“I am gratified that today’s Heights High School students found my career accomplishments worthy of this honor.”
Armin was a Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Director of the Chronic Disease Research Center, Co-founder of the Intercultural Cancer Council, founding board member of C-Change and many other advocacy, research and service organizations. Throughout his career he focused on translating discoveries in prevention, screening, treatment and control activities to state, national and international initiatives in both cancer and cardiovascular disease. He spearheaded partnerships in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Israel on the health effects of radiation. His current focus is now mentoring students in the medical humanities program at Rice University as they help build an archive at the McGovern Historical Research Center related to both cancer health disparities and radiation effects and events.
In recognition of his interest in and achieving impact in the community he was the recipient of the American Cancer Society ‘s Humanitarian Award, George & Barbara Bush Collaboration Award from C-Change, American Jewish Committee’s Academicians Award, National Patient Advocate Foundation’s National Health Care Hero Award, State of Israel Bonds’s Maimonides Award, Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Jill Ireland Award, Texas Cancer Council’s Gib Lewis Award for Public Education, Texas School Health Association’s Distinguished Service Award and Volunteer Houston’s Lifetime Member Award.
The Ohio State University 1966
BSc (Zoology), The Ohio State University 1971
Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Adjunct Professor
Rice University Faculty Affiliate
Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging