UCO Winners in The Institute of Osteopathy Awards 2020

Congratulations to Sanja Maretic and David Hohenschurz-Schmidt who have both been named winners at this year's Institute of Osteopathy Awards.

Sanja MareticSanja Maretic received a Rising Star Award, recognising newly qualified osteopaths who have demonstrated a passion for osteopathic practice and outstanding academic achievement, clinical skill and patient care. Winners are selected from the top graduates of the year as nominated by each of the osteopathic educational institutions.

Sanja graduated from the UCO this summer and has already had an article published in Osteopathy Today. Her dissertation has also been submitted to the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.


Mark Waters, Course Leader, said of her award:

"Sanja has been an excellent student in every respect, she is approachable and contributed fully to UCO life; working closely with tutors to provide valuable feedback on all aspects of our provision and achieving very strong grades around her other commitments while completing the Part Time M.Ost. She is someone who is sure to make a difference to all in the osteopathic community, patients and colleagues alike."

David Hohenschurz-SchmidtUCO alumnus and PhD student David Hohenschurz-Schmidt received the iO's Community of Practice award for his response to the lockdown imposed as part of COVID-19 measures earlier this year.

Recognising the impact lockdown would have on osteopaths and patients David, in collaboration with Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi, Head of Continuing Professional Development and Senior Research Fellow at the UCO and colleagues from across the sector, developed a webinar to train osteopaths in remote assessment and management of their patients. The webinars, titled ‘Remote Musculoskeletal: Best Practice for Online & Phone Consultations’ were hugely over-subscribed, with the live sessions attended by over 1,700 delegates from across the health sector and around the world. The webinars have now been made available for free on-demand in English, French and German.

Charles Hunt, UCO Vice-Chancellor says:

"We are very proud of the achievements of our colleagues and alumni and of their contributions to the profession. Our graduates are the future of osteopathy. We look forward to supporting them throughout their careers and the many successes yet to come."

Congratulations to all award winners! For full details of the winners and runners-up, please visit the iO website.

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