February 28, 2013
For more than two decades, Dr. Bova, who in 2003 became the first GSN recipient of the University of Massachusetts President’s Public Service Award, has worked to improve community-based clinical care and quality of life for one of Worcester’s most vulnerable populations. Walsh co-founded WRAP and in 2009 received support through a UMMS Learn and Serve grant, which facilitates service and service-learning opportunities for UMass students. Since then, WRAP has become an invaluable resource to improve health and access to care for the community of refugees from Burma living in Worcester.
Bova and Walsh will receive their awards, along with faculty and students from the other institutions of the COWC, on Tuesday, March 26 at Worcester State College.
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