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NYIT's Sommer Wins "Innovation Hero"

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Casey Pearce, NYIT at A-State

This is A-State Connections on KASU.   Associate Professor of medicine at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University Dr. Darren Sommer was honored with the 2019 Innovation Hero Award.  He won the award for the work that he has done to integrate telemedicine technology into the health care experience.  He also developed a curriculum at NYIT at A-State to teach students telemedicine.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked to Dr. Sommer through telemedicine.  He joined Reaves from Ohio and was recorded from NYIT at the A-State Campus in Jonesboro.  He tells what telemedicine is. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.