AOF Stories

2014 Physician of the Year October 15, 2014 When it comes to treating some of the most complicated immunological cases in the world, many patients turn to Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, at the Cleveland Clinic, for help. Known for his work in rheumatology and immunodeficiency diseases, particularly HIV and hepatitis C, Dr. Calabrese is the first and only physician to hold two endowed chairs at the world-renowned facility: the RJ Fasenmyer Chair...
2013 Partners Against Pain Award November 6, 2013 Supported in Association with Purdue Pharma LP Living with constant pain can be debilitating to a person and drastically impact  their interactions with family, friends, work, hobbies and more.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  The Back Care and Pain Management Institute, established in 1996 as a part of McLaren Oakland Hospital (formerly Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital), has a team of experts who...
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award October 16, 2012 The father of osteopathic medicine, A.T. Still, couldn’t have dreamed how far the profession he founded in 1885 would progress, and of all the extraordinary people who would dedicate a lifetime of service to the betterment of their patients and the profession.  Howard L. Neer, DO, a 2005 A.T. Still Memorial Lecturer, is one such person.
2012 Fit for Life Award October 16, 2012 Preventing obesity reduces the primary risk factor for many chronic diseases and promotes wellness. Many physicians, like Colony S. Fugate, DO, are passionate about helping patients combat obesity each and every day. Under her direction, the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Family Health and Nutrition Clinic uses a comprehensive evidence based approach to provide sustainable...
2012 AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award October 15, 2012 Leaders are people motivators. They have the ability to inspire others. One such student leader is Brittany E. Grady, a fourth-year osteopathic medical student at Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). Student Doctor Grady has become a leader among colleagues while building an impressive record of service to the osteopathic profession.
2012 Burnett Osteopathic Student Research Award October 15, 2012 In research, the future of medicine is exciting: science fiction becomes real. Exploring new discoveries and therapies that will advance patient care is what drives Justine E. Parker, a fifth year osteopathic medical student at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a fellow in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Because of her ability to create...

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