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      ATSU-KCOM names 2014 commencement speaker

      Tarah L. Castleberry, DO, MPH, â??98

      A.T. Still Universityâ??s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) has announced that Tarah L. Castleberry, DO, MPH, â??98, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 178th commencement. Dr. Castleberry served on the 2012-13 Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association Board of Directors.

      Dr. Castleberry currently serves in several capacities at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Aerospace Medicine Division, including assistant professor, family medicine/preventative medicine, & community health, aerospace medicine residency program director, and general preventative medicine residency program director. She is board certified in family medicine and aerospace medicine and was active in the U.S. Naval Service from 2000-07.

      In addition to her teaching career, Dr. Castleberry worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration serving as flight surgeon and aerospace medicine specialist, deputy crew surgeon and physician support of U.S. and international partner astronaut training activities in Russia. She has also been published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and served as principal investigator for several residency and training research grants.

      Commencement will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 18, 2014, at Baldwin Hall on the Truman State University campus. The event is not open to the public.