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Mar. 8, 2017

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Induction 2017


Photo left: AOA student inductees with Ronald Kanner, MD (far right).
Photo right (L-R): Dean Lawrence G. Smith, MD, MACP, Annalise Ellis, and Jose Prince, MD.

For their dedication to promoting humanism in medicine, thirteen Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine graduating students were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society on March 8, 2017:

Kenan Celtik
Alexandra King
Jonathan Lavian
William Lee
Gloria Lin
Giovanna Manzano
Jessica May
Shamus Moran
Alexander O'Connell
Lesley Pepin
Marina Reppucci
Phillip Rubin
Timothy White

In addition to students, the following residents and faculty members of the School of Medicine were initiated into the AOA Honor Medical Society:

Jon Gong, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
Marci Laudenslager, MD, Department of Medicine
Aaron Nizam, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Betty Diamond, MD, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Medicine
Ronald Kanner, MD, Professor of Science Education and Neurology
Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH, Chair and Professor, Department of Medicine
Jill Rabin, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The special event began with talk given at the School of Medicine by AOA visiting professor, John Lawrence, MD, president of the board of director of Doctors Without Borders, followed by an induction ceremony and dinner held at the Hofstra University Club on Hofstra's campus. During the celebration, including more than 85 attendees, AOA Counsilor and associate professor of surgery, Jose Prince, MD, presented the AOA Administrative Recognition Award to Annalise Ellis, MHA, director of faculty affairs and student records, for her ongoing support and important role in advocating the mission of the AOA at the School of Medicine.

The AOA is a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. The top 25 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to the society, and up to 16 percent may be elected based on leadership, character, community service, and professionalism. The selection committee is composed of faculty members who also hold the distinction of being AOA members.

For more information, please visit AOA Honor Medical Society.