National Medical Association presents award to Eli Lilly

INDIANAPOLIS An organization representing the nation’s African-American doctors has given drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. an award to recognize the company’s partnership with the organization.

Lilly announced Monday that it had received the National Medical Association’s Corporate Circle Partners award at the NMA’s 113th annual conference and scientific assembly this weekend in Las Vegas.

“We can’t do this alone,” NMA executive director Mohammad Akhter said in a statement. “As strong as the NMA and Lilly are separately, together, we have greater impact in this country for the betterment of all of us.”

Collaborations between the NMA and Lilly have included the Global Health Initiative and the Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered campaign, designed to help African-Americans living with diabetes.