AACOM Receives $150,000 in Research Grant Funding from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation


June 6, 2011

Wendy Fernando
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Phone: 301-968-4174

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation (OHF) recently announced that it will support the expansion of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s (AACOM) research grant program by providing $150,000 in funding over the course of the next three years.

  • The program will be expanded to include at least five medical education research grants and five grants in the new category of institutional research, annually from 2012 to 2014.
  • The potential for each grant has increased from a maximum of $5,000 to a maximum of $10,000.
  • The goal of the new funding is to increase the number of educationally-related research projects, expanding the program to include institution research projects, increase the number of collaborative research proposals and increase the level of support for each selected project.
  • The funding will assist AACOM in furthering its strategic goal to conduct, support, and disseminate research to advance osteopathic medical education.
  • The OHF’s mission is “To improve the health and quality of life in the community through education, research and service consistent with our osteopathic heritage.”

Additional Information

Learn about AACOM’s 2012 Grants Program

Learn about the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation

Quote from Dr. Stephen C. Shannon, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

“The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s generous grant will enable AACOM and its member colleges to greatly expand vital educational and institutional research efforts in the fast-growing field of osteopathic medical education.”

Other Contacts for Stories on AACOM’s Research Grants and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH 
President and CEO 
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine 
(301) 968-4142

Richard A. Vincent 
President & CEO 
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation 
(614) 737-4370