Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 9, 2013
Alison Fuller was one of 65 students awarded a doctorate of medicine at Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, during the commencement ceremony on May 10, 2013.
During the ceremony, Fuller was awarded the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Recognition Award, presented to the student who has shown interest in an evidence-based approach to holistic medicine and has demonstrated promise in scientific inquiry into natural medicines. She was also recognized as one of nine members of the national Gold Humanism Honor Society.
At the 2009 White Coat Ceremony during Fuller’s first year at Quillen College of Medicine, she was the sole recipient of The College of Medicine Humanism Award. Since then, she has founded The Corbett Clay Harp AIDS Project (CCHAP), an organization dedicated to the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Johnson City, Tenn., community.
A graduate of Salisbury High School, Fuller graduated in psychology and women’s studies from Warren Wilson College, where she completed more than 100 hours of community service in the areas of homeless outreach and support.
Fuller is the daughter of Mike and Julie Fuller and Janice Moore Fuller of Salisbury.