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Presidential Scholar Award presented to MCW student

Release Date: April 1, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Wieman - 608.442.3765 jennifer,wieman@wismed.org

MADISON (April 1, 2016)–The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will honor Anupriya Dayal as its 2016 Presidential Scholar at the Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) Annual Meeting April 2-3 in Madison. Dayal, who is completing her third year of medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will receive an engraved award, along with a $3,000 scholarship to assist with her educational expenses.

Given annually by the Foundation since 2005, this prestigious award recognizes a student entering his or her fourth year of medical school who has exemplified the attributes, skills and desire to become a leader in the medical profession in Wisconsin.

Because of her previous training in public health and public policy, Dayal has been active in the Society while in medical school. She was elected vice chair of the Society’s Council on Health Care Quality and Population Health—the first student elected vice chair of a council—and also serves on the Opioid Task Force. At the national level, Dayal has been active with the American Medical Association Medical Student Section.

“Anupriya has become keenly aware of the world around her and of the socioeconomic factors that influence the health and disease processes of various populations,” said George Morris, MD, chair of the Society’s Council on Health Care Quality and Population Health, in his letter of support. “I have no reservations about Anupriya’s ability to succeed and to make substantial contributions to the field of medicine, especially in Wisconsin.”

The Presidential Scholar Award is funded by current and past leaders of the Society.

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, chartered in 1955 as a charitable organization, works to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical and health education and statewide public health initiatives.

With nearly 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.