Schools Awarded the Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series

The Colby Foundation awards to qualifying Schools of Medicine The Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series (CCELS). The CCELS makes education about organ, eye, and tissue donation a permanent part of the school’s curriculum. Through the generosity of the Colby Foundation’s contributors, over 5000 medical students, faculty, and staff have already attended a CCELS at the following schools:

Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences

KCUMB

Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences is a vibrant community of educators, researchers and staff –- all with a singular purpose -– to provide students with the highest quality educational programs to achieve their dreams of becoming physicians, ethicists and scientists. KCUMB's first CCELS took place during the 2012 -­ 2013 academic year.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

LECOM

The fastest growing medical college in the country offers some of the most innovative learning programs on its campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania; Bradenton, Florida; and Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In addition to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree, LECOM offers a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Masters of Science in Medical Education Degrees. All three LECOM campuses were awarded the CCELS.  LECOM's Erie and Bradenton campuses held their first CCELS in 2009 and LECOM Seton Hill held its first CCELS in 2010. 

Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

LMU-DCOM

LMU-DCOM seeks to attract and train future medical practitioners to serve the needs of the southern Appalachian region. Students receive a rigorous, demanding and rewarding medical education in a new, state-­of-­the-­art facility by faculty who are national leaders in the profession. The curriculum is a didactic, systems-­based approach to learning based on the current state of an ever-­expanding knowledge base. Students explore of the cutting edge of medicine. LMU-­DCOM's first CCELS took place in 2010.

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

MSUCOM

The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) is committed to excellence in osteopathic education, research and service through the Statewide Campus System. The college fully prepares osteopathic physicians to respond to public need in a dynamic health care environment.

Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

MWU-CCOM

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM), the founding college of Midwestern University, develops osteopathic physicians as both scientists and practitioners of the healing arts who regard the body as an integrated whole. Since its beginning in 1900, the College has graduated more than 6,000 alumni and accounts for nearly 13 percent of all practicing osteopathic physicians and surgeons in the United States today.

Oklahoma State University Center For Health Sciences

OSU-CHS

Oklahoma State University Center For Health Sciences A professional medical college offering the following degrees: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy. OSU-­-CHS was the first institution to be awarded the Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

PNWU

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences focuses on training a new generation of primary care physicians and health professionals who live and work in the rural communities they serve. These new providers will care for and treat their neighbors with an emphasis on preventative health care. PNWU's first CCELS took place in 2010 

University of Nevada School of Medicine

UNSOM

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school, that has served Nevada for more than 40 years as its only public medical school.  The Colby Foundation awarded UNSOM with the Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series which first took place, fall 2013.