AOF Award Announcements

2017 James M. Lally, DO Emerging Leader Award October 16, 2017 The Emerging Leader Award recognizes DOs who, through accomplishments and actions, motivate and inspire others to improve the profession and public health. By all accounts, Julieanne P. Sees, DO, exemplifies these ideals. Dr. Sees is a Pediatric Neuro-Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the orthopedic, rehabilitation, and neurology inpatient unit at the prestigious Nemours Alfred I. DuPont...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Surgery October 16, 2017 In a specialty particularly known for its rigorous training, Christopher Mussman, DO, stood out from the pack. "It is the unique combination of intelligence, skill and commitment that elevated Dr. Mussman above other surgical residents. In addition, his empathetic demeanor will provide comfort to his patients when they are most in need," says Matthew L. Martens, DO. Dr. Mussman earned his DO...
2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Surgery October 16, 2017 In a specialty particularly known for its rigorous training, Christopher Mussman, DO, stood out from the pack. "It is the unique combination of intelligence, skill and commitment that elevated Dr. Mussman above other surgical residents. In addition, his empathetic demeanor will provide comfort to his patients when they are most in need," says Matthew L. Martens, DO. Dr. Mussman earned his DO...
2017 Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award Winner October 12, 2017 Research--new discoveries, advances in knowledge--is the key to the future of medicine. The curiosity-driven professionals who dedicate their careers to research can turn that vitally important key. Brian Joseph Di Giacinto, DO, is one of those.  He demonstrates keen insight, superior problem-solving and exceptional dedication to his projects.  The Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award...
2017 Caring for Communities Winner October 12, 2017 Metropolitan Detroit area has one of the highest rates of obesity in the United States, and Wayne County, in which Detroit is located, ranks last in the country in health outcomes. The Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center aims to change that.   A federally qualified health center, CHASS provides access to health care to southwest Detroit's primarily Latino population, serving more...
2017 AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award Winner October 12, 2017 The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) established the Presidential Memorial Leadership Award with the AOF to honor the legacy of AOA Past Presidents and recognize current osteopathic medical students making great strides toward becoming one of the top student leaders. Student Doctor Kirby was nominated for this award by AOA Past President Norman E. Vinn, DO and Jan Wilcox, DO, VCOM Dean, who...

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