Scott Frank, M.D., an associate professor of family medicine with a secondary appointment as an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is one of six recipients of the 2005 Voices Against Silence Awards from the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. The awards honor individuals and institutions "helping to break the silence of AIDS" over the past year.
The awards will be presented Dec. 1 in a ceremony that is free and open to the public. An open house and benefit, for which tickets must be purchased, will follow. For more information, call (216) 357 2223.
A committee that included non-taskforce community leaders and advisers helped select the recipients, chosen from dozens of strong nominations. Frank, who directs the division of public health and the master of public health program in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Medicine, is being recognized for a study he released in June, which found inaccurate information in Ohio's abstinence-until-marriage sex education programs and their potential to reduce sexually transmitted infections. Frank also holds a master of science degree in family medicine, which he earned at Case in 1984.
Other 2005 recipients of the Voices Against Silence Awards include:
Among the winners of Voices Against the Silence awards in previous years are Robert Kalayjian, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine affiliated with MetroHealth Medical Center; Michael Lederman, M.D., professor of medicine at the School of Medicine affiliated with University Hospitals of Cleveland; AIDS Funding Collaborative Chair Cathy Lewis; Vic Gelb; U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones; U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown; community activist Gil Kudrin; Victoria Cargill, M.D.; community activist Michael Abdenour; Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell; Matthew Kirlough, D.D.S.; and attorney Michael Goldberg.
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