Medical Student Danyelle Thomas Named Recipient of National Medical Fellowships Cadbury Award
Danyelle Thomas, a fourth-year M.D./M.P.H. student, has received the National Medical Fellowships William and Charlotte Cadbury Award. The award was presented on November 14 at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting in Seattle.
The Cadbury Award was established in 1977 in honor of William and Charlotte Cadbury’s exceptional service to National Medical Fellowships. It is given in the amount of $5,000 to fourth-year medical students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, leadership and potential for significant contributions to medicine.
“I am so very honored to be recognized for my contribution to underserved communities,” said Thomas. “National Medical Fellowships has been instrumental in shaping the future of my medical career, and I feel fortunate to have developed a strong relationship with the organization. I am even more motivated to continue to work with these populations, and I am looking forward to helping change the face of medicine.”
“The Cadbury Award is especially meaningful because it recognizes medical students not only for their current standing, but also for their potential contributions as a practicing physician,” said Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., professor of medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and holder of the Dr. Bernard J. Fogel Endowed Chair. “Danyelle is an outstanding medical student who has not only excelled academically but has also been instrumental in community activism. She has a great career ahead of her, and we were proud to see her honored in front of so many of our peer institutions.”