Jewish Family Services of Delaware received the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association’s Public Health Recognition Award for its multifaceted social services at the academy’s 88th annual meeting and awards ceremony May 11.

The Academy/DPHA noted the work Jewish Family Services of Delaware does with case management, counseling, outpatient therapy, workforce development, prevention education and refugee resettlement. Refugee resettlement in particular led to Jewish Family Services’ nomination.

The keynote speaker was Darshak Sanghavi of OptumLabs. Sanghavi is a medical educator who has published dozens of scientific papers on medical issues around the world. In addition, Sanghavi often speaks on NBC’s Today, in addition to writing for Slate, the New York Times, Boston Globe and the Washington Post.

Nicholas J. Petrelli, of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, won the Lewis B. Flinn President’s Award for his 17 years of service developing the cancer center into a national leader of cancer research and treatment.

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