Fellow Awards, Memorials and Honors Committee
The Fellow Awards, Memorials and Honors Committee reviews candidates for the AOAO Award of Fellow and nominations for the Donald Siehl Appreciative Award as well as the Morton J. Morris, JD Award for Osteopathic Orthopedic Education. The committee thoroughly reviews applicants and then submits their recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval/denial of these awards. The committee also periodically reviews the Award of Fellow application process, including the point system, sending any recommendations for updates to the Board of Directors. Members of this committee, led by Terrence Cherwin, DO, FAOAO, Chair, spend most of their volunteer time mid-spring just before the Board meets at the Postgraduate Seminar.
Membership in all AOAO committees is appointed by the AOAO President, just after his or her term begins in October each year. Committee membership begins the following January. Members may earn points toward the Award of Fellow for serving on committees.