EVMS Magazine 9.5

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Risky Business

May is Mental Health Month. Learn how far is too far when it comes to mental health.

People experience mental illnesses differently — and some engage in potentially risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental-health problem. Activities like recreational drug use can potentially lead to a mental-health crisis. Print the full infographic.

EVMS-based center trains more than 17,000 people annually

Students practicing CPR

Last December, Jacob Morton and Ted Locascio of W.F. Magann Corp. in Portsmouth didn’t hesitate when a coworker went into cardiac arrest — the two men performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator on their colleague before paramedics arrived.

EVMS, established 1973. Old School. Graduates pose for a photo

There were 24 students in EVMS’ inaugural MD class in 1976 and more than five times that in 2017!

School of Health Professions adds new programs

Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree, working professionals or foreign medical graduates who meet the admission criteria, will consist of 30 credit hours over four semesters. Classes will be a combination of on-campus and online. Program graduates can find jobs as data analysts in healthcare-related areas, such as clinical trials, strategic planning, quality assurance, healthcare finance, public health, research and data administration. This program will begin fall 2018.

The Certificate in Anatomy is a unique opportunity for those holding a bachelor’s degree to gain comprehensive knowledge of human gross anatomy in eight weeks. Medical-school level instruction occurs on-site through lectures, small group learning activities and dissection labs. The certificate program is an 8-week course with classes starting this summer »

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Class Notes

Brian Betts, MD
(MD ’04), authored a study published as the cover story of the January issue of Science Translation Medicine. The study shows that novel treatment can effectively inhibit the development of graft-versus-host-disease in mice and maintain the infection- and tumor-fighting capabilities of the immune system. Dr. Betts leads a team of researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.
Tom Hollandsworth, MD
(MD ’96), was recently appointed Chief Medical Officer of Eastern Shore Rural Health, a federally qualified community health center organization serving Virginia’s Eastern Shore with five medical centers from Chincoteague Island to Cape Charles.
Alden Hostetter, MD
(MD ’82), presented the Suter Science Seminar on “Case Studies on Human Dis-Ease: Reflections on Health and Wellness through the Lens of a Microscope,” at Eastern Mennonite University in March. Dr. Hostetter’s seminar featured case studies of human pathology, as well as addressed the premise of “perfect health” and that concept’s effect on disease prevention and treatment.
Kevin Watson Jr., MD
(MD ’10, Pediatrics Residency ’13), recently joined Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio, as a pediatric gastroenterologist.
Dennis Yun, MD
(Bio Med ’98, MD ’02), recently joined Doctors on Liens in San Francisco, Calif. Doctors on Liens provides comprehensive pain management care for personal injury and worker’s compensation victims throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.