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The Society of Torch & Laurel is a high school honors program developed by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize high school high-achievers and provide them and their families with the vital tools to successfully transition to college.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and gives out more than $1 million annually in scholarships, awards, and chapter funds.
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The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), founded in 1950 and based in Washington, D.C., is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is a student-governed, national organization.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.
CONGRESS OF FUTURE MEDICAL LEADERS
VIRTUAL | MARCH 20 AND 21, 2021
List of Confirmed Speakers
(NOTE: Subject to last-minute changes due to speaker conflicts)
Deborah Bedor, Ph.D.
As one of the nation’s top admissions experts, Dr. Bedor has advised Top Tier, Ivy League, and celebrity pre-college students for 27 years. Each one of her students becomes a stand-out candidate for admissions.
Larry Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Brilliant is an American epidemiologist, technologist, philanthropist, and author, notable for his 1973 – 1976 work with the World Health Organization, helping to successfully eradicate smallpox.
Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Dr. Capecchi is an Italian-born molecular geneticist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering a method to create mice in which a specific gene is turned off, known as knockout mice. Dr. Capecchi is currently Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and Biology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S.
Dr. Galiatsatos is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients suffering from lung disease. He is a strong advocate for health equity, publishing more than 30 research papers on the subject.
Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.
Dr. Zoghbi is a professor of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neuroscience, and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the recipient of many awards and has contributed to various published research articles.
Nicole Hall, R.N.
Nicole is a registered nurse, experienced working in pediatric ICU. Following her experience during the birth of her second son, she has been fervently committed to educating women on their pregnancy and delivery.
Todd Herman has been working with the highest achievers in sports and business for more than two decades. Along side his coaching and mentoring, he is the creator of the multi-award-winning Leadership & Skills Development Program, 90 Day Year and author of The Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life.
Jaime Hope, M.D.
Dr. Hope is an attending physician, specializing in Emergency Medicine, at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, a Level 1 Trauma center. Dr. Hope is also an Assistant Professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where she teaches the Behavior Change and Motivational Interviewing Courses to future physicians.
Mary E. Klotman, M.D.
Dr. Klotman is an American physician, researcher, and academic administrator. She was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2014 and became the editor of the Annual Review of Medicine in 2020. She has been the dean of the Duke University School of Medicine since 2017.
Sajeev Kohli is a student of Harvard University. He got involved with laboratory research as a teenager. He has won various national & international awards for his work related to cancer treatment. He became the first Canadian in 10 years to win the Grand Prize in Global Healthcare at the International BioGENEius Challenge.
Sameer Nagda, M.D.
Dr. Sameer Nagda is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, he is team physician for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and was part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Team in 2019.
Steven Loflin is the founder and CEO of NSCS. He is accredited for recognition and elevation of high achieving students by providing career connections, leadership, and service opportunities.
Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Mitchell served, for 20-years, as the dean of one of America’s most prestigious medical schools: Georgetown University. Dr. Mitchell is certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and is a specialist in Rheumatology. Dr. Mitchell has been the recipient of various awards including multiple Golden Apple awards. He has been a huge contributor to Medical education and is a world-renowned name in Clinical Teaching.
Ruchit Patel is pursuing his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in research related to neurological diseases, recovery, and rehabilitation.
Bohdan Pomahac, M.D.
Dr. Pomahac is a world-renowned plastic surgeon. He led the surgical team that performed the first full-face transplant in the US–and third in the world.
Krithik Ramesh is accredited for developing machine learning technology to support orthopedic surgeons for accuracy during surgery. He won the prestigious Gordon. E. Moore Award for his outstanding innovation.
Gitanjali Rao was named the first ever TIME Kid of the Year in 2020. She invented a mobile device to test for lead levels in drinking water. She has a great ability to apply scientific ideas to resolve real-world problems.
Gary Richter, D.V.M.
Dr. Richter is a certified veterinarian and director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital. His main focus has been to provide holistic therapies to pets and counseling the pet owner. He was voted American’s favorite veterinarian and one of PetPlan’s top ten veterinarians.
Rebecca Rosenberg is an MSE candidate at John Hopkins University and founder of ReBokeh. Having experience with coding languages, she has developed a product for biomedical engineering.
Ara Suppiah, M.D.
Dr. Suppiah is one of the world’s most trusted medical pioneers in professional sports and the founder of the Functional Sports Medicine Institute. His research focuses on how to solve the unmet needs of elite athletes to achieve maximum health and sustained high performance. Dr. Suppiah is a personal physician on the PGA, LPGA Tour, ATP, and WTA Tour among many others.