AOF Award Announcements

The AOF is Proud to Announce Alexis Marie LaPietra, DO, FACEP, FAAEM as First AOA/AOF New Investigator Research Grant Recipient June 14, 2019 The AOF and American Osteopathic Association established a joint New Investigator Research Fund in 2018 to build a pipeline and advance the scientific training of new investigators by providing funding of up to $50,000 for DOs, MDs or PhDs conducting 18-month studies that focus on osteopathic principles. The first ever recipient of this grant is Alexis Marie LaPietra, DO, FACEP, FAAEM from St....
Fast Forward 15 years: How Winning An AOF Scholarship Altered the Life of Tyree Winters, DO April 2, 2019 What was it like receiving this scholarship? Winning AOF’s 2005 Anderson Minority Scholarship award was such a blessing for me because at that time in my life I was reaching my limit for the amount of money I could borrow. My mom was working three jobs to help me stay in school, and I was desperately trying to figure out how to fund medical education. On a whim, I looked up scholarships and found...
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...

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