AMA Foundation Honors Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

MAY 28, 2015
AMA Foundation Honors Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Student with National Leadership Award
CHICAGO – Kushyup Shah, a student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is a recipient
of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2015 Leadership Award. This
national award recognizes medical students, residents/fellows, and early career physicians
for achievements in community service, medical education, and public health.
The AMA Foundation will honor 15 outstanding individuals with Leadership Awards at its
annual Excellence in Medicine Awards donor reception on Friday, June 5, 2015, in Chicago.
Award recipients will receive special training to further develop their skills as future leaders in
community affairs and organized medicine.
Kushyup Shah
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Shah is a rising fourth-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School seeking
to pursue a career in radiology, health policy, and health economics. His interests lie in the
optimization of resource utilization in underserved areas and to promote better collaboration
between policy makers and health care providers through effective policy. Realizing that
change in health care policy is most effective in numbers and when done over time, he cofounded a nationwide health policy fellowship, designed to engage medical students in the
health policy realm in order to promote efficient and effective advocacy on behalf of the
medical profession and ultimately, patients. Shah is currently pursuing a masters in public
policy at Rutgers University.
The Excellence in Medicine Award program is presented in association with Novo Nordisk
Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc., and PhRMA.
The AMA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, 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
Media Contact:
Amy Jenkins, AMA Foundation
(312) 464-5864
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