Jun 7, 2014

AMA Foundation Honors Anu Atluru with National Leadership Award

CHICAGO -- Anu Atluru, a medical student at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, is a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2014 Leadership Award. This national award recognizes medical students, residents/fellows, and early career physicians for achievements in community service, medical education, and public health.

Ms. Atluru is a second-year medical student who has applied her creative inclination and management consulting experience to expand the innovation ecosystem for rising physicians. She serves as the product track co-director for the Dallas-area Innovating Healthcare Solutions program and leads a team of MD/PhD candidates to develop a medical device for use in complicated cesarean section deliveries.

She is also an elected Administrative Board Member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives. Anu envisions a multi-faceted career as a clinician and an educator. She hopes to drive the creation of novel, impactful technologies and approaches to patient care.

The AMA Foundation honored 15 outstanding individuals with Leadership Awards at its June 6 annual Excellence in Medicine Awards celebration in Chicago. Award recipients will receive special training to develop their skills as future leaders in community affairs and organized medicine.

The Excellence in Medicine Award program is presented in association with Eli Lilly & Co., Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PhRMA, and Pfizer Inc.

The AMA Foundation, a nonprofit, is improving the health of Americans through philanthropic support of quality programs in public health and medical education. To join the AMA Foundation in supporting medical heroes like the Excellence in Medicine Award winners, visit www.amafoundation.org.

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