AOF Award Announcements

2018 Rocovich Research Award Winner October 15, 2018 The AOF is honored to unveil a new award for 2018: the Rocovich Research Award. Established by the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in honor of its founders, John Rocovich, JD, and Sue Ellen Rocovich, DO, the award recognizes osteopathic medical students, residents or physicians who advance knowledge on the biomechanical, biomedical, or clinical aspects of osteopathic...
2018 AOF/ACOOG Outstanding Resident of the Year in Obstetrics & Gynecology October 8, 2018 The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) are proud to recognize Helen Kristina Martinez-Costa, DO, as the 2018 AOF/ACOOG Outstanding Resident of the Year in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Martinez-Costa graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM) in 2015 and is currently chief resident in her obstetrics and...
2018 AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in OMM October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) are proud to recognize Matthew Barker, DO, as the 2018 AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Barker earned his DO degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 2015. He is currently completing an integrated family...
2018 AOF/AOAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Orthopedics October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) are proud to recognize Michael T. Groover, DO, as the 2018 AOF/AOAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Orthopedics. A former college football player, Dr. Groover says, “I have learned through experience that team dedication to a common goal is the foundation of success. My teammates in residency...
2018 AOF/ACOP Outstanding Resident of the Year in Pediatrics October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) are proud to recognize Angela K. Tyson, DO, as the 2018 AOF/ACOP Outstanding Resident of the Year in Pediatrics. Her residency director, Shawna R. Duncan, DO, says “Dr. Tyson stands out among residents as very conscientious, compassionate and caring with a passion for children and osteopathic...
2018 AOF/ACOI Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) are proud to recognize Nicolette O. Rosendahl, DO, as the 2018 AOF/ACOI Outstanding Resident of the Year in Internal Medicine. Dr. Rosendahl earned her DO degree from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific–Northwest in 2016. She is currently a third...

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