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Keeper of the flame: Museum of Osteopathic Medicine preserves ATSU’s heritage

Around the world, museums capture the attention of millions of people each year. From aquariums and zoos to science centers and historical sites, museums have the unique ability to transport visitors to another time and place and immerse them in an educational experience. These cultural hotspots provide insight on specialized topics while showcasing tangible and […]

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Ending the pandemic: ATSU-CGHS alumna receives first US vaccination

Dr. Sandra Lindsay becomes first person in U.S. to be vaccinated against COVID-19, ushering in a sense of hope after a devastating year. Dec. 14, 2020, was going to be a memorable day for Sandra Lindsay. As COVID-19 vaccines neared availability in the weeks prior, Lindsay, DHSc, MBA, MS, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC, ’21, director of […]

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The strength to be champions: ATSU alumni power their teams to victory

2020 tested sports in ways never before imagined. ATSU alumni made certain their teams were up to the challenge. Zeroes filled the scoreboard in Walt Disney World, and the Los Angeles Lakers were 2020 NBA champions. Two weeks later, a 97-mph fastball from Julio Urías blinked past Willy Adames, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won […]

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Dr. Alexandra Chaux: When one door closes, another door opens

In January 2021, Alexandra Chaux, DPT, ’10, finally opened her own physical therapy clinic in Thousand Oaks, California. Although she encountered difficult steps throughout the process, she was thrilled to finally meet her goal. Just a year earlier, Dr. Chaux was working for another clinic where the focus was volume and quantity. Most of the […]

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Dr. Melissa Parra: On a mission to provide every patient with a smile

As a member of the uniformed services, Melissa Parra, DMD, ’11, is on a mission to provide oral health to individuals with limited access to care. Dr. Parra completed her undergraduate education while enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). She then commissioned as a second lieutenant and attended ATSU-ASDOH through a graduate health professions […]

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ATSU-ASHS Doctor of Medical Science alumna appointed to Wisc. state board

A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) alumna Jacqueline Edwards, DMSc, PA, ’21, was recently appointed to the Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. The board was created under 2021 Wisconsin Act 23, which transferred credentialing of physician assistants from the Medical Examining Board’s Council […]

University Headlines
ATSU-ASDOH awarded HRSA grant to improve oral healthcare access

A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) has received a $994,817 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its project aimed at strengthening the dental faculty workforce and improving access to quality oral healthcare for vulnerable populations, Supporting a Faculty Workforce to Prepare Compassionate Community-Minded Oral Health Healers. […]

Faculty & Staff Headlines
ATSU cuts ribbon on Dan Martin Court

What started as a hope nearly four decades ago is now a reality – with a personalized touch – at A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Thompson Campus Center (TCC) in Kirksville, Missouri. ATSU cut the ribbon Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, on Dan Martin Court, a new hardwood gymnasium floor which serves as a centerpiece to the […]

Student Headlines
Photos: ATSU Powderpuff Football Game on Kirksville, Missouri, campus

A.T. Still University first- and second-year students recently engaged in their annual Founder’s Day Powderpuff Football Game contest at the Thompson Campus Center in Kirksville, Missouri. The second-year students prevailed, 24-14. Enjoy these photos from the game, as well as video footage from team introductions.

Alumni Headlines
Doctor of Health Sciences alumnus appointed to California state PA board

A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS) Doctor of Health Sciences alumnus Vasco Deon Kidd, DHSc, PA-C, ‘11, was recently appointed to the California Physician Assistant Board by Gov. Gavin Newsom.  His term will expire Jan. 1, 2023. Dr. Kidd has been associate clinical professor in the University of California, Irvine (UCI), School of […]

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Photos: Founder’s Day 5K run/1.2-mile walk

A.T. Still University’s Founder’s Day celebration in Kirksville, Missouri, was capped by the Founder’s Day 5K run/1.2-mile walk. Participants began on the paved trail encircling the Thompson Campus Center before venturing onto wooded paths for their morning excursion. Enjoy our photos from the run…

Alumni Headlines
ATSU-KCOM alumna Dr. Salyer delivers Founder’s Day Osteopathic Lecture

A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) 2021 Founder’s Day celebration was highlighted by the annual Fred C. Tinning, PhD, DOEd (hon.), ’14, Founder’s Day Osteopathic Lecture, delivered by ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) alumna Lara Salyer, DO, IFMCP, ’00.  Dr. Salyer’s lecture was titled “Prescribing Creativity: How the 6th Vital Sign Can Re-Energize Your Day, Decrease […]

Scholarly Activity
Center for the Future of the Health Professions Oct. 2021 digest

This month, The Center for the Future of the Health Professions is posting another monthly op-ed column for 2021. Our columns represent strong, informed, and focused opinions on issues that affect the future of the health professions. As mentioned in the past, the center was developed to provide state, local, and national policymakers and health system stakeholders […]

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TLC Hot Take October 2021

In order to achieve proficiency in a new skill or subject area, you must first become familiar with the common associated terminology. To prepare you for our fall seminar series focused on innovation in health science education, we will review some important terminology over the next several months that will be helpful during our conversations.If […]