04/21/2009


AOA Honor Medical Society inducts 20 new members

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at West Virginia University inducted 20 new members during a ceremony held in the Pylons Atrium of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on March 27. One faculty member, three residents, eight students from the class of 2009 and eight students from the class of 2010 were inducted.

The Class of 2009 inductees were Brad Barnes, Michael Bronson, Julie Balch-Samora, Rachel McClung, Evan Morgan, Jason Turner, Adrienne Zavala and Zachary Zinn. The Class of 2010 inductees were Daniel DiGiovine, Joseph Donohue, Roopan Fischer, Matthew Joseph, Sharon Maas, Nicholas Philips, Michael Ruffolo and Kevin Walsh. WVU residents inducted were April Baisden, M.D., Raveen Raviendran, M.D., and Joel Yednock, M.D. Faculty member Rosemarie Cannarella Lorenzetti, M.D., was also inducted.

AOA was organized by William Webster Root in 1902 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago. The West Virginia chapter was established in 1962 as the 86th chapter. The motto is “worthy to serve the suffering.”

The society’s mission is to promote scholarship and research, encourage a high standard of character and conduct, and recognize high achievement in medical science, practice and related fields. Eligibility includes academic rank in the top quartile of the class.

For more information see http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/.

010 Officers Sharon Maas, Dan DiGiovine, Nicholas Phillips, Matt Joseph, Joe Donahue, Michael Ruffolo, Kevin Walsh and Roopan Fischer

Photo caption: 2010 Officers Sharon Maas, Dan DiGiovine, Nicholas Phillips, Matt Joseph, Joe Donahue, Michael Ruffolo, Kevin Walsh and Roopan Fischer.


 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
EL: 04-09-09

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