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.
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.
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.
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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