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Marshall University School of Medicine recognizes national medical honorary inductees

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Ten individuals with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine were recently inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the nation’s medical honorary which was founded in 1902. The inductees include medical students, resident physicians, and faculty members, each selected based on academic achievements and significant contributions to medicine.

The student inductees are as follows:

  • George H. Clements, Class of 2015
  • Aaron M. Dom, Class of 2015
  • Jessica A. Layne, Class of 2015
  • Jonathan S. Seibert, Class of 2015
  • Adam J. Van Horn, Class of 2015

In addition to the students selected for the honor, the following medical residents and faculty members were also honored:

  • Kamran Abolmaali, M.D., Department of Surgery, 4th-year resident physician
  • M. Samhar Alkhalaf Alali, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, 2nd-year resident physician
  • Daniel J. Poole, M.D., Department of Family and Community Health, 2nd-year resident physician
  • Wade G. Douglas, M.D., Department of Surgery, associate professor
  • Kelly E. Melvin, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, assistant professor

Dr. Sydnee A. McElroy, an assistant professor with the department of family and community health, serves as the chapter’s faculty advisor.

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Date Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014