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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
This week we continued to salute our Veteran Members and thank them for their service.
As we continue to celebrate the lives, careers and amazing achievements of our MOA Military Community, today, we take a look at a very honorable and impressive career.
Rick Snyder DO, MPHCAPT, MC(FS), USN(ret) is now the Chief Medical Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. Dr. Snyder, now a civilian employee, previously stationed in Landstuhl Regional ,Medical Center, in Germany, just last summer. He currently oversees FBI Special Agent fitness for duty programs, medical standards and qualifications, and medical policy development for an Agency with 37,000 employees. Having served in the United States Navy from 1984, Dr. Snyder retired from Service in 2015 as a CAPT (0-6), making him a 31 year Veteran!
Below is a brief list of Dr. Snyder's achievements while in service:
1. Navy flight surgeon training, Naval Air Station,Pensacola, Florida
2. Flight surgeon, US Naval Air Facility, Azores,Portugal-support of Operation Desert Shield
3. Flight surgeon, Patrol Squadron TEN, Brunswick,Maine-support of Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Italy and Turkey
4. Flight surgeon, United States Naval Test Pilot School,Patuxent River, Maryland-support of Test Pilot staff and students in preparation for Astronaut candidate selection.
5. Fellowship, Occupational Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland
6. Occupational Medicine physician, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
7. Senior Medical Officer, Naval Personnel Command, Memphis,Tennessee-support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
8. Flight Surgeon, Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay, Crete,Greece-6th Fleet support
9. Air Wing Surgeon, 4th Marine Air Wing, Naval Air Station,Belle Chasse, Louisiana-ongoing support of OEF
Rick Snyder DO, MPH,CAPT, MC(FS), USN(ret), we thank you for your continued service to our country, your dedication to medicine and health, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have such a successful individual in our Maine D.O. Family!
If you have served or still do, please let us know so we may honor you. If you are someone who would like to have another member honored, let us know
The MOA is seeking nominations for our annual awards!
Below is the breakdown of our different awards, you can use our online Nomination Form to nominate a colleague. We hope you will be attendance as we honor our peers for their dedication and achievements!
- MOA Distinguished Service Award - This is the highest honor that the MOA can bestow upon an individual. This award is presented to a D.O. who has made an immediate significant contribution to the osteopathic profession through a major endeavor for the good of the profession and society and has made a major impact on the osteopathic profession and society over the course of his/her career.1)
- Louis Hanson, D.O. Physician of the Year - This award is given to a D.O. who has demonstrated a high quality of practice, a compassionate interest in patients and a commitment to his or her community. Community is defined broadly to include activities at the local, state or national level and involvement in osteopathic institutions (i.e.: college, hospital, MOA, etc.)
- MOA Young Physician of the Year - This award is given to a D.O. who has been in practice for at least one full year and not more than five years. The award is given to a physician who has already demonstrated involvement as a practitioner and member of his or her community and who also demonstrated the potential to become a major force in osteopathic medicine in the future.
- Roswell P. Bates, D.O., Public Service Award - This award is given for outstanding achievement in public health, political or community service that enhances and demonstrates the Osteopathic Profession’s commitment to service above and beyond that of direct patient care.
- The Sandra Featherman, PhD, Osteopathic Champion Award – (Previously the MOA Board Award)- This award is one that honors an osteopathic physician and/or friend of the osteopathic profession who has made a recent outstanding and significant contribution to the osteopathic profession in Maine
Welcome to the MOA E-newsletter for May 22nd, 2020:
- MOA News: Happy Memorial Day Weekend!: We Salute Maine DOs who have served!, Notice: MOA Summer Office Hours, MOA Annual Convention: Virtual Edition-- Video Welcome from David Scaccia, DO, MOA President--click here to view! -- Register Now!
- News to Use: Dean Carreiro Appointed to federal medical advisory committee, UNE COM Commencement was May 16th- we share highlights below-- view the hooding ceremony here!, Survey Opportunities: UNE Survey, DHHS survey. JAOA Seeks Section Editor
- Physician Wellness: Financial Relief Program Updates from the AOA
- Public Health: Maine CDC Eliminates Testing Prioritization for COVID-19, It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month-- How to protect yourself and your patients from ticks, Reminder About Curbside Immunization Visits
- Practice Management: New WHO Cleaning Standards, State Moving to New PMP System in the Fall, Need to find PPE for your practice? Updated MOA Resource List Here, CMS Updates, Please Ensure you are certifying COVID-19 deaths correctly, OMM Practice Guidelines from MOA's Dr. Collins Still Applicable
- Maine CDC Hiring Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control Program Director, click here for more info., MaineCare Hiring Medical Director, Click Here for full details.
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