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AMA Foundation Honors Outstanding Leaders in Medicine
Date:2/4/2009

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation announced the 30 recipients of the 2009 AMA Foundation Leadership Awards. Presented in association with Pfizer Inc, this award recognizes medical students, residents and fellows and early career physicians for their nonclinical leadership skills in organized medicine, education, public health or community service. The Leadership Awards are part of the AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Awards program, which will be presented at a dinner on March 9, 2009 in Washington D.C., prior to the AMA National Advocacy Conference.

"Through actions such as leading a free clinic, changing health policy, conducting cutting-edge research or volunteering on a global level, these men and women have shown tremendous potential for joining the next generation of medical leaders," said Jean Howard, president of the AMA Foundation. "I am confident that these outstanding individuals will provide the necessary leadership to improve health care delivery in our country."

The 2009 AMA Foundation Leadership Award recipients are:

Medical Students

Robert Evan Accordino, MSc, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Stephanie Lyn Andrus, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Manisha Bahl, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health

Richard A. Brucker, Tulane University School of Medicine

Enrico Castillo, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Erica Dommasch, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Jamie S. Eng, Chicago Medical School

Hayley M. Fischer, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University'/>"/>

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