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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

NYMC Faculty Selected for the 2016 Elizabeth Blackwell Medal by AMWA

Dr. Padmini Murthy is associate professor of public health practice in the department of health policy and management in the School of Health Sciences and Practice at the New York Medical College. Dr. Murthy will be the first Indian-American to be awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Blackwell Medal by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). She will be receiving her award at the AMWA Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 12, during the AMWA Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Padmini Murthy
[Photo: Dr. Padmini Murthy]

Founded in 1915, AMWA has been the vision and voice of women in medicine for over a century. The Elizabeth Blackwell Medal is AMWA’s highest award. Named after the first woman physician to graduate from a U.S. medical school, the award is granted annually to a woman physician who has made the most outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine. As an international leader in global women’s health and a tireless advocate for women in medicine, Dr. Murthy is most deserving of this award. Dr. Murthy’s biography can be found at the AMWA site (