Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


In September the CCOM Sports Medicine Club kicked off the year with a guest presentation by Dr. George Chiampas. Dr. Chiampas is an attending ER physician at Northwestern University, as well as the Medical Director for the Chicago Marathon and a team physician for the Northwestern football team. He gave a very informative presentation about some of the medical concerns affecting endurance athletes and also spoke about some of his experiences in the field of Sports Medicine. In October our organization sent a small group of students to work as medical volunteers at the Chicago Marathon. We are now beginning preparations for our biggest event of the year, Groovin' in the Grove. This is our annual 5k race that is held on Mothers Day. Proceeds from the event benefit PADS of Dupage County, a local agency that sets up shelters and provides resources for homeless individuals and families.

Mike Chiappone, CCOM- SAOASM President