The Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) announced Hruby, of Alta Loma, CA, as the 2013 recipient of the A.T. Still Medallion of Honor. AAO President David Coffey, D.O., FAAO, presented him the award at the president’s banquet during the annual AAO convocation in Orlando, FL, March 23. The A.T. Still Medallion of Honor is the highest award conferred by the AAO. It is presented to deserving members of the academy who have exhibited, among other accomplishments in scientific or professional affairs, an exceptional understanding and application of osteopathic principles and concepts. Upon his graduation from DMU in 1973, Hruby interned at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine in Lewiston, at which he later became a member of the service of osteopathic medicine. He served as director of the service from 1981 to 1985. After working in private practice in San Diego, Hruby became an associate professor in the department of osteopathic principles and practice at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Biddeford, ME, where he was appointed director of pre-doctoral education in 1993. He went on to serve as professor and chair of the departments of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing and Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Lebanon, OR. Although officially retired from Western University, Hruby continues to work as a consultant to the department of OMM and on special projects with the interprofessional education program and the graduate school of basic medical sciences. He is certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine/OMM and family practice. A past president of the AAO, he currently serves on its board of governors, international affairs committee and publications committee. Hruby is also the former scientific editor of the AAO Journal and co-author of the book Evidence-Based Manual Medicine.
May 3, 2013 — Anna Hudson