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Blum, Alan

Professor and the Gerald Leon Wallace Chair in Family Medicine
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Dr. Blum is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on tobacco and its effects on society. A renowned family medicine educator, practitioner and innovator, Blum founded, in 1977, DOC (Doctors Ought to Care), a national non-profit organization assisting in school health education and in community health promotion through the mass media. He also created an International Tobacco Archive, one of the world’s largest resources on tobacco-related problems. Blum has received numerous awards including the first Smoke Free America Award, which was presented by C. Everett Koop; the first National Public Health Award, presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians; the Humanitarian Award from the American Lung Association; and the Surgeon General Medallion.

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Last Updated: July 6, 2011

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