Foundation funds research center at ACOM

The SAMC Foundation presents a check to ACOM to fund a research expansion. Pictured, 7210ACOMResearchGrantCheck310x153 from left, are: Craig J. Lenz, DO, ACOM dean and senior vice president; Valerie Barnes, executive director, SAMC Foundation; Ronald S. Owen, SAMC CEO and ACOM president; and Alison Creekbaum, chairperson, Foundation Board of Trustees. The $833,256 donation is the single largest gift the organization has given since its inception in 2007. The renovated 2,944-square-foot facility will provide ample space for ACOM faculty to begin research endeavors and continue previous research across 7206ACOMResearchAnnouncement310x153 all medical disciplines. Construction on the facility is slated to begin in early June and is expected to be completed by the end of  August.