President Adelman recognized for leadership

Michael Adelman, D.O., D.P.M., J.D., received the Dale Dodson Award on April 28 at the annual American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) banquet in Baltimore, Md.

The Dale Dodson Award recognizes current or past CEOs or CAOs of an osteopathic medical college who have made significant contributions to the advancement and support of osteopathic medical education.

Adelman was commended for his role in the steady growth of the WVSOM campus, including the addition of the Student Center, creating the school's first strategic plan, as well the advancement of WVSOM research, curriculum and scholarship capacity.

He was acknowledged for providing a steady stream of high-quality physicians practicing in underserved rural communities.