June 23, 2005, NRI
Dr Sampat Shivangi nominated Advisor to US Health Secretary
NRI, physician Dr Sampat Shivangi has been nominated the
Advisor to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services,
Michael O Levin, the Bush Administration announced on Thursday.
Shivangi, who practises in Jackson, Mississippi, is assuming
office with immediate effect.
The Health Secretary has also asked him to serve on the
National Advisory Council for a term beginning immediately.
Levin expressed the hope that he would give the benefit
of his valued counsel in the coming years.
Thanking Levin, Shivangi said he would utilise this opportunity
to work for the underprivileged and underserved.
This includes his intent to promote projects in India and
other developing nations on major issues like AIDS, tuberculosis,
malnutrition, maternal and child health programmes and education,
as well as addressing the physician shortages in rural America.
Shivangi has been at the forefront of the powerful American
Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and served as
Secretary and Vice President of the association besides
representing it at the American Medical Association.
NRI Dr. Sampat
Shivangi elected for US state Republican party convention
Washington May 17, 2004
Dr. Sampat Shivangi, 57-year-old , a Jackson obstetrician/gynecologist
has been elected by a US state Republican party as a full
delegate to the National Convention for re-nominate Bush
.He is one of the top fund-raisers in Mississipi state
for the Republican Party. Party convention to nominate
President George W. Bush for a second term as President
is to be held in New York city from 28 th August to 2
nd September, 2004
Besides being a politician by choice, the medical practitioner
is also the first Indian to be on the American Medical
Association, the apex law making body.
Last year, Congress authorized spending $500,000 for
researching the high incidence of diabetes among Indian
Americans, it marked the first time it granted a large
sum of money specifically to address health concerns of
that minority group, reports Fremont, California news
weekly India Post.
The passage of the appropriations bill was being regarded
as a major boost for the American Association of Physicians
of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Capitol Hill. The money
did not go to AAPI per se but to the Indian American community,
said Dr. Sampat Shivangi, the AAPI representative on the
board of the American Medical Association.
A global comparative study found a diabetes rate of 14-20
percent among Indian Americans. Whats frightening
is that the disease is increasingly hitting at a much
younger age, said Dr. Shivangi.
Dr.Sampat Shivangi understands the importance of high-quality,
highly motivated and talented employees need for the Corporate
growth and in maintaining our position as an industry
leader committed to developing solutions in health care
programs and information technology. Finally transforming
our state into one of the most progressive states in health
care. He is totally committed to values and about ethical
business conduct. Accordingly, he always seeks to attain
our performance rules with integrity.
He is an occasional contributor to international publications
on major issues on the global agenda and on the trends
shaping the health care programs and the political environment.
He is also serving as President, Mississippi IAFPE (Indian
American Forum for Political Education) Chapter in USA
and is the Secretary of AAPI.