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AMA Presents Former ASAM Executive with Lifetime Achievement Honor

November 30, 2020

The American Medical Association this month honored former ASAM executive vice president and CEO Penny S. Mills with its Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mills was recognized for leading ASAM in efforts to strengthen the political voice of the addiction medicine field through coalition-building efforts with federal and state legislators, working to eliminate barriers to medication for opioid use disorder treatment.

During her tenure, ASAM membership increased by 155% and the organization expanded its educational training and pool of resources for physicians to treat addiction.

“It is an honor to recognize Mills for her leadership and dedication to helping people with substance abuse disorders and preserving their access to quality treatment to ensure millions of Americans who suffer from addiction will have a better chance at remission and recovery,” AMA Board Chair Russ Kridel, MD, said in a news release announcing the award.

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