InMedicine (OUWB's Magazine)

‘Passport to advocacy’
OUWB alumnus Anisah Hashmi, M.D., ’22, awarded 2021 Excellence in Public Health Award

Anisah Hashmi
Anisah Hashmi

Anisah Hashmi, M.D., says being an activist is in her blood, and a community service award she recently received — along with what she did while a student at OUWB — certainly help make the case.

Hashmi, ’22, was awarded the 2021 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. She was formally recognized for the accomplishment at the OUWB 2022 Honors Convocation on the eve of commencement in May.

About to begin psychiatry residency at Boston University Medical Center, Hashmi was nominated by Robert Noiva, Ph.D., associate dean for Graduate Studies and Community Integration.

Noiva wrote that since beginning her medical education at OUWB, Hashmi “has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing health-care and public health services to the neediest of” the southeastern Michigan community.

“Anisah recognizes the serious inequity in availability of services for historically marginalized communities and has used her many talents to tackle those identified disparities,” he continued.

(Only partial stories are posted here with hopes to provide a brief overview and introduction to my most recent work. The full version of this story may be found on the OUWB InMedicine site here.)

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