FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012
Rajani Sharma of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Receives Top Award at AMA Research Symposium
CHICAGO - Rajani Sharma, a fourth year medical student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was the overall winner in the clinical outcomes and health care improvement category for her research titled, “Are There Gender Differences in Primary Prevention of Peripheral Artery Disease in At-Risk Patients?” during a research symposium at the American Medical Association’s Interim Meeting.
“The work of Rajani and the other young physicians and medical students shows us that the future of medicine looks very bright,” said AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D. “The research presented at this AMA symposium provides valuable information for current and future physicians. These advances will help them provide the best possible care for patients.”
Sharma received the award in the medical student category. The symposium consisted of separate competitions for AMA members who are residents or fellows, medical students and international medical graduates that are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and awaiting residency.
More than 600 abstracts were submitted for consideration this year, the most in the research symposium’s 10 year history. The award program began in 2003 to provide leadership opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows who are interested in research.
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