About Us

The National Center for Osteopathic Principles and Practice Education (NCOPPE) serves as an online repository of OPP-related materials available on-demand for educators across the UME-GME-CME continuum.  NCOPPE is a part of the Department for the Advancement of Osteopathic Education at A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Our goal is to advance osteopathic education, promote the integration of osteopathic principles in clinical practice, and encourage the development of OPP educational materials in our profession.

 NCOPPE provides access to osteopathic core competency educational resources, residency and clerkship resources, and faculty development.  Users have access to hundreds of OPP and OMM-focused recorded lectures, labs, and workshops.

Still OPTI Staff

Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME
Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
ATSU-KCOM OPTI Academic Officer & Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

Sondra M. Jepson, DHSc, MSW
Executive Director

Dana Nelson, MA
Institutional Accreditation & Data Coordinator

Lisa McDow
Administrative Assistant