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12635 E. Montview Blvd., Suite 270
Aurora, CO 80045
P: (720) 859-4149
F: (720) 859-4158
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Award for Excellence in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Medical Education and Patient Care
This award recognizes medical schools (and their associated AΩA Chapter) that demonstrate exemplary leadership, innovation, and engagement in fostering an inclusive culture that transforms the ideals of inclusion, diversity, and equity into successful programs that support medical student, house staff, and faculty diversity in service to the community.
Program Submissions Update:
Effective immediately, all program applications must be submitted through the online portal on the AΩA website. We will no longer accept applications via email or hard copy. Please see individual program announcements for specific instructions when applying.
Please feel free to contact Libby should you have any questions.:
Libby Appel (720) 859-4149, Libby@alphaomegaalpha.org
AΩA Program Deadlines 2020
January 3, 2020: The Pharos Poetry Award
January 15, 2020: Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award
January 31, 2020: Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
February 14, 2020: Medical Student Service Leadership Project Grant
March 2, 2020: Fellow in Leadership
April 15, 2020: Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
June 30, 2020: Postgraduate Fellowship
September 30, 2020: AΩA Award for Excellence in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Medical Education and Patient Care
October 2, 2020: AΩA Professionalism Award
October 16, 2020: Robert H. Moser Essay Award
Perelman alumna receives Alumni membership
Dr. Arlene Bennett receives her certificate at Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. From left, Neha Vapiwala, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Jon B. Morris, MD Associate Dean for Student Affairs and AΩA Councilor; Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education; Dr. Bennett; and J. Larry, MD, Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine.
Rahul Annabathula, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Class of 2020
Receives first check for the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship.
Rahul's research is titled: "Evaluating the Value of a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) and Catheter-Directed Thrombolytic (CDT) Therapy for Acute Submassive and Massive PE: Clinical Outcomes and Cost".
Lauding our Luminaries
We are exceedingly appreciative for all of you who are continuing your steadfast dedication to the service and care of patients. We are grateful for your service as excellent physicians, leaders, professionals, and role models as we continue to press on through this dreadful pandemic. Your competence and compassion at the bedside, unwavering perseverance, and confident leadership are beacons of hope.
Many ask, “How much longer?” This is an unanswerable question. We rely on the wisdom of our public health experts, researchers, and scientists who are working on effective treatments and prevention. Our public health leaders, including Dr. Anthony Fauci (AΩA, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1965), and Dr. Deborah Birx, who speak truth to power as our country’s centralized authorities, are unrelenting in their commitment and servant leadership.
Each of you is on your own front line, with your AΩA team standing strong with you. Your entire AΩA family celebrates each of you – the ER physician who, having recovered from COVID himself, was one of the first people to donate convalescent plasma for a novel COVID treatment program; the hundreds of medical students who graduated early in order to help where and when needed; the epidemiologists, researchers and data analysts providing critical information; and our health care colleagues, nurses, and first responders who repeatedly place themselves in harm’s way.
AΩA National Office
Your AΩA national office staff continues to keep the Society operational, working remotely to ensure the continuity of AΩA, publishingThe Pharos, and producing AΩA’s most recent professionalism monograph Best Practices in Medical Professionalism: Addressing Burnout and Resilience in Our Profession. Throughout this pandemic, funding for Medical Student Service Leadership Grants, Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowships, Fellows in Leadership, The Pharos Poetry Awards, Volunteer Clinical Faculty Awards, and Administrative Recognition Awards have all been presented to students and physicians. As AΩA members, you have made this possible through your continued financial support by payment of dues, and by serving as reviewers and supporters of the Society and its members.
If the national office team can provide any assistance to you, or your Chapter, or if you have a story to share or simply want to connect, please reach out! We look forward to receiving your submissions for the summer edition of The Pharos, which will be fully dedicated to experiences and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.” – Florence Nightingale