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July 13, 2008

Doctor, author wins alumni award

Harford County resident Dr. Omar A. Khan has received the University of Vermont College of Medicine's Recent Alumni Award at a reunion awards ceremony.

The Recent Alumni Award is presented to an alumnus who has graduated within the past 15 years in recognition of his/her outstanding community or college service; and scientific or academic achievement.

A 2003 graduate of the school, Khan is affiliated with Christiana Care Health System and A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington; is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at University of Vermont; and serves on the clinical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Independent University (Bangladesh).

He is the co-author of two books with writer Tim Brookes - Behind the Mask: How the World Survived SARS and The End of Polio? Behind the Scenes of the Campaign to Vaccinate Every Child on the Planet. The latter book focuses on Khan's experience working with a World Health Organization polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.

Khan is a co-founder of Writers Without Borders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping health professionals in the developing world communicate the health crises in their communities to a global readership.

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