FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
CHICAGO, Ill. — Sara Lyn Orr Dusing, M.D., a 2017 graduate of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, is a recipient of a 2017 Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation. The award was given during a ceremony at the AMA’s Annual Meeting June 9 in Chicago.
Dusing was recognized for her work with Marshall Medical Outreach (MMO), a student-led initiative to deliver health care to the homeless and those at risk of being homeless, as well as her work during the devastating 2016 West Virginia flooding.
She was nominated by Charles W. “Chuck” Clements, M.D., faculty advisor for MMO and a professor of family and community health at the School of Medicine.
“Dr. Dusing’s dedication to serving the homeless in Huntington for several years made her the perfect person to be one of the core team leaders for Marshall Medical Outreach, “Clements said. “She was a tireless volunteer organizing and supervising Marshall’s relief effort during the Rainelle Flood aftermath. Dr. Dusing is more than worthy to receive this award, and it has been a pleasure to watch her develop as a leader. She represents everything the School of Medicine wants for its students and physicians.”
Dusing will enter a family medicine fellowship next month at the University of Virginia.
The AMA says the Leadership Awards are presented annually to medical students, residents, fellows and early-career physicians who have exhibited outstanding leadership in community service, education, public health or organized medicine. The program provides leadership development training for these recipients to further strengthen their efforts of advancing health care in America.
Photo Caption: Dr. Sara Lyn Orr Dusing (right), a 2017 graduate of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is presented with a Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation by AMA Foundation Treasurer, Dr. Sarah Sanders, during a ceremony June 9 in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Jorge Norrick.
Date Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017