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.
… Guyanese club beaten 4-0 in final game against Santiago de CubaGUYANA’S Fruta Conquerors bowed out of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football’s (CONCACAF) 2019 Caribbean Club Shield in Curacao, following their 4-0 defeat against Santiago de Cuba. The defeat was the club’s second of the tournament, following their opening 2-0 result against Scholar International SC.The result against Santiago de Cuba meant that the Guyanese club failed to score in their three outings in Curacao, given the fact that their second game of the tournament saw them play to a scoreless draw (0-0) against home side Jong Holland. In their clash against the Cuban club, Rolando Abreu pierced Fruta Conquerors’ goal twice; first in the 40th minute and then in the 50th, while Jorge Villalon (43rd) and Eddy Olivares (71st) were the other goalscorers for the victors.The winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Caribbean Shield, provided that said team fulfil the CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria, will have the opportunity to face the fourth-place finishers of the 2019 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship in a playoff match to determine the fourth Caribbean representative in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.