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Sidney N. Dunn Receives AAO's Academy Award

Posted 12:34 PM by
Sidney N. Dunn of Carmel, Indiana, is the 2018 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician. The AAO’s 2017-18 president, Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, presented the AAO’s Academy Award to Mr. Dunn on March 22... Read more →
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Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, Honored by Committee on Fellowship

Posted 7:16 PM by
Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, of Lexington, Kentucky, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Dallas. The Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) Distinguished Service Award is presented... Read more →
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G. Bradley Klock, DO, FAAO, Receives A.T. Still Medallion of Honor

Posted 6:57 PM by
G. Bradley Klock, DO, FAAO, of Gold Canyon, Arizona, received the highest honor that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) awards on March 24 during its Convocation in Dallas. Named the Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor, the award is given to AAO members who have exhibited an exceptional understanding... Read more →
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Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, Selected as President-Elect

Posted 1:47 PM by
Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, of Fort Worth, Texas, was chosen to be the president-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 during the AAO’s annual Convocation in Dallas. After spending a year as president-elect, Dr. Hensel will become the 2019-20 president... Read more →
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AAO Response Regarding Larry Nassar

Posted 2:42 PM by
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... Read more →
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AAO Loses Past President Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAODist, FCA

Posted 3:23 PM by
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.  Dr. Kappler graduated... Read more →
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Nominations Open: AAO’s 2018 Resident of the Year

Posted 7:48 PM by
All neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine residency programs and AAO component societies are invited to submit nominations for the Academy’s 2018 Resident of the Year award. All members of the Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy are eligible for the award, as are residents who graduated in 2017. If... Read more →
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AAO Seeks Next AAOJ Editor-in-chief

Posted 1:56 PM by
Are you dedicated to advancing the principles of osteopathic medicine? Do you have a passion for research? Do you have the drive to make The AAO Journal an outstanding resource for the osteopathic community? If so, you might have the qualifications the AAO is looking for in the next editor-... Read more →
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AAO Successfully Advocates for AOBNMM Certification at COMS

Posted 8:11 PM by
The accreditation of osteopathic medical schools is overseen by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Periodically, COCA proposes revisions of their accreditation standards to “ensure that academic quality and continuous quality improvement delivered by the colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) reflect the evolving practice of... Read more →
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Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO, Receives Distinguished Service Award

Posted 5:29 PM by
Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 24 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) Distinguished Service... Read more →
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Angela Cole Westhoff, MA, Receives AAO's Academy Award

Posted 5:19 PM by
Angela Cole Westhoff, MA, of Oakland, Maine, is the 2017 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician. The AAO’s 2016-17 president, Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO, presented the AAO’s Academy Award to Ms. Westhoff on March 23 during... Read more →
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George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO, Awarded A.T. Still Medallion of Honor

Posted 5:10 PM by
George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, received the highest honor that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) awards on March 25 during its Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Named the Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor, the award is given to AAO members who have exhibited... Read more →
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Michael P. Rowane, DO, Becomes 2017-18 AAO President

Posted 4:46 PM by
Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, assumed the office of president of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 25 during the AAO Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He will serve a one-year term leading the nation’s largest medical society devoted to... Read more →
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AAO's Convo 2017 Is Going Mobile

Posted 8:28 PM by
Introducing the AAO's First Mobile App In the past several years, the AAO has made efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by reducing the amount of paper we print. This year, we’ve taken a great leap forward with the AAO’s first mobile app for Convocation! The Convo... Read more →
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Donate to the PAAO Raffle

Posted 4:50 PM by
The Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (PAAO) needs your help! At the AAO's annual Convocation, the PAAO hosts a mixer for residents. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to network with each other and with potential employers. The raffle that is held during the mixer encourages attendance, helps... Read more →
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Share Your Ideas at the AAO's New Ideas Forum

Posted 8:01 PM by
Share Your Knowledge! Present Your Thoughts! Discuss With Your Peers! All AAO members are invited to submit their ideas for the New Ideas Forum at the Academy’s Convocation. Those members with the most promising proposals for advancing osteopathic manipulative medicine will be given 15 to 30 minutes during the... Read more →
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FAAO Applications Due Dec. 1 for 2017-19 Cycle

Posted 6:39 PM by
The Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy invites any AOA board certified physician to apply for the Fellow of American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO), an earned postdoctoral degree conferred by the AAO.  Interested physicians must submit a completed application by Dec. 1, 2016 for the 2017-19... Read more →
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AAO Resident of the Year Nominations Due Nov. 30

Posted 5:02 PM by
AAO component societies and all osteopathic-approved residency programs are invited to submit nominations for the Academy’s 2017 Resident of the Year award. All members of the Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy are eligible for the award, as are residents who graduated in 2016. If you know a worthy... Read more →
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AAO at OMED 2016: Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in the 21st Century

Posted 2:21 PM by
The American Osteopathic Association held its annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, California, Sept. 17-20, 2016. At the Academy’s program, which ran Sept. 17-20, attendees learned about emerging concepts in the field of manual medicine, including medical imaging and musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, as they... Read more →
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ONMM Review Committee News

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Case Log System for osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) is now available through the Accreditation Data System (ADS). Residents may begin logging cases in the system as soon as their program has pre-accreditation status. Residents in programs with Initial Accreditation are required... Read more →
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Northup Award Goes to Article Coauthored by AAO Members

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The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association’s 2016 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award was granted to Lymphatic Pump Treatment as an Adjunct to Antibiotics for Pneumonia in a Rat Model by Lisa M. Hodge, PhD; Caitlin Creasy, MS; KiahRae Carter, MS; Ashley Orlowski, BS; Artur Schander, DO,... Read more →
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Paul R. Standley, PhD, Receives AAO's Academy Award

Posted 12:56 PM by
Paul R. Standley, PhD, of Phoenix, is the 2016 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician. The AAO’s 2015-16 president, Doris B. Newman, DO, FAAO, presented the AAO’s Academy Award to Dr. Standley on March 17 during the... Read more →
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Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO, Assumes AAO Presidency

Posted 5:46 PM by
Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO, of Pikeville, Kentucky, assumed the office of president of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 19 during the AAO Convocation in Orlando, Florida. She will serve a one-year term leading the nation’s largest medical society devoted to fostering osteopathic manipulative medicine... Read more →
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Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAO, FAAFP, Is AAO's 2016-17 President-Elect

Posted 5:51 PM by
Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAO, FAAFP, of Richmond Heights, Ohio, was chosen to be the president-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 17 during the academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida. After spending a year as president-elect, Dr. Rowane will become the 2017-... Read more →
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AAO Wants Your Photos

Posted 7:01 PM by
AAO’s next president wants photos of your service to others. During her term as the AAO’s 2016-17 president, Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO, plans to focus on how Academy members and others in the osteopathic medical profession serve those in need. To celebrate the service Academy members... Read more →
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PAAO Needs Your Donated Books

Posted 7:17 PM by
The Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (PAAO) needs books for the raffle they will hold during their mixer on Wednesday, March 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The PAAO’s annual mixer provides an opportunity for residents to network with potential employers and vice versa. The raffle injects... Read more →
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Save OMT: Comment on proposed changes to local coverage determination

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Updated Aug. 16 Thank you to all the osteopathic physicians, medical students and patients who contributed comment letters opposing the proposed LCD change in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.  During this campaign, the American Osteopathic Association collected 5,024 letters via... Read more →
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Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, Awarded A.T. Still Medallion of Honor

Posted 12:50 PM by
Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP, of Pomona, California, received the highest honor that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) awards on March 19 during its Convocation in Orlando, Florida. Named the Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor, the award is given to AAO members who have exhibited an exceptional understanding... Read more →
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Kristie M. Petree, DO, Named Resident of the Year

Posted 12:24 PM by
Kristie M. (Olds) Petree, DO, of East Lansing, Michigan, was named the 2016 Residentof the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 17 during its annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes a resident who has contributed to the AAO; who has contributed to osteopathic principles... Read more →
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Osteopathic Contributions to Performing Arts Medicine

Posted 12:21 PM by
More than 180 people attended the AAO's program at the 120th Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition (OMED), Oct.17-20, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Performing arts medicine is a fledgling field of study, encompassing the study and care of performers within the disciplines of music, dance and drama.... Read more →
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Get Your Osteopathic Hands ON!

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Program director: Heather P. Ferrill, DODr. Ferrill, a 2000 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is an associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM). Board-certified in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine/OMM, her practice emphasizes... Read more →
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