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10683424_10152393752171481_877619569402622355_oCraig M. Phelps, DO, ’84, president of A.T. Still University (ATSU), and Ron Yee, MD, MBA, chief medical officer of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), announced a groundbreaking, joint research partnership on Nov. 11, 2014. The innovative partnership between ATSU and NACHC will help create and advance interprofessional scholarly activity within Bureau of Primary Health Care supported community health centers, and it will help improve the health status of patients and communities across the nation.

“ATSU is looking forward to collaborating with NACHC on this important initiative focused on improving the health of our nation,” said Dr. Phelps. “Research projects inclusive of basic scientists, clinicians from multiple professions, and ATSU students will seek opportunities to provide timely outcomes for expeditious application.”

In an effort to advance scholarly activity opportunities, ATSU and NACHC will focus on:

  • developing, implementing, and assessing evidence-based medicine guidelines.
  • diagnosing, preventing, and treating diabetes, obesity, skin cancer, metabolic syndrome, traumatic brain injury/concussions, spine pain, and HIV/AIDS.
  • evaluating oral health disease prevention and treatment programs.
  • measuring and encouraging physical activity and its impact on health and wellness.
  • designing, organizing, and evaluating population management teams and patient navigator models.

“Focusing on scholarly activities that are academic, yet practical, helps deepen the relationship and experience of students,” said Dr. Yee.

10293553_10152393751406481_1181485596283901043_oNACHC represents the nation’s safety-net of community health centers. Community health centers receive base funding from the Public Health Service, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Bureau of Primary Health Care to improve the health status of underserved communities, provide access to health services, and offset some costs of caring for the uninsured.

NACHC and ATSU seek to foster community health scholarship to strengthen this safety-net, and ultimately improve the health status of these communities.

“NACHC’s partnership with ATSU over the years has yielded some of the most well-prepared and dedicated health care professionals, especially in service to vulnerable populations and communities,” said Tom Van Coverden, president and CEO of NACHC. “NACHC fully supports this important work as it will benefit many of our medically underserved communities and further advance quality patient care in community health centers.”

NACHC and the national safety-net of Community Health Centers also support ATSU in many ways, including access to clinical rotations; introductions to potential funding partners; residency development; data gathering; student scholarship opportunities; and national exposure of ATSU’s schools, programs, faculty, and staff.

 

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – A.T. Still University (ATSU) will host orientation activities beginning Monday, July 7, for 214 first-year students accepted to the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM).

The University’s newest dental and osteopathic medical students will participate in numerous orientation activities throughout the week, concluding on Saturday, July 12, with each school’s individual Induction and White Coat Ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held at Truman State University’s Baldwin Hall Auditorium; the ceremony for ATSU-MOSDOH students will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by a 2:00 p.m. ceremony for ATSU-KCOM students. The White Coat Ceremony was established in 1996 and impresses upon first-year students the significance and symbolism of wearing a white doctor’s coat.

ATSU-MOSDOH received 1,029 applications for 42 seats. The class of 2018 is comprised of 17 men and 25 women. Sixteen states are represented within the class, including 12 students from Missouri and one graduate from Truman State University.

ATSU-KCOM received 4,453 applications for 172 seats. The class of 2018 is comprised of 94 men and 78 women. Thirty-one states are represented within the class, including 51 students from Missouri and seven graduates from Truman State University. Additionally, eight students have been accepted into ATSU-KCOM’s residential two-year biomedical sciences graduate program.

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MESA, Ariz. (July 2, 2014) – A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) and the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona (NKF AZ) announced today a multi-prong partnership to expand the network of dental professionals to treat patients with kidney failure.

NKF AZ received a multi-year grant from the Arizona Department of Health Services to provide patients increased access to transportation, nutrition services, and dental care for patients on dialysis and who are on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.

Maureen Romer, DDS, MPA, director, Center for Advanced Oral Health at ATSU-ASDOH, states patients must be free of dental disease because any potential infection puts a new organ in jeopardy.

Through mandatory training in advanced care dentistry, ATSU-ASDOH provides student doctors of dental medicine the necessary skills to treat patients with advanced oral healthcare needs. Through its advanced care clinic on the school’s Mesa, Ariz. campus, students work first-hand with patients to deliver care under the supervision of faculty dental professionals who provide training on appropriate treatment protocols for renal patients.

“The ATSU-ASDOH public clinics are sensitive to the ramifications of chronic kidney disease and transplantation for dental patients on dialysis and patients taking immunosuppressant drugs during the post-kidney transplant stages,” said James Ivie, PhD, patient services director at NKF AZ.

NKF AZ currently refers patients to the school’s clinic, however numbers are expected to increase as the grant becomes more fluid. NKF AZ and ATSU-ASDOH are looking to graduates of the dental school to help create an expanded network through their own practices. The network of trained providers will offer services ranging from, but not limited to exams, cleanings, and dental restorations.

Six ATSU-ASDOH graduates have already expressed interest in contributing to the new program.

“I am proud of our alumni who are committed to our community and who would like to provide care for patients with medical complications,” said Dr. Romer. “By creating an extended network of trained providers to see these patients, we are moving them toward optimum oral health.”

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (July 1, 2014) – A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU) announced today its School of Health Management is now named the College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS).

The renaming is a result of ATSU combining all of its non-discipline specific online health studies programs within a single entity to gain efficiency and improve quality, access, and affordability for its students. Two online programs previously offered by ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences, the Doctor of Health Science and Master of Science in Kinesiology (formerly Human Movement), will now be offered through ATSU-CGHS.

“Since 1999, ATSU has provided online programs within two separate schools,” said CGHS dean Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, MPH, MBA, MA. “By uniting ATSU non-discipline specific online programs together under a single entity, the message will be clear: ATSU is the online place to go for health professionals to enhance their education.”

ATSU-CGHS offers a variety of master’s and doctorate-level health-related distance learning programs, including:

  • Doctor of Health Administration
  • Doctor of Health Education
  • Doctor of Health Sciences
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health – Dental Emphasis
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Master of Science in School Health Education (2015)

ATSU will offer new programs through the College of Graduate Health Studies as appropriate opportunities arise, including a new Master of Science in School Health Education in 2015.

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – World War I, the world’s first global conflict from 1914-18, was a major turning point in human history in which Missourians played an active role.

Libraries, museums, and archives across the state are working on a project to share this part of Missouri’s history on a free, online website called “Over There:  Missouri and the Great War.”

“Over There” began in 2012 with the support of five partners: the Museum of Osteopathic MedicineSM, Kirksville;  the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis; the National World War I Museum, Kansas City; the Springfield-Greene County Library District, and the State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia. In April, project staff learned they were awarded two major grants from the Missouri State Library that will help see the project to completion. “Over There” was awarded a $73,974 Digital Imaging Grant and a $34,704 Technology Ladder Grant. The grants will allow project staff across the state to continue scanning WWI documents and photos, and to build an interactive website.

“The additional grant funding provides us an opportunity to work with many new partners in Missouri,” said Brian Grubbs, the Springfield-Greene County Library District based project director. “We are very excited to expand online access to these collections, and to promote our shared history.”

When completed, the website will feature a single, digital collection of documents, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia illustrating the effect WWI had on Missouri and the impact of Missourians’ contribution to the war effort.

The project started in preparation for the centennial remembrance beginning this year, and has been completed in multiple phases. A small sample of the full site to be launched in 2015 is available at www.missourioverthere.org.

Project partners have placed nearly 6,000 pages of WWI documents and photographs online already, and the new grants will bring 7,317 more online. To date, 28 institutions have collaborated on the “Over There” project. Museum Director Jason Haxton said, “The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine has been pleased to share with this site the significant contributions made by early osteopathic physicians to provide quality healthcare during this major war effort.”

Contributing institutions beyond the project partners include Arnold Historical Society & Museum; Bates County Historical Society & Museum, Butler; Carondelet Historical Society, St. Louis; Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives; Gardner House Museum, Palmyra; Gasconade County Historical Society, Hermann; General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Laclede; Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence; Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, St. Louis; Jasper County Records Center, Carthage; Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Valley Room; Kirkwood Historical Society; Lindenwood University, St. Charles; Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City; Missouri State Museum, Jefferson City; Museum of Missouri Military History, Jefferson City; National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis; Powers Museum, Carthage; Saint Louis Art Museum; Saint Louis University Archives & Manuscripts; Truman State University Special Collections & Archives, Kirksville; University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections; University of Missouri Rare Book and Special Collections, Columbia; Walt Disney Hometown Museum, Marceline; and Washington University School of Medicine, Bernard Becker Medical Library, Archives and Rare Books, St. Louis.

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