Anameeka “Annu” Singh, MS2, was selected to receive the Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship through a highly competitive national process based around academic achievement and a history in the fine arts.
Anameeka “Annu” Singh is a second-year medical student pursuing a career in either psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery or nephrology. Annu was selected among a very competitive group of UNC-Chapel Hill students to be nominated with the Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship, which she was then selected to receive on the national level. Annu’s time as a dancer and pianist played a major part of her childhood and was the foundation for the award focused around medical school involvement and a background in the fine arts.
While at UNC-Chapel Hill, Annu has taken time to volunteer and conduct research with a particular interest in mental health support in South Asian populations. She has been involved in a variety of organizations and programs including her time as a graduate editor for Health Humanities Journal, a contributing editor for Iris: The Art and Literary Journal, served as a co-leader of Medical Mentors, and is a co-founder of “The Tar Heel Prescription.”
One of Annu’s life goals is to use writing to advocate for the strength in vulnerability and the value of reflection on self, humanity, and the unity between the two. In her own words, “Empathy is the key to connection and connection is why I am in medicine. Connecting with other individuals is my greatest joy.”