By Wendy Sarubbi | April 30, 2012 12:09 pm

The College of Medicine’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association received the “Little Chapter, Big Heart” award at the organization’s Annual Medical Education Conference April 4-8 in Atlanta.

The SNMA is the oldest and largest student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. As M.D. student Mertalaine Mulatre explained, “Diversity what make us special. It’s a gift that should be shared and cherished.”

Two UCF students were appointed to chair national SNMA committees. Avianne Mills Bunnell leads the national Community Service Committee. Sharise Richardson leads the national Diversity Research Committee. Avianne, Sharise and Mertalaine participated in a Leadership Forum for the College of Medicine chapter’s Region IV. And Avianne presented her I-Module Focused Individualized Research Experience (FIRE) project as part of the organization’s Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan Research Forum.

Avianne applauded the College of Medicine’s “growing passion for diversity among all aspects of the school’s initiatives. It’s exciting to be part of developing diversity enrichment in the advanced environment of medical education.”

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