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Recipients of the 2013 Dr. Nathan Davis Awards

The American Medical Association (AMA) presented seven recipients with the 2013 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 24th 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.

Member of executive branch serving by presidential/political appointment (federal)

Donald Berwick, M.D., former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Governor or elected statewide official

Anthony G. Brown, Maryland Lieutenant Governor

Member of a state legislature

Eileen Cody, Washington State Representative

Career public servant at the state or local level

Arthur Evans, Philadelphia Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability

Member of executive branch in career public service (federal government)

Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health

Career public servant at the state or local level

Charles M. Palmer, Director of Iowa's Department of Human Services

Member of executive branch in career public service (federal government)

Major General Kimberly Siniscalchi, Assistant Air Force Surgeon General