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
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.
Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was named the 2018 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Dallas.