Social Determinants of Health Research Award (new in 2021)
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, social determinants of health are “are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Research about this concept and about ways to address patient equity in healthcare is crucial to the osteopathic medical profession and all four of its tenets. Each year, the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize an article that has contributed most significantly to the knowledge base that addresses ways we might begin to better understand and account for social factors contributing to our patients’ disease states and adjust our clinical management to help our patients maximize their opportunities for self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
- 2022: Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD
- 2021: Robert E. Davis
Innovations Research Award (new in 2021)
Innovation is crucial to modern clinical work as well as medical education. While “innovation” can encompass a broad variety of concepts, Journal of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to encouraging and documenting the ways in which new concepts, treatments, devices, protocols, and curricula have potential to “change the game.” Each year, Journal of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize an article that documents outcomes research about a new concept in either patient management or medical education delivery.
- 2022: John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA
- 2021: Santiago Lorenzo, PhD, MS, MS
Health Policy Research Award (new in 2021)
Through health policy work, osteopathic physicians and their advocates make progress at the intersection of patient care and legislative governance. This work has always been important to the osteopathic profession, and especially to the AOA and its journal, where our shared mission is to promote and protect your work. Each year, the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize an article with particularly significant contributions to our collective understanding of how policy can inform and be informed by clinical evidence.
- 2022: Hadie Islam, DO
- 2021: Todd Fredricks, DO
Quality Improvement in Education Research Award (new in 2021)
Many JOM readers are engaged in the work of educating the next generation of osteopathic physicians. According to Ross Zafonte, DO, JOM’s Editor in Chief, “we believe that research documenting the outcomes of education being undertaken by our medical student colleagues ultimately does relate to clinical practice because, in its best iteration, it can help us identify what’s working and what isn’t as we teach clinical skills and osteopathic tenets to future DOs.” In that spirit, each year the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize an article that documented, preferably through quantitative outcomes research, a significant improvement in medical education delivery.
- 2022: Elizabeth S. Balyakina, DO, MS, MPH
- 2021: Kevin Moriles
Clinical Research Award (new in 2021)
The Clinical Research Award recognizes osteopathic research that assesses and reports the results of a specific clinical intervention in human patients.
- 2022: Rita M. Patterson, PhD
- 2021: Marcel Fraix, DO, MBA
Junior Faculty/Young Investigators Research Award (new in 2021)
With the understanding that research activity has become increasingly important to medical students, residents, fellows, and young practitioners, both in service of their patients and in support of their academic careers, Journal of Osteopathic Medicine will recognize one article each year in which the lead author was an osteopathic medical student (OMS), a resident, a fellow, or a DO in the first three years of practice. The article will have met all criteria for a methodologically rigorous outcomes study and will address an important concept in patient care. Only therapeutic studies on human patients will be eligible.
- 2022: Nicholas B. Sajjadi, OMS IV
- 2021: Sahar Amin Bhai