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he American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is seeking applications for research studies rooted in osteopathic philosophy. The AOA has identified five research priorities it believes have the greatest potential to impact patient care and evidence-based medicine, and demonstrate the value DOs and their approach to care bring to the medical profession. As a result, the AOA has issued two Requests for Applications (RFAs) for osteopathic philosophy research funding.

Deadline for Application: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, by 5:00 PM CT. Awards will be announced in summer 2016.

In the Spirit of Collaboration

On Thursday, March 31 at 1:00 PM ET, AACOM will host a joint webinar on AOA research priorities and current grant opportunities, with a specific focus on the RFA process. The webinar will feature:

  • Kenya D. McRae, JD, PhD, Vice President of Research & Development, AOA
  • Gloria Dillard, MPH, Research Manager, AOA
  • Q&A session hosted by Tom Levitan, MEd, Vice President for Research and Assistant to the President, AACOM; and Luke Mortensen, PhD, Vice President and Chair for Medical Education, AACOM

Register today!

Osteopathic Philosophy

RFA 1: Cost Effectiveness and Value-Based Care
The AOA is seeking applications for research studies rooted in the osteopathic philosophy and directly focused on cost effectiveness and value based care.

RFA 2: Osteopathic Philosophy and Differences in Communication, Compassion/Empathy or Patient Satisfaction Grant
The AOA is seeking applications for research studies rooted in the osteopathic philosophy to determine if this distinctive approach to patient care translates into better outcomes. Specific focus on compassion/empathy, patient/physician provider communication or patient satisfaction.

To download the RFAs and obtain information on how to submit applications for these and other research grants, visit the AOA Request for Applications web page.

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March 2016
Vol. 10, No. 3