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Murray R. Berkowitz, DOMurray R. Berkowitz, DO
, assistant professor, OMM, GA-PCOM, presented "Disaster Planning for the Avian Flu" at the June meeting of the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association.

Oliver Bullock, DO '78, chair, community medicine, department of family medicine, was the keynote speaker at the Forum on Health Care sponsored by the Delegates for Humanity Network, a think tank and action group of the Covenant with Black America. He also presented "The History of Hypertension in African Americans" at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church Health Fair and was a guest on "HealthQuest Live," a weekly live call-in radio program. Dr. Bullock discussed health disparities in the African American community and strategies for addressing them.

Terri Erbacher, PhD, clinical assistant professor, psychology, with three psychology students, presented "Cultural Competence and Suicidal Youth: Intervening Sensitively with This Preventable, Community Health Problem" at Columbia University's 25th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education.

Paul Evans, DO '79, vice dean and chief academic officer, GA-PCOM, received the designation, fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Evans also presented "Millennium Medical Students: Challenges for Clinical Educators" at the June meeting of the Georgia/South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association.

Katherine Galluzzi, DO, professor and chair, geriatrics, was installed as the 2008-2010 president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society. An abstract of her journal article, "Managing Neuropathic Pain," was highlighted in a recent issue of the American Academy of Pain Management's e-newsletter Currents: Pain Management News and Research.

William Gilhool, DO, co-director and physician, PCOM Healthcare Center-Lancaster Avenue Division, was a guest on the E. Steven Collins show on WRNB Radio, 107.9 FM. He discussed health issues important to men including screening for prostate and colon cancer.

George McCloskey, PhD, associate professor and director, school psychology research, received the Distinguished Contributions in School Psychology Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Eugene Mochan, DO '77, PhD, professor, family medicine; associate dean, primary care and continuing education; and director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice, coauthored "Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Adults with Undifferentiated Arthritis," published in American Family Physician.

Michael Sampson, DO, director, PCS, clinical education, GA-PCOM, presented two lectures at the June meeting of the Georgia/South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association: "Sports Medicine: Heat Illness" and "Functional and Anatomical Diagnostic Imaging in the Primary Care Practice." In addition, he presented "The Shoulder: Exam Basics, Common Injuries and OMT" at the meeting of the Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association.

Ruth Thornton, PhD, professor and chair, biochemistry/molecular biology, and Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD,  Professor, biochemistry/molecular biology, attended the Medical Biochemistry Education Strategies Workshop sponsored by the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry. They presented two posters: "Standardizing the Case Conference Experience within an Integrated Course" and "Successfully Launching an Integrated Course," the latter, coauthored by Kerin Fresa-Dillon, PhD, professor, pathology, microbiology, immunology and forensic medicine.

Bruce Zahn, EdD, associate professor, psychology, presented "The Internship Application Process from Start to Finish" at the June Pennsylvania Psychology Association annual convention.

Dianzheng Zhang, PhD, associate professor, biochemistry/molecular biology, received a $15,000 Minority Junior Faculty Award from the Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation for his research, "Chromosomal Translocation-Induced Overexpression of ERG and Prostate Tumorigenesis."

Last Updated: 10/13/14