Dr. Ingrid Allard Among Top African American Medical Educators
ALBANY, N.Y., March 13, 2014 — Albany Medical College’s Ingrid Allard, M.D., has been recognized as one of 15 of America’s Top African American Medical Educators by Black Health Magazine in its February-April 2014 edition. The honorees were selected for their individual accomplishments as well as the contributions they make to improving medicine and their communities.
Dr. Allard, associate dean for Community Outreach and Medical Education at Albany Medical College, is an associate professor in the departments of medical education and pediatrics.
“Since joining our faculty, Dr. Allard has enriched our community outreach efforts with her energy, enthusiasm and many positive contributions, and has helped us fulfill our mission to create a culturally-diverse, community-focused student body. On behalf of Albany Medical College, I congratulate her on this well-deserved honor,” said Vince Verdile, M.D., dean of Albany Medical College.
Dr. Allard is responsible for creating and overseeing community outreach activities for the entire student body. In addition she directs programs that foster the interest of young people from underrepresented, diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in the field of medicine. These include the College’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and the community medicine elective for medical students, as well as cultivating new community partnerships such as the College’s Strong Mom program, through which first and second year students mentor pregnant and parenting teens, and Medical Students as Patient Navigators, where students work with patients diagnosed with breast cancer. As an associate professor, Dr. Allard educates students and faculty in the areas of health care disparities, determinants of health, medical education and pediatrics.
She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed a pediatric residency at the Unified Program of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Black Health Magazine is a nationally distributed publication that addresses the holistic health concerns of women within the African-American community.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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