Freeman Presents on Expanding Student Research Opportunities at American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Conference

Natalie E. Freeman

Dr. Natalie E. Freeman, assistant dean of research and associate professor of biochemistry at the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) presented on initiatives to expand student research opportunities through infrastructure enhancements and faculty support.

Freeman presented at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Educating Leaders 2024 conference in Kansas City, Missouri on April 18.

Initial outcomes from her presentation suggest potential for broader research involvement. This comprehensive strategy effectively enhances student research opportunities at LMU-DCOM and bolsters faculty support and research infrastructure.

Freeman's model offers a valuable framework for other institutions looking to improve their research programs by implementing standardized processes, providing funding support, simplifying IRB procedures, creating customized structures and maintaining transparent data management.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, and at LMU-Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often-underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7082, email, or visit us online at    

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