AIDS Care Fund Honors May with Inaugural Award

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At 7 p.m. Saturday, during the ninth annual Red Tie Night in the Myriad Convention Center Ballroom, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will recognize the late Richard May with an inaugural award given in his name.

The annual honor will recognize an individual who has given of his time and talents in promoting education, research and service regarding HIV/AIDS. The first recipients will be Sunshine Schillings, director of the Red Rock Mental Health Center's Behavioral Services Positive Living Program, and Joan Foreman, the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network's Western Oklahoma coordinator. May, an Oklahoma City interior designer who died in March 2000, was a founding member of the board.

People

Dr. Jeffrey Cruzan has moved his family practice to the Integris Family Care Northwest clinic, 6601 W. Hefner Road. The University of Oklahoma graduate has practiced in the metro area for 11 years.

Bill Stone is the new director of food and nutrition services at Edmond Medical Center. The OU grad is a certified sous chef and dietary manager.

Kellie Martin has joined the Eagle Ridge Institute as a financial assistant. The Cameron University graduate will coordinate accounts payable, assist with accounts receivable and payroll, and conduct special projects.

James H. Bruer has been named the president and chief executive of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Tulsa. The 25-year industry veteran had served as a health care consultant to The Greeley Co. of Boston.

Business

The Contact Crisis Helpline has received certification from the American Association of Suicidology.

The American Cancer Society projects Oklahoma will suffer 16,600 new cancer cases this year. Deaths attributed to cancer are projected to number 7,300.

Events

At 1 p.m. Thursday, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority will meet at 4545 N. Lincoln Blvd. Among its agenda items are proposed conflicts of interest rules, the Administrative Procedures Act and an executive session.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will start the "MS in the New Millennium" morning training conference and afternoon public presentation at Two Warren Place in Tulsa. Featured speakers will include Dr. Elliot Frohman of the University of Texas South Western Medical Center, Dr. …