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FAU Biomedical Science Professor Honored for Leadership in Fight Against Cancer

BOCA RATON, FL (April 8, 2009) – Lawrence Brickman, M.D., FACS, visiting associate professor of clinical biomedical science for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, recently was honored by the Cascade Lakes Papanicolaou Corps Cancer Research Unit for his valuable contributions in the fight against cancer and his dedicated service to his patients.

“This came as quite a surprise to me,” said Brickman. “I am quite passionate about this cause. The work that the Papanicolaou Corps Cancer Research Unit does is invaluable and it is truly an honor to be recognized in this way by such a remarkable group.”  

            The award, presented to Brickman at the organization’s inaugural “Golf Outing” event, comes as a result of his frequent lectures to the South Florida community about cancer and other topics, such as trauma.

A noted general, vascular and trauma surgeon, Brickman has been a clinical associate professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Regional   Campus at FAU since 2005.   He currently also serves as an affiliate clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Miami. In addition to his faculty positions, Brickman frequently travels to Fort Sam Houston in Texas to teach military personnel in the Combat Casualty Care Course.

Prior to this, Brickman was a surgeon in his own private practice for nearly 30 years, and has authored and co-authored numerous articles in national and international medical journals. He also was the chief of general surgery at Huntington Hospital in New York.  

 Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research is a volunteer fundraising organization with more than 19,000 volunteers in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties.  Organized in "units," each group is dedicated to supporting cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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