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2018 Donna Moritsugu Memorial Award Recipients Announced June 5, 2018 In partnernship with the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA), the AOF is thrilled to announce the 2018 recipients of the Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award. Congratulations to the following spouses of graduating osteopathic medical students for their unwavering support:  
2017 Golden Ticket Scholarship October 18, 2017 The new "Golden Ticket" Scholarship Program recognizes exceptional osteopathic medical students while addressing the burden student loans place on coming generations of physicians. The five students being recognized tonight have demonstrated financial need and yet are in the top 25% of their class, have unmatched dedication to the osteopathic profession, and are committed volunteers in their...
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 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Family Medicine October 16, 2017 Matthew Nelson, DO, has a deep commitment to addressing the health needs of underserved populations through community-based health programs, in part due to his experiences working with the Navajo Nation as an anthropology graduate student. "I had been looking at how cultures move through illness and wellness, and saw that becoming a physician could help me more directly serve the community....

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