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Nickolson earns DO degree

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:56 a.m. CST

Nickolson earns DO degree

Chelsea Nickolson of Genoa received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee on May 11.

Nickolson was awarded the college’s Service Award for exemplifying the mission statement of the college in serving the health and wellness needs of the people within the Appalachian region and beyond; focusing on enhanced access to comprehensive health care for underserved communities; and embracing compassionate, patient-centered care that values diversity, public service and leadership. 

Nickolson also received the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association Spirit of Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to a graduating student who has achieved distinction among his or her peers through academic superiority, leadership qualities, community service and a commitment to serve the citizens of Tennessee. 

Nickolson is the daughter of Judy and John Nickolson. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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