Xavier University School of Medicine hosts Global Health Leadership Summit

The University honored Dr Sampat Shivangi with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Leadership and Patient Advocacy in Mental Health Care

Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba hosted the first annual Global Health Leadership Summit recently at the university’s new residential campus.

Speaking on the occasion, president Ravi Bhooplapur said, “It was an honour to host the Global Health Leadership Summit and a privilege to have such esteemed guests on our campus, and I know the event was a huge benefit to our students, alumni, and faculty,”

The event brought together professionals who have spent their entire careers as leaders in healthcare to interact with medical students, alumni, faculty, and staff, said a release shared by the university.

Dr Sampat Shivangi was presented with the University’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Leadership and Patient Advocacy in Mental Health Care. Dr Shivangi is the chairman of the Mississippi State Department of Mental Health and a Member of the National Advisory Committee for the National Center for Mental Health Services.

During the event, the creation of the Dr Jerome Lowenstein Endowed Lecture on Humanistic Aspects of Medical Education was announced in recognition of his tremendous impact on the field of medicine. Dr Lowenstein was presented with the Dr William Osler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medical Education. He is a clinician and researcher at New York University for more than 60 years.

“It was incredible having my mentor Dr Lowenstein at the Global Health Leadership Summit. I have learned so much from Dr Lowenstein over the years, and I know our students, alumni, and faculty certainly were able to learn a lot from him,” Dr J.G. Bhat, the chancellor of Xavier University School of Medicine said.

The other speakers included Ramon Rodriguez, President and CEO of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Dr Rachel Karmally ’12, Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Health.

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