AOF Award Announcements

VCOM Student Receives Presidential Memorial Scholarship October 26, 2019 The AOA/AOF Presidential Memorial Leadership Award recognizes an osteopathic medical student whose commitment to the principles of osteopathic medicine drives them to become a top student leader. The 2019 recipient of this prestigious award is Elizabeth Zipprer, OMS IV. A fourth-year student at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus (VCOM-Carolinas), Student Doctor...
2019 Rocovich Research Grant Goes to Dermatology Resident October 26, 2019 The AOF Rocovich Research Grant program, now in its second year, recognizes one osteopathic medical student, resident or physician each year whose work is advancing the profession by contributing to scholarly work through research on the biomechanical, biomedical, or clinical aspects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). The AOF is proud to name Rachel L. Giesey, DO, as the 2019 recipient...
2019 AOF/AAOA Donna Jones Moritsugu Winners Announced October 26, 2019 Presented in partnership with the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA), the Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award recognizes partners and spouses of graduating osteopathic medical students for their unwavering support. Following are the 2019 recipients of the award.
2019 Rossnick Humanitarian Grant Recipients October 26, 2019 The AOF Rossnick Humanitarian Grants program is named in honor of the late Joni B. Rossnick, DO, whose parents established the grant in their daughter’s memory. The Rossnick Humanitarian Grants program provides funding for osteopathic students and residents to participate in international medical service trips. By supporting the costs associated with travel to underserved, underdeveloped or...
Golden Ticket Scholarship - 2019 Finalists October 26, 2019 Now in its third year, the AOF Golden Ticket Scholarship program recognizes exceptional achievement in osteopathic medical students while helping to address the burden student loans place on future generations of physicians. Four finalists were selected, and the winner was announced at the Honors Gala. Parker G. Adams, OMS III Parker G. Adams, OMS III, entered medical school knowing it would be a...
2019 Welch Scholars Grant Recipients Announced October 26, 2019 This grant was established in 2001 to provide monetary aid to students in need at each college or school of osteopathic medicine. In October 2002, the grant was renamed the Welch Scholars Grant in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the AOF and his desire to support osteopathic medical students. Following is the 2019 slate of Welch Scholars Grant recipients.

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