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Editorial  |   January 2006
George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award
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Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
Editorial   |   January 2006
George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2006, Vol. 106, 8. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2006.106.1.8
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2006, Vol. 106, 8. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2006.106.1.8
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The George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award, is an annual award created in 1990 to honor George W. Northup, DO, who served as American Osteopathic Association (AOA) editor in chief for 26 years. Thomas Wesley Allen, DO, who succeeded Dr Northup as editor in chief, proposed the award in honor of Dr Northup to recognize excellence in writing and scholarship in articles published in The Journal. 
Each year, the AOA editor in chief and JAOA associate editors nominate the articles under consideration for the award. The JAOA editorial advisory board then selects the winner from the nominees on the basis of clinical significance, scientific validity, and osteopathic content. Selection is also based on an article's contribution to changing the way osteopathic physicians practice, think, and conduct research. 
The award is presented in the year following publication at the AOA Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar. 
The latest Northup award-winning article, by Sandra L. Sleszynski, DO, Thomas Glonek, PhD, and William A. Kuchera, DO, “Outpatient Osteopathic Single Organ System Musculoskeletal Exam Form series: validation of the Outpatient Osteopathic SOS Musculoskeletal Exam Form, a new standardized medical record,” was published in the October 2004 issue of JAOA and appears at http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/104/10/423. 
All previous Northup award-winning articles are accessible online at http://www.jaoa.org/misc/northup_2002.shtml. 
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