Kid Fit summer camp

Kohl’s Kids Fit For Life and Living Well Fitness still have slots available for the Fit Kid’s 0665KohlsKidFit310x153 Summer Camp. The camp’s mission is to educate children on nutrition and exercise while keeping them physically active with games and group exercise   classes. The camp is for ages 6-11 and the cost is $20 per child and $10 per sibling. Classes begin at noon; pick up is 2:30-2:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information call 712-3720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Camp dates are June 2-5; June 16-20; June 23-26; July 7-10 and July 21-25.

AOA president meets ACOM students/faculty

Norman Vinn, DO, president of the American Osteopathic Association, recently met 9239AOAPresident310x153 with ACOM’s inaugural class, inspiring them to pursue their careers with professionalism, clinical knowledge and passion. After addressing the students, Vinn met with faculty and administration to discuss the landscape of osteopathic medical education.

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.