AOF Award Announcements

2021-2023 NAM Fellow February 25, 2021 Julieanne P. Sees, DO, FAOA, FAOAO, is a pediatric neuro-orthopedic surgeon at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, where she serves as medical director. She is also an associate professor at Sidney Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Sees collaborates with child abuse pediatrics to lead research to understand incidence of...
2020 Welch Scholars Grant Recipients January 16, 2021 2020 Welch Scholars This grant was established in 2001 to provide monetary aid to students in need at each college or school of osteopathic medicine. In October 2002, the grant was renamed the Welch Scholars Grant in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the AOF and his desire to support osteopathic medical students. Following is the 2020 slate of Welch Scholars Grant...
2020 Burnett Student Researcher Grant Awarded to Atif Towheed, OMS III January 16, 2021 The AOF Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award recognizes an osteopathic medical student for their true dedication to osteopathic-oriented research. The 2020 recipient, Dr. Atif Towheed presented a study on the “Role of Healthcare Providers in Community Immunization” as the basis of his research.
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...

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