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Recipients of the 2014 Dr. Nathan Davis Awards

The American Medical Association (AMA) presented four recipients with the 2014 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Government Service – the highest award for elected officials and government employees from the nation’s largest physician organization.

The awards, named for the founding father of the AMA, recognize elected and career officials in federal, state or municipal service whose contributions have promoted the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Nathan Davis Awards. The awards were presented in conjunction with the AMA National Advocacy Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.

United States Representative

Fred Upton, United States House of Representatives

Member of the Executive Branch in Career Public Service

Lieutenant General Paul K. Carlton, Jr., MD, USAF (Ret.), Surgeon General United State Air Force (Ret.)

Member of a State Legislature

Richard Pan, MD, Chair, Assembly Health Committee, California State Legislature

Career Public Servant at the State Level

Susan E. Birch, MBA, BSN, RN, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance