Paul Ambrose, MD, MPH was onboard American Airlines flight 77 that was hijacked on September 11, 2001. Dr. Ambrose had an accomplished career; he worked closely with the Surgeon General’s office and was committed to promoting public health and disease prevention. He left behind a powerful and far-reaching legacy, including the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program.
The scholars program was set up in Dr. Ambrose’s honor by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), the professional organization representing accredited and emerging graduate public health programs, medical and health professions faculty, and students dedicated to interprofessional prevention education and research. Following his personal vision, the program supports leadership development for students pursuing careers in preventive medicine and public health.
When APTR recently announced the 2018 class of Paul Ambrose Scholars, five students from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) were named among those selected for the prestigious national program, more than any other single institution.
These community-focused students will conduct health education projects to meet the needs of rural and medically underserved populations, simultaneously carrying on the vision of Dr. Ambrose and fulfilling the Mission of the College they represent. VCOM is proud of the dedication and accomplishments of these outstanding students.
Read about their backgrounds and individual projects in the directory of 2018 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Directory here: https://www.ambrosescholars.org/uploads/2/1/9/6/21964692/2018_pasp_directory_by_discipline.pdf