Dr. Brookshield Laurent, chair of clinical medicine at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, has been named to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) Board of Directors.
NBOME is an independent nonprofit that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions.
Laurent is one of four new board members elected during NBOME’s annual meeting, which was held virtually in December.
In addition to leading NYITCOM at A-State’s department of clinical medicine, Laurent is also executive director of the Delta Population Health Institute, the community engagement arm for NYITCOM at A-State.
She earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed specialty training in family medicine at Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware. She is a fellow of the AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship and is also a fellow of the Physician Leadership Institute through the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
During her tenure at NYITCOM, Laurent has served as course director for foundational medical and clinical skills courses. She was appointed as associate faculty for the NYIT Center for Global Health as well.
Her work in global health led to her appointment as chair for the Peredo Hospital Health Advisory Board for a rural health care organization in Haiti. Laurent also served as the director for the NYITCOM Population Health Certificate Program. She is a member of the 2020 class of the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40.