Milele Bynum is a third year medical student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. But she is not just a future physician. She is a mother. She is a woman who has struggled with her weight. And she is an activist. Using her life experience and her new knowledge from medical school, Bynum designed a project that sought to take a collaborative approach to effectively address the growing epidemic of obesity within the African American community. Her work earned her the Community Outreach Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians. She will be honored at the 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Missouri.