Director, Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester
30th Annual MLK Leadership Award
Salvatore Molica, who earned the S.B. in biology from MIT in 1975, is being honored for his commitment to public health and family medicine. As medical director of the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, he helped establish outreach programs that now serve as national models for the innovative engagement of health care professionals in their communities. Larry Culpepper, chair of the Family Medicine Department at Boston University School of Medicine, describes the programs created by Molica as "models of the integration of primary care and public health in supporting the rebuilding of high-risk urban regions."