The FAAO Distinguished Service Award (FAAODist) is granted to Fellows of the Academy who have further distinguished themselves in any of the following categories: contributions to the literature; development of osteopathic theory, method or procedure; research; osteopathic education; service to the AAO on committees, boards, etc.; public relations and service to public health; and osteopathic medical economics and advocacy.
Any Academy member may nominate a Fellow for the award. Nominations must be submitted to Debbie Cole, the AAO fellowship coordinator, by Oct. 1. Unless special circumstances exist, only one award will be granted each year.
2017 Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO
2016 Edna M. Lay, DO, FAAO, FCA*
2015 Fred L. Mitchell, Jr., DO, FAAO, FCA
2014 Raymond J. Hruby, DO, FAAO
2013 Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAO
2012 Stephen D. Blood, DO, FAAO
2011 Phillip E. Greenman, DO, FAAO*
2010 Isabelle A. Chapello, DO, FAAO*
2010 Viola M. Frymann, DO, FAAO*
2009 No award given
2008 Anthony G. Chila, DO, FAAO
Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for pneumonia.
Giving Tuesday was celebrated for the first time in 2012. We encourage you to make your Giving Tuesday plans in the spirit of thankfulness that sometimes gets buried by the holiday advertising.
AAO life member Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAODist, of River Grove, Illinois, died Oct. 18. Dr. Kappler was the 1980-81 president of the Academy, and he was a recipient of the AAO’s Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor and the FAAO’s Distinguished Service Award.