AOF Award Announcements

2016 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine September 18, 2016 Described as a physician who “truly embodies the spirit of the osteopathic philosophy and practice” Precious Barns, DO is a board certified Family Medicine Physician who is currently completing the Plus One NMM/OMM Program at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). She is known by her colleagues as a physician who recognizes and respects the potentials of a...
2016 Karen J. Nichols, DO, LEAD Scholar Award September 17, 2016 In a small amount of time, Student Doctor Sethi has not only participated in leadership experiences, she has made change and used her talents for the betterment of the future of the osteopathic profession – the osteopathic medical students. “She is committed to her work through an innate voice and unshakable compass; she will multiply her talents by fostering the talent in others.  She is a true...
2016 Physician of the Year September 17, 2016 Caring. Compassionate. Giving. Dedicated. Leader. Activist. Busy. These are just a few words colleagues use to describe James M. Lally, DO, a practicing physician, director of a family medicine residency program, and dedicated volunteer as well as President and Chief Medical Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center (CVMC).  Dr. Lally’s route to medicine included 15 years in the U.S. Army Special...
2016 James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award Winner September 17, 2016 It’s rare to see a physician so young have so much experience. But for Jay Bhatt, DO, leadership has been tried and tested. His definition of leadership comes from community organizer and Professor Marshall Ganz, who says that leadership is enabling purpose in the face of uncertainty. In every academic center, government body or clinic he serves, he finds a way to empower communities to change...
2016 William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship August 16, 2016 Student Doctor Jennings embodies the spirit of osteopathic medicine in her dedication to equalizing access to healthcare in the United State and beyond. Her interest in addressing healthcare disparities began on her first mission in her undergraduate studies.  Chandra received her Master in Public Health degree from Tulane University prior to attending VCOM. During the time leading up to her...

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