The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) recently announced its selections for the 2013 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award. This year’s winning articles are “Somatic Dysfunction and Its Association With Chronic Low Back Pain, Back-Specific Functioning, and General Health: Results From the OSTEOPATHIC Trial,” “Associations of Cytokine Concentrations With Key Osteopathic Lesions and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Results From the OSTEOPATHIC Trial,” and “Depression, Somatization, and Somatic Dysfunction in Patients With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Results From the OSTEOPATHIC Trial.”
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM) Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Professor John C. Licciardone co-authored all three articles, which were published in 2012, with contributing authors Michael V.W. Bergamini, PhD; Robert J. Gatchel, PhD; Lisa M. Hodge, PhD; Cathleen M. Kearns, BA; and Dennis E. Minotti, DO.
The George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award is bestowed annually to article(s) published in the JAOA the previous year that have potential to change the way osteopathic physicians research, practice and think. Dr. Licciardone will accept this award on behalf of all the co-authors at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Annual Business Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on July 20.
For more information on the George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award and to view past winners, visit here.