Two osteopathic medical students, Betty Mi-Yung Chung, MS, and Stephen Rivoli MPH, MA, CPHQ, have received leadership awards through the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2011 Excellence in Medicine Awards program. Chung, a fourth-year student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—School of Osteopathic Medicine, received her Master’s degree in pharmacology from the Boston University School of Medicine. She was UMDNJ-SOM’s 2008 Student DO of the Year, served on the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents and also was a co-chair and program director for the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and National Grassroots Coordinator for the American Medical Student Association’s (AMSA) Race, Ethnicity and Culture in Health (REACH) Committee. Betty currently serves as Student Council First Vice President as well as the national chair for AMSA REACH.
Stephen Rivoli, MPH, MA, CPHQ, is a second-year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, New York. Two years ago, he founded The Harvey Milk Men, a community group which has raised over $100,000 for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) causes. In addition, since 2006, Rivoli has worked at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, where he has focused on patient satisfaction, health care metrics and clinical operation improvement.
As mentioned in the December/January issue of Inside OME, Terrie E. Taylor, DO, osteopathic internal medicine physician and professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was also honored by the AMA Foundation. She received the Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine for her extensive research and work in the field of malaria prevention and treatment in Malawi.