Newsmakers, the Week of June 22, 2017


Larry R. Kaiser, president and CEO of Temple University Health System, the Lewis Katz Dean at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Temple’s senior executive vice president for health affairs, was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders for 2017. Kaiser was recognized as one of only 50 physician executives and leaders from all sectors of the health care industry recognized for steering their organizations and the health care delivery system through a difficult period. He is a member of Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne.



Blue Bell resident Bradley J. Korman was appointed president of the Germantown Academy Board of Trustees. A board member since 2009, he’ll begin serving his three-year term in July overseeing the 24-person board. The co-CEO of Korman Communities, Inc. is a 1983 Germantown Academy graduate, a member of Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen and a member of the executive committee of the Jewish Federation Real Estate Group.



William Saltzburg of Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park was elected membership vice president of NFTY, the Reform Jewish youth movement. He was one of six teen leaders elected during NFTY’s recent national convention in Chicago; he was installed in office June 17.




Debra Somers Copit, director of breast imaging for Einstein Healthcare Network, received the 2017 Mary S. Fisher Outstanding Educator Award from the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society. Her research has led to dramatic advancements in the mammography field in terms of detecting breast abnormalities. In addition, she was recognized for her role mentoring radiology residents, involving them in her projects and teaching them how to perform large clinical trials and data analysis.


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