• National Minority Quality Forum Leadership Summit Honors FPs

    April 29, 2021, 8:35 a.m. News Staff — Five family physicians were among the recipients of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award at the group’s Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Health Braintrust, held virtually April 26-28.

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    The FP winners for 2021 are

    • Melissa Burnside, M.D., M.H.S., a primary care physician at Duke Family Medicine Center, in Durham, N.C., and a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Duke University School of Medicine;
    • Monica Ulhee Hahn, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., an associate clinical professor in the Departments of Family & Community Medicine and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Services at the University of California, San Francisco;
    • Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Urology at Michigan Medicine, and the interim director of services for students with disabilities and director of adaptive sports & fitness in the Division of Student Life at the University of Michigan;
    • Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., co-founder and CEO of the PurpLE Health Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit organization that focuses on addressing the physical, mental and financial health of women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence; and
    • Michael Richardson, M.D., a member of the Massachusetts AFP’s board of directors and a practicing family physician at One Medical, a membership-based primary care practice in Boston.

    This year’s Annual Summit featured more than a dozen online sessions and virtual town halls, and covered topics such as social determinants of health and COVID-19, advancing health equity by eliminating systemic racism in clinical research, and addressing vaccine disparities in communities of color.