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The IAB recognized Mark Kuczewski as a distinguished figure in the realm of bioethics, particularly due to his unwavering commitment to advocating for the rights of undocumented individuals within healthcare and medical education. His pivotal role at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine led to a groundbreaking policy that warmly welcomes DACA (Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. The outcome of this initiative has been nothing short of impressive, resulting in the matriculation of 50 DACA students and setting a benchmark for other esteemed medical institutions to emulate.
Furthermore, his scholarly contributions extend to the co-development of the Sanctuary Doctoring website. This commendable initiative offers an invaluable array of resources and training for medical practitioners, equipping them with the necessary knowledge to effectively serve undocumented patients. The significance of this project is further underscored by its recognition in revered academic literature and various other influential platforms.
Throughout his academic career, Kuczewski has consistently foregrounded the challenges confronted by undocumented immigrants in the U.S. healthcare system. His pioneering efforts in addressing topics such as the accessibility of care for undocumented patients, the intricate issue of forcible medical repatriation, and the pivotal need for the inclusive approach of immigrants in health insurance plans are truly noteworthy.
In a time when the discourse around immigrant rights remains charged in the U.S., Kuczewski’s scholarly contributions and advocacy are of paramount importance. Currently, he is liaising with key stakeholders to chart pathways in medicine for undocumented students. Given his monumental contributions and the profound impact of his work in bioethics, particularly concerning the equitable treatment of immigrants, it is only fitting that he is nominated for the prestigious IAB Award. This gesture not only celebrates his laudable achievements but also accentuates the significance and pertinence of his ongoing work in the academic arena.
Kuczewski MG (2021) Addressing Systemic Health Inequities Involving Undocumented Youth in the United States. AMA Journal of Ethics 23(2): E134-143
Kuczewski MG, Meijas-Beck J, Blair A, Fitz M. (2019) Limbo Really Exists: Undocumented Youth at Risk. Health Progress 100(4): 10-15.
Kuczewski MG, Meijas-Beck J, Blair A (2019) Good sanctuary doctoring for undocumented patients. AMA Journal of Ethics
Kuczewski MG, Brubaker L (2014) Medical education for “Dreamers”: barriers and opportunities for undocumented immigrants. Academic Medicine