AOF Award Announcements

2020 AOF/AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award Presented at Virtual Honors Gala October 20, 2020 Currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Student Doctor Reynolds earned a Master’s degree in medical science from UNTHSC in 2017. Having a younger sister diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ignited Student Doctor Reynolds’ passion for research in developmental neuroscience. His experience...
2020 Rocovich Research Grant Goes to Matthew Hadfield, DO October 20, 2020 The 2020 AOF Rocovich Research Grant has been awarded to Matthew J. Hadfield, DO. A 2018 graduate of Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), Dr. Hadfield is currently completing an internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut with an interest in hematology and oncology. Dr. Hadfield’s research has attracted many accolades, including his school’s Biomedical...
Erin Kay Jefferson, DO, Receives AOF/AOA New Investigator Grant October 20, 2020 We are proud to recognize Erin Kay Jefferson, DO, as the recipient of this innovative research grant. Dr. Jefferson graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2007. She earned her DO degree from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and completed residency training at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in 2014, where she served as both Curricular Co-...
David Park, DO, Named 2020 AOF W. Douglas Ward, PhD, Educator of the Year October 20, 2020 Dr. Park currently serves as Professor of Family Medicine, Vice President and Dean of the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Southern Utah campus. Since 2015, his major role was in establishing and overseeing Rocky Vista University’s additional location campus in Ivins, Utah. He is committed to demonstrating his leadership and vision for enriching the future of osteopathic...
2020 Class of Outstanding Residents Honored October 20, 2020 The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American Osteopathic College of Allergy & Immunology (AOCAI) are proud to recognize Shan Shan Wu, DO, as the 2020 AOF/AOCAI Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Allergy & Immunology. A board-certified internist, Dr. Wu graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus in 2015 and completed an internal medicine...

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