Renowned osteopaths to highlight National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Two widely known osteopaths will headline the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s celebration of National Osteopathic Medicine Week, April 18-24.

Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, director of the American Osteopathic Association Health Policy Fellowship Program and vice president of health sciences and medical affairs at the New York Institute of Technology, will present two talks:

  • Healthcare reform: Implications for Medication Education, 5:30 p.m., April 19, LIB 110 CBH-220
  • Re-visioning for Osteopathic Medicine in an Evolving Healthcare System, noon-1 p.m., April 20, Everett Hall

Ross-Lee is former dean of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology and of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is the first African-American woman to lead a U.S. medical school. She is also the first osteopathic physician to participate in the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, where she served as legislative assistant for health to former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley.

Alex Guevara Jr., DO, (TCOM ’85), governor of the Texas chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, will discuss:

  • The Future of Osteopathic Medicine, noon-1 p.m., April 21, Luibel Hall

Medical students from around the country will take center stage at the final talk to address:

  • Global Health: Ride for World Health, noon-1 p.m., April 23, EAD 719

For information, contact Christian Dean at chdean@live.unthsc.edu.

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