LMU-DCOM Student Presents Medical Case at Appalachian Regional Healthcare Research Day

Student Doctor Christopher Gray

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) was represented this month at the third annual Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Research Day, a virtual event celebrating research accomplishments of the hospital’s residents, students, and faculty.   

LMU-DCOM Harrogate class of 2025 student doctor Christopher Gray, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, presented a complex medical case involving a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to a rare Blastomycosis fungal infection.  

“I learned a lot about fungal pneumonia, presenting cases to the medical team (residents, attendings, and medical students), and improving my presentation skills,” Gray said. “My experience has been a great start to my aspirations of conducting research as a physician.” 

The clinical case abstract was submitted by the supervising residents to the prestigious American Thoracic Society International Conference in May 2024, San Diego California.  

His experience presenting research exemplifies LMU-DCOM’s commitment to fostering future generations of osteopathic physicians dedicated to serving the Appalachian region and beyond through impactful research and compassionate care. 

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 dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu. 

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