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Student & Alumni Achievements

Columbia: Alumna Receives Young Professional Achievement in Medicine Award

The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin-Connecticut chapter honored Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health alumna Dr. Asha Kapur Shah for outstanding achievement in the Indian American community for the state of Connecticut.  Dr. Shah was one of six Indian Americans feted at its Annual Awards Banquet on July 27 for their accomplishments in providing service to the community and society at large.

Dr. Shah received her Master’s degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in epidemiology. She is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases specialist and has been with Stamford Hospital and the Medical Group for 7 years, currently serving as the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Associate Director of Infectious Diseases. She did her internal medicine training at the University of Pennsylvania followed by an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society since 2007, she received the Rookie of the Year Award from the Stamford Hospital Department of Internal Medicine during her first year as an attending. Dr. Shah has been a co-author for several invited poster presentations at national medical conferences on topics including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention and C. difficile reduction. She is an active member on numerous committees in the hospital and is also involved in teaching the medical house staff.

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