Recognized at AOA Unified Conference
The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine recognized three
alumni for their contributions to the college and to osteopathic
medicine, and a fourth received national recognition during events
at the American Osteopathic Association’s 2010 Unified Osteopathic
Medical Conference and Exposition in San Francisco.
physicians and alumni recognized with national awards during the
Pfizer ‘Fit for
Jay H. Shubrook, D.O. (’96),
associate professor of
family medicine, TAKE ACTION program director and director of
clinical research, received from the American Osteopathic Foundation
the Pfizer “Fit for life” award, which encourages the promotion of
active aging and total health and wellness. The American Osteopathic
Foundation (AOF) presented this award of $10,000 to Shubrook for his
work in creating the summer fitness program TAKE ACTION that teaches
children and parents healthy lifestyle choices.
Resident of the Year Award
Daniel A. Clearfield, D.O.,
received from the American Osteopathic Foundation the Merck
Outstanding Resident of the Year Award for standing out from the
majority by displaying clinical promise, the ability to think
outside the box, and commitment to the osteopathic profession.
Clearfield, a past chair of CORE’s Osteopathic Resident Advisory
Committee, recently completed his family medicine residency at
Doctors Hospital. As a resident, he has been involved in many
research projects and organizations. He recently started an
Osteopathic Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Overlook
Hospital in New Jersey to pursue the sports medicine field.
Osteopathic Surgeon Orel F. Martin Award
Alison Clarey, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
(Hon. ’98), was honored
by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons with this year’s
Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Orel F. Martin Award. Clarey is
currently the general surgery program director at Grandview Medical
Center in Dayton and an OU-COM associate clinical professor of
surgery. A 2006 recipient of the OU-COM Phillips Medal of Service,
Clarey also received a CORE Master Faculty designation in 1986 and
was named honorary alumnae of Ohio University in 1998.
awards were presented during the OU-COM Society of Alumni and
Friends Luncheon, which was presided over by society President
Jeffrey A. Stanley, D.O. (’82), F.A.C.O.S. Stanley, who also is
a member of the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees,
updated the more than 120 in attendance about the university’s new
$450 million “The Promise Lives” capital campaign. Dean Jack
Brose, D.O., F.A.A.F.P., delivered his State of College of
Address, including an introduction to Vision 2020, the college’s
strategic plan currently under development.
Joye, D.O. (’88),
F.A.C.C., received the 2010 Medal of Merit. This award
recognizes graduates who have shown leadership and distinction in
their field of medicine.
“Dr. Joye, has
distinguished himself as an internationally renowned interventional
cardiologist recognized for his work in medical device development
and research as well as his contributions to medical literature and
endovascular intervention education,” Brose said.
Anderson, D.O. (’83), F.A.O.C.R., F.A.C.R.O.,
and Jeffrey A. Stanley, D.O. (’82), F.A.C.O.S., each
received a Distinguished Service Award from Ohio University. This
award honors graduates who have supported Ohio University and the
Alumni Association through alumni chapters, clubs, societies or
leader in oncology and the osteopathic profession, has distinguished
himself in the university by serving as immediate past president of
the OU-COM Society of Alumni and Friends Board of Directors and the
president of the Ohio University Alumni Association. Through his
commitment and dedication to patient care and his devoted spirit as
a volunteer and a mentor, Dr. Anderson stands out as a shining
example of what an osteopathic physician should be,” Brose said.
is a tireless supporter of both the college and the osteopathic
profession. He is a respected leader and mentor who takes
every opportunity to promote his osteopathic heritage and encourage
the next generation of osteopathic physicians,” Brose said. Stanley
is the director of vascular surgery at South Pointe Hospital.
activities by OU-COM faculty, students and alumni include:
Heritage Foundations (OHF) Annual Research/Education Conclave
At this annual meeting of the
endowed research chairs and research training programs sponsored by
the OHF, two OU-COM faculty members presented research reports.
Frank Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.E., professor of endocrinology, J.O.
Watson Chair for Diabetes Research and director of the ARHI
Diabetes/Endocrine Center, gave a report on the center’s clinical
and research projects. Brian Clark, Ph.D., assistant
professor of neuromuscular biology and director of the Institute of
Neuromusculoskeletal Research, presented an update on the
institute’s work. Clark also presented a poster about the work going
on at the institute.
Alumni join AOA
Participating in their first
meeting of the AOA Board of Trustees were William J. Burke, D.O.
(’88), F.A.C.O.F.P., and Draion M. Burch, D.O. (’07),
intern and resident representative.
Five OU-COM students presented
their work at poster competitions held at the meeting. David
Goss, OMS II, and Emilie Prot, OMS I, presented research
posters at the AOA poster competition. Amy Vagedes, OMS II;
Janell Ison, OMS II; Laura Romstedt, OMS II and Prot
presented posters at the BIOMEA poster competition.
Scholarships and Grants
Two OU-COM students were recognized
for their academic achievements and commitment to osteopathic
studies. Rosanna Eang, OMS II, received a $2,000 Welch
Scholars Grant. Amy E. Vagedes, OMS II, received a $400
Russel C. McMaughan, D.O., Education Scholarship.