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MICHAEL VERNON

Award/honor: Elected vice president of the Georgia Dental Association

Details: He is a dentist in Augusta and a past president of the Eastern District Dental Society.

JAMES BLAND

Award/honor: Received the Dr. Vernon B. Astler Award from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Details: This award recognizes the efforts of an association member to advance the society's place to the media, government and medical community.  He has a private practice in Aiken.

CORINNE CURTIS

Award/honor: Installed as secretary-treasurer of Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Details: She is co-president and secretary of Platt's Funeral Home Inc. in Augusta.

ED DEKIMPE

Award/honor: Completed training at the Hart Schaffner Marx Trumpeter Club in quality apparel manufacturing, modern wardrobing and professional networking

Details: He is the men's clothing sales manager at Dillard's in Augusta Mall.

DOCTORS HOSPITAL

Award/honor: Earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for its total hip and total knee replacement programs.

Dr. William Dolen

Award/honor: He has been appointed to the Accreditation Council from Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committee for Allergy and Immunology.

Details: He is a professor of pediatrics and medicine in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and is director of its Allergy-Immunology Fellowship Program.

Kevin Jiminez

Award/honor: Awarded a Perfect Case in the Georgia Professional Photographers Association Print Competition.

Details: He owns Kevin Jiminez Photography. His prints will hang in the association's showcase collection.

JOSH BELINFANTE

Award/honor: He has been appointed by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve on the board of MCG Health Inc.

Details: He is former executive counsel to the governor.

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