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June 2, 2014 by  


Dr. Mohammad Hamdani honored

The American Cancer Society’s annual Evening of Hope Gala fund-raiser honored Dr. Mohammed P. Hamdani with the Omar T. Pace M.D. Award. The award is given to recipients who have made a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families throughout Western Massachusetts.

Hamdani is a general surgeon at New England Surgical Group in Springfield, and a clinical instructor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a cancer survivor, and long-time supporter of the society, according to a gala release. He has attended and supported the gala for many years, and has also been a member of the planning committee for the Relay For Life of Wilbraham, serving as the mission chair as well as a team captain.

Dr. Fauzia and Mansoor Khan awarded Immigrant of the Year award

Dr. Fauzia and Mansoor Khan, founders of Alere Analytics, were awarded with the Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year during  the Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.’s 2014 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.

Husband and wife Mansoor and Fauzia Khan founded Alere Analytics (formerly DiagnosisONE) in 2003. In 2012, it was purchased by Alere Inc. Mansoor Khan currently serves as chief executive officer, and Fauzia Khan is the chief medical officer of this medical informatics company. Alere Analytics provides the health care industry with the world’s largest library of evidence-based medical knowledge. Featuring more than 30,000 clinical rules, the platform ensures improved patient care, fewer errors and better clinical outcomes.

Prior to founding DiagnosisONE, Mansoor Khan was the founder and CEO of KeyCommerce, and Fauzia Khan was the director of informatics at UMass Memorial Medical Center where she wrote the definitive text on the subspecialty of medical informatics, Guide to Diagnostic Medicine. She is one of the first physicians in the United States to receive board certification in the subspecialty of Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Shafiq Khan led cancer research center gets funding

Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta was awarded a $7.4 million renewal grant for the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD). The five-year grant, which was awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports cancer research infrastructure including technical research core laboratories and funding for the recruitment of researchers and for pilot studies.The center is led by Dr.Shafiq A. Khan who is the principal and director, CCRTD, and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar.

Dr. Khan said,”“This award will help to build the most comprehensive prostate cancer research and educational program in the country, and help to sustain vital partnerships required to address this disease and its disproportionate impact on [black] men.”

Hiba Ahmed elected Student Senate President of Knox College

GALESBURG,IL–Junior Hiba Ahmed has been elected as the next president of the Knox College Student Senate. She will be the first woman to hold the office since the 2010-2011 academic year.
Ahmed came out on top in a three-candidate race.

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