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FORCE has emerged to improve health and the delivery of care through the utilization of Osteopathic medicine and its approach. The mission of the Foundation is to identify, develop, fund, and manage research initiatives in Osteopathic medicine, specifically the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP), and to ensure that funded research results in translation to clinical practice that expands the capacity of DO, MD, and other clinical professionals to improve clinical outcomes and patient care.

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Symposium on Empathy in Osteopathic Medical Education and Clinical Practice: Designing the Research Agenda to be held March 8-9, 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic 

Read the recently published article Correlates and Changes in Empathy and Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Collaboration In Osteopathic Medical Students


OMT and Intra-Ocular Pressure

Practice Based Research Network

Empathy in the Physician-Patient Relationship