Basree Wins First-Place in Medical Writing Competition

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Mustafa Basree, MS, a first-year student at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine from Columbus, Ohio, recently won first-place in the Namey/Burnett Preventative Medicine Writing Competition, sponsored by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. His article, “Breastfeeding as a Lifestyle Risk Factor Curbing Breast Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women,” supports the goal of reducing breast cancer mortality, while seeking to inform high-risk pregnant women with deciding whether to breastfeed. Basree said he was honored to receive the award and that being an osteopathic medical student teaches him to examine patients holistically and encourage the body’s ability to heal itself when it can.

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