This award was created by friends and colleagues of Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh to honor and recognize his life and continue his work through support of the healing work of others in the future.
Dr. Nikaidoh was a talented and dedicated physician committed to helping patients and improving the health of those in need. The fund was created to allow qualified candidates to participate in medical mission work, both domestically and in foreign countries. To this end, awards are given twice a year to one or more 3rd and 4th year medical students, medical residents, or other physicians in their first five (5) years of practice.
Mail application to CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, P.O. Box 1919 Houston, TX 77251.
Dr. Rachel Anne Golin, a pediatrician with Baylor College of Medicine, is the among the most recent recipients of the Hitoshi Nikaidoh, M.D. Memorial Award. While in Ghana, she helped direct care for newborns, children and families at the Baptist Medical Centre.
Claire Poché was initially interested in going to India to learn about healthcare in the state of Kerala, an area with a 100% literacy rate and positive health outcomes said to rival those in the United States, both often attributed to the focus on girls’ education in the area.
Dr. Rebecca Hoban, a pediatrician whose specialty is newborn care, recently wrote CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare sharing her Nikaidoh Award experiences from Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa.