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APHA Peace Award Recipient: Dr. Farideh Kioumehr-Dadsetan

10/05/08 Press Release by American Public Health Association (APHA)

This year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is honoring Dr. Farideh Kioumehr-Dadsetan, an Iranian-American who has devoted her life to bringing peace to lives around the world. She will be honored as the first-ever Peace Award recipient at the APHA's Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on October 28, 2008. 

You couldn't find a better representative of the peace movement than Dr. Kioumehr-Dadsetan.  With two doctorates, and a Masters degree, she defies many stereotypes that Americans have about women, in general, and Persian women, in particular. She is an outgoing energizer bunny with a small stature, but a big heart.  She is married to a neuroradiologist, and has two grown children - a son who is a recent college graduate, in the field of International Relations, now teaching English in Beijing, China, and a daughter who entered the field of education to teach those who need it most in San Diego after completing law school.  Dr. Kioumehr-Dadsetan currently resides in the county of Los Angeles, in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Although she helps run the family MRI center in Burbank, as CEO, she stays up well past anyone's bedtime to work on her non-profit - always educating herself more about the world's happenings so she can better teach others. Organizing and participating in the ant-war movement, the goal of her non-profit is to eliminate mortality and morbidity in youth through a comprehensive anti-violence campaign, creating a violence-free society and a peaceful world in the truest sense.

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