People in the News

People in the news 6.1.12

DAVID WARMACK, a former student at Tucson Hebrew Academy, has been selected to participate in the C-Mites (Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students) summer program. David recently moved to Texarkana, Texas, where he is a fourth grade student at St. James Day School. In 2010, David founded the Native American Advancement Foundation, which has after school homework, sports and fitness programs on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. David has raised more than $25,000 to benefit children living in the remote village of Gu-Vo.

A novel by GERMAINE SHAMES, “You, Fascinating You,” recently released by Pale Fire Press, has been honored by the Historical Novel Society as “Editor’s Choice.” Based on true events, the novel tells the story of ballerina Margit Wolf, who was banished from the stage by Mussolini and inspired a timeless love song.

EVE C. SHAPIRO, M.D., M.P.H., a practicing pediatrician in Tucson for more than 25 years, was honored with the Martha K. Rothman Lifetime Achievement Award from Child & Family Resources at an event on May 20. Along with her work as a pediatrician and teacher, the award highlighted her work in health advocacy, including chairing the Healthy Arizona campaign, a successful voter initiative to improve access to care for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans, and the tobacco tax initiative, which led to decreased smoking rates, particularly among teens. She is currently working on the Quality Education and Jobs Act initiative, which will help schools and provide funds for KidsCare and enable over 20,000 children to obtain health coverage.