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Human Relations Award recognizes Boehm’s advocacy efforts

Jun. 5, 2014, 8:42 AM

Frank Boehm, M.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was honored with a 2014 Human Relations Award during the recent 43rdAnnual Human Relations Award Dinner held at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.

Frank Boehm, M.D.

The honor is in recognition of Boehm’s work as a teacher, physician, author and community activist. He was one of four Nashvillians honored with an award.

“One of my greatest rewards is having the ability to help others in need. I am very proud of my work at Vanderbilt and bringing quality care to pregnant women throughout Nashville and the region. I am proud that I have been able to teach physicians about the ethical parameters of health care and the importance of serving all patients equally.

“So many of us are so lucky to have jobs, have food on the table and a roof over our heads,” said Boehm. “I encourage people to really step outside of the bubble so many of us live in because there are truly vulnerable citizens in our Nashville community and there is something we can all do to help.”

The annual dinner benefits the Community Nashville Building Bridges program at the Oasis Center. The program helps participants identify and overcome biases and prejudices. The programs explore topics ranging from diversity and stereotyping to social justice and community building.

Boehm serves on the Metro Social Service Board and has served on the Nashville Homelessness Commission. He has led both the Nashville Jewish Foundation and Jewish Federation and has had an active role in women’s rights issues, health care and the reduction of poverty and homelessness.

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