Richie Hubbard, C'09, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2011 Leadership Award. The award, given to 24 medical students in the nation, provides them with special training to develop their skills as future leaders in organized medicine and community affairs. Richie was actively involved in outreach during his time on the Mountain which led him to receive the Clarence Day Award for Community his senior year. As an undergraduate he was the co-founder and president of the Basic Needs Program. Hubbard has a particular interest in socioeconomic and health issues facing poor and abandoned children in the developing world. Basic Needs is a charitable organization that provides housing, clothing, food, education and medical care to orphaned children in Bangladesh. He also founded the Susan Hubbard School, providing a primary education to 60 children in rural Bangladesh. He is currently working with faculty at VCU School of Medicine to develop a health care project that provides medical services to poor children and their families.
You can read more about Richie's work in Bangladesh and his award here.