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.
2018 Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO
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
AAO members who submit the most promising proposals for advancing osteopathic manipulative medicine will be given 15 to 30 minutes to outline their thoughts, demonstrate their techniques and field questions from their peers.
Help AAO knock out its fundraising goal on Tuesday, Nov. 27. First established in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages people to prioritize charitable giving during the busy holiday shopping season.
On Saturday, July 21, the AAO was one of four recipients of the American Osteopathic Association’s 2019 STARs (Strategic Team Award and Recognition) for its dedication to advancing osteopathic medicine. The STARs recognize contributions made by state, specialty and regional affiliates, colleges of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions (OPTIs), and nonpractice affiliates that have advanced the osteopathic profession. The award honors programs and activities that align with the initiatives in the AOA’s strategic plan.