Lily White, a student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and a Tecumseh graduate, created an integrative medicine conference, Project Wellness, for the school. The event took place Oct. 2. CONTRIBUTED

Tecumseh grad develops new health conference

Lily White, a second-year student of Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine and a graduate of Tecumseh High School, was recently recognized for creating a new medical conference, Project Wellness, at the university, which focuses on integrative medicine.

The one-day event, which was modeled after the Leadership and Education Program for students in Intergrative Medicine (LEAPS into IM), a five-day conference that allows students to explore the field more in depth, invited other students to learn more about different manners of hands-on medicine that extend beyond traditional means, including acupuncture, massage, nutrition and aromatherapy.

White led the conference at the Boonshoft School of Medicine on Oct. 2 with the help of other students from Wright State, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University and the University of Dayton, as well as her advisers, Kim Gilliam, Ed.D, director of medical student services, and Patrick Jonas, M.D., clinical associate professor of family medicine.

“The many students who were a part of planning this event really inspired and encouraged me along the way with their dedication and persistence,” White said. “In large part, this event was successful because of them.”

In all, 56 students attended the event. White said she hopes to launch an integrative medicine student group at the Boonshoft School of Medicine and make Project Wellness an annual event.

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