February 24, 2009 — Fourth-year medical student Jason Franasiak was named one of 30 recipients of the 2009 AMA Foundation Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation.
The award recognizes medical students, residents, fellows and early-career physicians for their nonclinical leadership skills in organized medicine, education, public health or community service.
"Through actions such as leading a free clinic, changing health policy, conducting cutting-edge research or volunteering on a global level, these men and women have shown tremendous potential for joining the next generation of medical leaders," said Jean Howard, president of the AMA Foundation. "I am confident that these outstanding individuals will provide the necessary leadership to improve health care delivery in our country."
The Leadership Awards, co-sponsored by Pfizer Inc., are part of the AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Awards program and will be presented on March 9 in Washington, D.C., prior to the AMA National Advocacy Conference.