CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD Receives Health Communications Achievement Award

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 13:38

NAMC Honors Sanjay Gupta, MD at the 29th Annual AMA Medical Communications Conference

By Barbara Ficarra


NAMC Board of Directors with Sanjay Gupta, MD - Pictured left to right: Maria Simbra, MD, James Keany, MD, Theresa Knight, MD, Robin Miller, MD, Sanjay Gupta, MD, Bruce Bonanno, MD, Doug Ferrago, MD, Barbara Ficarra, RN, MPA

Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent for CNN, is recognized for his outstanding contributions in health communications by the National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC).

Dr. Gupta graciously accepted the first health communications achievement award at the 29th Annual American Medical Association’s Medical Communications Conference on April 1, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

The question that was constantly asked throughout the conference was “How do medical communicators do it all?” For Sanjay Gupta, MD he says for him, it is half media and half medicine, and reliable reporting is critical.

The AMA Medical Communications Conference is an annual gathering of top medical professionals, journalists and medical communicators.

Save the date for the 30th Annual Medical Communications Conference on April 14-16, 2010 in Atlanta.

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2 Responses to “CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD Receives Health Communications Achievement Award”

  1. DrV says:

    April 15th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    What was remarkable about him was how really nice and personable he was. Just like a peer

  2. Barbara Ficarra says:

    April 15th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I agree with you Dr. V. Dr. Gupta was really nice, personable and very gracious. It was great to see him interact in a very friendly manner–yes, just like a peer. He was genuinely thrilled to be there!

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