AOF Award Announcements

2018 Rocovich Research Award Winner October 15, 2018 The AOF is honored to unveil a new award for 2018: the Rocovich Research Award. Established by the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in honor of its founders, John Rocovich, JD, and Sue Ellen Rocovich, DO, the award recognizes osteopathic medical students, residents or physicians who advance knowledge on the biomechanical, biomedical, or clinical aspects of osteopathic...
2018 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award October 8, 2018 The James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award recognizes DOs in practice less than five years whose accomplishments and actions have inspired and motivated others to improve the osteopathic profession and public health. This year, AOF is honored to name Ryan Michael Smith, DO, as the 2018 award recipient. Watch the award video here.  Of winning, Dr. Smith says, “I am entering into a cohort of...
2018 Minority Scholarship Winners Announced October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation’s William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship recognizes minority medical students who are proven leaders in addressing minorities' educational, societal, and health needs. In 2018, AOF recognized two such students.    Kaylette Jenkins, OMS IV Student Doctor Jenkins was first exposed to osteopathic medicine through a geriatrician DO who was treating her...
2018 AOF Physician of the Year Award October 8, 2018 The Physician of the Year Award, one of the Foundation’s highest honors, annually recognizes a DO who has achieved greatness through integrity, service and community involvement; who serves as a role model for his/her peers; and who consistently strives to improve patient and public health. The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is honored to name Brian Loveless, DO, as the 2018 Physician of...
2018 AOF/AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation’s AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award honors an osteopathic medical student who is committed to the principles of osteopathic medicine and who has made great strides toward becoming one of our top student leaders.  This year, the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), is delighted to...
2018 AOF Lifetime Achievement Award October 8, 2018 The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to the osteopathic profession and has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to osteopathic medicine, its principals and practice. Toward that end, the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is honored to recognize Ray E. Stowers, DO, as the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch...

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