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Advancing public health and medical scholarship since 1950.

Dr. Richard Allen Williams and Genita Evangelista Johnson pictured with medical student Kathryn Harris, the 2014 recipient of their named award.

The 2014 Minority Scholars Award recipients at the AMA Annual Meeting.

Sheila Young used her seed research grant to conduct research in the area of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases.

Dr. Samuel Cassell, recipient of the 2014 Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award, with AMA Foundation Past President Edmond Cabbabe.

Matthew Siljander of the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, recipient of a Physicians of Tomorrow Award.

Thomas Chen of the University of Illinois at Chicago, an AMA Foundation 2013 Physicians of Tomorrow Award Recipient.

AMA Foundation

Mission: To advance public health and medical scholarship through philanthropic support of physician-directed initiatives.

Vision: To be the center of philanthropic activity that enables the medical community to help people lead healthier lives.

Public Health

The AMA Foundation is committed to improving the health of Americans by increasing support for public health programs, including grants for free clinics, health education projects and health literacy tools.

Medical Education

Today’s medical students and residents face greater financial pressures than ever before. The AMA Foundation provides scholarships and research grants to outstanding physicians-in-training.

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Learn more about the new AMA Foundation Executive Director, R. Barkley Payne.

Read about the 2014 recipient of the AMA Foundation Health Education Award, Daniel P. Alford, MD, a leading educator and researcher in the field of prescription opioid drug safety.

Applications are now available for several programs. To learn more, or to apply for an award, please visit the links below:

The Excellence in Medicine Awards recognize senior physicians for careers committed to service, community involvement, altruism, leadership and dedication to patient care. There are four major awards. Applications are due January 20, 2015.

The Excellence in Medicine Leadership Awards are presented to medical students residents, and young physicians who demonstrate leadership. Applications are due January 20, 2015.

Minority Scholars Awards are presented to Hispanic, American Indian, African-American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students to encourage diversity in the medical profession and alleviate student debt. Applications are currently available to medical schools and are due March 6, 2015.

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