To celebrate a lifetime of exceptional achievement, Herb Abrams, MD, will be honored by The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at a tribute luncheon Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m., in the Manning House, Silverbell Ballroom, 450 W. Paseo Redondo.
After graduating from the University of Illinois medical school in Chicago in 1940, Dr. Abrams began his long career providing health care for the underserved. In 1969, Abrams founded the UA College of Medicine's family and community medicine program and, one year later, he obtained federal funds to start El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Center (now called El Rio Health Center).
He has traveled all over the world with his work in international health, and organized and directed the Union Health Service in Chicago. Dr. Abrams has worked tirelessly in the field of public health and is invaluable to the Tucson community.
Event proceeds will contribute to the Andrew W. Nichols Initiative for Rural and Border Health at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, which funds research, development and evaluation of rural and health policy and scholarship to provide leadership in rural and border health service and practice. Annually, this initiative awards student scholarships and holds the Andrew W. Nichols Memorial Lecture for Rural and Border Health Policy.
The cost to attend this event is $50 per person ($25 tax deductible). Please RSVP to Donna Knight, (520) 626-2948, by Wednesday, Nov. 9.
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Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is the only college of public health in a 12-state mountain/pacific region. The UA Zuckerman College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest.