Joseph Kimbell, D.O.’13, received the 2016 Resident of the Year Award from the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP). Recipients have been shown to exhibit leadership qualities and community involvement during educational training; exemplify the highest quality of dedication to the osteopathic profession; promote osteopathic family medicine in the state of Michigan; and exhibit scholarship achievement in the field of family medicine. Kimbell is a third-year resident in family medicine at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He believes that family medicine has always meant being an avid fighter for the patient’s health and well-being, while also making an impact in the community. He has been a leader in his residency and in the community. He has participated in global health trips to Peru, Guatemala and South Africa and speaks on the importance of global health to the hospital’s board of directors. He also regularly volunteers in the community including at the local homeless shelter, food bank and other community projects.