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Newsmaker: Juan C. Celedón

| Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 11:30 p.m.
Dr. Juan Celedon
Dr. Juan Celedon

Noteworthy: Celedón was elected last month to the Association of American Physicians, a professional medical honor society. He was selected as winner of the Innovations in Health Equality — Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society's Clinicians Advisory Committee and its Health Equality Subcommittee.

Age: 50

Residence: Pine

Family: Wife, Liliana; daughters, Laura and Carolina

Occupation: Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Background: Celedón, who is from Barranquilla, Colombia, leads research in the genetics and epidemiology of asthma in Puerto Rican and black children, and a study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease genetics in Costa Rica.

Education: Doctor of Public Health, epidemiology/genetic epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2001; Master of Public Health, quantitative methods, Harvard School of Public Health, 1999; Doctor of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia, 1988

Quote: “It means a lot of me that the field of health equality and reducing disparities in health is being recognized through these two awards.”

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