AOF Award Announcements

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 Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award October 8, 2018 The American Osteopathic Foundation’s Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher award recognizes an osteopathic medical student for his or her true dedication to osteopathic-oriented research. Heather Johnston, a fourth-year medical student at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM), sees research and clinical evidence as vital to the future of osteopathic medicine. “Increasing the...
2018 AOF Karen J. Nichols, DO, LEAD, Scholar Award October 8, 2018 The Karen J. Nichols, DO, LEAD Scholar Award recognizes outstanding osteopathic medical students whose Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Dedication are proven in the classroom and community. The AOF is proud to name Alyssa M. Ritchie, OMS IV, as the 2018 winner of this prestigious award. Student Doctor Ritchie graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina Wilmington...
2018 AOF Prairie State Scholarship October 8, 2018 The Prairie State Scholarship was established to annually recognize an exceptional osteopathic medical student who graduated from an Illinois high school. The AOF is delighted to name Amber Brown, OMS IV as the 2018 award recipient.  Currently a fourth-year student at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM), Student Doctor Brown previously earned a Masters of Science...
2018 AOF/ACOFP Outstanding Resident of the Year in Family Medicine October 8, 2018 The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) are proud to name Alexandra M. McKenna, DO, as the 2018 AOF/ACOFP Outstanding Resident of the Year in Family Medicine.   Dr. McKenna graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015 and completed a family practice residency program at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Family Practice in June...
2018 AOF/ACOOG Outstanding Resident of the Year in Obstetrics & Gynecology October 8, 2018 The AOF and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) are proud to recognize Helen Kristina Martinez-Costa, DO, as the 2018 AOF/ACOOG Outstanding Resident of the Year in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Martinez-Costa graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM) in 2015 and is currently chief resident in her obstetrics and...

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