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Craig Anderson Ohio Honor Fund Nears $300,000
“We are very excited that our years of dedication have paid off and an Ohio medical student will receive the first scholarship next year,” said Craig Anderson, MD, one of the Ohio Honor Fund leaders.

Additional contributions are sought to grow the fund so it can provide multiple scholarships to fourth-year medical students attending medical school in Ohio through the AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award program. Learn more »

Rx SafetyScience Class Clarifies Dangers of Drug Use  
Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg, a 2013 Healthy Living Grant recipient helped create Rx Safety, a science curriculum to educate high school students about the biological processes involved in drug abuse, addiction, and overdose.

The Rx Safety pilot showed that 48% of students believed prescription drugs are a problem before the experiment, while afterward 83% responded that the risk is not worth misusing a prescription drug.” Learn more »

Vida SanaClinic Succeeds in Addressing Metabolic Syndrome
Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic (CEHC) helped reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome in a low-income, underinsured Latino population through their Vida Sana healthy lifestyles program with support from a Healthy Communities/Healthy America Grant.

“I believe that this program is easy to replicate and might make a very important impact on the health status of our immigrant population nationwide,” said Annie DeGroot, MD, Medical Director of the CEHC, a free clinic in Rhode Island. Learn more »

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POTA quote Aug 2014

“It is deeply humbling to be recognized as a Physician of Tomorrow. It gives me a boost of confidence in my aspirations to effect positive changes in the delivery of healthcare for patients and communities."

-AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award recipient Michele Luhm Vigor.

Dates & Deadlines:

Sept. 12: Healthy Living Grant application deadline
Sept. 22: Healthy Communities/Healthy America Grant application deadline
Nov. 8-11: AMA Interim Meeting 
Dec. 5: Seed Grant application Deadlines
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