Awards and Leadership

DOs Produce This Year's Largest Group of Ambrose Scholars

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is proud to announce the 2018 class of Paul Ambrose Scholars. Forty students were selected from 32 academic health professions institutions representing medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy, physician assistant, and public health disciplines. Thirteen of the 40 students selected for the program are osteopathic medical students, up from 11 last year. They also comprise the largest group of students out of the selected health professions. All scholars will attend the Public Health Leadership Symposium in Philadelphia, PA from April 9-10.

The 2018 DO Scholars Include:

  • Rachel Brownell,VCOM-Auburn
  • Ashley Burkart, AZCOM
  • Karen Custodio, RowanSOM
  • Jonathan Doty, VCOM-CC
  • Rachel Horn,VCOM-VC
  • Lucas Kane,VCOM-VC
  • Carly Noel, NYITCOM A-State
  • Preeya Patel, VCOM-Carolinas
  • Shikha Patel, RowanSOM
  • Sindhuja Ranganathan, UNECOM
  • Hytham Rashid, NSU-KPCOM
  • Jacob Thatcher, PNWU-COM
  • Jeff Wisniowski, UNECOM

Read more about their bios and award-winning community projects.

About the Ambrose Scholars Program

The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to students to conduct a community-based health education project at their institution. Since 2002, more than 600 students from over 220 academic institutions have become Paul Ambrose Scholars, equipped with leadership and organizational skills in public health education that can only be found outside of the classroom.