AOF Award Announcements

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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.
2018-2020 NAM Osteopathic Medicine Fellow October 26, 2019 The NAM Fellowship was established through the support of the AOA, AACOM and AOF to enable talented, early-career health science scholars to participate actively in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies and to further their career as future leaders in the field.
2019 Burnett Student Researcher Grant Awarded to Franklin Hiffernan October 26, 2019 The AOF Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award is given annually to an osteopathic medical student for his or her outstanding accomplishments in and through osteopathic-oriented research. This year, the Foundation selected Franklin Saunders Hiffernan, OMS III, from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) - Carolinas, to receive this prestigious grant. Student Doctor Hiffernan has...
Two Students Win 2019 William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship October 26, 2019 The American Osteopathic Foundation is proud to present the 2019 William G. Anderson, DO, Minority Scholarship, to two outstanding osteopathic medical students: Crystal Goree, OMS III, and Dianet Falcon, OMS III. The AndersonMinority Scholarship was established to recognize medical students who are proven leaders in addressing minorities' educational, societal, and health needs. Dianet Falcon,...

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