Medical Student Division

Shobha S. Krishnan HPV and Cervical Cancer Champion Award

The Shobha S. Krishnan HPV and Cervical Cancer Award recognizes a candidate who has demonstrated exemplary interest and creativity in making a positive difference in HPV and cervical cancer prevention.

Dr. Krishnan is an active member of AMWA. She provides guidance and acts as a mentor to many AMWA medical students. She is the Founder and President of Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC) and author of the national and international award-winning book The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God and Politics (Praeger 2008)

The GIAHC Young Leaders program (45 and younger) provides a global platform for youth advocates to network and exchange knowledge regarding HPV and cervical cancer. The goal of the platform is to empower the next generation to play a proactive role in the reduction of HPV related diseases in both males and females through education, awareness building, vaccination, screening and early treatment.

The award is open to any AMWA or GIAHC member who has been actively involved in the GIAHC Young Leaders Program. Each award includes a cash gift of US $300 and a letter of appreciation. The awardee is jointly selected by the GIAHC and AMWA leadership. There is no application. Award recipients are selected from the pool of individuals who have worked directly with GIAHC and have shown tremendous interest and dedication to the cause.

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2022 Award Winner

Lori Horhor

Previous Recipients

2021 Rachel Anderson

2020 Prarthana Vasudevan

2019 Reid Mergler

2018 Shilpa Darivemula

2017 Alice E. Drain

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