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Annual End of the Year Picnic

The annual CUSOM End of the Year Picnic was hosted Friday with homemade BBQ, kickball tournament, tug-of-war, sack races, and awards.

MS-II’s Haley & Zulty Awarded ACOFP Namey/Burnett Memorial Writing Award

Second Year Medical Students Meredith Haley and Mary Zulty were awarded First Place in the ACOFP Namey/Burnett Memorial Writing Award for their paper, “Deep Consequences in Shallow Water: How Lack of Awareness of Shallow Water Blackout is Putting All Ages at Risk”.

Pediatrics Club Helps Local Child Obtain Therapy Dog

The CUSOM chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) raised $750.00 to assist a local child in obtaining a seizure detection therapy dog.

Daniel Moses Named CUSOM Student DO of the Year

Second year medical student, Daniel Moses, was named CUSOM Student DO of the Year because he demonstrates commitment to the principles of leadership, community service, dedication, and professionalism.

Dr. Yunbo Li Receives Faculty Award for Research Excellence

Dr. Yunbo Li, MD, MPH, PhD, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Research and Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology received the 2015 Faculty Award for Research Excellence.

CUSOM Is Among Medical Education Leaders Using Ultrasound

CUSOM is among the first osteopathic medical schools in the country to incorporate ultrasound training into the first two years of the medical student curriculum.

Free Clinic Receives Grant from the Cameron Charitable Trust

The Campbell Community Care Clinic received an award of over $6,000.00 this week from The Cameron Charitable Trust.

Affiliate Hospital Receives Golden LEAF Grant

Southeastern Health (SeHealth), an affiliate hospital to Campbell, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by The Golden LEAF Foundation for renovations at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, NC in preparation for the organization’s Medical Education program.

Dr. William G. Anderson Shares Reflections on Civil Rights and Medical Practice

The Student National Medical Association and the Department of Graduate Medical Education hosted William G. Anderson, DO to share his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement and as a leader in the osteopathic medical profession.

Sports Medicine Director Participates in Olympic Training

Dr. Andrew Martin, DO, MBA, CAQSM, recently returned from the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO where he assisted in providing care to members of the USA Olympic Team.

CUSOM Receives Outstanding Advancement in Osteopathic Medical Education Award Honorary Mention

The Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents Awarded Campbell University’s Clinical Cadaveric Correlation program Honorary Mention in the 2015 Outstanding Advancement in Osteopathic
Medical Education Award.

Student Run Free Clinic Has Grand Opening

The Campbell University Community Care Clinic, an interprofessional student run provider of free health care to uninsured patients, announced its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Medical School Announces Receipt of a $200,000 Grant from the North Carolina Biotech Center

Dr. Yunbo Li, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Research at Campbell, receives a $200,000 Institutional Development Grant from the NC Biotech Center for the proposal entitled, “EMXPlus EPR Free Radical Research Facility.”

Accepted Students’ Day for the Class of 2019

Eighty incoming medical students participated in Accepted Students’ Day at Campbell University’s school of medicine.

Dr. Peter A. Bell Addresses the Impact of Policy Issues on the Medical Profession

The Emergency Medicine Club hosts Dr. Peter A. Bell, DO, MBA, HPF, FACOEP-Dist., FACEP, to address the impact of policy issues on the medical profession.

Dr. Norman Gevitz Addressed “The Seventh Generation of DOs” at Grand Rounds

Dr. Norman Gevitz, historian and author of “The DOs: Osteopathic Medicine in America”, spoke to the faculty and students about “The Seventh Generation of DOs” at this month’s Grand Rounds.

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Receives National Appointments

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Brian A. Kessler, DO, FACOFP has been elected to the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ Board of Governors and appointed Chair of the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new nursing, health sciences facility March 25

A ceremony celebrating the yet-to-be-named health sciences building is set for 2 p.m. on March 25 near the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, built in 2013 for the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine and Campbell’s physician assistant program. Construction on the new facility will begin immediately and is expected to be complete by spring of 2016.

Med school’s first emergency medicine residency program earns approval

The Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine and Southeastern Health in Lumberton have received approval to create Campbell University’s first emergency medicine residency program.

Medical School Announces Three Faculty Promotions

Campbell Announces Chair of Anatomy, Dr. Bruce Newton; Co-Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Dr. Lisa Chun; and Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Robin King-Thiele


Medical Student Leaders From Across the Country Gathered at CUSOM for Their Winter Meeting

CUSOM’s Response to the Ebola Crisis

Campbell medical students donated over $2,800.00 to Doctors Without Borders this semester to aid in the fight against Ebola.

Dean Kauffman Co-Author of White Paper Released By AACOM

AACOM announced the release of a white paper regarding residency program merger from the Ad Hoc Committee on GME Transition on Tuesday, December 9th.

Campbell University’s Medical School Receives Approval for 72 Residency Positions

Campbell Announces Seventy-Two Residency Positions at Four North Carolina Affiliate Hospitals.

Colin Good, Class of 2017, Selected for AOA Council on Palliative Care Issues Student Representative

Colin Good, a member of the Inaugural Class at Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), was selected to be the Student Representative on the American Osteopathic Association’s Council on Palliative Care Issues.

Campbell Medical Team Returns From First Mission in Haiti

Dean John Kauffman lead a team of four faculty and staff and eight medical students on a Fall Break Medical Mission in Haiti.

Dean Kauffman Named AOF Educator of the Year

CUSOM’s Dean John Kauffman was honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Educator of the Year Friday in Seattle.

Campbell Associate Dean Appointed to Accreditation Committee

Dr. Robert Hasty, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs at Campbell University’s School of Medicine, Received a Committee Appointment with the New Single Accreditation System for Medical Residency and Fellowship Programs.

Campbell Medicine Partners With CommWell Health for Fall Break Mission

Campbell Medical Students Provided Health Screenings at Farmworker Festival and Participated in Local Medical Mission with CommWell Health During Fall Break.

Med school’s Class of 2018 celebrates White Coat Ceremony

Friends and family of the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine’s second class gathered in Buies Creek on a beautiful fall day Saturday to celebrate a rite of passage, the annual White Coach Ceremony at the Pope Convocation Center.

Student elected to state society of osteopathic family physicians

PINEHURST — Second-year med student Daniel Moses was elected student representative to the executive board of the North Carolina Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians on Aug. 16.

Baggett Wellness Institute awards osteopathic medicine faculty

The Baggett Wellness Institute, housed within Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, awarded two faculty members from the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine with $5,000 grants. Brian Kessler, DO, associate dean for clinical affairs, and Nicholas Pennings, DO, Campbell University Health Center’s director, will receive their grants over the span of two years for their individual project proposals.

Med school students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Day

RALEIGH — The School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student National Medical Association chapter volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County on Sept. 20, to assist with building two houses in south Raleigh.

Med school participates in ‘empowering camp’ for grieving children

NEW PORT — Campbell medical school faculty and students volunteered at the 14th annual Wings Camp, hosted by 3HC Home Health and Hospice provider for Eastern North Carolina. The camp is for children 8 to 16 years of age who have had a significant person in their life pass away.

Campbell announces teaching hospital agreement with Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine announced Wednesday, Aug. 27, an agreement that will establish Rowan Medical Center as a teaching hospital for the school’s medical students.

Medical school announces promotions to start second year

The Jerry M Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine named four assistant deans, interim co-chairs of anatomy, and director of the Gross Anatomy Lab on the eve of the 2014-2015 academic year:

Med school receives $300K cancer research grant

BUIES CREEK — The Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine has received notification of its first federal grant award from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute in the amount of $300,000 (plus indirect costs). The three-year research project, led by primary investigator and faculty member Dr. Yunbo Li, will focus on the relationship between chemotherapy and chronic heart failure.

Med student honored at Pat Tillman Leadership Summit in Chicago

Second-year medical student Erasmo “Mo” Espino attended the Pat Tillman Leadership Summit in Chicago last month before deploying with the intent to return in time for his second year of medical school to begin on Aug. 4.

Med school’s Hasty, King-Thiele promoted to new positions

BUIES CREEK — Dr. Robert Hasty and Dr. Robin King-Thiele were promoted to new associate dean positions this month.

Medical School gets approval for 1st dermatology residency program

The Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, through partnership with Sampson Regional Medical Center, has been approved for its first dermatology residency program.

Campbell health sciences programs hold 9th annual enrichment program

Campbell University recently wrapped up its 9th annual Healthcare Professionals Readiness & Enrichment Program (H-PREP) hosted jointly by the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Med student one of 60 in U.S. to receive Pat Tillman Scholarship

The Pat Tillman Foundation has acknowledged Espino’s exceptional qualities by selecting him to be one of 60 students to receive a Pat Tillman Scholarship in 2014.

Med school professor’s Wikipedia research cited in national publications

Dr. Robert Hasty, Regional Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, is receiving national attention for the publication of his research titled “Wikipedia vs Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature for Information About the 10 Most Costly Medical Conditions”.

Med school associate dean’s research on errors in Wikipedia medical articles published by JAOA

The question first entered the mind of Dr. Robert Hasty two years ago in a room full of young residents at a teaching hospital in Florida. The vice chairman of Nova Southeastern University’s Internal Medicine Department and the founding director of Palmetto General Hospital’s residency program at the time, Hasty posed a question to soon-to-be physicians and noticed many of them immediately breaking out their smart phones and tablets to find the answer.

Medical, pharmacy schools to host Community Health & Wellness Fair

Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will host the inaugural Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, May 3, at the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences on the Campbell University Health Sciences Campus. The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Campbell, Harnett Health partnership will include residency program

Harnett Health System, Inc. and Campbell University have established a formal, strategic partnership to transform healthcare in Harnett County and beyond. Both organizations will collaboratively work to achieve all aspects of a major and comprehensive healthcare community.

Med school receives approval for first residency programs

The Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, through partnership with Southeastern Health, has been approved for its first two residency programs — a 24-position family medicine and a 39-position internal medicine residency program.

Med School announces first National Health Service Corps Scholar

First-year medical student, Elizabeth “Liza” Gibbs has been awarded the National Health Service Corps Scholarship, which includes full payment of medical school tuition, required fees, other educational costs and a monthly living stipend.

Med students pack shoeboxes for first Operation Christmas Child service event

First-year students from the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine kicked off the holiday season with an evening of celebration and service for Operation Christmas Child, the first official service project by the school’s Student Government Association.

A ‘Pinnacle Achievement’

BUIES CREEK — Jerry Wallace’s decade of leadership as president of Campbell University has been marked by tremendous accomplishments and milestones — from the construction of the Pope Convocation Center to bringing football back after a 52-year absence, and from the building and renovation of residence halls to the launching of several new programs.

Med students begin early clinic experience at Southeastern Regional

LUMBERTON — Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine medical students began their early clinic experience work this month at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, which is a part of Southeastern Health.

Med students take part in school’s first White Coat Ceremony

It was certainly a day of firsts on Oct. 20 when Campbell’s medical school held its inaugural White Coat Ceremony in the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center. One hundred and sixty students participated in the event, cheered on by hundreds of friends and family members who traveled to recognize the milestone day.

Visit to migrant camps begins Campbell’s health care outreach initiative

NEWTON GROVE — A group of first-year medical students and faculty members from the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and several students from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences participated in their first “domestic health care outreach initiative” last week with migrant farm worker camps in Sampson County.

A New Era Begins

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Levine Hall of Medical Sciences — Campbell University’s 96,500-square-foot cornerstone of its new health sciences campus — was a day of thank you’s and excitement for Campbell’s future. If the ceremony took on a church-like atmosphere, it wasn’t by accident.

‘Interprofessional’ important to health care programs

In an effort to build that familiarity and respect before their students head out into the professional world, students from Campbell’s medical, physician assistant, pharmacy and public health programs took part in the university’s inaugural First-Year Health Professional Interprofessional Day on Aug. 14 on Campbell’s main campus. Approximately 340 students from the four programs were mixed into groups of 15 and took part in case studies and team-building exercises before gathering at Turner Auditorium for a panel discussion.

Med school students begin 3-day orientation before historic first classes

Just five days out from the beginning of med school classes in the new Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, Wednesday marked the first of three days of orientation for the new class of students, many of whom are here from other states and time zones. When Campus Minister Rev. Faithe Beam delivered the invocation at 8:30 a.m. in one of the facility’s two large lecture halls, it was the first time all 162 students were under one roof (a spring orientation attracted about 100 a few months prior).

Campbell University Health Center opens to public

Campbell University’s Health Center has opened its doors to the public. Once known as Campbell’s Student Infirmary, the Health Center located on the university’s main campus in Buies Creek now boasts a full medical staff and an in-house pharmacy.

Campbell President Jerry Wallace receives N.C. Hospital Association award

Campbell University President Jerry M. Wallace was awarded the Meritorious Service Award on July 18 at the North Carolina Hospital Association’s annual Summer Meeting.

Vyas gives $1 million to School of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. P.K. Vyas, founder of the Eastern Carolina Medical Center in Benson, N.C., has established a $1 million challenge fund at Campbell University to support its School of Osteopathic Medicine, Campbell President Jerry M. Wallace announced Thursday.

PA students become medical building’s first inhabitants

LILLINGTON — With moving boxes still present and more work to be done on many of their labs, Campbell University’s second class of physician assistant students became the first class to officially learn within the walls of the new Leon Levine Hall of Medical Science, which will also house the first class of osteopathic medical students this fall.

Campbell’s PREP program prepares students to apply for advanced health degrees

Fifty students from 27 different colleges and 13 states across the country are spending the week at Campbell University in pursuit of improving their college applications for graduate and doctorate health programs. The annual Healthcare Professionals Readiness & Enrichment Program (PREP), hosted by the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and School of Osteopathic Medicine, teaches participants about resume writing, interviewing, time management, test taking and professional development skills.

Medical school students gather for first time at orientation

BUIES CREEK — The Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated another milestone Saturday when — for the first time — its students gathered together on campus for Accepted Students Day.

Campbell University’s medical school partners with Southeastern Health

The Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine and Southeastern Health announced a partnership on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton to offer medical training opportunities for Campbell’s students.

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Car raffle nets $50,000 for School of Osteopathic Medicine

DUNN - When Gardner Altman, an attorney from White Oak, decided to donate his 1964 Corvette for a raffle to benefit the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, he hoped that the raffle would raise awareness for the school and be a blessing for the winner of the car. Both happened.

Medical School grants total $4M

BUIES CREEK - Campbell University announced two partnerships Wednesday that have resulted in $4 million toward the School of Osteopathic Medicine, the largest foundation gifts in the University’s 125-year history. Campbell has been granted $2 million from both the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Golden LEAF Foundation. The money will be used for the medical school’s state-of-the-art simulation lab, anatomy labs and clinical examination area, all of which will bear the name of both groups.

One year to go: An update on Campbell’s medical school

An update on Campbell’s medical school. One year from now, the 150 students making up the first class of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine will be here. “And we’re going to be ready for them,” said James Roberts, Campbell’s treasurer and vice president for business. Construction on the Leon Levine Medical Sciences Center—the 96,500-square-foot facility that will house the medical school—began in December 2011; and it’s about 65 percent complete, Roberts said.

Medical School update: Construction photos from June 6

LILLINGTON - Almost seven months since the official groundbreaking ceremony of North Carolina’s first medical school in 35 years, Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine is taking shape nicely.

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Approved to Recruit Students

Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) has been approved to begin recruiting students for its inaugural class which will begin in August 2013. The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) decided at its April 21, 2012 meeting to award CUSOM Provisional accreditation status* effective July 1, 2012.

BB&T pledges $1.75 million toward medical school

BUIES CREEK - BB&T has pledged $1.75 million toward Campbell University’s proposed School of Osteopathic Medicine, the institutions announced this week.

School of Osteopathic Medicine groundbreaking – a historic day

Fittingly, a big crowd gathered under a big tent at the site for Campbell’s 96,500-square-foot medical training facility Thursday to see the ceremonial golden shovels break dirt on North Carolina’s first medical school in 35 years.

School of Medicine groundbreaking set for Dec. 8

BUIES CREEK –  Campbell University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8, for the new School of Osteopathic Medicine facility. 

Campbell’s proposed medical school earns pre-accreditation status

BUIES CREEK – Campbell University has been awarded Pre-Accreditation status for its new School of Osteopathic Medicine by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association.

Proposed Osteopathic Medical School to boost quality of life in Harnett County

According to a study conducted by N.C. State Economist Mike Walden, Campbell University’s proposed School of Osteopathic Medicine, opening in 2013, will bring nearly $300 million and 1,150 jobs to Harnett County in its first 10 years.

NC Academy of Family Physicians supports Campbell’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine

In a recent letter, the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) and the organization’s 2,900 members across the state extended their support to Campbell University’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Campbell Announces Osteopathic Medical School’s Founding Dean

John M. Kauffman Jr. D.O. has been named the Founding Dean of Campbell University’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine. His selection follows a national search which attracted candidates from throughout the United States.  Dr. Kauffman assumes his responsibilities on January 3, 2011.  Kauffman was formally appointed Thursday, Jan. 6 at Campbell’s Butler Chapel.

Campbell University considers establishing an osteopathic medical school

The Campbell University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday, Aug. 4, to authorize a feasibility study to consider the establishment of a College of Osteopathic Medicine, beginning with a charter class in August 2013.

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