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2021 AWARD: The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is calling for nominations for one of its most prestigious awards, the 2021 Family Physician of the Year.

This award recognizes an Ohio family physician who has exhibited extraordinary, beyond-the-call-of-duty merit and encourages OAFP members and medical students to pursue the ideals of family medicine and convey these ideals to the public.

To be nominated, the family physician must have 10 years of post-residency or equivalent experience; be a member of the OAFP for a meaningful period of time; and be currently in practice.

Nominations for the 2021 award can be made by any current OAFP member, a regional chapter, a family medicine residency program, departments of family medicine or an individual.

Nominations are due by March 5 by completing the online nomination form at www.ohioafp.org or sending a letter of recommendation to OAFP Awards Workgroup, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 4075 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214-3296; fax 614-267-9191; or email lheberling@ohioafp.org.

To check if a physician is a member of the OAFP, contact Lauren Heberling at lheberling@ohioafp.org or call 800-742-7327.

RED CROSS HONORS HEROES: The American Red Cross of Greater Akron and the Mahoning Valley will honor local individuals at the 25th annual Acts of Courage Awards for their bravery and acts during a time of emergency. The event will be held virtually 11:30 a.m. March 4.

Honorees this year are: Dustin Nist, a Kent State University student who helped save a woman from a vehicle trapped in a river; Richard Santucci and Jim Shepherd, who helped save the life of a man who lost consciousness at Nordson Xaloy Inc. in Austintown; and Joanne White, who helped to keep others safe during COVID-19 by making face masks. A partnership developed between White and the Youngstown police chaplain Lewis Macklin to provide the masks to anyone who needed them.

To purchase tickets for the event visit redcross.org/acts21.

GROUP OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship committee of the Women Retirees of Youngstown State University is accepting applications through March 1.

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time, junior female student who maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Information about the scholarship is available at www.ysu.edu/finaid/scholarships. Application forms may be printed from the website or picked up at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship located on the second floor of Meshel Hall at YSU.

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