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Museum of Osteopathic Medicine awarded grant from Cranial Academy Foundation

The Cranial Academy Foundation announced that funds were extended to the Museum of Osteopathic MedicineSM and International Center for Osteopathic History to support the Viola Frymann Legacy Collection. The Frymann Legacy Collection is a collection of the life work of Viola Frymann, D.O., FAAO, FCA, a pioneer, innovator, advocate, and friend of the osteopathic profession for more than 50 years.

“There are few among us who are more worthy of high esteem and few who have such a distinguished body of work as the profession’s beloved Doctor Viola Frymann,” said Michael Lockwood, D.O., FCA, president of The Cranial Academy Foundation.

The Cranial Academy Foundation is dedicated exclusively to teaching, advocating, advancing osteopathic medicine, specifically osteopathic medicine in the cranial field. “It is distinctly our honor to aid in the research and advancement of the Osteopathic Paradigm and Sutherland concepts,” Dr. Lockwood said. “Members of the Board of Directors embrace the philosophy that serving is not an obligation or opportunity but a gift.”

The Viola Frymann Legacy Collection will consist of a two phase preservation effort. Phase I will entail the initial transfer, safe shipment of the cumulated works to the Museum of Osteopathic MedicineSM in Kirksville, Mo. Phase II will assess, prioritize, and make Dr. Frymann’s singularly unique works available for education and research. The transfer and project will be facilitated and aided by Debra Loguda-Summers, curator of the International Center for Osteopathic History; Jason Haxton, director, Museum of Osteopathic MedicineSM; and Brian F. Degenhardt, D.O., director of the A.T. Still Research Institute in Kirksville, who will consult directly with Dr. Frymann regarding the substance of papers and artifacts to best understand the historical significance and the impact of this unique collection for our time and future generations.

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