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AMA Foundation Honors Anand Reddi with Leadership Award

National Award Recognizes Community Service and Public Health Efforts

Photo of Anand Reddi receiving his award from AMA Foundation President Dr. Owen Garrick, AMA President Dr. Peter Carmel
and Pfizer’s Vice President of External Medical Affairs Dr. Jack Watters.

For immediate release
March 12, 2012

CHICAGO – Anand Reddi has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2012 Leadership Award.

The AMA Foundation honored Mr. Reddi with a Leadership Award at its annual Excellence in Medicine Awards ceremony, which was presented in association with Pfizer Inc on February 13, 2012 in Washington D.C.

AMA Foundation President Dr. Owen Garrick presided over the awards ceremony and praised the Leadership Award recipients, stating, “These dedicated medical students, residents and physicians are deeply committed to transforming their communities and improving the health of their neighbors. Our hope is that celebrating the efforts of these medical leaders will inspire us all to give back to our communities, as they have done.” Recipients of the award are recognized as leaders in organized medicine, advocacy and community affairs.

Mr. Reddi is a medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a graduate of the University of the Michigan with dual degrees in Biology and History. In 2005,Reddi was a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa assisting McCord Hospital’s Sinikithemba HIV/AIDS clinic. Currently, his advocacy focuses on U.S. global health policy. He is a contributor to The Huffington Post, The New York Times and The Washington Post on global health issues. In the summer of 2010, Mr. Reddi’s advocacy challenged the Obama Administration’s flat lining of global HIV treatment funds. Mr. Reddi’s leadership resulted in the Obama administration’s decision to recommit $366 million for U.S. sponsored HIV/AIDS initiatives in Uganda.

The AMA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, is improving the health of Americans through philanthropic support of quality programs in public health and medical education. To join the AMA Foundation in supporting medical heroes like the Leadership Award winners, visit

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