National Student Researcher of the Year Award

Started in 2015, the National Student Researcher of the Year (SROY) Award is piloted by the AACOM Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP). The award recognizes osteopathic medical students with highly competitive experiences and advancement in clinical, translational, or basic science research.

Osteopathic medical student researchers are self-nominated for the SROY Award, from which the national winner is chosen. The national awardee is selected based on the student’s contributions to osteopathic research that align with the mission of both the osteopathic profession and COSGP—to advance the philosophy, practice, and science of osteopathic medicine.

Award Recipients


Tyler Williamson

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine



Daniel Gonzalez

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus



Vishal Samboju, OMS III

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona



Justin Chin, OMS IV

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York



Sayan Mullick Chowdhury, PhD

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine



Julia Schneider

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine



John E. Cebak, PhD

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine



Jonathan N. Perkins

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University



Jacob John Triplet

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine