Columbus Academy Seeks Award Nominations

The Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) is accepting nominations for two awards, which will be presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting: the James F. Sosnowski, DO, Distinguished Service Award and the William I. Linder, DO, Advocate Award.

To submit a nomination, contact the COA Office (614-421-5990; COA@ooanet.org) for a faxed or e-mailed copy of the nomination form. Or download it here: COA Nomination Form

The Sosnowski Distinguished Service Award is given annually to a member in memory of the only osteopathic physician killed in Vietnam. The award, established in 1988, honors those who have made lifelong contributions to the osteopathic profession and/or the community. The recipient may be retired from active practice.

The Linder Advocate Award, created in 1997, simultaneously honors Dr. Linder, who served as editor of the COA publication The Advocate, as well as an individual who is a strong supporter and activist for osteopathic medicine.

The Annual Meeting, which includes dinner, will be held April 22, 2009.

James F. Sosnowski, DO, Distinguished Service Award Recipients
2008 - Francis V. Dono, DO
2007 - Richard H. Bracken, DO
2006 - Thomas M. Anderson, DO
2005 - Carl R. Backes, DO
2004 - Rebecca E. deVillers, DO
2004 - John E. Adams, Sr., posthumously
2003 - William J. Burke, DO
2002 - Gerard M. Papp, DO
2001 - Boyd W. Bowden, DO
2000 - Robert M. Snow, DO
1999 - John F. Perez, DO
1998 - Kirk L. Hilliard, DO
1997 - Eli N. Perencevich, DO
1996 - Charles G. Vonder Embse, DO
1995 - Peter E. Johnston, DO
1994 - Eugene F. Trell, DO
1993 - W. Dayton Henceroth, DO
1992 - Ruth E. Purdy, DO
1992 - Leonard D. Sells, DO
1991 - John E. Rauch, DO
1990 - John W. Schenz, DO
1990 - William J. Stefanich, DO
1989 - William J. Athens, DO
1989 - Allen S. Birrer, DO
1989 - J. Richard Costin, DO
1989 - George L. Eckert, DO
1989 - Theodore C. Hobbs, DO
1988 - Denton L. Adams, DO
1988 - William I. Linder, DO
1988 - Carmin S. Maietta, DO
1988 - Robert S. Seiple, DO
1988 - Harold Clybourne, DO posthumously
1988 - Ralph S. Licklider, DO posthumously
1988 - James O. Watson, DO posthumously

William I. Linder, DO, Advocate Award Recipients
2008 - Peter A. Bell, DO
2007 - Richard A. Vincent, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
2006 - Margaret Vild, Columbus Osteopathic Association
2005 - Richard A. Smialek, DO
2004 - Gerard M. Papp, DO
2003 - Jon F. Wills, Ohio Osteopathic Association
2002 - J.R. Costin, DO
2001 - George F. Dunigan II, OOA/OU-COM
2000 - Carl R. Backes, DO
1999 - George L. Eckert, DO
1998 - Allen S. Birrer, DO
1997 - Anita M. Steinbergh, DO


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