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Maslovitz, public health optometrist.

APHA member Bernard "Bernie" Maslovitz, OD, MPH, died in a house fire in Willis, Texas, on April 23. He was 57.

Maslovitz was a clinical associate professor at the University of Houston's College of Optometry for 20 years. Throughout his career, he also worked as a private practice optometrist in Woodlands, Pasadena and Houston, Texas, where he was known as "Doc Bernie" to his patients.

Maslovitz was an active volunteer in providing public health vision care services locally, nationally and internationally, including missions to Mexico and Haiti. He co-authored a chapter on international optometry in a public health optometry textbook.

Maslovitz was a graduate of the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, which awarded him the Garland Clay Award for outstanding clinical research.

Maslovitz was a founding member of APHA's Vision Care Section and had served as its chair and representative to the Association's Governing Council. At the time of his death, he was serving as the Section's booth chair.
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Title Annotation:In memoriam
Publication:The Nation's Health
Date:Jun 22, 2010
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