News Release

April 13, 2004

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

AMA Foundation Recognizes Health Center Physician

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Bruce Gould, M.D., associate dean for primary care at UConn Health Center and medical director at Saint Francis Hospital/University of Connecticut Primary Care Center at the Burgdorf/Fleet Health Center in Hartford, has been named a recipient of the Pride in Profession Award.

The awards are given by the American Medical Association Foundation and honor physicians who “through their service bring a sense of pride to the medical profession and whose actions promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” The presentations were made recently in Washington D.C., prior to the AMA’s National Advocacy Conference.

Dr. Gould was recognized for championing innovative programs to provide medical assistance to migrant farm workers, and for his role as a life-long advocate for underserved populations. He serves as director of Connecticut Area Health Education Center Program, a program dedicated to providing better and accessible health care for underserved populations, and was instrumental in establishing the Migrant Farm Workers program at the UConn School of Medicine in 1998.

“Bruce has certainly earned this recognition,” said Dr. Peter Deckers, medical dean and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health Center. “He has contributed magnificently and with unwavering commitment to the School of Medicine and its programs to help the underserved.”

Dr. Gould was nominated by Earle J. Sittambalam, M.D., president of the Hartford County Medical Association. The other award winners were Dr. Quynh Kieu, a pediatric physician in Fountain Valley, Calif., Dr. Jack B. McConnell, founder of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, Hilton Head, S.C., and Dr. Leonard J. Morse, past present of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham.

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