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KYCOM associate dean published in international journal

March 20, 2017 12:00 AM
Pikeville, Ky.
Dana Shaffer, D.O. FACOFP dist., associate dean of osteopathic graduate medical education at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been published as a co-author in the February 2017 issue of the international journal for cancer detection and prevention, Cancer Epidemiology.

In cooperation with several academic and healthcare facilities, including Pikeville Medical Center, the article analyzed an approach to increase public awareness of using low dose CT scanning to screen for lung cancer in Eastern Kentucky. The authors conclude, “This study provides preliminary evidence that implementing population approaches may be a viable method to disseminate new guidelines.”  

To read the article, click HERE

Medicine in the Mountains … Keeping the Promise: Since its inception in 1997, the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine has played an important role in preparing physicians to serve the healthcare needs of underserved populations in Kentucky and other Appalachian regions. Of the more than 1,000 graduates since the first class of physicians in 2001, 76 percent of these physicians are serving in primary care.

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