Student Spotlight

Tesia Kolodziejczyk, OMS III

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Dermatology/Pathology AOC and the RVU Internal Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Close to home! Being close to my support system was very important to me. What do you like most...
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Faculty Spotlight

Ben Wilde, DO, FAAFP

Vice Chair of the Department of Primary Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Worland, Wyoming
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Wyoming
  • Graduate Studies: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine; Family Residency with Southern Illinois University in Quincy, Illinois.

What class do you teach? Principles in Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, GI II, Repro II, and Medical...
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Profile

Jan Pryor, DO, MPH, C-NMM/OMM

Department Vice Chair
Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

jpryor@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1246
RVUCOM-SU Campus


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Biographical Information


Education


  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine – Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency
    Northeast Regional Medical Center
    Kirksville, MO
    2013-2015
  • Traditional Rotating Osteopathic Internship
    Residency Program in Social Osteopathic Medicine

    Southampton Hospital
    Southampton, NY
    2013-2015
  • Certificate – Leadership in Academic Medicine
    Harvard-Macy Institute
    Blue Mountains, Australia
    2005
  • Fellowship – Medical Informatics
    National Library of Medicine / Marine Biological Laboratory
    Woods Hole, MA
    2001
  • Master of Public Health
    University of Hawaii School of Public Health
    Honolulu, HI
    1992-1993
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Western University of Health Sciences
    Pomona, CA
    1978-1983
  • Bachelor of Science
    Biology
    University of California at Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    1975-1978

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Professional Experience


  • 2017 – Present: Professor and Vice-Chair of Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP)
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2017 – Present: Co-Director of Global Medicine Track
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2017 – Present: Co-Director of Pre-Doctoral Osteopathic Fellowship
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1983 – Present: Osteopathic Physician
  • 1993 – 2008: Public Health Consultant
  • 1998 – 2008: Director and Professor of Research
    Fiji School of Medicine
  • 1987 – 1997: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
    Pacific Basin Medical Officers Training Program, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Licensed in medicine and surgery:
    • State of Missouri
    • State of Nebraska
    • State of Utah (Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon)
    • State of Utah (Osteopathic Controlled Substance)
  • American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • U.S. National Provider Identifier
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Missouri Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

 

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Osteopathy
  • The Osteopathic Cranial Academy

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Honors and Awards


  • RPSOM Service Award
    Residency Program in social Osteopathic Med, Southampton Hospital
    2012-2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Pacific Basin Medical Officers Training Program
    National Government, Federated States of Micronesia
    1996
  • National Deans Honors List
    University of Hawaii
    1993-1994
  • Pauline Stitt Outstanding Graduate Student Award
    University of Hawaii
    1993
  • Alumni Association Scholarship
    University of Hawaii
    1993
  • Pacific Asian Scholarship
    University of Hawaii
    1992
  • Regional Health Administrator’s Recognition Award
    U.S. Public Health Service
    1992
  • Lemmon Pharmaceutical Award
    College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
    1983
  • National Deans Honors List
    College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
    1979-1981
  • Sandoz Pharmaceutical Award
    College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
    1979
  • Departmental Honors in Biology
    University of California at Los Angeles
    1978

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

 

Presentations

  • “Headache: Overview and Osteopathic Perspective”
    Core Competency Lecture to House Staff at Northeast Regional Medical Center
    2015
  • “Palliative Care: Cultural and Religious Considerations”
    Palliative Care Conference. Southampton Hospital
    2014
  • “Palliative Care: Ethics and Law”
    Palliative Care Conference. Southampton Hospital
    2014
  • “2013-2022 Strategic Plan for Research: overview and update”
    Board of Delegates of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons at the 116th Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention
    2014
  • “The effect of table trainer ratios on student learning of cervical muscle energy technique”
    116th Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention
    2014
  • “Treatment of the Hospitalized Patient – the supine and lateral recumbent approach”
    AT Still University
    2014
  • “Lateralization Tests for Pelvic and Sacral Diagnosis”
    AT Still University
    2013
  • “Palliative Care: Cultural and Religious Considerations”
    Palliative Care Conference. Southampton Hospital
    2013
  • “Palliative Care: Ethics and Law”
    Palliative Care Conference. Southampton Hospital
    2013
  • “Role of the Fiji School of Medicine in Pacific Health Research”
    WHO-WPRO Consultation on Strengthening Health Research Capacity in the Pacific
    2007
  • “A Model Process for the Development of Pacific National Health Research Systems”
    WHO-WPRO Consultation on Strengthening Health Research Capacity in the Pacific
    2007
  • “National health research system mapping in fifteen Pacific island countries”
    WHO-WPRO Consultation on Strengthening Health Research Capacity in the Pacific
    2007
  • “Putting it into action: capacity strengthening in the Pacific OPIC Project”
    WHO-WPRO Consultation on Strengthening Health Research Capacity in the Pacific
    2007
  • “Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health in Fiji : What it means for the Pacific”
    Tenth Annual Conference of the Pasifika Medical Association
    2007
  • “Foodborne Disease Surveillance in the Pacific : issues and possible strategies”
    WHO Global Salm-Surv Training Course
    2006
  • “Achieving the MDGs in countries with meager health research capacity: the need for a different paradigm for capacity strengthening”
    Eighth Global Forum for Health Research
    2004
  • “Health Research in the Pacific and the Pacific Health Research Council”
    Nineteenth Meeting of the Western Pacific Advisory Committee on Health Research
    2003
  • “The Future of Health Research at the Fiji School of Medicine”
    Exploratory Meeting on the Wellcome Trust Research Initiative in the Pacific
    2002
  • “National Health Research Systems: a perspective from the Pacific island countries”
    Asian & Pacific Forum for Health Research Development
    2001

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Biographical Information


Dr. Pryor earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology from UCLA, a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in epidemiology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, and is board-certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He spent more than twenty years in Pacific island countries working as a medical practitioner, educator, researcher, administrator, and bioethicist, and now serves Rocky Vista University as the Vice Chair & Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, and as Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track. He has been drawn repeatedly to the challenge of newly developing and rapidly evolving medical training programs, and finds the opportunity here at RVU to be exciting and fulfilling. Dr. Pryor’s continued interests in osteopathic medicine, global medicine, bioethics, integrative care, health & wellness, interprofessional education, academic medicine, and physician entrepreneurship keeps him involved in a variety of academic and clinical pursuits, and spurs his ongoing professional education and personal development.

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