Sojourner Clinic volunteers honored for service

Sojourner Clinic volunteer Monica Mikkilineni, MS 5, and executive clinic directors Sheela Vivekanandan, MD, ’13, and Craig Raphael, MS 5, took part in the clinic's annual awards and recognition banquet on May 15 at Diastole.
Sojourner Clinic volunteer Monica Mikkilineni, MS 5, and executive clinic directors Sheela Vivekanandan, MD, ’13, and Craig Raphael, MS 5, took part in the clinic’s annual awards and recognition banquet on May 15 at Diastole.

Volunteers who have supported the Sojourner Clinic, the UMKC School of Medicine student-operated free heal clinic for the inner-city homeless, were recognized and honored at the clinic’s annual banquet on May 15 at Diastole.

The event brought together student and faculty volunteers, financial supporters and community partners to celebrated the clinic’s ninth year of operation and recognize students, faculty and donors for their service throughout the school year.

This year’s award winners included:
Most Hours Volunteered: Maria Uloku, MS 4
Dan Purdom Award for Commitment: Apurva Bhatt. MS 3
Brook Nelson Award for Leadership: Ripa Patel, MS 4
Ellen Beck Award for Outstanding Physicians: Miranda Huffman, MD, assistant professor of Communtiy and Family Practice
Angela Barnett Award for Humanism: Peter Lazarz, MS 1, and Matthew Goers, MD, ’13

Members of the 2012-2013 Sojourner Clinic leadership board
Executive Clinical Directors — Sheela Vivekanandan, MD, ’13, and Craig Raphel, MS 5
Executive Board Members
Vikram Chakravarthy, MS 5, Treasurer
Monica Mikkilineni, MS 5, Secretary
Apurva Bhatt, MS 3, Public Relations
Sheeba Kunnel, MS 4, Pharmacy Liaison
Krupa Patel, MS 4, Webmaster
Noor Abu Alnadi, MD, ’13, Lab Director
Arfaa Ali, MS 5, Lab Director
Clinical Managers
Matt Goers, MD, 13, Main Operations Manager
Azhar Mohiuddin, MD, ’13, Main Operations Manager
Adam Fledderman, MD, ’13
Himanshu Banda, MD, ’13
Sara Beck, MD, ’13
Nikoo Cheraghi, MD, ’13
Ashika Odhav, MD, ’13
Shwini Poola, MD, ’13
Rayma Kollipara, MD, ’13
Ripa Patel, MS 4
Maria Uloko, MS 4

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