News & Events
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:
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.
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.
BUIES CREEK — Dr. Robert Hasty and Dr. Robin King-Thiele were promoted to new associate dean positions this month.
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 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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 University President Jerry M. Wallace was awarded the Meritorious Service Award on July 18 at the North Carolina Hospital Association’s annual Summer Meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
BUIES CREEK - BB&T has pledged $1.75 million toward Campbell University’s proposed School of Osteopathic Medicine, the institutions announced this week.
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.
BUIES CREEK – Campbell University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8, for the new School of Osteopathic Medicine facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.