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10/15/93

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University of California-Berkeley physician to lead Cowell Student Health Center

STANFORD -- Dr. Ira Friedman, medical director of the UC-Berkeley student health center since 1989, has been appointed director of Stanford's Cowell Student Health Center, Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs Mary Edmonds has announced.

Friedman has had 18 years of post-residence experience in patient care, medical education and administration. He is board- certified in pediatrics and held a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Friedman joined the U.C.-Berkeley student health center as chief physician in 1987. Before that he held positions at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Oakland, Stanford University School of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, where his duties included teaching, patient care of children and adolescents, research in adolescent medicine, community outreach and program development.

Friedman will start in his new post around the end of

December. He succeeds Dr. Harvey Weinstein, who resigned from the post at the end of 1992, and acting co-directors Dr. Alejandro Martinez, director of Counseling and Psychological Services, and Dr. Harry Knaster, director of primary care.

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