2016 Paul Ambrose Outstanding Student Activist Award

Congratulations to the 2016 winner: 
Collin Schenk, MS-IV from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

A long-standing tradition for over 30 years, the Health Activist Dinner brings together the nation’s leading health professionals and advocates celebrating social justice and health equity efforts nationwide.

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has its roots grounded in activism. Since taking a stand against its former parent organization (the AMA) on more socio-medical issues such as civil rights, universal health care, and the Vietnam War in 1967, AMSA has been consistently fostering strong activists in the medical community. AMSA has a long history of focusing on major issues from social justice and health care reform to responsible global health implementation and care. This outstanding student activist award is dedicated to the late Paul Ambrose.

The Award recipient receives a formal invitation to this year’s Health Activist Dinner, hosted on Sunday, October 30th in Denver, Colorado in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).