Touro honors public health heroes

By From page A4 | April 12, 2014

FAIRFIELD — More than 50 people gathered at Touro University California’s Farragut Inn on Thursday to honor six recipients chosen as this year’s Public Health Heroes.

“All our recipients are visionaries who stand at the intersection of health and the well-being of our communities with a focus on underserved populations,” said Shelley Berkley, senior provost and chief executive officer of Touro’s Western Division, in a press release.

This year’s recipients are Andrew Muck and Ruby Warnock for Student Hero Award; Joy Dugan for Alumni Hero Award; Carinne Brody for Faculty Hero Award; Kathleen Hahn for Community Hero Award; and Marquita Marquis for Hero Recognition Award.

Michael Stacey, director of Medical Services for Solano County Public Health, was the keynote speaker. He spoke about increased access to health care, as well his personal experience in global health.

Nominees for the annual award demonstrated outstanding leadership on public health issues, community service and/or active involvement in relevant public health research, a Touro University press release said.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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