The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is pleased to announce that Colin Cox, OMS IV, has been named the recipient of the 2022 AOF Rocovich Research Award, for his research on the biomedical, biomechanical, or clinical aspects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT).

KCU-COM Student Wins 2022 AOF Rocovich Research Award

Student Doctor Cox is currently working on two research projects in the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) department.

One is a feasibility study comparing a standardized soft-tissue technique versus a novel sham intervention therapy. The second is a study evaluating the use of ultrasound in identifying anatomical landmarks aiming to improve palpatory skills.

“His commitment to learning the mechanisms of medical education while facilitating research opportunities for his peers along with the advancement of scientific knowledge within Osteopathic medicine through research, solidifies his exceptional value,” says Robert Tyler, DO, co-author with Student Doctor Cox on a poster presentation on the economic aspect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) from a physiological basis.

Presented at the 2022 KCU Research Symposium, Student Doctor Cox’s research poster received an award for his submission.

Colin Cox's Background

Student Doctor Cox is currently a fourth-year medical student studying at KCU-COM in Joplin, where he is an OMM Fellow and peer tutor. He received KCU-COM’s Yale U. Castlio, DO, Prize for Research Award earlier this year.

“Student Doctor Cox has already established himself as a pioneering researcher, and I am confident he will continue to develop and hone his investigative skills while contributing to the science of Osteopathic medicine,” says Rita Forden, AOF CEO.

Presented in partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia (VCOM-Virginia), the Rocovich Research Grant recognizes a DO or Osteopathic medical student working to advance the profession through research focused on the biomedical, biomechanical, or clinical aspects of OMT.