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Dean Tripodes
on behalf of George Kallins, M.D.
 SIERRA MADRE, CA
Help the Hellenic American Medical & Dental Society to continue its mission of helping students of Greek descent follow their dreams!

The Hellenic-American Medical Society of Southern California (HAMDS ) was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles, California.   Since 1988 the Society has awarded 143 scholarships to 75 men and 68 women, totaling $190,250 !!

On December 3, 2016, we will award scholarships to the following worthy students of Hellenic descent:


Alexander Sherman
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of 2018
Desired Specialty - General Surgery
Hellenic roots from Samos, Constantinople, Roumeli and Peloponnese


Evangelia Lazarus
University of Utah School of Medicine
Class of 2019
Desired Specialty - Orthopedic Surgery
Holds dual citizenship to the United States and Greece


Timothy Morley
Tufts University School of Medicine
Class of 2017
Desired Specialty - General Surgery
Member of the New England Hellenic Medical & Dental Society


Catherine “Katelyn” Winter
Loma Linda University
Class of 2019
Desired Specialty - Family Medicine
Undergraduate Degree in Biology


Theodora Triphon
UC San Francisco School of Dentistry
Class of 2018
Desired Specialty - Considering Endodontics


Nicholas Taylor
UCI School of Medicine
Class of 2018
Desired Specialty - Emergency Medicine, General Surgery & Internal Medicine
Hellenic roots from Peloponnese


Please help HAMDS to continue its mission of helping students of Greek descent. Please contribute to this worthy cause and make sure no talented student of Hellenic descent turns away from graduate school because of the cost. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 by December 2, 2016 - the day before we award scholarships to these worthy Greek American students. Thank you for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - please let everyone know about our cause and how we are changing young people’s lives. THANK YOU !!

More history on HAMDS:

The Hellenic-American Medical Society of Southern California (HAMDS) was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles, California. Its founding was initiated by James G. Kallins, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist, practicing in the community for 40 years. The first president of the Society was George C. Emmanouilides, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine. Other founding members were Demetrios N. Halikis, M.D, chief pathologist, California Hospital; the late Michael Halikis, M.D., obstetrician-gynecologist; Rodanthi Kitridou, M.D., Professor of Medicine, USC School of Medicine; Vasilios Lambros, M.D., neurosurgeon; Theodore Markellos, M.D., psychiatrist; and Michael Patzakis, M.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, USC School of Medicine. In 1985 the Society accepted to its membership dentists and changed its name to its current one, HAMDS.

In 1983 the Society, in conjunction with the Department of Pathology at UCLA and the Los Angeles Cancer Society, sponsored a one day scientific symposium commemorating the 100th birthday of Dr. George Papanicolaou. A number of local and national leaders in cancer research participated in the program. Following the meeting, the Society and the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce of Southern California honored the late Telly Savalas for his achievements as an actor and prominent Hellene. Proceeds from the event were used to establish of an endowed George Papanicolaou Chair at UCLA School of Medicine.

In 1986, in commemoration of the 80th birthday of S. James (Sparky) Vamvas, D.D.S., Professor Emeritus of the USC School of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, the first tribute dinner-dance was held at the Saint Sophia Cathedral Center. Chaired by Sam Harkiss, D.D.S. and Helen Lambros, the event recognized Dr. Vamvas as a leader in his profession, and the Greek-American community. This successful event attracted a large number of supporters, enabling the Society to establish the “S. James Vamvas Scholarship Fund”. This fund has allowed the society to provide financial assistance to medical and dental students of Hellenic descent who are from California or attend medical or dental school in California. The fund is the only one of its kind on the west coast, providing financial assistance to gifted young men and women as they pursue the training necessary to embark on challenging and demanding careers in the health sciences. Since 1988 the Society has awarded 143 scholarships to 75 men and 68 women, totaling $190,250.

The main source of funding for the scholarship fund is the biannual testimonial dinner, which honors a Hellenic physician, dentist and community activist. In addition to the biannual testimonial dinner, the Society holds regular meetings and organizes a spring and a fall dinner lecture series and a summer retreat. Furthermore, since 2000 the Society has joined the Federation of Hellenic Medical Societies of the United States, maintaining contact with other organizations of its kind, such as the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. Attendance at meetings of the Biomedical Hellenic Diaspora of Greece and Cyprus is also encouraged and supported. Additionally, The Society has been an active supporter of the Federation of Hellenic Diaspora (S.A.E.). A successful fundraising event was held with the presence of Charles Karnakis, M.D., the Medical Director of S.A.E. for Russia and Georgia.


THE HELLENIC-AMERICAN MEDICAL & DENTAL SOCIETY’S MISSION IS TO:

- Promote the art and science of medicine among physicians, dentists and other health professionals of Hellenic descent.
- Encourage research and education, and promote good relations among its members.
- Establish relations and collaboration with similar Hellenic medical societies in other areas of the United States, Canada, Greece and the Hellenic Diaspora.
- Sponsor, support, and guide students of the health science fields, physicians, dentists and other health professionals of Hellenic descent, whenever possible, to secure satisfactory graduate and postgraduate education.
- Facilitate the delivery of health care services and medical education both in the United States and Greece.

MISSION STATEMENT:
To promote the art and science of medicine among physicians, dentists and other health professionals of Hellenic descent, through medical education and social activities. To establish relations with other medical societies in the United States and Canada, Greece, and the Hellenic Diaspora and assist physicians of Hellenic origin to secure satisfactory graduate and postgraduate education.

Please visit our site - www.hamds.org
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We want to especially thank all our crowdfunding donors - you have helped us get close to our fundraising goal and we appreciate you! Please share with those who might be able to help us complete our goal!

For those of you who are in the Southern California area, we are having our annual scholarship dinner this Saturday, December 3, 2016. The fun filled evening includes entertainment by comedian Angelo Tsarouchas, and live Greek music with the band Synthesi at the Long Beach Marriott Hotel, 4700 Airport Drive, Long Beach, California. Please visit www.hamds.org for more information.

Thank you!
HAMDS dinner in SoCal this Saturday!
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We have raised almost $7,000 thanks to everyone's efforts. We are 70% of the way there! Please help the Hellenic American Medical & Dental Society to continue its mission of helping students of Greek descent follow their dreams! Since 1988 the Society has awarded 143 scholarships to 75 men and 68 women, totaling $190,250 !! www.gofundme.com/hamds/ - THANK YOU !!
We are almost at 70% of our goal !!
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Thank you everyone for getting us over $6,000 - please keep sharing and letting everyone know about the good that HAMDS does !! - www.gofundme.com/hamds
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Meet Alexander Sherman

Alexander Sherman grew up in a home where both of his parents were, and still are, very involved at Saint Nicholas Church in Northridge, CA. Needless to say, he attended Saint Nicholas School through the eighth grade where he also served as an altar boy and a volunteer for the Valley Greek Festival.

The next four years were spent at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA, where Alex played water polo; holding the position of team captain his senior year as well being a member of the sports medicine team. It was during this time, he began shadowing a Los Angeles veterinarian to witness animal surgeries so that he that he could get a feel for the operating room.

Alex chose the University of California, Davis for his undergraduate studies. He holds two degrees - Neurology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) and Psychology. During this time, he served as the president of his fraternity (TKE) and worked on several research projects in the fields of Neurology and Cellular Biology. Before completing his degrees at U.C. Davis, he spent the summer researching Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore MD; an internship that he continues to make himself available for every summer.

Now a second year medical student at the University of New England in Maine, Alex is closer to fulfilling his goal of becoming a surgeon and has presented his published work from John's Hopkins at U.N.E research seminars.
Alexander Sherman
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Good luck to all of you pursuing your medical and dental careers.

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