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Children's Hospital as a fellow in Child Health and Chief Resident. He has served as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Medical Director of The Harvard Family Health Care Program, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and Director of Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital.
He has authored 132 papers, 65 abstracts, and two books. His major work has been in primary care education, delivery, and health care for disadvantaged children. He co-authored Education of Physicians for Primary Care in 1973 with Evan Charney. He is a member of AOA at Boston University, a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Pediatric Society. He received the Job Lewis Award for Community Pediatrics in 1991 from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the George Armstrong Medal in 1988 from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association of which he was president in 1969. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and was on the governing council from 1992 to 1995. He has most recently been a member of the Institute of Medicine Board on Children and Families.
CHERYL Y. BOYKINS is the Program Director of The Center For Black Women's Wellness (CBWW), a community-based self-help organization committed to improving the quality of life for women and their families through empowerment.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Gainesville, she earned a B.A. degree in criminal justice. While completing undergraduate studies, she coordinated a continuing education program, job training and other support services as a correctional counselor in an innovative halfway house program designed to insure the smooth re-entry of incarcerated women into the community. In 1981, she began working as a health advocate at the Gainesville Women's Health Center.
Ms. Boykins attended the first National Conference on Black Women's Health Issues in 1983 at Spelman College, and in 1985 attended the United Nations (UN) End of the Decade Conference for women held in Nairobi, Kenya. Realizing the possibility of working with other women who understood the dual oppression of race and gender, she returned to Atlanta to accept a position coordinating self-help groups in public housing. She has continued to implement programs that develop self-help groups among women while building relationships with other local health and social service agencies. She has combined her knowledge and experience of criminal justice systems and health care for women to develop a grassroots model program into a reality that supports women individually and collectively in their overall health care needs.
Ms. Boykins and CBWW have been the recipient of many awards. She is currently a member of the Public Health Children's Initiative Task Force, Vice President of Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, Vice President for the Advisory