Osteopathic Students, Faculty Featured on National Stage

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October 25, 2018 | Glendale, AZ

Two students from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine were recognized at the annual American Osteopathic Association (AOA) OMED conference, held in San Diego from October 5 - 9, 2018.

Heather Johnston (AZCOM 2019) was honored with the Burnett Osteopathic Student Researcher Award for her dedication to osteopathic-oriented research and her study examining the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on anxiety and the treatment's ability to balance the autonomic nervous system.

In addition, Jay Olson (AZCOM 2021) received the Excellence in Research Award from the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA).

In other news:

  • Shannon Scott, D.O., FACOFP, Medical Director, Multispecialty Clinic, was named to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees.
  • Lori Kemper, D.O., Dean, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, was named Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Board of Deans.
  • Anthony Will, D.O., Chair, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, was named Vice Chair of the AACOM Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles (ECOP).
  • Former Dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) Karen J. Nichols, D.O., M.A., MACOI, CS, was named the new Vice Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors.