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Bittner Recognized for Volunteerism

Bittner Recognized for Volunteerism

Marvin J. Bittner, M.D., Creighton University associate professor of internal medicine and of medical microbiology and chief of infectious diseases at the Omaha VA Medical Center, has earned the Nebraska Chapter of American College of Physicians (ACP) 2008 Volunteerism and Community Service Award.

Bittner’s award recognizes his efforts as an international and community health volunteer. He was active in Creighton University’s Institute for Latin American Concern in the Dominican Republic. 1982-84. He has been involved in the Global Health Education Consortium, an international organization that encourages international health activities, and the Student Alliance for Global Health, supervising students on medical trips to Nicaragua.

The citation honors Dr. Bittner’s “exemplary record of dedication to serve as a role model to students in community and international health service.”Bittner is a fellow of the ACP, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He also belongs to the Metro Omaha Medical Society, serving as editor of the society’s magazine.