The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation welcomed four new members to the national philanthropic organization’s board of directors, including Harvard Medical School (HMS) student Benjamin Schanker. As elected members of the board, these individuals will contribute their expertise to advance the mission of the AMA Foundation by ensuring that the organization successfully raises, stewards, and administers funds for high-impact public health programs.Schanker previously served as an AMA Foundation Student Ambassador to the Board of Directors. Schanker is expected to graduate from HMS in 2014. He recently completed a fellowship in the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and he has been a consultant for the World Health Organization.Schanker currently serves as a student representative on the Massachusetts Medical Society board of trustees, and he is the president-elect of the American College of Medical Quality Student and Resident Section. Additionally, he has been published in the American Journal of Medical Quality, Neurosurgical Focus, and the American Journal of Bioethics.The AMA Foundation advances public health and medical scholarship by raising philanthropic support for physician-directed initiatives.
Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis will decide whether to loan out some of his fringe players next week. Jonny Williams is reportedly a target for south London neighbours Charlton and fellow midfielder Adlene Guedioura has been linked with a return to Nottingham Forest. However, Pulis is mindful not to leave himself short for the rest of the season, with a busy fixture schedule on the horizon after the postponement of their recent trip to Everton. “I’ll sit down and look at things,” he said. “We are close to sorting out the Everton fixture which will give us a three-game week, which is very difficult for clubs who have just come up to the Premier League. “We’ll look at it and then take a view.” One player Pulis is desperate to get into his team is Glenn Murray, who made his comeback after 10 months out with a cruciate injury as a substitute against West Brom a fortnight ago. Murray’s 31 goals last season helped fire Palace to promotion and Pulis feels the striker is capable of helping them stay there. “Glenn’s got another week of training under his belt, he’s worked hard and trained really well,” added Pulis. “He’s a natural goalscorer, he scored 30-odd goals last year before he got injured so we are desperate to get him back in the team.” Murray is likely to be on the bench again when Palace host Manchester United on Saturday. Press Association