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Margaret Mead
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Research
Dothan, Alabama
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Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Research

Dothan, Alabama


The well-being and health of the state of Alabama depend on inquiry, the exchange of ideas, and a commitment to discovery and innovation. Community health is at the heart of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), and to that end, ACOM supports the integration of ideas through this channel. 

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is a mission-driven, four-year, comprehensive osteopathic medical school located in Dothan, Alabama. As the academic division of Southeast Health, a regional health system, the private, non-profit college was founded in 2010 to help address the primary care physician shortage in Alabama. ACOM is the third medical school in Alabama and the first osteopathic medical school in the state. The mission of ACOM is to, “provide quality, learner-centered osteopathic education, with emphasis on patient-centered, team-based primary care to serve the medically underserved areas of Alabama, the Tri-State area, and the nation.”  To that end, ACOM prioritizes service, collaboration, and research within the state of Alabama and beyond. 

In conjunction with our network of clinical preceptor sites, graduate medical education (GME) affiliates, faculty, students, and community partners, ACOM aims to be a leader in population health, clinical, biomedical, and medical education research.  We are dedicated to supporting a rich research culture that serves and builds thriving communities through innovation and discovery.

This ACOM Cureus channel is a hub to showcase the research efforts of our faculty, our students, and our partners within the Alabama Health Research Consortium (AHRC), the research network of our GME affiliates.



Audrey A. Vasauskas, PhD
Director of Research and Grant Development
Associate Professor of Physiology
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Nicole Mitchell, MA, MLIS
Information Technology Librarian
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science
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Questions or comments about ACOM research?  Want to collaborate?
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