AZ/IL: MWU Faculty, Students Honored By Professional Organizations
November 05, 2009
by Jill Blair-Smith
The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) bestowed several honors on members of the Midwestern University community at its annual conference in November. The associations announced the following awards and scholarships:
- Kyle Ramsey, Ph.D., Department Chair, Microbiology & Immunology (CCOM), received the Irvin M. Korr Research Award, the highest research award presented by the AOA, for his work in the field of Chlamydia research. The award recognizes the lifetime achievements of a basic scientist for his commitment to research and for embracing the challenges of a professional career in a college of osteopathic medicine.
- Kerri Kulovitz, MS-IV (CCOM), received the AOA Presidential Memorial Leadership Award. The award recognizes a student who has made great strides toward becoming one of the top leaders within the osteopathic profession.
- Cristina Palmer, MS-III (CCOM), received the Paul S. McCord, DO, Memorial Scholarship for her commitment to providing medical service to underserved or disadvantaged populations.
- Oksana Olyva, MS-II (CCOM), received the Russell C. McCaughan, DO, Education Scholarship.
- Karen Frye, MS-III (AZCOM), Jesse D. Jensen, MS-IV (AZCOM), and Jonathan Yu, MS-III (CCOM) all received Welch Scholars Grants.