AMA Foundation Honors Brooklyn Physician As An

AMA Foundation Honors Brooklyn Physician As An


AMA Foundation honors Brooklyn physician as an

outstanding leader in medicine

(Chicago, IL) –Kaedrea Jackson, MD, MPH, a resident at the State University of New York Downstate/Kings County Hospitals, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2010 Leadership Award. This award provides medical students, residents/fellows and early career physicians from around the country with special training to develop their skills as future leaders in organized medicine and community affairs.

The AMA Foundationhonored30 individuals with the award at its annual Excellence in Medicine Awards ceremony on March 1, 2010 in Washington D.C. Presented in association with Pfizer Inc, recipients of the award are recognized for demonstrating outstanding non-clinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service and education. Dr. Jacksonis one of only six residents and fellowsin the nation to receive a leadership award.

Kaedrea Jackson, MD, is a fourth-year resident in the combined emergency medicine-internal medicine program at SUNY Downstate/Kings County hospitals in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently the speaker of the council for the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, the largest and oldest independent resident organization in the world. As speaker, she works to ensure that the voice of emergency medicine residents is heard to ensure their education and development. Dr. Jackson graduated from SUNYDownstateMedicalCenter after completion of a combined MD-MPH program. Upon completion of residency she plans to work with underserved populations. She believes the best way to combat the health problems that affect this population is through a combination of medicine, health instruction, and disease prevention.

“At this critical time in our nation’s health system reform efforts, encouraging leadership in the medical profession is more important than ever,” said Richard Hovland, President of the AMA Foundation. “I am confident that these exceptional individuals will provide a strong voice in the medical community to improve health care delivery in the United States.”

The AMA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, is the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Association and is committed to improving the health of Americans through support of quality programs in public health and medical education. Some of the AMA Foundation’s current programs include grant programs for free clinics and healthy lifestyles projects, medical student scholarships and health literacy initiatives. Visit to learn more.


For more information, please contact:Dina Lindenberg

AMA Foundation

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