Photo: John Howell, Ph.D., associate professor of
physiology, receives 2007 George W. Northup, D.O., Medical Writing
Award from Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, D.O., American Osteopathic
Association editor-in-chief at the 2007 American Osteopathic
Association Annual Convention & Scientific Seminar held Sept. 30 to
Oct. 4 in San Diego.
osteopathic awards go to OU-COMers at AOA and ACOS conventions
by Kevin M.
Nov. 2, 2007
As everyone knows, hard work
usually pays off, and the hard work of John Howell, Ph.D.,
associate professor of physiology; Josalyn Mann, D.O., chief
resident at Doctors Hospital Family Practice Clinic; Jean Rettos,
D.O. (’04), chief resident at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital;
Eric Martin, D.O., general surgery resident at Doctors Hospital;
Kimberly Jackson, OSMIII; and the Doctors Hospital Family
Practice Residency Program paid off in top awards from the American
Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF)
and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).
The awards were presented during
the 2007 American Osteopathic Association Annual Convention &
Scientific Seminar held Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 in San Diego and at the
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons’ 2007 Annual Clinical
Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists held Oct. 18 to 21 in San
Doctors Hospital Family Practice
Residency Program received the 2007 Merck/Schering-Plough Clinical
Assessment Program Residency Program of the Year Award, which was
accepted by William Burke, D.O. (’88), director of the
Howell was honored with the AOA’s
2007 George W. Northup, D.O., Medical Writing Award for his paper,
“Stretch Reflex and Hoffmann Reflex Responses to Osteopathic
Manipulative Treatment in Subjects with Achilles Tendinitis.” His
paper was co-authored with Karen S. Cabell, D.O. (’00); Anthony
Chila, D.O.; and David C. Eland, D.O.
Mann and Rettos were two of four
residents honored with the AOF’s 2007 Merck Outstanding Resident of
the Year Award.
Martin was honored with the ACOS’
2007 Robert C. Irwin Literary Competition Award for his paper,
of Bilateral Neck Exploration (BNE) and Minimally Invasive
Radio-Guided Parathyroidectomy (MIRP) for the Treatment of Primary
Hyperparathyroidism: Which is the Gold Standard?”
Jackson presented her poster,
“Nutrition Transition and Health Consequences Among Kenyan Elders,”
which received the Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical
Education and Affairs’ (BIOMEA) International Seminar (AOA) 2nd
Place Abstract Award in the Poster Competition.