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ARTEMIS MEDICAL SOCIETY SELECTED AS 2014 PR NEWS NONPROFIT PR AWARDS FINALIST IN THE CATEGORY OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY DISPLAYED THROUGH THE “WE ARE DOC MCSTUFFINS” MOVEMENT
DALLAS/FORT WORTH (January 29, 2014) – Artemis Medical Society is pleased to announce its selection as a 2014 PR News Nonprofit Awards finalist for the “We Are Doc McStuffins” campaign. “We Are Doc McStuffins” was the bold response of a mother and physician seeing a reflection of herself in the acclaimed Disney Junior “Doc McStuffins” character. “We Are Doc McStuffins” served as a social movement to raise awareness about the lack of diversity in the country’s physician workforce. Today, Artemis Medical Society, an organization of more than 3200 women physicians of color from around the world is a byproduct of “We Are Doc McStuffins.”
“We are honored to have been selected as a finalist for such a prestigious award” said Dr. Myiesha Taylor, President, Artemis Medical Society. “Our members understand and embrace being role models in our communities. We will continue to develop and promote public campaigns such as this to ensure that our nation has the diverse physician workforce we need for our future.”
Artemis Medical Society’s “We Are Doc McStuffins” is being considered in the area of social responsibility. This category recognizes a particular campaign in which the association’s initiatives or brand is aligned with a cause. The winners and honorable mentions of this industry-known program will be saluted at the Nonprofit PR Awards Luncheon on February 26, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m. at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. For a complete list of this year’s finalists, visit: http://bit.ly/1hSvIHE.
“Our selection as a PR News Nonprofit Award finalist, is exciting and validating,” said Dr. Donna Hamilton, Artemis Medical Society Communications Chair. “We carried out the campaign on a shoestring budget, relied on our public relations agencies – CentaurNorth and Christian Madison – that volunteer their services. Now, we are being considered alongside the ranks of amazing companies, such as The Allstate Foundation and Office Depot Foundation.”
Artemis Medical Society helps promote an environment in medicine where women of color from around the world can come together to support and learn from each other across all medical specialties. Since their formation they have worked diligently to create a supportive environment by fostering a strong sense of community among their membership. Artemis Medical Society believes women physicians of color are a vital part of an effective physician workforce that is responsive to, and aims to deliver quality healthcare to our increasingly diverse communities. Through mentoring, networking and advocacy, the organization is providing the foundation necessary to create a diverse physician workforce vital to our rapidly changing society.
Learn more about Artemis Medical Society at www.artemismedicalsociety.org.
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