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AMA and Foundation Unite to Prevent Diabetes
The AMA Foundation is partnering with the AMA to extend the AMA's Improving Health Outcomes strategic initiative to eight free health clinics supported by the AMA Foundation's Healthy Communities/Healthy America grant program.

“We are grateful to the AMA Foundation for giving us this opportunity to expand our work in preventing type 2 diabetes by targeting populations disproportionately impacted by diabetes,” said AMA's Group Vice President of Health Outcomes Karen Kmetik, Ph.D

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New Award Added to Excellence in Medicine
The AMA Foundation is proud to announce the addition of the Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award to the Excellence in Medicine Awards program, which will be held in conjunction with the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Mridha created the award to recognize physicians who demonstrate altruism, compassion, integrity, leadership, and personal sacrifice in the interest of providing quality healthcare to marginalized populations.

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Dawn Richardson Tennessee's Role in the Scholars Fund Remembered
As the last checks from the Scholars Fund are issued, we looked back to commemorate the amazing success of the fund and the dedication of the AMA Alliance members.

One group that deserves specific recognition is the Tennessee Medical Association Alliance, which led the nation in fundraising for the Scholars Fund for 42 consecutive years.

Dawn Richardson, a Tennessee Alliance member, said, “It felt absolutely awesome to help all those students through medical school.”

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February 2014
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“My volunteer hours [at the Casa de los Niños, a child crisis care center] are the most rewarding part of my week.”

- Kevin Hummel, a 2013 AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award recipient, who plans a career as a pediatrician.
Dates & Deadlines:

March 4 - Minority Scholars Award application deadline

March 14 Excellence in Medicine Awards application deadline

March 30 Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship application deadline
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