Portrait brings profits

Gary Hoff's painting of Andrew Taylor Still
A professor's painting benefits medical student leaders.

Gary Hoff, D.O., FACOI, FACC, chair of DMU’s medical humanities and ethics department, provided a painting of Andrew Taylor Still, a physician considered the father of osteopathy, to College of Osteopathic Medicine student government leaders for the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates auction in July. A family physician in Florida bid $1,000 to win the painting, shown at left with Kelsey Berlin, D.O.’14, president of the COM Class of 2014; Akash Shah, D.O.’14, Student Government Association president; and Roberto Fernandez, D.O.’13, national legislative affairs representative on the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP).

Auction proceeds support activities of the COSGP, a council within the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the parent organization of the student government associations at all 34 member osteopathic colleges. Hoff’s painting was the second highest money earner of the auction, which raised $11,185, exceeding the organization’s $10,000 goal.

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