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KYCOM honors graduates and faculty

June 06, 2017 12:00 AM
Pikeville, Ky.
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently held its annual graduation banquet honoring graduates and faculty members.

Frederick A. Stine, VI, D.O., of Southgate, Ky., received the Dean’s Award. The Dean’s Award is presented to the student whose leadership, humanity and loyalty to the profession exemplify the ideals, mission and goals of KYCOM. Rebecca Jo Adams, D.O., of Flatwoods, Ky., received the John A. Strosnider, D.O., Memorial Scholarship Award. The award recognizes a KYCOM graduate who exemplifies Strosnider’s commitment to family medicine and his love and dedication to osteopathic medicine and the osteopathic profession. Strosnider served as founding dean of KYCOM and president of the American Osteopathic Association from 2006-2007. Autumn Vanover Hammonds, D.O., of Jenkins, received the James E. Campbell, D.O., Award. The award is presented by the James E. Campbell Education Fund to a deserving KYCOM graduate from the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Cherah Jade Pryce, D.O., of Virgie, received the Stephen M. Payson, M.S., Memorial Scholarship Award, presented to a graduate from the Appalachian region who exemplifies Payson’s commitment to the mission of KYCOM and the promotion of the osteopathic profession. The awards were presented by Boyd R. Buser, D.O., FACOFP, vice president for health affairs and dean of KYCOM.

Jerrid Randall Neeley D.O., of Annville, Ky., received the President’s Award. The President’s Award recognizes the student who has demonstrated clinical excellence, earning the highest average score on clinical rotations and was presented by University of Pikeville President Burton J. Webb, Ph.D.

Erika Alexandra Kettelhut, D.O., of Villa Hills, Ky., received the Board of Trustees Award which is presented for academic excellence to the student earning the highest grade point average during the first two years of medical school. The award was presented by Terry Dotson, chairman of the University of Pikeville Board of Trustees.

Travis R. Huffman, D.O., of Burlington, Ky., received the Mr. Dharam Pal Kashyap Award for excellence in pediatrics. The award was presented by Seema Sachdeva, M.D., vice chair, division of pediatrics at KYCOM.

Kristin Nicole Podboy, D.O., of Washington, Penn., received the Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award. The award was sponsored by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and awarded for excellence in emergency medicine. Rebecca Jo Adams, D.O., Joel Christian Daley D.O., of California, Ky., Aaron M. Schklar, D.O., and Sean J. Sester, D.O., of Fort Thomas, Ky., received The Doctors Foundation Award for Family Medicine Residents. The awards were presented by the Doctors Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, to those students committed to living in Greater Cincinnati during residency and who exhibit excellence in academics, vision for family medicine and service to community.

Molly Elizabeth Peverada, D.O., of Hampden, Maine, Elizabeth Nichole Silvey, D.O., of Des Arc, Mo., and Amanda N. Sullivan, D.O., of Maineville, Ohio, received the Ram’s Head Award. The awards were presented by Laura Griffin, D.O., FAAO, associate professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) and chair of the department of OPP, for the Fellowship Program in recognition of outstanding achievements in OPP.

Maurice E. Nida, D.O., of Norton, Va., received the Clinical Medical Educator of the Year Award, presented to the clinical preceptor who has served with distinction in and dedication to medical education for the students of KYCOM. The award was presented by William T. Betz, D.O., MBA, FACOFP, dist., acting dean of KYCOM.

Frederick A. Stine, VI, D.O., was named Student D.O. of the Year. The award is presented by the Council of Student Government Presidents to the student who best exemplifies the ideal qualities of an osteopathic medical student. The award is based on service to the school, the community and osteopathic medicine and was presented by Buser.

Cheryle Barbe, of Mountain Grove, Mo., received the Donna Jones Moritsugu Award which recognizes the spouse of a graduating student who best exemplifies the role of a professional’s partner who is supportive of mate, family and profession. Her husband, Nathaniel Orrin Barbe, D.O., is a member of the KYCOM class of 2017.

Caption: Boyd R. Buser, D.O., FACOFP, vice president for health affairs and dean at KYCOM, presented Cherah Jade Pryce, D.O., of Virgie, the Stephen M. Payson, M.S., Memorial Scholarship Award during the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine graduation banquet.

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