TCOM faculty, alums receive TOMA and TxACOFP honors
A dozen Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) faculty and alumni were honored at the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) and Texas Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (TxACOFP) joint convention in Arlington earlier this month. Awards were presented at the convention, and the annual election of officers installed several members of the TCOM family into positions in both organizations.
TCOM faculty and alumni who received awards at the convention include:
Bruce Dubin, DO, interim TCOM dean, received the TOMA Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in scientific, philanthropic or other fields of public service to the osteopathic profession in Texas.
Richard Gray, DO (TCOM ‘09), received TOMA’s Student Doctor of the Year Award. This is presented to a fourth-year osteopathic medical student in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community and the profession. He graduated May 16. He was unable to attend the convention because he has reported to Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill., to begin a Family Medicine residency.
Rick Lin, DO (TCOM ’01), received TOMA’s New Physician of the Year Award, presented to a DO in practice five years or less. It recognizes community service, excellence in osteopathic practice and contributions to public health.
TCOM faculty and alumni elected to TOMA and TxACOFP offices for the 2009-10 term include:
Damon Schranz, DO (TCOM ’98), assistant professor of Family Medicine, director of clinical preceptorship, vice chair of education in Community Medicine – president of the Texas ACOFP
Elizabeth Palmarozzi, DO (TCOM ’84), associate professor of Family medicine – TOMA President-elect
Patrick Hanford, DO (TCOM ’83) – TOMA vice president
Duane Selman, DO (TCOM ’87) – speaker of the TOMA House of Delegates
Ray Morrison, DO (TCOM ’86) – re-elected vice speaker of the TOMA House of Delegates
Paula Rossi, DO (TCOM ’04) –a two-year term on the TOMA Board of Trustees
Steve Worrell, DO (TCOM ’80) – re-elected to a three-year term on the TOMA Board of Trustees
John McClanahan, DO (TCOM ’08) – intern/resident trustee
David Anderson, TCOM OMS 2 – student trustee.