• KCU Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Service

    Kansas City, Mo. (May 22, 2014) – The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) recognized four Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) faculty for distinguished and outstanding service on May 3 at its 116th annual convention in Branson, Mo.

    G. Michael Johnston, DO, MACOI, vice dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Wilbur T. Hill, DO, FACOFP, dist., Distinguished Service Award.  This award is given for meritorious service to MAOPS and the osteopathic profession over a long period of time. Dr. Johnston is an alumnus (’73) of KCU.

    For outstanding service to the osteopathic profession during the past year, MAOPS awarded the Physician of the Year Award to Kevin Hubbard, DO, FACOI, professor and chair of internal medicine. Dr. Hubbard is also a KCU alumnus (’86).

    Three medallion awards were presented in recognition of contributions to the growth, improvement or public or professional recognition of osteopathic medicine.

    The Public Medallion Award was presented to Marilyn De Geus, MA, MLS, director and instructor at KCUMB’s D’Angelo Library, for her longstanding commitment and efforts to ensure the library provides state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources that will benefit osteopathic students, faculty and alumni.

    Douglas Rushing, PhD, professor of biochemistry and dean of the KCU College of Biosciences, was selected as the Professional Medallion Award recipient for his service as a leader, mentor and instructor for osteopathic medical students.

    DeGeus and Rushing have each committed their careers to the University for more than four decades.

    In addition to faculty recognition, MAOPS presented the College Medallion Award to KCU for DOCARE International. Since 1996, this program has played an integral role in KCUMB’s global outreach and service. Each year a contingency of osteopathic medicine students, faculty, alumni and staff travel to Antigua, Guatemala, to serve thousands of patients in the most remote and poverty-stricken area of the country.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-leading provider of physicians within the states of Missouri and Kansas, with nearly 70 percent practicing in a primary care specialty.


    Posted: 05/22/2014

    Category: Alumni, Faculty, Outreach, Osteopathic Medicine, General