HSC Writing Team Wins Award for Top Research Paper in National Journal

July 31, 2006

E. Marty Knott, a student at UNT Health Science Center, received the 2006 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award from the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Knott received the award for the article â??Increased Lymphatic Flow in the Thoracic Duct During Manipulative Intervention,â? which was published in the JAOAâ??s October 2005 edition. The article was cowritten by Johnathan D. Tune, PhD, assistant professor in physiology at the University of Indiana College of Medicine; Scott T. Stoll, DO, PhD, chair and associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine and executive director of the Osteopathic Research Center located on the health science center campus; and H. Fred Downey, PhD, Regents Professor of Integrative Physiology at the health science center. The article was chosen by the Editorial Advisory Baord of the JAOA as the winner among two other finalists.

The Northup Award recognizes contributions to the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association that change the way osteopathic physicians think, practice medicine and conduct research. Knott will accept the award on behalf of the entire writing team on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the opening session of the 111th annual American Osteopathic Associationâ??s Convention and Scientific Seminar in Las Vegas, Nev. Knott will also present findings from the article during the conference.

This is the second award that Knott has received for this paper. He received the 2004 Burnett Osteopathic Student Award at the AOA conference in November 2005. The Burnett Award is give to a student at an AOA-accredited osteopathic college who develops the most outstanding concept paper pertaining to an osteopathic-oriented research proposal.

The paper discusses the positive effects of lymphatic pump treatments, commonly used in patients to reduce swelling and treat infection.

Knott is a dual degree student pursuing a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and a doctorate of philosophy in integrative physiology. A native of The Woodlands, Knott earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Texas A&M University. He currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife, Kasey, and their two sons.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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