Haidn Foster is a Medical Student Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM). He is an Alternate Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, Co-President of UCCOM’s AMA/OSMA chapter, and serves on the AMA Medical Student Section Reference Committee as well as the AMA-MSS Committee on LGBTQ+ Issues. Haidn is also on the executive boards of the school’s UCCOM Pride and Oncology Interest Group student organizations.
As Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates, Haidn represents the voice of thousands of medical students from across the country. He has also written several successful AMA resolutions regarding the health of sexual and gender minorities. In his role as Co-President of the AMA/OSMA chapter at UCCOM, Haidn oversees a 14-member Executive Board and has raised over $17,000 for the chapter through a combination of high-profile fundraisers, successful grant applications, and additional external funding. He also led historically strong recruitment efforts resulting in half of the school's 180-person entering class joining the AMA. Finally, Haidn spearheaded the creation of the chapter's online presence, instated a Public and Media Relations team, and implemented the chapter's inaugural medical advocacy fair.
In addition to his medical school curriculum, Haidn investigates the interactions between viruses and brain cancer at the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment, in Seattle, WA. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications on the subject, with numerous articles and book chapters in preparation or in press.
Prior to entering medical school, Haidn founded and ran SwayHub, an inbound marketing firm with a client portfolio of some of the leading venture-backed technology companies from around the Pacific Northwest.
Haidn received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English from the University of Washington as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in science from Portland State University.