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Please consider donating to the Ibn Sina Endowed Scholarship at Wayne State University School of Medicine and help medical students who wish to uphold the ideals and heritage of Ibn Sina, an extraordinary physician and scholar. Your son or daughter may someday benefit! Please help to keep the legacy going by making your gift today.
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NAAMA MI held it’s Annual Gala Dinner at the Dearborn Inn on November 15,2013. The attendees of Physicians , dentists,pharmacists,Deans,students and health care related supporters got to learn about NAAMA’s involvement in relief for refugees from Syria, Somalia and Hurricane Sandy in medical missions and donations that totaled about $500,000 for this year. Dr. Sam Fawaz, NAAMA’s youngest President gave a humorous and heart warming speech consisting of a father’s advise to his children… and passed the reigns to Dr. Ghassan M Saed, the President-Elect!
Dr. Yehya Basha, of Basha Diagnostics, received NAAMA MI Health Care professional of the year Award, and student Zeinab Saghir,received the first Scholarship from NAAMA MI scholarship program that we intend to expand in coming years.World renowned Comedian Dean Obeidallah gave the attendants a 30 minutes non-stop laughter in his stand-up act.
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Brian Mosallam and Frank Mayer of the Cornerstone Group—a firm specializing in employee benefits- presented a brief summary of the impact this legislation will have on doctors, hospitals, employers, employees and their dependents. As many of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are scheduled to become effective January 1st, 2014, Brian Mosallum and Frank Mayer reviewed the following:
• Summary of the delay – impact on employers
• The reasons behind the decision to delay
• What PPACA requirements remain the same
• Preparation necessary for the 2014 employer mandate deadlines
As part of its ongoing community outreach,NAAMA-MI Michigan members took part in a back to school community health fair event at ACCESS in Dearborn. The volunteers performed school physicals as well as dental evaluations on school-age children of various ages. According to the participants, the experience was highly rewarding as it provided the community with a much needed service for its most vulnerable residents.
The Michigan Chapter of the National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA-MI) has established a scholarship fund to support the scholarly activities of graduate students in the health field.
The Objective of the scholarship award is to assist future generation of Arab American healthcare students in lessening their financial strains during the educational years. As a result, NAAMA MI hopes this investment in the future generation of Arab American healthcare professionals translates into giving back to the community at large.
The scholarship amount has been set at $2500 per recipient.
A Scholarship Committee has been established to oversee this program.
Scholarship awards must be used for tuition or other education related expenses necessary to advance the careers of awardees in the health field
Awardees are expected to become actively involved in NAAMA-MI and to provide educational, charitable, and humanitarian services to the community NAAMA-MI supports.
Students must be members of NAAMA-MI or meet the eligibility criteria to become student members in NAAMA-MI.
Students must be enrolled in a graduate program in a health related field in any University in Michigan.
Board members and their immediate family are non eligible for the scholarship award.
The application packet must include the following:
NAAMA MI held it’s annual collegial competition against ASACA at the Beverly Hills Academy in Franklin,Michigan. It was a fun time with crowds cheering for their team. Ultimately NAAMA MI did pull it off with a win with the final score of 84 to 63. Everyone had a great time and is looking forward to next year’s competition.
As a part of NAAMA MI continuous effort to hold various activities for members, a bowling night was held at Langan’s Nor-West Bowling Lanes on Saturday, May 18. Members attended with their families and had night full of bowling , pizza and fun.