January 12, 2005

Michael B. Clearfield, DO, FACOI, associate dean for clinical research and professor of medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the 2004 Darryl A. Beehler, DO, Mentor of the Year Award at the American Osteopathic Association Research Conference in November.

The award is given for significant contributions in mentoring for the development of future researchers in osteopathic medicine. It was named for American Osteopathic Association President Darryl A. Beehler, DO, who dubbed 2003-2004 the Year of the Mentor. This is the first year the award has been given.

â??The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is proud of Dr. Clearfield for his selection as mentor of the year,â? said Marc B. Hahn, DO, dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. â??Through his work as associate dean and a professor, he is helping to shape the future of Texasâ?? doctors and researchers.â?

Dr. Clearfield received his doctor of osteopathy degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served his internship and residency at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a graduate of Albright College, where he earned a bachelor of science.

Dr. Clearfield is board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. His research focuses on preventive heart disease, cholesterol management and metabolism.

Dr. Clearfield resides in Fort Worth with his wife and family.

Contact: Becky Purvis,, 817-735-5152, pager: 817-216-0345


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