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New York, NY - May 28, 2008 - Karel Bakker, M.D., Chair of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and of the International Diabetes Federation Consultative Section, delivered the keynote address to the graduating class of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) and received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters-Honoris Causa, during the College's 97th Commencement Ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City on Wednesday, May 28th.
Louis L. Levine, President and Chief Executive Officer of the College, presided at the commencement ceremony. Dr. Bakker addressed the 79 graduating seniors--who received their Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degrees--and an audience of nearly 1,000 faculty members, parents, family and friends. In addition, Hon. Inez E. Dickens, New York City Council Member and Majority Whip, and Israel Goldstein, D.P.M., Adjunct Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine at NYCPM, were also honored. Council Member Dickens received an honorary doctorate, and Dr. Goldstein received the College's Distinguished Service Award.