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Fifth Annual National Medical Fellowships Awards Gala

The fifth annual National Medical Fellowships Awards Gala saluted Myrtle S. Potter and Genentech, a company that is a leader in the development of cancer fighting drugs. We were also honored to have Dr. Helene Gayle, HIV/AIDS Senior Advisor of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as our keynote speaker. We are grateful for the tireless efforts of co-chairs, Betsy Bernard and Richard Zhan, without whom this benefit would not be so successful. Thank you also to our notable Honorary Committee members who are such staunch supporters of NMF

NMF is in the business of promoting excellence among minority physicians by providing need-based scholarships and offering unique programs to enable students to participate in extended research and clinical experiences under the aegis of noted academic advisors and researchers. For many, such programs help clarify career goals and areas of specialty.

Our special honorees are all former NMF' Scholars who have dedicated their careers as physicians to serving society: some who are world renowned, and some who have made a world of difference within their local communities. The NMF Founder's Award was presented to Dr. Arthur Coleman, a distinguished physician who continues to serve the same community in San Francisco after 53 years.

Following the tragic events of September 11, it was clear to all of us at NMF that this evening's Awards Gala was more important than ever. We are so proud that some of the physicians responding to those emergency calls are former NMF Scholars. Tonight gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the critical role our nation's minority physicians play in the well-being of all America's citizens. A portion of the Gala proceeds will be donated to the September 11th Fund.

Whether you are a lifelong friend or have only recently learned of NMF and its mission, we thank you so much for your support of our scholars and our honorees.

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