George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award Recipients, 1991-2020

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 to recognize excellence in writing and scholarship in articles published in The Journal.

Each year, the AOA editor in chief and JOM associate editors nominate the articles to be considered. The JOM 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 medicine, think, and conduct research.

This award is presented annually at the Annual Business Meeting of the AOA.

2020—Hojat M, Shannon SC, DeSantis J, Speicher MR, Bragan L, Calabrese LH. Empathy in Medicine National Norms for the Jefferson Scale of Empathy: A Nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy (POMEE). J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019;119(8):520-532. 

2019—Castillo R, Schander A, Hodge LM. Lymphatic pump treatment mobilizes bioactive lymph that suppresses macrophage activity in vitro. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018;118(7):455-461. 

2018—Neidecker JM, Gealt DB, Luksch JR, Weaver MD. First-time sports-related concussion recovery: the role of sex, age, and sport. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2017;117(10):635-642. 

2017—McTighe AJ, DiTomasso RA, Felgoise S, Hojat M. Correlation Between Standardized Patients' Perceptions of Osteopathic Medical Students and Students' Self-Rated Empathy. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2016;116(10):640-646. 

2016—Hodge LM, Creasy C, Carter K, Orlowski A, Schander A, King HH. Lymphatic pump treatment as an adjunct to antibiotics for pneumonia in a rat model. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015;115(5):306-316. 

2015—Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC, Gross SR, Hagan C, Lund G, Curry WJ. Preliminary findings on the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment: outcomes during the formation of the practice-based research network, DO-Touch.NET. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(3):154-70. 

2014—Cao TV, Hicks MR, Standley PR. In vitro biomechanical strain regulation of fibroblast wound healing. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013;113(11):806-818. 

2013—Licciardone JC, Kearns CM. Somatic dysfunction and its association with chronic low back pain, back-specific functioning, and general health: results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012;112(7):420-428. 

Licciardone JC, Kearns CM, Hodge LM, Bergamini MV. Associations of cytokine concentrations with key osteopathic lesions and clinical outcomes in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain: results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012;112(9):596-605.

Licciardone JC, Gatchel RJ, Kearns CM, Minotti DE. Depression, somatization, and somatic dysfunction in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain: results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012;112(12):783-791. 

2012—Shi X, Rehrer S, Prajapati P, Stoll ST, Gamber RG, Downey HF. Effect of cranial osteopathic manipulative medicine on cerebral tissue oxygenationJ Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011;111(12):660-666. 

2011—Cramer D, Miulli DE, Valcore JC, et al. Effect of pedal pump and thoracic pump techniques on intracranial pressure in patients with traumatic brain injuries. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010;110(4):232-238.

2010—Felix J. Rogers, DO. For his collective contribution to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), particularly in his role as JAOA associate editor since 1998; for his exceptional commitment to advancing the tenets of osteopathic medicine in the pages and policies of the JAOA; and for furthering the JAOA's status as the premier scholarly publication of the osteopathic medical profession.

2009—Chaudhry H, Schleip R, Ji Z, Bukiet B, Maney M, Findley T. Three-dimensional mathematical model for deformation of human fasciae in manual therapy. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2008;108(8):379-390.

2008—Meltzer K, Standley R. Modeled repetitive motion strain and indirect osteopathic manipulative techniques in regulation of human fibroblast proliferation and interleukin secretion . J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2007;107(12):527-536.

2007—Howell JN, Cabell KS, Chila AG, Eland DC. Stretch reflex responses to osteopathic manipulative treatment in subjects with achilles tendinitis. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2006;106(9):537-545.

2006—Knott EM, Tune JD, Stoll ST, Downey HF. Increased lymphatic flow in the thoracic duct during manipulative intervention. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2005;105(10):447-456.

2005—Sleszynski SL, Glonek T, Kuchera WA. Outpatient Osteopathic Single Organ System Musculoskeletal Exam Form series: validation of the Outpatient Osteopathic SOS Musculoskeletal Exam Form, a new standardized medical record. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2004;104(10):423-438.

2004—Carey TS, Motyka TM, Garrett JM, Keller RB. Do osteopathic physicians differ in patient interaction from allopathic physicians? An empirically derived approach. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2003;103(7):313-318.

2003—Gamber RG, Shores JH, Russo DP, Jimenez C, Rubin BR. Osteopathic manipulative treatment in conjunction with medication relieves pain associated with fibromyalgia syndrome: resultsof a randomized clinical pilot project. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2002;102(6):321-325.

2002—Breithaupt T, Harris K, Ellis J, Purcell E, Weir J, Clothier M, Boesler D. Thoracic lymphatic pumping and the efficacy of influenza vaccination in healthy young and elderly populations. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2001;101(1):21-25.

2001—Noll DR, Shores JH, Gamber RG, Herron KM, Swift J Jr. Benefits of osteopathic manipulative treatment for hospitalized elderly patients with pneumonia. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2000;100(12):776-782.

2000—Wells MR, Giantinoto S, D'Agate D, Areman RD, Fazzini EA, Dowling D, Bosak A. Standard osteopathic manipulative treatment acutely improves gait performance in patients with Parkinson's disease. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1999;99(2):92-98.

1999—Radjieski JM, Lumley MA, Cantieri MS. Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment of length of stay for pancreatitis: a randomized pilot study [published correction appears in J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1998;98(7):408]. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1998 May;98(5):264-272.

1998—Hallas B, Lehman S, Bosak A, Tierney S, Galler R, Jacovina P, Scandalis TA, Wells M. Establishment of behavioral parameters for the evaluation of osteopathic treatment principles in a rat model of arthritis. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1997;97(4):207-214.

1997—Purdy WR, Frank JJ, Oliver B. Suboccipital dermatomyotomic stimulation and digital blood flow. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1996;96(5):285-289.

1996—Johnston WL, Kelso AF, Babcock HB. Changes in presence of a segmental dysfunction pattern associated with hypertension: part 1. a short-term longitudinal study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1995;95(4):243-248, 253-245.

Johnston WL, Kelso AF. Changes in presence of a segmental dysfunction pattern associated with hypertension: part 2. a long-term longitudinal study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1995;95(5):315-318.

1995—Sucher BM. Palpatory diagnosis and manipulative management of carpal tunnel syndrome [review]. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1994;94(8):647-663.

1994—Meyer CT, Price A. Osteopathic medicine: a call for reform. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1993;93(4):473-485.

1993—Butler RM, Palmer G, Rogers FJ. Circuit weight training in early cardiac rehabilitation. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1992;92(1):77-84,89.

1992—Korr IM. Osteopathic research: the needed paradigm shift [review]. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1991;91(2):156,161-168,170-171.

1991—Van Buskirk RL. Nociceptive reflexes and the somatic dysfunction: a model [review]. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 1990;90(9):792-794,797-809.


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