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Farewell, Dr. A.

March 4, 2015 | Community News, Newark

photoIn December, Dr. Nwando Anyaoku, co-director of New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Newark (NJPHK-N), started a new chapter of her life as medical director for Pediatric Medicine CHI Health System Alegent Creighton Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska.

In her new role, Dr. Anyaoku will develop and direct a network of pediatric primary care and urgent care centers across the Omaha metropolitan area.

“She was a tireless champion for the prevention of childhood obesity in Newark,” said Courtney Price, NJPHK-N project manager. “We are happy for her new venture, but she will be missed.”

Dr. A, as she is known, was director of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital/Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She signed on as co-director of NJPHK-N in 2009 attracted by the Robert Wood Johnson philosophy of focusing on policy and environmental change. In that capacity, she spearheaded Let’s Move! in the Clinic, leading training sessions for clinics, practices and physicians. She also was an advisor to the Nestle Nutrition program in Newark Family Success Centers.

“She invested in the children of Newark— all ages, races and ethnicities. As a physician and recognized expert, she brought authority and passion to her work that left an imprint,” said Price. “She created a foundation that we will continue to build upon.”

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