Medical Student Malini Daniel Elected to AMA Board of Trustees


CHICAGO, June 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Malini Daniel, a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif., today became a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization. Ms. Daniel was installed as a trustee at the AMA's Annual Meeting in Chicago.

"I am very honored to represent future physicians in this position on the AMA Board of Trustees," said Ms. Daniel. "As a medical student, I'm excited to share my experiences in the rapidly changing field of medicine and I look forward to working with the board to help shape the future of health care."  

Ms. Daniel will complete her medical degree with a concentration in health services research and policy in 2013. She was elected by her fellow medical students to serve a one-year term on the AMA Board of Trustees.

Ms. Daniel is dedicated to supporting global health initiatives. She has done extensive policy work and research for various programs including the World Health Organization, Joint United Nations Program for HIV/AIDS and the National AIDS Control Organization for the government of India.

Malini Daniel graduated with honors in 2006 from Harvard University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in biology and international policy, later receiving a Masters of Science degree in global health science from Oxford University. She currently resides in Palo Alto.

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