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Recipient Stories

Discover how your donation to the AMA Foundation impacts lives by supporting medical students and innovative programs in public health.

Medical Education – Scholarships and Research Grants

Grant Helps Student Research Childhood Leukemia
Seed grant enabled MD/PhD student Lynn Rudner to complete her doctorate before moving on to the clinical section of medical school

Medical Student Committed to Cultural Competency Earns Davis Scholarship
Lissette Jimenez thanks donors for their support and confidence in her future

2010 Arthur N. Wilson Scholarship recipient named
Recipient Natalie Hale recognized for her clinical skills and advocacy efforts

Minority Scholars Award assists dedicated surgeon-to-be
2010 recipient Catalina Soto overcomes cultural and language barriers in pursuit of her dreams

AMA Foundation Seed Grant allows resident to create research niche
Ami Raval, MD explains how Seed Grant provides a unique opportunity for future physician scientists

Scholarship helps firefighter realize dream
2009 Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship helps former firefighter Jared Bentley realize his dream of becoming a doctor

Seed Grant Bridges Gap Between Idea and NIH Grant
A 2009 Seed Grant helps cardiac surgeon Ming-Sing Si, MD obtain necessary preliminary data to apply for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant

Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Recipient Gives Back
Read how participation in the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum as a student inspired Charles A. Kuszynski, PhD to serve as a faculty advisor for the forum for the past 30 years

National Student Research Forum helps prepare students for the future
2009 National Student Research Forum award winners Christopher Messenger and Marlene Starr explain the benefits of presenting at this prestigious event

Scholarship Recipient to Care for Alaskan Natives
Learn how E. Sophie Spencer, 2009 Arthur N. Wilson Scholarship recipient, plans to give back to her Alaskan community


Public Health

AMA Foundation Support to Free Clinics Is More Than Financial
Patient with diabetes lauds Volunteers in Medicine Clinic for "saving her life"

AMA Foundation award cultivates leadership in medicine
Leadership Award recipient David Shih, MD, MS provides update on leadership activities since receiving the award in 2000.

2010 Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship award recipients to study mentoring programs
Rachel Levine, MD and Hilit Mechaber, MD hope to help with personal and professional development of female medical students.

Healthy Communities/Healthy America grant helps clinic better serve patients
The Agape Clinic, a 2010 recipient, explains the need for diabetes management support for its patients.

Troops Join Indiana State Medical Society Alliance (ISMAA) to Raise PTSD Awareness
2009 Fund for Better Health grant helps IMSAA with awareness program, Treat the Troops:  Mental Health Matters

Foundation Gift Helps Develop Healthy Lifestyles
Grant helps build self esteem in inner city girls through Girls on the Run Manhattan program

AMA Foundation Focuses on Advancement of Women
AMA Foundation and AMA Women Physicians Congress partner to provide Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship

Grant Helps Kansas City Free Health Clinic Treat the Uninsured
2008 Healthy Communities/Healthy America recipient shares touching story of an uninsured patient and explains how critical free clinics are in America

Medical Student Leads Health Literacy Training Efforts on Campus
Anu Kathiresan helps boost curricula at the Medical College of Georgia

Incorporating Health Literacy Into Medical Education
Claudette Dalton, MD introduces health literacy into courses at the University of Virginia.