JAMA Banquet 2011
On March 13, 2011, JAMA held its Annual Spring Meeting at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
JAMA recognized local physicians-in-training. Kurtis Kaminishi, M.D., a psychiatry resident from LA County USC Medical Center, spoke about his background and future interests in medicine.
Gordon Sasaki, M.D., chairman of the Scholarship Committee, award the JAMA Medical Student Scholarship Award to Jason Nagata, as second year student at UC San Francisco School of Medicine. Jason's accomplishments reflect his interest in both local and international medicine. He envisions a medical career to promote nutritional health globally and to serve the Japanese American community through diabetes prevention and nutritional intervention. Jason, an accomplished violinist for the Symphony Parnassus, performed a musical piece for the audience.
Past President Brian Itagaki, M.D. installed the new JAMA cabinet which includes President Elliot Sumi, M.D., Vice-President Patrick Takahashi, M.D., Secretary Shunpei Keith Iwata, M.D., Treasurer Alan Yamada, M.D., Membership Chair John Mayeno, M.D., and Scholarship Chair Gordon Sasaki, M.D.
Past officers were recognized for their hard work in supporting JAMA. These past officers included Brian Itagaki, M.D. (President), Patrick Takahashi, M.D. (Vice-President), Mike Uyeki, M.D. (Secretary), Alan Yamada, M.D. (Treasurer), John Mayeno, M.D. (Membership Chair), and Gordon Sasaki, M.D. (Scholarship Chair).