4 physicians get Pride in Profession awards

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted July 12, 2004

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A former Massachusetts Medical Society president and the founder of a volunteer medical clinic are among the 2004 Pride in the Profession Awards winners chosen by the AMA Foundation. The four award recipients are Leonard J. Morse, MD; Bruce E. Gould, MD; Quynh Kieu, MD; and Jack B. McConnell, MD.

Dr. Morse is a Worcester, Mass., internist and past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is immediate past chair of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Dr. McConnell is a pediatrician and nationally renowned scientist. He founded the Volunteers In Medicine clinic, which provides free medical care to uninsured citizens of Hilton Head, S.C., and has been a model for about 30 similar clinics nationwide.

Dr. Gould is an associate dean at the University of Connecticut Health Center who has created innovative programs to provide medical assistance to migrant farm workers. He has been instrumental in raising funds and advocating for migrant workers.

Dr. Kieu is a pediatrician who created "Project Vietnam" in 1997 to help provide U.S. medical assistance and training to the underserved in her native country. Her advocacy and activism helped persuade the Vietnamese government to institute a national policy of childhood immunization that is expected to help save thousands of lives.

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