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National Professional Organizations
Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members are all 154 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America's medical schools and teaching hospitals and their more than 173,000 full-time faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions. The AAMC and our members are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our desire to earn and keep the public's trust for the role we play in improving the nation's health.
The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, funding, and advocacy. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.
The American Academy of Dermatology was founded in 1938. It is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 20,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists.
AAD is improving global access, innovation and quality of dermatologist-led patient care and providing visionary leadership of the profession. Through AAD programs and resources, Academy members are advancing the frontiers of dermatologic care by embracing innovation and technological advances, overcoming accessibility barriers, optimizing data-driven improvements in care and expanding outreach to the global community.
Mission and Vision
To transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. A world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. Internists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. With 154,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.
Established in 1940, the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) is an international, multi-disciplinary association of scientists engaged in all areas of biomedical and patient-oriented research, from the laboratory, to translational to clinical. The organization works to foster the development of future generations of clinical scientists and investigators through its own initiatives, while encouraging public, private, and governmental investment in the development of these individuals. Members of the AFMR are located at government facilities; medical centers; universities and medical schools; research institutions; and private industry. The AFMR also fosters research in the medical sciences, provides leadership in articulating and publicizing the goals of scientific research, disseminates the knowledge that medical research generates, and identifies and supports efforts to advance clinical research.
The six cardiologists who founded the American Heart Association in 1924 would be amazed.
From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 33 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 3,400 employees. Learn more about our impact over time.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don't result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Our size and scope let us have real impact. We have invested more than $4.1 billion in research, more than any U.S. nonprofit organization.
To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
The American Medical Association is the premier national organization providing timely, essential resources to empower physicians, residents and medical students to succeed at every phase of their medical lives.
At the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), we take pride in our dedication to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and to improve patient care. Since 1905, our achievements have played an important role in American medicine and we've acted as an advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain. We provide outstanding education, research and scientific knowledge to physician anesthesiologists and care team members.
The Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities.
One part of our mission is to bring together Asians, Pacific Islanders, and others interested in the health issues that affect Asians and Pacific Islanders so that we may have a strong, collective, public and political voice. We are interested in both directly promoting the health and well-being of the Asian and Pacific Islander community as well as in helping all health care workers who work with these communities understand how to care for the Asian and Pacific Islander patient in a culturally sensitive manner. Finally, APAMSA provides an important forum for APIA medical students to meet, exchange information and experiences and develop personally and professionally.
For more than 25 years, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has used improvement science to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health care across the world.
We bring awareness of safety and quality to millions, accelerate learning and the systematic improvement of care, develop solutions to previously intractable challenges, and mobilize health systems, communities, regions, and nations to reduce harm and deaths.
We work in collaboration with the growing IHI community to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations.
We generate optimism, harvest fresh ideas, and support anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better.
Focus areas: Improvement Capability; person and family-centered care; patient safety, quality, cost, and value; Triple Aim for populations (population health, experience of care, and per capita cost.
Vision and mission
The Vision of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone. The Mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. The National Medical Association (NMA) is the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States. The NMA is a 501(c) (3) national professional and scientific organization representing the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies. Throughout its history the National Medical Association has focused primarily on health issues related to African Americans and medically underserved populations; however, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all ethnic groups.
The purposes of this Corporation are to promote, support, develop and encourage research in surgery and musculoskeletal disease and disciplines related thereto; to provide, support, develop and sponsor educational activities related to the foregoing, and to provide a forum for dissemination of knowledge in the fields.
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is dedicated to the improvement of care of the acutely ill and injured patient by improving research and education. To achieve this mission, SAEM influences health policy through forums, publications, interorganizational collaboration, policy development, and consultation services for physicians, teachers, researchers, and students. SAEM represents excellence and leadership in academic emergency medicine, and its values include idealism and quality in all endeavors, nurturing and camaraderie and diversity among members, as well as creative and symbiotic interactions with other organizations. SAEM provides administrative support to the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) and to the SAEM journals, Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) and Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training (AEM E&T). SAEM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Regional and State Professional Organizations
Nevada's pioneer physicians organized the Nevada State Medical Association (NSMA) in 1875, only 11 years after Nevada's admission to the United States. These physicians served the medical and public health needs of Nevada pioneer families and visitors. They created the NSMA to share the latest medical knowledge and the collaborate on best practice for their patients. The NSMA began meeting annually in 1904 to identify and address the needs of Nevada physicians and their patients.
Today, the NSMA mission remains consistent with the mission of those pioneer Nevada physicians: advocating for high quality health care for all Nevadans. As the state's oldest and largest physician advocacy organization, the NSMA represents physicians at the state, federal and local levels of government, and before the United States Congress and the Nevada Legislature. The NSMA monitors both state and federal proposed legislation and proposed regulations, attends hearings, drafts comment letters and testifies on behalf of physicians with a focus on elevating quality care and eliminating onerous regulatory barriers which burden the practice of medicine and limit access to care.
Welcome to the Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM). Each year medical and scientific advances offer new opportunities for the improvement of health for all Americans. Yet a disproportionate burden of diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, and HIV/AIDS, continues among minority and medically underserved populations. Our faculty is engaged in innovative research that is needed to identify and understand the contributors to health disparities. These contributors may include biological, environmental, socioeconomic, or cultural factors.
LMSA-West's mission is to recruit and support individuals in the healthcare professions who will strive to improve the access and delivery of healthcare to Latinos and medically underserved populations. To create a communication network for Latino medical students, pre-medical students, and physicians.
To establish programs that facilitate and increase the recruitment of Latino medical school applicants.
To support the academic success of Latino students pursuing a career in medicine.
To support the efforts of organizations committed to the improvement of healthcare access and delivery for Latinos in LMSA West States.
To develop future Latinx leaders in medicine and all its dimensions, including in policy and advocacy, academics and teaching, institutional leadership, community outreach and civic engagement, scholarship and research.
UNR Presentation Venues
The sixth annual Northern Nevada Diversity Summit titled "Building Bridges in a Changing World." The summit occurs at the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Joe Crowley Student Union and is free for all to attend. The Summit offers attendees the opportunity to discover new programs and opportunities; learn about new ideas and emerging research; and network with campus and community leaders.
Come and learn about the service-learning experiences across the university and the greater Reno community. There will be a special tabling section for community organizations at the showcase to highlight opportunities that they have for students to get involved with service and for potential partnerships with faculty. We will also produce a community partner brochure, highlighting the organizations in attendance with contact information. UNR faculty and students are invited to present posters on their service-learning experiences.