Dennis M. Paradis and Janet D. Olszewski Laura E. Parisi and Joe Parisi Jonathon M. Parker Perrin and Anita Parkhurst Dr. James Patenge Thomas W. Pfennig D.O. and Christine M. Pfennig Sandra F. Plezia and Ryan A. Husaynu Beverly Prestwood-Taylor and Bruce Prestwood-Taylor Melissa A. Rakowski D.O. and J. A. Rakowski D.O. Darryl R. Reaume D.O. and Kim M. Muster-Reaume D.O. Deborah L. Reeths A.C.S.W. and Thomas E. Reeths D.O. Norman P. Reeves Ph.D. and Patricia Gonzales Patricia L. Rehfield D.O. Robert K. Reuter D.O. Craig and Theresa Reynolds Myral R. Robbins D.O. and Gerald F. Robbins D.O. Mr. George and Dr. Kathy Rollinger Harriet A. Shaw D.O. and Michael B. Shaw D.O. Pierce M. Sherrill D.O. and Carrie M. Sherrill Dr. Michael and Nena Sikorsky Dr. Michael D. Simms and Ms. Sandra Smith Carrie L. Speier-Schafer D.O. and Steven J. Schafer Paul D. Stein M.D. and Janet L. Stein Robert J. Stomel D.O. and Elaine M. Stomel Rodrigo Tobar Jr. D.O. Keith B. Tom D.O. and Laura J. Tom R.N. Harrison W. Tong D.O. and Andrea J. Goethals D.O. Dr. Robert and Rhonda Tubben Todd G. Hickox D.O. and Carmen R. Ventocilla M.D. Eric T. Walchak D.O. Richard Ward and Lynn McPhee-Ward Kevin G. Wietecha D.O. and Katherine C. Wietecha George R. Wilson and Suzanne G. Wilson Barbara A. Zajdel D.O. Gary Zamanigian D.O. and Mariann Zamanigian John S. Zazaian D.O. and Suzan Zazaian 2014 DONORS OF 250 TO 499 Lawrence Abramson D.O. and Susan L. Greenfield Marc A. Afman D.O. and Darcy E. Afman Andrew A. Athens D.O. Laura A. Athens Vicki A. Athens D.P.M. Sandy Avery Harris Baderak D.O. and Janet M. Baderak Kenneth J. Bairley and Rebecca A. Bairley Erin M. Baker D.O. Joanne M. Baker D.O. and Kenneth A. Baker James and Sue Balger Andrew H. Berry D.O. and Jayne Berry Lindsay M. Best D.O. and David K. Best D.O. Hitesh M. Bhatt D.O. John N. Bode D.O. and Holly A. Bode David B. Bosscher D.O. and Mary B. Bosscher Randal Bourjaily D.D.S. Mary Jo Bourjaily Randall E. Bowsman D.O. and Faye Bowsman Kristopher L. Brenner D.O. and Carin C. Brenner Ellen D. Brown and Charles H. Brown Dr. Earl Leon Burhans II Margaret J. Byers D.O. Kimberly S. Camp Joseph J. Carlson Ph.D. and Liesel Carlson Howard T. Chang M.D. Ph.D. and Patricia M. Kowalski O.D. Thomas J. Chiambretti D.O. and Mary V. Chiambretti Gerson I. Cooper and Carol R. Cooper Robert J. Cotter Jr. D.O. William C. Crafton D.O. and Mary Anne Crafton William Cunningham D.O. M.H.A. Frances C. DeMattia D.O. Lorane M. Dick D.O. David Diep D.O. Kelly A. Dinnan D.O. Richard W. Doud Jr. D.O. and Kathleen E. Doud Geralyn A. Ederer-Navarre Abdul R. Effend M.D. Stuart Etengoff D.O. and Bonnie Etengoff James C. Evans D.O. and Marisa Evans Edward M. Fannon and Judith Fannon Michael L. Fox D.O. Robert J. Franchi D.O. and Cheryl Franchi Bernadette M. Gendernalik D.O. and Lawrence A. Gass Grace Gibbs D.O. and Todd Gibbs John N. Gietzen D.O. John and Marjorie Goodridge Robert J. Gordon D.O. and Lori S. Roberts-Gordon Shehadeh K. Harb Gerald A. Harriman D.O. and Nancy L. Harriman Audrey J. Harvey Ronald F. Heitmann D.O. Ann L. Henelt D.O. and Daniel Flynn Jon C. Herbener M.D. Joe D. Huston Timothy J. Izzo D.O. and Linda L. Faunt Izzo Michael L. Jensen D.O. and Becky G. Jensen Dr. Margaret Jo Kingry Lawrence W. Konst D.O. John K. Kosik D.O. and Tam Kosik Robert G. Koski D.O. and Carolyn Koski Jo-Anne K. Kristensen and Daniel R. Kristensen Michael G. Krogulecki D.O. and Lisa S. Krogulecki Marla D. Kushner D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Robin Kustasz David R. Levitsky Alys L. Long D.O. and Marc E. Long Jay M. Lonsway D.O. and Tammy L. Gleeson D.O. Craig and Jennifer Magnatta David N. Makowski D.O. and Judy Demink Dr. Robert Martin and Dr. Alexis Yovan Max T. McKinney D.O. and Marilyn McKinney Amber L. Mclean D.O. Floyd T. Meachum D.O. and Bobette J. Meachum Barry S. Meyer D.O. and Rochelle Meyer Joyce E. Michael D.O. and Michael J. Trumbull Brian F. Miller D.O. and Lauri K. Miller Krista M. Miller and Justin R. Miller D.O. Bonnie M. Murphy D.O. Tawfiq E. Nakhleh D.O. and Maria N. Kossak D.O. Mark E. Notman Ph.D. and Fidelia J. Notman Mary M. OConnor D.O. Thomas J. ONeil D.O. and Lisa M. ONeil D.O. Mohammed S. Ogaily M.D. and Huda A. Ogaily Thomas E. Olencki D.O. and Rebecca S. Olencki Michael D. Parmer D.O. and Debora M. Parmer Raimundo Pastor D.O. Frank W. Pavlovcic III D.O. and Laenne Thompson Valerie J. Payne-Jackson D.O. and Leroy Jackson Jr. Scott E. Ratzenberger and Susan M. Enright D.O. James J. Rechtien D.O. Ph.D. and Mary Ann Rechtien Sridhar P. Reddy Krista H. Riehl Samuel Robles D.O. and Doris N. Robles Felix J. Rogers D.O. Carole W. Roseland D.O. and James E. Roseland Howard S. Rossman D.O. and Sonda Rossman Jacob J. Rowan D.O. and Wendy J. Sylvester-Rowan John W. Rowda D.O. and Carol Rowda James E. Rozek and Brenda M. Rozek Loretta M. Rudloff Jagneswar Saha D.O. Ph.D. and Kamala Saha Patricia A. Schmidt D.O. David S. Schneider D.O. Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Shelden Steven F. Shelden D.O. Harriet R. Sherman and Steven D. Kohl D.O. Lynn M. Sikorski D.O. and John Scales Charles E. Simpson D.O. and LouAnn Simpson John R. Socey D.O. and Charley Socey Darryl R. Stevens D.O. Lillian M. Stoneback Sarah E. Strong D.O. and Andrew J. Blake Christopher and Rebecca Surian John J. Swienckowski D.O. and HONOR ROLL SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 25 26 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 Carol L. Swienckowski Ruben L. Tenorio Jr. D.O. and Gail F. Tenorio Matthew Tews Tudor R. Tien M.D. Chad K. Uptigrove D.O. Rodney T. Velarde D.O. Sanford J. Vieder D.O. and Carol B. Vieder Frederick M. Vincent Sr. M.D. and Tish Vincent M.S.W. Esq. Jon Waggoner Michael R. Wagner D.O. and Debra J. Wagner John L. Wang and Lucille D. Fallon Michael G. Waters D.O. and Michele M. Waters Wayne W. Webber and Joan L. Webber Larry A. Wickless D.O. Hiram S. Williams M.D. and Patricia A. Williams David L. Wolf D.O. and Anita S. Wolf Katherine A. Worden D.O. and Judith Mason Lewin Wyatt Jr. D.O. and Lillie Wyatt Srikala Yedavally-Yellayi D.O. and Subrahmanya S. Yellayi Douglas J. Zakolski D.O. and Sabrina Zakolski Laura E. Zelenak D.O. and Jeffrey D. Erman Joseph A. Zielinski and Kendra L. Johnson D.O. Andrew J. Zillgitt D.O. Catherine S. Zimmerman D.O. and Thomas W. Zimmerman 2014 DONORS OF 100 TO 249 Peter B. Ajluni D.O. and Judith L. Ajluni C. R. Alderdice D.O. and Carol Alderdice Walter J. Ambrose D.O. and Mary A. Skiba D.O. Robert Angellotti and Loreen Angellotti Daniel H. Armstrong Eugene H. Axelrod M.D. and Charlene Axelrod Janet M. Bach D.O. and Edward E. Chlystek Harold L. Bacheldor Jr. D.O. Ronald O. Baker and Judith A. Baker Christopher R. Barnes D.O. and Jessica Lalley Francis Troy Barnhart Stewart L. Baroff D.O. and Dianne Baroff Barbara M. Barr Lonson L. Barr D.O. and Mary Moran Barr Jamie M. Bartley and Eric C. Bartley Esq. Scott W. Barton D.O. and Arlene Barton O.D. Geoffrey E. Baum D.O. and Laurie S. Baum Myron C. Beal D.O. and Esther N. Beal Donnie S. Beasley D.O. and Jeff L. Bettes Jason R. Beckrow D.O. and Kathryn C. Beckrow Timothy L. Beechnau D.O. and JoAnn M. Beechnau John Behm Robert C. Beier Richard A. Below D.O. and Elizabeth A. Below Frank E. Belsito D.O. Roxanne L. Benjamin D.O. and Daniel M. Benjamin Maurice R. Bernaiche Kimberly J. Betts Edna R. Bick D.O. Deborah L. Biggs Dr. Bernard Billman Amy S. Blaising-Wallace D.O. and James M. Wallace Ph.D. Dr. Christine Blakeney and Mr. David Breck George L. Bletsas Keith B. Bornstein D.O. Tricia S. Bradford Richard L. Bryce D.O. and Kelly L. Bryce Robert H. Burke M.D. James A. Burtka D.O. and Colleen M. Burtka Roger C. Byrd D.O. and M. J. Byrd Leonard C. Carnaghi Laura L. Carothers D.O. Laurence A. Carr Ph.D. and Jeanne M. Carr Russellyn S. Carruth Rosalie Charlat Hrag J. Churukian D.O. Robert S. Collier and Diane W. Collier Brandy E. Cook D.O. and Todd P. Cook David L. Cooley D.O. and Christine A. Cooley Thomas G. Cooper and Tampa A. Cooper Elena C. Coppola D.O. Duane J. Corsi D.O. and Jeanette S. Corsi George C. Costea D.O. Kathleen E. Cox Evan P. Coyne D.O. Mary Craymer David A. Creamer and Dianne L. Creamer Sharon R. Daniels D.O. and Alan K. Daniels Linda S. Deboer Kenneth W. DeByle D.O. and Joan L. DeByle Barry and Jill Dehlin Gail F. Denuccio D.O. and Mark A. Denuccio John P. Dohm D.O. and Tamela E. Dohm Katie A. Donnelly Joseph M. Dougherty D.O. and Natalie Dougherty Howard G. Downing Jr. and Nedra J. Downing D.O. Brian R. Drabik D.O. Eryn J. Dutta D.O. Jeffrey B. Emmons Sheri L. Ewing D.O. and Paul C. Ewing Howard K. Fertel D.O. and Natalie Fertel Jeremy J. Fischer D.O. and Carol M. Fischer D.O. Patricia Fitzpatrick John A. Floreno D.O. and Marilyn M. Floreno Susan Reece Freel Paul R. Gauthier D.O. and Karen Gauthier Marlana Geha Kenneth E. Geoghegan and Brenda J. Geoghegan Pamela A. Georgeson D.O. Pamela M. Geppert D.O. Michael J. Gilmore D.O. and Virginia L. Gilmore John W. Gobel D.O. Roy L. Goddard Jr. D.O. and Cindy B. Goddard Bernard Goldstein D.O. Ph.D. Gregory Golicz D.O. Robert M. Goodman D.O. and Linda Goodman William Goodrick and Meredith Goodrick Allison N. Gormley D.O. Darrell L. Grace D.O. and Charles M. Grace William R. Grace D.O. and Marsha K. Grace Mark C. Greven David G. Griffin Dwayne M. Griffin D.O. Geraldine G. Griffin Justin E. Grill D.O. and Carrie A. Grill Corey J. Haber D.O. Jeanne M. Haberer D.O. and Ryan P. McConnell D.O. Susan M. Hage D.O. William L. Hailer D.O. Ryan D. Hamby D.O. Nada Hana-Bachuri M.D. Brian S. Hanna D.O. and Belinda Doty Hanna Sue Hansen Erica J. Hanss and Ted Hanss Brooke N. Harms D.O. and Nicholas J. Harms M.D. Ilona Harwood and Kenneth Harwood Albert W. Hasler Jr. Glen Hatcher Jr. D.O. Sebastien F. Hayoz Steven and Merle Heidemann Jon V. Heider and Mary M. Heider Robert L. Heintz and Constance Heintz Richard A. Herbert D.O. Donald L. Hillman D.O. and Helen M. Hillman Julie A. Honaker Kenneth R. Hutchins M.D. and Marcia L. Hutchins Monish Jain M.D. and Pooja Jain Thomas K. and Deborah W. Jamieson William N. Janitz and Emily M. Janitz D.O. Richard A. Jankowics and Barbara L. Yakes DO MOH FACPM Elizabeth C. Jary Spencer and Julianne Johnson Charles M. Jones D.O. and Earline R. Jones R.N. Steven J. Karageanes D.O. and Cynthia Karageanes Steven M. Katzman D.O. Janine W. Keck Michael A. Kellams D.O. and Amy M. Kellams Catherine A. Kerschen D.O. Ronald H. Kienitz D.O. and Kathy Kienitz Ms. Sandy Kilbourn and Dr. Gary DiStefano John E. Klosowski D.O. William M. Kokx D.O. F.A.C.O.E.P. Michael T. Kolinski D.O. and Pamela Kolinski Jeffrey A. Kommit D.O. and Jenny Kommit Maureen A. Korneffel Maurice Krashin D.O. HONOR ROLL 26 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 27 James A. Kroeze D.O. and Leslie R. Kroeze Barbara A. Krogulecki Ramy M. Kurdi D.O. Roderick Lelental Dennis R. Lemanski D.O. Brooke L. Lemmen D.O. and Kurt M. Lemmen Raquel L. Lepera-Demaght D.O. and John Demaght Lawrence M. Lerman D.O. Randal and Susan Leslie Deborah J. LeVan D.O. and Ross G. Parker Laura J. Liebler and Richard R. Neubig M.D. Ph.D. Paul Yan Liu D.O. and Min C. Liu Mr. Paul and Dr. Melissa Long Edward G. Loniewski Jr. D.O. Kurt A. Ludwig D.O. and Kristen Ludwig David N. Madgy D.O. Charles R. Mancherian Daniel A. March and Diana L. March Tedd L. March D.O. and Debra L. March Maria Margaritis Ronald V. Marino D.O. Ruth Marks and John Marks Walter J. Martin and Norean A. Martin Kenneth J. McCormick D.D.S. Gregory McIntosh D.O. Kay E. McMillan D.O. and Richard W. Nicholas Theresa K. McNamara and Thomas J. McNamara Elisabeth A. Meda Kristine B. Mestdagh and James T. Mestdagh Jennifer L. Micallef Joe A. Mielke and Joan D. Taylor Sally A. Miller D.O. Dorothy A. Mills Gloria A. Moore and Ronald Moore Amy L. Moore-Poholski D.O. and Philip J. Poholski Donna B. Morrison John H. Morrison Jr. D.O. F.A.A.S.M. and Karen L. Morrison Jason C. Muir D.O. Meghan K. Murphy D.O. and Jonathan R. Steen D.O. Shivajee V. Nallamothu D.O. Shawna-Marie Nantais Lawrence Narkiewicz Jr. M.D. Sam J. Nassar D.O. Daniel R. ODonnell D.O. Diana E. Okuniewski D.O. Lisa J. Oliveri-LePain D.O. William H. Page-Echols D.O. and Wendy E. Page-Echols D.O. Elina V. Pales D.O. and Dmitriy I. Pales D.O. Anna A. Papes D.O. Sandra B. Pasmanter James L. Patton and Jill A. Patton D.O. Douglas G. Paulk D.O. and Heidi Paulk Christopher J. Pawloski and Mitzi C. Amelon D.O. Edgard Pedraza M.D. Sun F. Pei D.O. and Mrs. Sun F. Pei Mary R. Pell D.O. and Thomas Pierson Juan A. Perez D.O. Timothy A. Piontkowski D.O. Michael Popoff D.O. and Linda Popoff Kenneth J. Price D.O. and Tracy J. Price Lisa M. Price D.O. and Timothy A. Price Michael Prokopowicz and Catherine A. Kroll D.O. Mary S. Quinlan and Paul E. Quinlan D.O. James L. Ramsey Nancy A. Rancour D.O. and Thomas P. Rancour M.S. Milan and Dorothy Reed Gregory W. Reinhold D.O. and Robin R. Reinhold William J. Rice and Virginia Rice Andrew S. Riemer D.O. and Lori A. Riemer Jacob E. Roberts D.O. and Kathryn M. Roberts Alma J. Rombouts Evgueni Roudachevski D.O. and Regina Yarosh Amber Rozzell and George Rozzell Drs. Mark and Sandra Russell Ali M. Saad D.O. P.C. Shani S. Saks D.O. Jayaraj Salimath D.O. and Sushanta Salimath Anthony P. Salvador D.O. Frederick A. Schaller D.O. and Amy P. Schaller Eric M. Schauberger Ph.D. and Kathryn K. Schauberger D.V.M. Joann Schmidt and Roy Schwarz Mark P. Schury D.O. and Susan L. Schury Martha J. Shadel D.O. Sonali A. Shah D.O. and Anirban Hazra Alice R. Shanaver D.O. Laila Shehadeh D.O. and Allen Herfi Kenji Shibata D.O. and Mary VanVooren D.P.M. Scott I. Sircus M.D. and Linda S. Sircus Ph.D. Judith Sloan-Price Beverly A. Smith and Donald W. Smith D.O. Donald E. Snyder and Mary Ellyn Snyder Margaret Sorrel D.O. Louis D. Soverinsky D.O. and Sally J. Soverinsky Peter J. Spieles and Alessandra J. Spieles Stuart M. Sprague D.O. and Denise L. Sprague Robert M. Stenz D.O. Andrea S. Sterling D.O. Sheldon Stolman D.O. Constance W. Strbich D.O. Michael N. Swarin D.O. and Marlene S. Swarin Sofia M. Syed D.O. Gregory A. Szyperski D.O. Robbie H. Taha D.O. Wallace P. Tarver and Denise L. Tarver D.O. Michael F. Taylor and Ann Taylor Helen J. Thoreson Keri B. Topouzian D.O. Tymon C. Totte and Sheryl K. Totte Richard Tropea and Colleen Tropea Mark B. Trubowitz D.O. Mark W. Ulrickson D.O. Bruce A. Van Dop D.O. and Nina Van Dop Denise E. VanEtten and Gary Clavette James J. Venier D.O. and Jane E. Venier Robert and Terry Viau Richard A. Wandzel D.O. and Maria Wandzel David Z. Wang D.O. and Li Juan C. Wang M.D. Dr. Michael D. Weiss Lynda V. West James R. White D.O. Deirdre A. Wickham D.O. Jerry M. Wieting D.O. and Shelley S. Wieting Alicia M. Williams D.O. Robert A. Williams D.O. and Katherine J. Alizo D.O. Margaret A. Willman D.O. and David P. Foley Jonathan P. Wulff D.O. and Cynthia L. Wulff Yukun Yuan Ph.D. and Chunhong Yan Daniel J. Zerafa Ahmad W. Zubairi M.D. 2014 DONORS OF 1 TO 99 Youssef A. Abbiss D.O. Darcy Acord Andrew M. Adams D.O. Joseph R. Adams D.O. and Helen Adams Zubair Ahammad D.O. Malaz Almsaddi M.D. Peter F. Alvarado D.O. and Meagan K. Alvarado Jill C. Ammond and John S. Ammond Harriet R. Bakalar and Edwin S. Tobes D.O. Toni L. Ballitch Trate D.O. Keith R. Barbour D.O. Laura O. Barsottini Loredana E. Bastow and Jeff Bastow Pedro A. Bauza Harold E. Benedix Jr. and Susan E. Benedix Sarah E. Berghoff D.O. Diane Biggs Charles B. Bird and Deborah R. Bird John C. Bollman and Karen L. Bollman D.O. Amy G. Bolmer D.O. Matthew C. Bombard D.O. Mary J. Borgioli Katherine Borrello Leopold P. Borrello Mark Borys Gary L. Branch D.O. and Christina R. Branch Shawn R. Brandenburg D.O. Larry L. Bunnell D.O. Raymond Burch and Connie E. Burch Kevin J. Burke and Carol Athens Burke David W. Cain D.O. HONOR ROLL SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 27 28 COMMUNIQU SUMMER 2015 Erin M. Caverly D.O. Michael Chen Lynn F. Churchill and Patricia N. Churchill Matthew D. Cohen D.O. and Shannon L. Cohen David L. Cooke M.D. Julie Cornish and Rich Cornish Joan L. Cranmer and Kevin D. Cranmer D.O. Beverly Crawford and Garry D. Crawford Maryvic Cuison Marlene L. Darin and Frederick P. Darin O.D. Sherrie L. Davis and Robert A. Davis Zachariah M. DeYoung M.D. and Karen M. DeYoung D.O. Nevenka V. Dines Scott O. Donnelly D.O. and Janet R. Donnelly Harvey L. Dougherty and Ann Dougherty Shelley M. Drew D.O. Rhana J. Dyme and I. Zachary Dyme M.D. Daniela J. Egelmeer D.O. Samer M. Elfallal D.O. and Sonya M. Elgammal D.O. Howard S. Ellias Leslee Emerson D.O. Michael J. Ennis Gerald P. Esmer and Lydia M. Esmer Evans J. Farres D.O. Allan R. Fox D.O. Mary U. Frances Tobin J. Fraser D.O. and Gretchen G. Fraser Steven N. Glavas D.O. Charlene M. Greene D.O. and Bruce A. Orttenburger Donald L. Griffiths Betsy A. Gubitz Richard H. Gubitz D.O. Richard Hallgren Ph.D. Dr. Mark A. Halonen Kimberly A. Hansen Marlene A. Harvey D.O. John W. Hawkins D.O. Amparo Heinemann Kenneth S. Hendrian and Janelle H. Hendrian D.O. Rose P. Hernandez D.O. Linda S. Herskovitz Robert R. Hillman D.O. Darlene M. Huck Wade Huntley and Barbara Lass Michael J. Irvin D.O. Robert R. Israels Karine Israelyan Sylvester C. Izah D.O. Kory J. Johnson D.O. Mark D. Kahle D.O. Leila M. Keeler D.O. Rachel L. Kelly D.O. John D. Kilmer D.O. Debra L. Kinnaird Bruce Klein and Ann Klein Steve Kotsiris Jeffrey R. Kovan D.O. and Jessica T. Kovan Ph.D. Barbara A. Krenitsky and Peter P. Krenitsky D.O. Cletus E. Kyle Ph.D. and Ruthann Kyle Charles N. Lambert and Jacqueline Lambert Denise M. Larson D.O. and Robert A. Larson David Leszkowitz D.O. John M. Litch James J. Maciag and Kathryn Maciag Sarah R. Marsh and Edward Heil Dorene Martin Erick M. Martinez Hackert Ph.D. William J. McDevitt D.O. and Nancy J. Carty Mary M. Megally D.O. Joseph J. Milauckas Jr. and Donna Milauckas Jean Mill Najab M. Mirza D.O. Katherine S. Mitchell Kenneth E. Murray D.O. and Irene M. Murray Sam S. Nassar and Barbara L. Nassar Kristina V. Nikolakeas D.O. and Fadi Nadar Earl M. Norman M.D. and Tamara D. Norman Olufunmilayo O. Onowu D.O. Dolores M. Orth Valerie K. Overholt D.O. and Howard H. Schubiner M.D. Theodore Panas Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma D.O. Debra L. Porter Yoko Puls Mary E. Pylman and James J. Pylman Karen A. Quarnstrom Jordan N. 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