Engagement and Resources

Published February 05, 2024

By AACOM Government Relations

Advocacy Federal Policy Financial Aid Higher Education OME Advocate Osteopathic Research

NIH-Funded Research Suggests OMT May Offer Relief for Migraine Sufferers: New research by Jennifer Xie, PhD, associate professor of biomedical sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas, finds that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) could provide a viable, non-drug treatment for migraine headaches. While empirical evidence suggests that OMT may reduce the frequency and pain intensity of headache episodes and alleviate active migraines, little scientific evidence exists to demonstrate this. Now, with the support of a three-year, $428,400 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a research team led by Dr. Xie has published findings in the journal Frontiers in Pain Research, which suggest OMT could offer a worthwhile, non-drug treatment. Learn more.

Two Weeks Left to Apply for AACOM’s Osteopathic Health Policy Internship: Osteopathic medical students, apply now for AACOM's Osteopathic Health Policy Internship (OHPI) Program. Medical student interns gain hands-on experience in policy development, analysis and implementation at the national level while working virtually with AACOM's Government Relations department. Learn why past intern Chrissa Karagiannis recommends AACOM’s internship to all students interested in policy and advocacy in her internship reflection video. During her internship, Chrissa met with Senate and House staff to advocate for policies that are important to the osteopathic profession, such as parity in residency and rural healthcare access. If you have questions about the OHPI Program, please contact the AACOM Government Relations team at OHPIapplications@aacom.org. Applications are due Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET.

Applications Now Open for Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships: The Gold Foundation’s Gold Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to undertake a research or service project related to community health and develop skills to become a compassionate, relationship-centered physician. The deadline to submit applications for the 2024 cycle is Monday, March 18, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST. Carefully review the criteria and application requirements.

ED Seeks Feedback on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder: ED issued a request for information to better understand student mental health and substance use disorder needs in higher education, including successful intervention, campus culture and potential challenges when designing solutions. ED encourages comments from all stakeholders familiar with this issue. Comments must be submitted by February 25, 2024.