AOF Award Announcements

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,...
Tony R. Li Named 2019 Karen J. Nichols, DO, LEAD Scholar Award Winner October 26, 2019 The AOF 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 2019 winner of this major award is Tony R. Li, a third-year student at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM). In 2018, he became president of CUSOM’s then-inactive American...
Orthopedic Traumatologist Receives 2019 AOF Distinguished Military Service Award October 24, 2019 The AOF is honored to present Capt. Mark E. Fleming, DO, with the inaugural 2019 AOF Distinguished Military Service Award. The Distinguished Military Service Award was created to honor an outstanding physician who has made significant contributions to the practice of osteopathic military medicine. This DO serves as exemplary role models for other physicians and, through his/her deeds, actions and...
Robert Danoff, DO, Wins 2019 AOF Physician of the Year Award October 23, 2019 The AOF Physician of the Year Award is among the highest honors the Foundation bestows. It recognizes one extraordinary DO each year whose integrity, service, and community involvement elevates him or her as a role model for peers, and motivates others to improve patient and public health.  Robert Danoff, DO, MS, FAAFP, FACOFP, exemplifies these ideals and has been named the 2019 AOF Physician of...

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