Congratulations to The Partnership For Our Kids Chairman of the Board, Dr. Ward Chambers for his recent induction into the Ak-Sar-Ben Court of Honor! Dr. Chambers was selected by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Women’s Ball Committee as one of three 2010 Ak-Sar-Ben Court of Honor Difference-Makers. Chambers was recognized for his lifetime achievements in the area of professions.
Known and respected for his exceptional work in cardiology, it might be surprising to learn that Chambers’ first career path was not medicine. His initial degree was in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia and he worked for Collins Radio for a year before accepting a position as a physiology research assistant at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Chambers went on to earn his medical degree from UNMC , where he also did his internal residency. He then received his cardiology training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and went on to practice cardiology at Bishop Clarkson Hospital and UNMC.
For the past eight years, Chambers has been spending much of his time in Afghanistan, where he is working to improve health care and medical training in the country’s two most premier medical schools; Kabul University Medical Center and Afghan National Army Medical Center.
In addition to his international work, Chambers also serves in a variety of local leadership positions including UNMC’s director of community outreach and multicultural affairs, active member of the Williams Prepared Place and Iowa Western Community College Foundation boards of directors and of course as the chairman of The Partnership For Our Kids board of directors.
Thank you Dr. Chambers for your service and dedication to your profession and for the difference you make in our community!
To read more about all of the 2010 Ak-Sar-Ben Court of Honor Difference-Makers, click here.