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Saying 'Thank you'

YPSILANTI – The following people received awards for their work to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS and STDs during the 2004 STD & HIV conference sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health:
Anthony Harris was presented the "Taking It To The Streets" Award for his work with the Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion for his work on a department collaboration with the CDC to quell a disease outbreak in 2002 and his work in 2003 successfully combating syphilis in Detroit's heterosexual populations, as well as his subsequent collaboration with MAPP's Mark Peterson to provide prevention outreach in MSM venues beyond the usual scope of the STD program. Harris is currently with Horizons Project in Detroit.
Kathy Wall received the "In the Trenches" Award for her long-standing devotion to providing HIV/STD Prevention/Test Counseling in clinical settings for the Kalamazoo County Human Services Department. Wall has been with KCHSD for nearly 15 years, involved with direct line services, education and many community and state collaborations.
Theresa Webb accepted the "Compassionate Heart" Award for her work in HIV Continuum of Care. Webb has been a coach, teacher, ally, advocate, facilitator and guide. She is one of the staff at Community Health Awareness Group who "displays energy, enthusiasm and motivation to help others."
Schawne Anthony Parker, former CHOW executive director and prior co-chair to the Michigan HIV/AIDS Council, received posthumous recognition with the "Living Memory" Award.
Fredericka Shea, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, a national pioneer in HIV/AIDS education for health care professionals at WSU, also received posthumous recognition with the "Living Memory" Award.

Szweda receives recognition

In addition, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Intervention Services Manager Debra Szwejda was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of HIV/AIDS and STD Division Director Loretta Davis-Satterla on behalf of MDCH Director Janet Olszewski at a HAPIS staff gathering for the occasion on Wednesday, Oct. 6 in Okemos.
Michigan HIV News contributed to this report: see www.mihivnews.com.

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