Dr. Timothy Novak, director of the Masters in Health Service Administration (MHSA) program since 2014 at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School (LECOM) in Bradenton, FL, has been nominated for Drug Free Manatee’s Champion of Prevention Award, Higher Education Sector.
Novak was cited for his efforts as a member of the Addiction Crisis Taskforce and his leadership in addressing Manatee County’s opioid epidemic.
Sharon Kramer, M.Ed., CPP, Executive director/CEO of the Manatee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (Drug Free Manatee), said to Novak in a media release, “It is because of your continuing efforts and the efforts of other community champions that Drug Free Manatee is able to implement initiatives that create safety by reducing substance abuse while promoting healthy lifestyles across the lifespan.”
“I am very proud to receive the nomination for Drug Free Manatee’s Champion of Prevention Award and for having the privilege to work with a community of talent, caring professionals battling a merciless addiction epidemic.”
“LECOM is training our future physicians, pharmacists, dentists and healthcare administrators to be aware and prepared to care for the whole person as is reflected in our moto: Totam Personam Curamus… working together with can make a difference!”
Novak will be recognized at a 7 a.m. Red Ribbon Champions of Prevention breakfast Tuesday, October 24, at Pirate City, 1701 27th St. E., Bradenton.
For more information, visit www.DFMRedRibbonBreakfast.eventbrite.com, www.drugfreemanatee.org, or call (941)749-3030; Ext. 3491.