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Children's Wellness Award presented to Dr. John Bozalis in Oklahoma City

by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: May 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm •  Published: May 18, 2010

Jay Bozalis and his grandfather, Dr. John Bozalis, were at the event honoring Dr. Bozalis where he received the Children’s Wellness Award. (Photos provided).

Dr. John R. Bozalis was honored recently with the first annual Childrens Wellness Award. The event was at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.  The Schools for Healthy Lifestyles and the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic presented  Bozalis with the award for his outstanding efforts to help make Oklahoma’s children the healthiest in the nation.

Bozalis was responsible for the  creation of Schools for Healthy Lifestyles which began in 1997.  SHL has grown from 8 elementary schools in Oklahoma City and is  currently serving 52 schools across the state.  He has served as the president of the nonprofit organization since its inception.
Bozalis is a physician at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic and has been there since 1973. He is also currently the Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed post-doctoral training in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

He completed his sub-specialty training in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Michigan. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and also of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Chest physicians, and the American College of Physicians. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology.

The honoree is also a member of the Oklahoma County Medical Society, the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Ramona Paul was the event master of ceremonies and Nancy and Dr. Bob Ellis were honorary chairmen of the event. Dr. Bozalis received an original framed picture  from students at Fillmore Elementary where Dr. Bozalis serves as the “Adopt-A-Doc.”

Dr. John Bozalis received an original framed picture from students at Fillmore Elementary.

Dr. Ramona Paul,  Dr. John R. Bozalis, and  Dr. Robert and Nancy Ellis were at the event.

The dance troupe from the Stanley  Hupfeld Academy  performed at the event.


by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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