American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Honors Outstanding Members of the Profession

The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the ACOFP Education and Research Foundation and the Auxiliary to the ACOFP recognized 2022 award winners at the ACOFP 59th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, March 17-20.

ACOFP award recipients include:

  • Robert I. Danoff, DO, MS, FACOFP, FAAFP | Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year Award
  • Carol L. Henwood, DO, FACOFP dist. | Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Rodney M. Wiseman, DO, FACOFP dist. | Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Elizabeth P. Pionk, DO, FAAFP | Excellence in Advocacy Award
  • Nicole H. Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP | Certificate of Special Recognition
  • Damon A. Schranz, DO, FACOFP | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award
  • Natalie A. Nevins, DO, MSPHE | Outstanding Female Leader Award
  • Joshua S. Coren, DO, MBA, FACOFP | Osteopathic Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award
  • Hilary S. Haack, DO | New Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year Award
  • Brian Bixler, MD | Distinguished Service Award
  • Janel H. Johnson, DO, MPH | Distinguished Service Award

In addition, ACOFP bestowed Master Preceptor Awards on:

  • Steven Barag, DO, FACOFP
  • David Connett, DO, FACOFP dist.
  • Jeremy Fischer, DO, FACOFP
  • Ellice Goldberg, DO, FACOFP
  • James Lally, DO, MMM, FACOFP, FACPE, FAOASM, CPE, CMD
  • Samuel Stone, MD
  • Priscilla Tu, DO, FAAFP, FAOASM, FAAMA, FACOFP

Finally, as part of the OFP Editorial Awards, ACOFP recognized Adel Elnashar, OMS-IV, and Zachary Lodato, OMS-III, as Student Authors of the Year for their article, Adult Hearing Loss: Applying the Five Models of Osteopathic Medicine to Diagnose and Treat; Justin Chin, DO, who was awarded Resident Paper of the Year for Perceptions of the Osteopathic Profession in New York City's Korean Communities; and Jack Italiano III, DO, RT (R), and Adam Bitterman, DO, FAAOS, who were awarded Attending Paper of the Year for Heel Pain With an Osteopathic Component.

The ACOFP Education & Research Foundation honored Ravin Patel, DO, with the Sander A. Kushner, DO, FACOFP Memorial Osteopathic Family Medicine Resident Award, as well as the Namey/Burnett Preventative Medicine Writing Award winners, which include:

  • First Place: Let's Talk About Sleep | Michelle Lanspa, OMS-III
  • Second Place: Recognizing Advance Care Planning as Preventative Medicine | Lissie Arndt, PhD, OMS-IV
  • Third Place: The Value of Prioritizing Immigrant LGBTQI+ Adult Health | Krisdaniel Berreta, OMS-III

The Auxiliary to the ACOFP recognized Lissie Arndt, PhD, OMS-IV, as the Marie Wiseman Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year. Kensley Grant, OMS-II; Evan Starr, OMS-II; and Mereze Visagie, OMS-II, received the Emerging Osteopathic Student Leader Awards. Fourteen other osteopathic medical students were honored with the Osteopathic Family Medicine Student Awards.

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About the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Founded in 1950, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is a community of more than 18,000 current and future family physicians that champions osteopathic principles and supports its members by providing resources such as education, networking and advocacy, while putting patients first. ACOFP empowers its members with education and resources that allow them to adapt to new models of care and quickly changing government policy. For more information, visit www.acofp.org.

About the ACOFP Education & Research Foundation

Founded in 1986, the ACOFP Education & Research Foundation promotes osteopathic family physician leadership, strives to improve public health and advocates for greater awareness of osteopathic family medicine principles and practices. Dedicated to furthering members' goals and ensuring the future of tomorrow's osteopathic leaders, the ACOFP Foundation achieves its objectives by identifying and securing funds from various sources. For more information, visit acofpfoundation.org.

About the Auxiliary to the ACOFP

Spouses and significant others of osteopathic physicians formed the Auxiliary to the ACOFP, promoting and supporting public health and educational activities in national and community health endeavors. For more information, visit acofp.org/auxiliary.

Source: American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

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ACOFP is a community of current and future family physicians that champions osteopathic principles and supports its members by providing resources such as education, networking and advocacy, while putting patients first.