State Representative, Physicians to Receive Awards

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Oklahoma State Medical Association

    OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- State Representative Jari Askins
 and two Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) physician members will
 receive awards for contributions to the practice and field of medicine during
 the Opening Session of the Association's House of Delegates this Friday,
 April 27, 2001, as part of the Association's Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.
     Representative Jari Askins, of Duncan, will receive the Don J. Blair
 Friend of Medicine Award for her leadership in spearheading the successful
 passage of State Question 692 this past November, creating a constitutional
 trust fund to receive and protect a portion of Oklahoma's annual tobacco
 settlement monies.  The Don J. Blair Friend of Medicine Award is presented to
 an outstanding layperson whose work positively impacts the practice of
 medicine, the delivery of health care, or the prevention of negative health
 consequences in their community; it is given in memory of the OSMA's former
 Executive Director.
     Sara DePersio, MD, of Oklahoma City, and Michael Boyer, MD, of McAlester,
 will receive the OSMA Award for Community Service for their outstanding
 service to the community in their respective areas.  Dr. DePersio recently
 retired after nearly thirty years of service at the Oklahoma State Department
 of Health, most recently as Deputy Director of Personal Health Services.  Dr.
 Boyer was nominated by Hospice of McAlester for his work as volunteer medical
 director.  The Award for Community Service is presented to an Oklahoma
 physician -- in this case, physicians -- who have made significant
 contributions to the medical community outside the scope of his or her current
 medical practice.  The award recognizes physicians for reaching Oklahomans
 through actions and activities that improve the overall health and well being
 of our citizens and have a demonstrated positive impact on both physicians and
 the patients they serve.
     Nominations for both awards were accepted from Association members to the
 OSMA Board of Trustees, who then selected this year's award recipients.
     The Oklahoma State Medical Association is comprised of 5,000 MD and DO
 physicians representing various medical specialties from across the state.
 OSMA members also belong to and participate in the activities of 43 component
 county medical societies in the state, and all OSMA members are also members
 of the American Medical Association.
 
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SOURCE Oklahoma State Medical Association
    OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- State Representative Jari Askins
 and two Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) physician members will
 receive awards for contributions to the practice and field of medicine during
 the Opening Session of the Association's House of Delegates this Friday,
 April 27, 2001, as part of the Association's Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.
     Representative Jari Askins, of Duncan, will receive the Don J. Blair
 Friend of Medicine Award for her leadership in spearheading the successful
 passage of State Question 692 this past November, creating a constitutional
 trust fund to receive and protect a portion of Oklahoma's annual tobacco
 settlement monies.  The Don J. Blair Friend of Medicine Award is presented to
 an outstanding layperson whose work positively impacts the practice of
 medicine, the delivery of health care, or the prevention of negative health
 consequences in their community; it is given in memory of the OSMA's former
 Executive Director.
     Sara DePersio, MD, of Oklahoma City, and Michael Boyer, MD, of McAlester,
 will receive the OSMA Award for Community Service for their outstanding
 service to the community in their respective areas.  Dr. DePersio recently
 retired after nearly thirty years of service at the Oklahoma State Department
 of Health, most recently as Deputy Director of Personal Health Services.  Dr.
 Boyer was nominated by Hospice of McAlester for his work as volunteer medical
 director.  The Award for Community Service is presented to an Oklahoma
 physician -- in this case, physicians -- who have made significant
 contributions to the medical community outside the scope of his or her current
 medical practice.  The award recognizes physicians for reaching Oklahomans
 through actions and activities that improve the overall health and well being
 of our citizens and have a demonstrated positive impact on both physicians and
 the patients they serve.
     Nominations for both awards were accepted from Association members to the
 OSMA Board of Trustees, who then selected this year's award recipients.
     The Oklahoma State Medical Association is comprised of 5,000 MD and DO
 physicians representing various medical specialties from across the state.
 OSMA members also belong to and participate in the activities of 43 component
 county medical societies in the state, and all OSMA members are also members
 of the American Medical Association.
 
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