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 AOF/ACOS Outstanding Resident of the Year in Surgery October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) are delighted to recognize Margo N. Carlin, DO, as the 2018 AOF/AOCS Outstanding Resident of the Year in Surgery. Dr. Carlin graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014 and completed an internship in anesthesiology at Larkin Community Hospital. She serves as Chief Resident...
2018 AOF Golden Ticket Scholarship Winner & Finalists October 8, 2018 The AOF Golden Ticket Scholarship Program recognizes exceptional osteopathic medical students while addressing the burden student loans place on coming generations of physicians. The five students recognized as finalists 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 local...
2018 AOF W. Douglas Ward, PhD Educator of the Year Award October 8, 2018 The AOF W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year Award honors osteopathic teachers who display unwavering dedication to the tenets of osteopathic medicine and a true passion for passing those tenets on to future generations of DOs.  The 2018 award is being presented to an educator, through and through: J. Michael Wieting, DO. Watch the award video here. Currently the Senior Associate Dean at...
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...

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