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Ruth Perry ’78—Public Health Honoree

Ruth Perry, executive director of Trenton Health Team (THT) in New Jersey—an alliance of the city’s major health care providers and its department of health—was awarded the Frank J. Osborne Memorial Award for public health contributions in November. Perry, a former emergency room physician, relies upon her medical knowledge and business acumen, gained from 17 years at Rohm and Haas, to lead THT in citywide public health initiatives focusing on issues like obesity, substance abuse, and behavioral health.