AOF Stories

2012 McCaughan Heritage Scholarship October 15, 2012 The future of the osteopathic profession is in the hands of osteopathic medical students who are committed to the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine. One such student is Joanna F. Gibbons, a fifth-year osteopathic medical student enrolled in the Rural Scholars Program at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM)....
2012 Physician of the Year October 15, 2012 “Physician of the Year” is a title that encompasses many outstanding attributes. It’s an honor presented to an osteopathic physician for unwavering dedication to patients, medicine and the profession. Sister Anne Brooks, DO, (Anne Eucharista Brooks, SNJM, DO) personifies everything this title stands for and more. Dr. Brooks has made an extraordinary impact on the lives of countless...
2012 Partners Against Pain Award October 15, 2012 Supported in Association with Purdue Health Outcomes in Chronic Low Back Pain Trial Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States. Started in 2006, the Osteopathic Research Center’s (ORC) Osteopathic Health Outcomes in Chronic Low Back Pain Trial (OSTEOPATHIC Trial) has been using cutting-edge research to assess the response of osteopathic manipulative treatment (...
2012 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award October 15, 2012 John R. Casey, DO, MA, from the specialty of Emergency Medicine “Outstanding” is the term used to describe residents who continually demonstrate dedication to the osteopathic profession through leadership and advocacy. One such resident is John R. Casey, DO, MA, who received his osteopathic medical degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and recently completed an Emergency Medicine...
2012 William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship October 15, 2012 Some students have a specific purpose or goal that drives them into leadership roles. One such student is Darion L. Showell, a fourth-year osteopathic medical student at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM-Virginia), who has become a role model and mentor for other members of minority groups. Student Doctor Showell has made a heartfelt investment in addressing health care...
2012 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award October 15, 2012 Great leaders ignite passion and inspire the best in everything they do. Shannon C. Scott, DO, may be a young physician, but she is on track to be one of those great leaders. As a student, as a resident and as a faculty member, Dr. Scott has certainly risen as a leader.

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