AOF Award Announcements

Richard Jermyn, DO, Named 2019 AOF Educator of the Year October 22, 2019 The AOF W. Douglas Ward Educator of the Year Award is one of the highest honors the Foundation bestows each year. This award recognizes an osteopathic teacher who continuously displays unwavering dedication to the tenets of osteopathic medicine and a true passion for passing those ideals on to future generations of DOs. Richard T. Jermyn, DO, checks these boxes and more. He is a professor and...
James M. Lally, DO, National Emerging Leader 2019 Award October 21, 2019 The American Osteopathic Foundation is honored to present Cole Zanetti, DO, with the 2019 James M. Lally, DO, National Emerging Leader Award. Dr. Zanetti, a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM), completed a family practice/leadership preventive medicine residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2019. He also...
2019 Class of Outstanding Residents Honored October 1, 2019 Anesthesiology The AOF and the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiology (AOCA) are proud to recognize Michael Shane Moore, DO, as the 2019 Osteopathic Resident of the Year in Anesthesiology. Dr. Moore graduated from the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU) – College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. Dr. Moore is currently Chief Resident at OSU Medical Center, where he...
The AOF is Proud to Announce Alexis Marie LaPietra, DO, FACEP, FAAEM as First AOA/AOF New Investigator Research Grant Recipient June 14, 2019 The AOF and American Osteopathic Association established a joint New Investigator Research Fund in 2018 to build a pipeline and advance the scientific training of new investigators by providing funding of up to $50,000 for DOs, MDs or PhDs conducting 18-month studies that focus on osteopathic principles. The first ever recipient of this grant is Alexis Marie LaPietra, DO, FACEP, FAAEM from St....
Fast Forward 15 years: How Winning An AOF Scholarship Altered the Life of Tyree Winters, DO April 2, 2019 What was it like receiving this scholarship? Winning AOF’s 2005 Anderson Minority Scholarship award was such a blessing for me because at that time in my life I was reaching my limit for the amount of money I could borrow. My mom was working three jobs to help me stay in school, and I was desperately trying to figure out how to fund medical education. On a whim, I looked up scholarships and found...
2018 Rocovich Research Award Winner October 15, 2018 The AOF is honored to unveil a new award for 2018: the Rocovich Research Award. Established by the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in honor of its founders, John Rocovich, JD, and Sue Ellen Rocovich, DO, the award recognizes osteopathic medical students, residents or physicians who advance knowledge on the biomechanical, biomedical, or clinical aspects of osteopathic...

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