Student Spotlight

Emilie Mathura, OMS I

Class of 2023

  • Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Student Government Association, OB/GYN Club, American Medical Women's Association, and Medical Students for Choice.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The Urban Underserved Track and the sabbatical program which will allow me to complete my Master of Public Health...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cathy Ruff, MS, PA-C

Program Director and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Physician Assistant Training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach professionalism topics, Physical Exam, and small group skills. Why did you choose...
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Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care
Department of Primary Care Medicine • (435) 222-1317
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-245


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations


  • Family Medicine Residency
    Northeast Regional Medical Center
    Kirksville, MO
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Henderson, NV
  • Master of Medical Health Sciences
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Henderson, NV
  • Bachelor of Science
    Utah Valley University
    Orem, UT

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Professional Experience

  • 2019 – present: Assistant Professor of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2019 – present: Provider
    Southern Utah Veterans Home
  • 2018 – 2019: Attending Physician
    NRMC Family Medicine Residency
  • 2018 – 2019: Attending Physician
    Kirksville Family Medicine
  • 2017 – 2019: Assistant Professor
    A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2010: Behavioral Health Specialist
    Intermountain Health Care
  • 2005 – 2007: Manager and Loan Officer
    SNL Lending

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Certifications and Licenses

  • Medical Board of Missouri
  • Medical Board of Utah
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification

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Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2015 – present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    2015 – present
  • American Osteopathic Association
    2011 – present

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Honors and Awards

  • Primary Care Practitioner of the Year
    2018 – 2019
  • Second Place, Annual Resident Poster Competition
  • Chief Resident
    2017 – 2018

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Publications and Presentations


  • Durre K, Quereshi M, Beal B, Quereshi M (2014). NKT cell-dependent differential effects of OPN on functional modulation of macrophges and T lymphocytes in RSV infectionJournal of Immunology. 192(5).
  • Wu S, Pietras M, Beal B, Durre K, Quereshi K (2012). Osteopontin enhances MHC-II expression on RSV-infected lung antigen presenting cells in an NKT-dependent mechanismJournal of the American Osteopathic Association, 112(1), 43.
  • Durre K, Wu S, Quereshi N, Beal B, Quereshi  (2012). Role of NKT cell in the regulation of antigen presenting cell-function during RSV infection. Journal of Immunology. 188.
  • Beal B, Durre K, Quereshi M (2012). Osteopontin-induced inhibition of DC polarization toward pDC is enhanced in the presence of RESV infection. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 112(1), 43.
  • Habeeb J, Durre K, Beal B, Quereshi M (2011). Osteopontin induced inhibition of dendritic cell polarization towards pDC cells is not exclusively mediated by NKT cells. Journal of Immunology. 186.

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