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Resident Forum
January 7, 1998

AMA/Glaxo Wellcome Leadership Award Winners, Part 2

Author Affiliations

Prepared by Ashish Bajaj, Department of Resident Physicians Services, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1998;279(1):90C. doi:10.1001/jama.279.1.90

Last week's Resident Forum introduced some of the 1997 AMA/Glaxo Wellcome leadership program award recipients; the remaining recipients are presented here:

Stuart L. Lustig, MD, served on the Board of Advisers of Caduceus Outreach Services, which provides mental health services to the homeless in San Francisco, Calif. During medical school he produced and presented a magic show to teach acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention to inner-city adolescents in Chicago, Ill. He has worked in free health clinics in San Francisco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Dr Lustig is a psychiatry resident at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif.

Martin C. Mahoney, MD, PhD, serves on the Board of Directors of the Cantalician Center, which provides health and education services to persons with disabilities. He volunteers at the Niagara Frontier Vocational Rehabilitation Center, which helps patients with disabilities acquire and maintain vocational skills, and the Allegheny Regional Development Corporation, which provides health care to Native Americans with disabilities. Dr Mahoney is a family medicine resident at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Kevin E. Moore, MD, coordinated his hospital's holiday toy drive during medical school. During college, he volunteered with the Halloween for Kids project and an honors program tutoring project. Dr Moore is a family practice resident at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Ga.

John Parker, MD, was team leader of the shrapnel and recovery team during the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. He worked over 200 hours in 17 days, recovering and organizing shrapnel for forensic analysis. He lectures about the Oklahoma City tragedy, sharing the lessons he learned from his experiences. Dr Parker is a pathology fellow in Pearland, Tex.

Janet Perkins-Howland, MD, volunteered as a child counselor and a hotline counselor at Sarah's Inn, a domestic violence agency in the suburbs of Chicago. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a village in northeastern Thailand, where she worked to increase the birth weights of newborns, purify the water supply, and improve the diets of the village residents. Dr Perkins-Howland is an obstetrics and gynecology resident at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.

Liza M. Pilch, MD, founded the Young Professional Association of the Little City Foundation, an organization that provides housing, education, and employment placement services to persons with disabilities. She is the Director of her church's Holiday Senior Outreach program, which delivers food to homebound parishioners during the Easter and Christmas seasons. Dr Pilch is an emergency medicine resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

John Racadio, MD, chaired his college fraternity's community service committee. He organized dinners for a local retirement home and summer sporting events for underprivileged children. He also coached baseball for an inner-city youth league in San Francisco and volunteered as a swimming instructor. Dr Racadio is a pediatrics fellow at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

James W. Robertson, MD, served as the director of a migrant farm clinic in Bangor, Mich, for 4 years. The clinic treats 30 to 40 members of migrant families each week. He has also worked at a free clinic in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where he and other physicians drove from village to village providing medical care to the needy. Dr Robertson is a pediatrics resident at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies of Michigan State University.

Steve R. Williams, MD, has volunteered for over 5 years with Operation Smile, helping provide reconstructive surgery to needy children in 23 countries. He provides administrative support and teaches medical students and others how to work in developing countries. He has also traveled on 3 Operation Smile missions to Kenya, helping care for 175 children in 5 days on each trip. Dr Williams is a physical medicine and rehabilitation resident at Boston University Medical Center in Boston, Mass.

Nancy Ewen Wang, MD, served as an attending physician at the Arbor Free Clinic for the medically underserved in Palo Alto and currently serves as a board member. She cofounded Conservation International, an organization that sponsors international projects and provides information to health care professionals interested in working abroad. Dr Wang is an emergency medicine resident at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif.