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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.

Shield Of Sparta

Award Winner

Theodore Korony American Legion Post #253 presented community volunteer Cathy Praino with a Shield of Sparta Award and pendant that was sent to the post to honor her for all of her service to troops serving in Afghanistan.

Praino received the award from Colleen McCarthy, the post adjutant, at a recent meeting.

Weill Cornell looking for age study participants

The Center on Aging and Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell Medicine is doing several studies aimed at improving the quality of life for older adults.

They would like to let the Bronx community learn about the studies.

The studies are currently happening at Weill Cornell Medicine Center on Aging and Behavioral Research.

They are open to open to anyone over 60 years old. They seek to collect information on how older adults make financial decisions.

Call (646) 962-7141 or email cob2014@med.cornell.edu to see if you qualify. If you do, you get compensated for your participation in the study.

Lehman College Grad

Becomes Soros Fellow

A 2018 Lehman College graduate, Sana Batool, was awarded a prestigious Soros Fellowship.

The fellowship provides $90,000 in funding for graduate study. Batool is pursing an MD in Medicine at Harvard University. This is the second time a Lehman graduate has been awarded a Soros Fellowship.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is for immigrants and children of immigrants who have a chance to make a significant impact on the United States. Batool is an immigrant from Pakistan.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at procchio@schnepsmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Updated 8:45 am, April 19, 2019
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