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Creighton Medical Student Receives Prestigious AAMC Scholarship

Creighton Medical Student Receives Prestigious AAMC Scholarship

Creighton University medical student Danielle K. Potter has been awarded the prestigious Herbert Nickens Scholarship by the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Potter, of Waimea, Hawaii, is one of five, third-year medical students nationwide to receive the $5,000 scholarship in 2007 for their efforts to address the educational, societal and health care needs of minorities.

Potter is a past co-president of the Creighton chapter of the Student National Medical Association, the nation's oldest and largest student-run organization for medical students of color. She has also volunteered at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, minority bone- marrow drives in Omaha, and labor and delivery classes at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Kameula.

In 2006, Potter spent three weeks in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand as a volunteer with HOPE worldwide, teaching first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to children who were sexually and physically abused as well as visiting families afflicted with AIDS.

Potter is the daughter of Betsy Wittman of Waikoloa, Hawaii, and John Potter of Waimea, Hawaii.