California board honors pediatrician
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 23, 2004
Fremont, Calif., pediatrician Jacob Eapen, MD, recently was honored with the Physician Recognition Award by the Medical Board of California. The award honors physicians who strive to improve access and to fill gaps in health care for underserved populations in California.
Dr. Eapen works for Alameda County Health Services, where he treats children and juveniles detained in the county's detention center. Previously, he taught and practiced in Nigeria, and worked as the United Nation's health adviser to the Philippines, where he worked with refugees.
He served as director of international affairs for Stop AIDS Worldwide, and he was director for research and public health programs at International Health Services in Mountain View, Calif.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/02/23/prbf0223.htm.