AMA/Glaxo Wellcome Leadership Award Winners, Part 2. JAMA. 1998;279(1):90C. doi:10.1001/jama.279.1.90
Prepared by Ashish Bajaj, Department of Resident Physicians Services,
American Medical Association.
Last week's Resident Forum introduced some of the 1997 AMA/Glaxo Wellcome
leadership program award recipients; the remaining recipients are presented
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,
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
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.