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November 1, 2007

Dr. Harald Lausen Harald Lausen, D.O., portrait has joined the full-time faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of family community medicine and director of the department’s third-year clerkship for medical students and osteopathic medical education program for residents. [Note: He has since been promoted to associate professor of family and community medicine.]

Previously, Lausen was in private practice in Springfield (2003-07) and was a part-time faculty member at SIU.

He completed his family practice residency at SIU (2003).  He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000) and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology, both at the University of Illinois at Springfield (1997, 1993).

Lausen is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.  His memberships include the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Osteopathy, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators, the Cranial Academy, and Society for Teachers of Family Medicine.

Lausen was recently honored as a recipient of the 2007 Wyeth/American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) Emerging Leader Award.  The award was presented at the AOF honors ceremony in conjunction with the 112th annual American Osteopathic Association meeting in September.  The award honors young osteopathic physicians who show strong commitment to the profession and exemplifying the characteristics of leaders.

A native of Springfield, Lausen and his wife, Jackie Lausen, have one child and are expecting their second.