AOF Stories

2015 W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year October 5, 2015 A passionate educator committed to osteopathic medicine, J. Michael Finley, DO, oversees graduate medical education for the Western region of the United States as the Chief Academic Officer for OPTI – West Educational Consortium and has mentored hundreds of students and residents at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) in Pomona,...
2015 William G. Anderson, DO Minority Scholarship October 4, 2015 As a first generation African American, Patricia Egwuatu, OMS IV has experienced firsthand the need to improve minority health care in the U.S. after family members immigrated here. She always wanted to be a physician and Egwuatu is already making a significant impact on her journey to realize her dream.  She served as the Health Disparities Director for SOMA, overseeing programs that bring...
2015 AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award October 4, 2015 Future leaders of the osteopathic profession possess not only knowledge and skill, but personal integrity and commitment to a life of service critical to the future success of our country’s overall health care system and osteopathic medicine. Julie A. Creech, OMS III of Ohio University – Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) understands the mental, physical and emotional rigor...
2015 Karen J. Nichols, DO LEAD Scholar Award October 4, 2015 Tanya Hioe, a third-year osteopathic medical student is as a role model who leads by example, promoting community service through action and serving as an inspirational ambassador for the osteopathic profession.   From DMU-COM SOMA Chapter President to the Sigma Sigma Phi Membership Committee Co-Chair, Student Doctor Hioe works tirelessly to use osteopathic medicine to improve public health, and...
2015 McCaughan Heritage Scholarship October 4, 2015 One student who is genuinely passionate about practicing and promoting osteopathic medicine is Cameron Edward Golightly, a fourth-year osteopathic medical student from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas. Student Doctor Golightly’s peers describe him as an exceptional, selfless osteopathic physician in training who truly understands the meaning of osteopathic medicine....
2015 Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award October 4, 2015 Lauren Nicole Becker, a third-year osteopathic medical student from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia has the technical and medical skill-sets that make her an ideal osteopathic researcher.   As an undergrad, Student Doctor Becker conducted several research projects at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Becker participated in several...

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