January 19, 2005

E. Marty Knott, a student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, received the 2004 Burnett Osteopathic Student Award at the American Osteopathic Association Research Conference in November.

The award is given to a student at an AOA-accredited osteopathic college who develops the most outstanding concept paper pertaining to an osteopathic-oriented research proposal. The award is named in honor of John H. Burnett, DO, and Mary M. Burnett, DO, for their contributions to the osteopathic profession. It consists of expenses for participation in AOAâ??s Research Convention, which took place in San Francisco in November, plus $100.

â??We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of Marty,â? said Ronald Blanck, DO, president of the health science center. â??He is a talented student whose research will help shape the osteopathic profession in the future.â?

Knottâ??s paper discussed the positive effects of lymphatic pump treatments, commonly used in patients to reduce swelling and treat infection. The paper will be published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association later this year.

Knott is a dual degree student, being jointly enrolled as a medical student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as a PhD candidate in integrative physiology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.. He will graduate in 2007.

Knott is originally from The Woodlands, Texas, and earned his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Texas A&M University. He currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife, Kasey, and their 2-year-old son.

Contact: Becky Purvis,, 817-735-5152, pager: 817-216-0345


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