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ATSU-KCOM alumnus Dr. Beaumont presents 2023 Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture

Fred C. Tinning, PhD, DOEd (hon.) ’14, Founder's Day Osteopathy Lecture speaker Roger W. Beaumont, DO, C-ONMM, AOBFP, ’69, right, poses with ATSU-KCOM Dean Margaret Wilson, DO, '82, and Jonathon Kirsch, DO, '96, associate professor.

A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) alumnus Roger W. Beaumont, DO, C-ONMM, AOBFP, ’69, presented the 2023 Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, in Kirksville, Missouri. 

Dr. Beaumont’s lecture, “The New Era of Body-Mind-Spirit Medicine,” can be viewed here:

Dr. Beaumont has been a trailblazer in osteopathic medicine since the 1970s. He earned a degree in zoology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1965, followed by his doctor of osteopathic medicine from ATSU-KCOM in 1969. 

In 1971, he became the first osteopathic family physician at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and in 2017 became the first osteopathic family and neuromusculoskeletal medicine physician at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Currently, Dr. Beaumont serves as an adjunct associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is board certified in family medicine, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), and osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

The late Fred C. Tinning, PhD, DOEd (hon.), ’14, and his late wife, Janet, established the Fred C. Tinning, PhD, DOEd (hon.), ’14, President Emeritus, Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture Endowment in 2009. Dr. and Mrs. Tinning created the endowment based on their strong belief in perpetuating the importance of osteopathic principles and practices.

The endowment provides a perpetual source of income that will sponsor a lecture by a nationally recognized expert on neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine annually. The osteopathy lecture was formerly known as the Scott Memorial Lecture and was sponsored and funded by the American Academy of Osteopathy.

Each year, the lecture is presented to ATSU-KCOM students, faculty, staff, and alumni as part of Founder’s Day activities.

Dr. Tinning served as the eighth president of ATSU-KCOM from 1984-96. Because of his exceptional service to the University, ATSU’s Board of Trustees named the Tinning Education Center building on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus in his honor, and in 2014, awarded him the doctor of osteopathic education honorary degree. 


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