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2021 IMS/COPIC Physician Humanitarian Award: Dr. Selden Spencer

Aug 31, 2021

The Iowa Medical Society (IMS) and COPIC are proud to announce that Dr. Selden Spencer of Ames, IA, was selected as the 2021 recipient of the IMS/COPIC Physician Humanitarian Award. Dr. Spencer is known for his extraordinary amount of volunteer service with numerous organizations over the years, in addition to his daily responsibilities as a busy neurologist. Locally, he donated his services as a physician at the Ames Free Medical Clinic for more than 15 years (until the clinic closed in 2014) and he volunteers for Food at First, a nonprofit organization that provides a free meal program and food pantry to support the needs of residents in Story County.

The IMS/COPIC Physician Humanitarian Award is presented each year to honor a physician in Iowa for volunteer medical services and contributions to their community through principles focused on human dignity, social justice, and compassion. Dr. Spencer has designated Primary Health Care to receive the $10,000 donation associated with the award. Primary Health Care manages clinics and a mobile health unit that provide medical and dental care to underserved individuals and families in Iowa since 1981.

You can read more about Dr. Spencer and his accomplishments in our recent newsletter, COPIC News Issue 188.


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