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Life + Career Osteopathic Research Research Focus Areas

Research Focus Areas

Broad scope

Bureau of Osteopathic Research & Public Health identifies focus areas

Research represents one of the AOA's strategic priorities to help raise visibility of DOs and osteopathic medicine.

UPDATE: The AOA has reopened the RFP on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Observational & Explorative Research Studies. The application deadline is June 1, 2021. Learn more about this opportunity.

The following RFAs closed in February 2021. Grant awards will be announced in June.

  • OMM/OMT on the Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries: Proposals should improve the scientific basis of the mechanics and impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on the prevention and management of musculoskeletal injuries through clinical, translational, or basic science research.
  • Acute/Chronic Pain Management: Proposals should explore the osteopathic approaches to acute and chronic pain management, emphasizing treatments and patient outcomes.
  • The Impact of the Osteopathic Approach on Chronic Disease and Elderly Care:┬áProposals should explore the impact of the osteopathic approach on chronic disease and elderly care through clinical, translational, or basic science research.


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