Region IV

August 12, 2019

David is a second year medical student at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM). Originally from the small town of Hubbard, Ohio, David traveled to Crawfordsville, Indiana where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Wabash College. His main research interest was in computational chemistry, in which he sought trends in protein structure data to help point out mistakes made during its calculation. His second core interest was in biomedical chemistry, developing and analyzing the degradation rates of various coatings placed on stents. His passions for equity and equality inspired him to start an AMSA club at the Cleveland campus at OU-HCOM, which encourages fellow classmates to use their voices to impart necessary changes in their fields of study. His club emphasizes embracing diversity in medicine and is working alongside faculty to bring in patients from all walks of life to discuss their healthcare experiences. The Cleveland AMSA’s first year goal is to help promote an LGBTQ+- friendly campus through integrative learning workshops and discussions of transgender healthcare.   His interests outside of medicine include astrophysics, running, gymnastics, baking, and spending time with family and friends across the country! He is honored to serve as the Regional Director for Region 4.