Fall 2019 Footsteps
A glance back at Summer 2019, and a look into the Fall giving season at KSUCPM.
In lower extremity healthcare, as well as many other medical specialties, it hasn't been easy for women to succeed in traditionally male-dominated oles. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the profession was almost exactly 75% men and 25% women in 2015 (Beth Shaub, 2016, as cited in Delzell, 2016). This year, the 52% female Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) incoming class of 2023 offers a shimmer of equality across the profession, not familiar to CPM classes of the past.
While the World Scout Jamboree is hosted every four years, this year's was significant for two reasons: The 2019 World Jamboree is only the second in history to be held in the USA, and for the first time every, participants were able to visit the "Future of Podiatric Medicine" exhibit, a passion project spearheaded by 1987 CPM graduate, Bruce Blank, DPM. Blank, along with a team of volunteers, manned the exhibit during the 12-day Jamboree to introduce hundreds of scouts to the world of podiatric medicine and surgery.
On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Dr. Gene Pascarella (Class of 1982) was the guest lecturer for the first “Meet and Eat” Lecture Series sponsored by the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Advisory Board. This lecture series provides all students with the opportunity to learn and interact with a valued KSUCPM Advisory Board Member.
t has become tradition that each year, during the third week in August, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) opens its doors to podiatrists around the country for a weekend of continuing education and alumni celebrations, all in the name of the college’s top priority – student scholarships. This year, CPM saw its most successful event in recent history...
This Spring, CPM faculty members from the Division of Podiatric and General Medicine, Dr. Rachel Johnson and Dr. Abe Osbourne, were selected to receive the Nan Hilt Writers Award for their publication “The Diabetic Foot Assessment”, which reviews the diabetic foot assessment that nurses in healthcare settings and other healthcare professionals should use when caring for a diabetic patient.
A look at one alumnus' impressive donation to the CPM Shoe Museum.
While CPM’s alumni booth graces The National exhibit hall in every city, if you were at the conference in Salt Lake City this July, you may have noticed CPM garnering a bit more attention than usual! Here are a few big wins CPM snagged during this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting: