ASP faculty Cynthia Haq honored

APGF-Circle-Logo-279x300African Studies Program faculty member Cynthia Haq has earned the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

Haq is a faculty member at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She was presented this national award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) at its annual meeting in Chicago on November 9, 2014.

According to the AAMC, the Humanism in Medicine Award honors medical school faculty physicians who exemplify the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.

Haq is a professor of Family Medicine and Population Health Services and the founding director of the UW-Madison Center for Global Health. She received her M.D. at Indiana University, completed her residency at UW-Madison, and joined the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School before returning to Wisconsin. She served as medical director for a rural health center in Kasangati, Uganda focusing on the importance of health care, community and public health. She joined the faculty of Makerere University to assist development of family medicine in Uganda in 2005. She is currently working with Dr. Girma Tefera and colleagues to strengthen human resources for health and to establish family medicine in Ethiopia.

“Cynthia Haq Earns Humanism in Medicine Award from AAMC,” from the UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine, 11/10/2014.