AOAO Foundation



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Mail to: AOAO Foundation, 2209 Dickens Rd, Richmond, VA 23230

The AOAO Foundation is a 501c3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law. A financial statement is available upon written request. To request a financial statement, or for more information about the AOAO Foundation, please contact Joye Stewart (800) 741-2626.


Research Grant and Scholarship Opportunities – The 2023 submission is now closed.

Osteopathic Research and Education for Orthopedics (ORE-O) Grant
This new grant opportunity is being offered through a joint collaboration between the AOAO Foundation and the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) for AOAO members enrolled in a residency or fellowship training program.

AOAO Foundation Research Grant
AOAO members enrolled in a residency or fellowship training program may apply for the Foundation Research Grant.

The AOAO Foundation has partnered with specialty sections to provide scholarships to AOAO members for research projects. Click here for complete details.

Foundation Awards 
Recognize a colleague for these new awards. Click here for more information. The 2023 submission is now closed.

Special Projects

In addition to its mission to provide financial support to residents through grants and scholarships, the AOAO Foundation also develops tools to assist residents with research in the field of orthopedic surgery. Click here for information on their most recent projects.

AOAO Foundation Mission

The AOAO Foundation was formed to promote the uniqueness of the osteopathic profession by providing financial support to osteopathic orthopedic endeavors in research and education for the advancement of the profession.

Foundation Goals

The AOAO Foundation will provide funding that coincides with its mission. Plans for disbursement will highlight the profession’s osteopathic orthopedic focus, community-based training, osteopathic concepts, patient-physician relationships and advanced technology. Criteria and application information will be available in 2015.

Industry Partners

The AOAO Foundation welcomes partnerships with corporations who embrace the osteopathic philosophy and focus on education and research.

Board of Directors

Gary S. Ulrich, DO, FAOAO, FACOS
Terre Haute, IN

Olivia E. Morris, DO, FAOAO
Albuquerque, NM


Timothy S. Ackerman, DO, FAOAO, FAOA
Enola, PA

Randa Bascharon, DO, FAOAO
Las Vegas, NV

Daniel C. Eby, DO, FAOAO
Jasper, IN

Richard M. Miller, DO, FAOAO
Maumee, OH

Stefan Zachary, DO, FAOAO
Madison, WI