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NAMC membership elects new Board

2007 NAMC Board of Directors

Flanking the current NAMC board on the far left and far right are newly elected board members Maria Simbra, MD, and Barbara Ficarra, RN.  Between Maria and Barbara (l-r) are Dianne McCallister, MD, Bruce Bonanno, MD and NAMC’s new treasurer, incoming president Scott Nelson, MD, immediate past president Brian Doyle, MD, Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, and Robin Miller, MD.  Missing from photo: Sandra Gordon, NAMC’s new vice president and newly elected board member Michelle Gourdine, MD.


NAMC Honors Robert Bazell at 2007 Health Reporting Conference

Robert Bazell at NAMC conferenceRobert Bazell, chief science correspondent for NBC News, accepted the NAMC Lifetime Achievement  Award at the April Health Reporting Conference and shared with the audience his journey from print journalist to broadcaster focused on health and science news.




2007 Community Service Winner

Scott Nelson receives community service award 2007Incoming NAMC president Scott Nelson, MD, was given the NAMC Community Service Award for his activities in both his practice and medical communications during and following Hurricane Katrina.  Dr. Nelson’s clinic and community received a lot of damage and are still recovering from the aftermath of Katrina. 

2007 Award of Excellence Winner

Dr. John LaPuma was the recipient of the 2007 NAMC Award of Excellence, given April 14 at NAMC’s annual dinner in Tampa, Florida. Dr. LaPuma is an internist and trained chef; he is also an author and speaker. He won for television pieces he submitted on healthy and tasty eating that were produced in cooperation with Marx Creative. For more information on healthy eating from Dr. LaPuma, see his Web site, http://drjohnlapuma.com/.



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