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Ohio University Professor Named Mentor of the Year at Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition


Nov. 7, 2014                       

(CHICAGO) — The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) named Timothy D. Law Sr., DO, as the 2014 Mentor of the Year. Dr. Law, an AOA board-certified family physician, serves as medical director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute and assistant professor of family medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, both in Athens.

Described in one of his nominations as a “true mentor in all aspects of life,” Dr. Law was selected for the Mentor of the Year award from 168 nominated mentors. Another mentee wrote that Dr. Law “sees the potential in everyone. He recognizes that the best medical student is one that is healthy in mind, body and spirit."

“I am readily available and eager to assist in research projects conducted at the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, including providing guidance to my younger colleagues during their research,” says Dr. Law. “As I advance in my own career, I find it is important to help lead the osteopathic medical profession forward by helping the next generation thrive in their careers. Making an impact on my mentees’ lives is the real reward.”

Dr. Law was honored as Mentor of the Year during the AOA’s OMED 2014, the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition in Seattle. 

About the Mentor of the Year Award

Established in 2005, the Mentor of the Year program honors those who help shape the future of the osteopathic medical profession through their involvement with students and young osteopathic physicians (DOs). The award recognizes DOs who have gone above and beyond in promoting the spirit of osteopathic philosophy, principles and practices with osteopathic medical students, interns, residents and new DOs.

About the American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) proudly represents its professional family of more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at


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