Feinberg School Student Honored by AMA Foundation as Outstanding Leader in Medicine
Hans C. Arora from Chicago has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2008 Leadership Award. This award provides medical students, residents/fellows, early career physicians, and established physicians from around the country with special training to develop their skills as future leaders in organized medicine and community affairs.
Arora is currently in his third year of the combined MD/PhD program at the Feinberg School. At present, his research involves the use of nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery. He is a native of Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Pennsylvania State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 2005. He currently serves as the chair of the AMA Medical Student Section Region 2 delegation and chair of the AMA-MSS Membership Retention and Recruitment Committee, and is a member of the AMA Political Action Committee student advisory board. On the local level, he is an alternate delegate to the Illinois State Medical Society House of Delegates as well as co-chair of the Chicago Medical Society Medical Student District. He enjoys being involved with his peers in a variety of settings including the Northwestern Outdoor Adventure Club, the Dance Interest Group, the Feinberg School curriculum committee, and a cooking club at the medical school, which he co-founded. He is hoping to pursue a career in radiation oncology and possibly public service.
The AMA Foundation honored 56 individuals with the award at its annual Excellence in Medicine Awards ceremony on March 31 in Washington D.C. Recipients of the award are recognized for demonstrating outstanding non-clinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service, and education.