Greater New York Dental Meeting
Nov. 29, 2015
Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH, ATSU-ASDOH dean, and Chris Halliday, DDS, MPH, former ATSU-MOSDOH dean, host an event at the country’s largest dental convention in New York.
DO Alumni, Students, and Friends Reception
ATSU-KCOM and ATSU-SOMA alumni reconnect during an alumni reception held in conjunction with an ATSU continuing education program at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri.
ATSU-ASDOH Alumni Weekend
Jan. 21-23, 2016
Michele Pindyck, DMD, ’11, and Meena Tappouni, DMD, ’10. A record number of ATSU-ASDOH alumni return to the Arizona campus to provide care to underserved children at Give Kids A Smile and attend reunion activities. The ATSU-ASDOH Alumni Board recognized Dr. Tappouni with the Public Health Dentistry Award and Joe Creech, DDS, chair, pediatric dentistry, with the Living Tribute Award.
Doctor of Health Sciences Winter Institute
Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA, ’12, ATSU-CGHS dean, and Kathleen DiCaprio, PhD, chair, doctor of health sciences, ATSU-CGHS, welcome alumni and students to the annual institute with a reception in Gilbert, Arizona.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting
Ann Lee Burch, PT, EdD, MS, MPH, ATSU-ASHS vice dean; Jim Farris, PT, PhD, chair, physical therapy, ATSU-ASHS; Erik Salley, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, MDT, ’14; and Robin Galley, DPT, OCS, ’12, ATSU-ASHS Alumni Board member. Dr. Salley receives the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the ATSU-ASHS Alumni Board during an alumni and students reception in Anaheim, California.
Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants (ASAPA) Conference
Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA, DFAAPA, ATSU-ASHS dean, and Bert Simon, DHSc, PA-C, chair, physician assistant studies, ATSU-ASHS, provide updates in Sedona, Arizona, to alumni and students, including progress on physician assistant students integrating into community health centers around the country.
American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) Convocation
Eric J. Snider, DO, C-NMM/OMM, chair, OMM, ATSU-KCOM, and Shana Shosky, DO, ’12, assistant professor, OMM, ATSU-SOMA, provide ATSU updates as alumni and students network and reconnect with faculty and staff in Orlando, Florida.
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Convention
Richard LaBaere II, DO, associate dean, Still OPTI; Kelli Glaser, DO, chair, family and community medicine, ATSUSOMA; and Shaun Sommerer, PhD, vice president, university advancement, welcome guests to an alumni, students, and friends reception in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference
Meghan O’Donnell, OTR/L, ’14, and Brandi Buchanan, OTD, faculty, occupational therapy, ATSU-ASHS. Residential and online alumni and students gather in Chicago, Illinois, to hear updates and meet incoming Chair Jyothi Gupta, PhD, OTR/L.
American Academy of Audiology Convention
Tabitha Parent Buck, AuD, chair, audiology, ATSU-ASHS; Gregory Frazer, AuD, PhD, ’00; and Brenda Lowe, AuD, ’09, ATSU-ASHS Alumni Board member. Alumni and students gather for a reception at AudiologyNOW! in Phoenix, Arizona, and recognize Dr. Frazer for his Distinguished Service Award from the ATSU-ASHS Alumni Board.
Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) Convention
Alumni and students gather at a reception hosted by ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, and ATSU-SOMA Dean Jeffrey Morgan, DO, MA, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA, ’12, ATSU-CGHS dean; Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA, DFAAPA, ATSUASHS dean; Ann Lee Burch, PT, EdD, MS, MPH, ATSU-ASHS vice dean; Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH, ATSU-ASDOH dean; Wayne Cottam, DMD, MS, ATSU-ASDOH vice dean; and Jeffrey Morgan, DO, MA, ATSU-SOMA dean, provide updates to alumni, students, and friends at the annual regional reception in Tucson, Arizona.
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) Convention
ATSU-KCOM and ATSU-SOMA alumni, students, faculty, and staff gather in St. Charles, Missouri. Margaret Wilson, DO, ’82, ATSU-KCOM dean, recognizes Jeffrey Davis, DO, ’00, as the incoming MAOPS president and Mark Pelikan, DO, ’99, as the outgoing MAOPS president. Numerous alumni and students receive awards for their contributions and accomplishments.
American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session
Jae Park, DMD, PhD, MSD, MS, chair, postgraduate orthodontic program, ATSU-ASDOH, and Michael Papademetriou, DMD, MS, clinical director, orthodontics, ATSU-ASDOH, hold a reception for alumni and residents in Orlando, Florida.
Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) Convention
Christopher Bailey, DO; Ryan Christensen, DO, ’12, ATSU-SOMA Alumni Board chair; and Jessica Winkler, DO, ’15. Dr. Christensen provides updates to attendees during the alumni and students reception in Dearborn, Michigan.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Convention
Catherine Jones-Payne, MS, PA-C, ’11; Linda Wheelis, manager, advanced physician assistant studies, ATSU-ASHS; Justin Ehmke, MS, PA-C, ’07; and Lori Ehmke. Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA, DFAAPA, ATSU-ASHS dean; Bert Simon, DHSc, PA-C, chair, physician assistant studies, ATSU-ASHS; and Geoffrey Hoffa, DHSc, ’14, MS, PA-C, ’00, DFAAPA, ATSU Alumni Association Board and ATSU-ASHS Alumni Board past chair, provide updates regarding the new certificate program in psychiatry and behavioral health at a reception in San Antonio, Texas.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
G. Scott Drew, DO, FAOCD, ’87, trustee, and Shaun Sommerer, PhD, vice president, university advancement, welcome ATSU alumni, friends, and students to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a regional alumni event in Cleveland, Ohio.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Convention
Pat Cordeiro, MS, ATC, ’01; Greg Holm, MS, ATC, ’98; Pat McKeon, MS, ATC, ’01; and Jen McKeon, MS, ATC, ’02. Alumni and students enjoy a reception in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA, DFAAPA, ATSU-ASHS dean; Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA, ’97, chair, interdisciplinary health sciences, ATSU-ASHS; and Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, director, athletic training, ATSU-ASHS, and receive updates on the progress of sports safety research and the growth of the Doctor of Athletic Training program.
Kinesiology Summer Institute
Alumni and students of the Kinesiology program celebrate the first evening of their annual institute with a reception in Gilbert, Arizona, hosted by Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA, ’12, ATSU-CGHS dean, and Tracie Rogers, PhD, chair, kinesiology, ATSU-CGHS.
American Osteopathic Association Osteopathic Medical Education Convention
ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, and ATSU Alumni Board Chair and KOAA Board President Howard Levine, DO, ’87, present the 2016 KOAA honors excellence awards during the ATSU Alumni, Students, and Friends Reception in Anaheim, California. Recipients include Stanley E. Grogg, DO, FACOP, FAAP, ’71, Alumnus of the Year Award; Robert D. Ligorsky, DO, MACOI, FACP, FAHA, Living Tribute Award; and Peggy Mikel, Kathy Stephenson, and Thomas “Tim” Tucker II, MSPH, Distinguished Service Award. Honorary KOAA memberships are awarded to Norman Gevitz, PhD; Barbara Grogg, APRN, C-NP; James and Carolyn Harding; and William J. “Bill” Wobken.