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Herbert W. Nickens Awards

Named in honor of the late Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., M.A., founder and past vice president of the AAMC's Diversity Policy and Programs, the Herbert W. Nickens Memorial Fund was established by the AAMC to continue advancing Dr. Nickens' concerns about the educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities. The fund supports an annual Nickens lifetime achievement award, an annual faculty fellowship, and five annual student scholarships.

Herbert W. Nickens Award
This award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and the health care of the American people.

Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship
Recognizing an outstanding junior faculty member who holds the rank of assistant professor in a LCME-accredited U.S. medical school department.

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships
Recognizing outstanding academic achievement of medical students entering the third year in a LCME-accredited U.S. medical school.

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