AOF Award Announcements

2012 Partners Against Pain Award October 15, 2012 Supported in Association with Purdue Health Outcomes in Chronic Low Back Pain Trial Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States. Started in 2006, the Osteopathic Research Center’s (ORC) Osteopathic Health Outcomes in Chronic Low Back Pain Trial (OSTEOPATHIC Trial) has been using cutting-edge research to assess the response of osteopathic manipulative treatment (...
2012 Outstanding Resident of the Year Award October 15, 2012 John R. Casey, DO, MA, from the specialty of Emergency Medicine “Outstanding” is the term used to describe residents who continually demonstrate dedication to the osteopathic profession through leadership and advocacy. One such resident is John R. Casey, DO, MA, who received his osteopathic medical degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and recently completed an Emergency Medicine...
2012 William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship October 15, 2012 Some students have a specific purpose or goal that drives them into leadership roles. One such student is Darion L. Showell, a fourth-year osteopathic medical student at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM-Virginia), who has become a role model and mentor for other members of minority groups. Student Doctor Showell has made a heartfelt investment in addressing health care...
2012 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award October 15, 2012 Great leaders ignite passion and inspire the best in everything they do. Shannon C. Scott, DO, may be a young physician, but she is on track to be one of those great leaders. As a student, as a resident and as a faculty member, Dr. Scott has certainly risen as a leader.
2012 Excellence in Diabetes Care Award October 15, 2012 Supported in Association with Novo Nordisk, Inc. With diabetes increasing at an alarming rate, it’s physicians like Marc A. Vengrove, DO, who are making a difference for diabetic patients. Under Dr. Vengroves direction, the Center for Diabetes in Pregnancy Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network uses a multidisciplinary approach and innovative technologies to help women with type 1 and type 2...
2012 Educator of the Year October 6, 2012 The AOF Educator of the Year inspires greatness in others and changes lives—and shapes the future of the osteopathic profession. In 2012, the American Osteopathic Foundation is honoring two such educators: Alan D. Cundari, DO, MSHPE, chair of the department of family practice at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) and Wolfgang Gilliar, DO, FAAPMR, chair of the osteopathic...

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