AIH Expands Leadership Team

Ron Stout, M.D., will join the Ardmore Institute of Health (AIH) as president and CEO on June 1. Kevin Brown, who has served as president and CEO of AIH since 2013, will become chief operating officer.

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Pamela Wegmuller
Design and Implementation of a Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum in Undergraduate Medical Education

Abstract: While scientific evidence demonstrates conclusive associations between unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and increased morbidity and mortality related to noncommunicable chronic diseases (NCDs), most physicians are not formally taught the root causes of NCDs nor how to counsel patients regarding their lifestyle behaviors for disease prevention and treatment.

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Blake Fischer
Ardmore Institute Gift Launches Culinary Medicine Program at OU-Tulsa

As an emergency room physician, Lori Whelan spends a lot of time treating patients who suffer from chronic diseases. “When we see someone come in with a heart attack, save their life, and then see them come back three months later with the same issue, this shows how medicine isn’t always addressing the root of the problem,” said Whelan, a practicing emergency room physician at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.

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Blake Fischer
Including Lifestyle Medicine in Medical Education

Introduced by the American College of Preventive Medicine and released by the American Medical Association House of Delegates in 2017, Resolution 959 (I-17) supports policies and mechanisms that incentivize and/or provide funding for the inclusion of lifestyle medicine education and social determinants of health in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education.

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Blake Fischer