AcademyHealth Student Chapter Wins National Award

Posted: September 11, 2013 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:00 am

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By Michele McDonald

AcademyHealth Chapter students at the National Library of Medicine. Photo courtesy of the AcademyHealth Chapter.

AcademyHealth Chapter student members at the National Library of Medicine at NIH. Photo courtesy of the AcademyHealth Chapter.

The George Mason University AcademyHealth student chapter won the national AcademyHealth Student Chapter of the Year Award.

The award recognizes highly engaged student chapters that are dedicated to enhancing the educational and professional development of students studying careers in health care. George Mason’s chapter won top honors from among 36 chapters across the country.

“Our aim is to expose students studying health care to different educational and professional opportunities in health research and health policy,” says Victoria Duong, Mason’s chapter president. “The goal is to provide opportunities that complement students’ academic studies with real-world exposure in the form of site visits and lecture series.”

Other opportunities include networking and career building events, access to free webinars and lectures, and exclusive site visits to prestigious health service organizations in the Washington, D.C., area.

For example, student members visited the National Institutes of Health and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in the spring.

The student chapter at Mason is open to all students interested in health care and health services research. For more information or to join, see the chapter’s website at or email the chapter at

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