Mona N. Fouad, MD, professor and director of the Division of Preventive Medicine in the UAB School of Medicine, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine -- one of the highest honors given to a physician or scientist in the United States.
This honor acknowledges a lifetime of exceptional work in health and medicine. Fouad is nationally recognized as a leader in health disparities research.
Fouad has served in myriad local, national and international leadership positions for a variety of organizations. She has served as a member of the NIH National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the American Cancer Society Mid-South Division Board of Directors. For six years, Fouad was commissioner of the Black Belt Commission, appointed by former Alabama Governor Bob Riley. She is an external advisory board member of the Gulf South Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program, Louisiana State University, and the Centre for Health and Development, Staffordshire University, U.K.
Her achievements have been recognized nationally as a recipient of the American Cancer Society St. George National Award in 2016, recognizing her distinguished service to achieving the ACS' strategic goals and the 2016 President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award for exemplary service and dedication to improving the lives of others by promoting and fostering opportunities for participation in fitness, sports and nutrition programs. Fouad was also named one of the 2016 "Women Who Shape the State" by the Alabama Media Group.