AOF Award Announcements

Caring for Communities COVID Response Fund November 28, 2020 The 2020 Honors Gala - Raise the Paddle was dedicated to helping communities across the country that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Caring for Communities COVID Response Fund will allow the Foundation to rapidly deploy financial resources to community-based, osteopathic organizations that support populations particularly vulnerable to the devastating impact of...
Katelyn A. Wray Named Recipient of 2020 AOF Paul S. McCord, DO, Memorial Scholarship October 21, 2020 The Paul S. McCord, DO, Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year student at Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) in recognition of their dedication to providing medical services in underserved or disadvantaged areas. The AOF is proud to recognize Katelyn A. Wray, OMS III, as the 2020 recipient of this scholarship.   Student Doctor Wray excels...
2020 Karen J. Nichols LEAD Scholar Award Recipient October 20, 2020 This year, the AOF is proud to present this award to a promising leader, educator, and advocate: Edith N. Waskel, OMS IV. Currently a fourth-year student at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), Student Doctor Waskel is active in leadership on the local and national levels. Notably, she was elected the 2020-2021 Student Representative on...
Three Students Awarded 2020 William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarships October 20, 2020 Mopileola Tomi Adewumi, OMS III Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Mopileola Tomi Adewumi says that medicine has given him a voice, a platform, and an opportunity to give back to his community. Currently a third-year osteopathic medical student, he earned degrees in biomedical sciences and health care administration at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Health...
2020 AOF/AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award Presented at Virtual Honors Gala October 20, 2020 Currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student Doctor Reynolds earned a Master’s degree in medical science from UNTHSC in 2017. Having a younger sister diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ignited Student Doctor Reynolds’ passion for research in developmental neuroscience. His experience...
2020 Rocovich Research Grant Goes to Matthew Hadfield, DO October 20, 2020 The 2020 AOF Rocovich Research Grant has been awarded to Matthew J. Hadfield, DO. A 2018 graduate of Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), Dr. Hadfield is currently completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut with an interest in hematology and oncology. Dr. Hadfield’s research has attracted many accolades, including his school’s Biomedical...

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