Watertown’s Laura Kehoe received an award from the Harvard Medical School for her work to fight the opioid epidemic in town.
Kehoe, a physician and assistant professor of medicine at Mass. General Hospital, received the Dean’s Community Service Award for her work with W.A.T.E.R.town – Watertown Access To Education Resources and Treatment. The medical school also presented $1,000 to the organization.
W.A.T.E.R.town uses local and regional data to develop a wide range of initiatives aimed at prevention, education, treatment, and support for anyone in the community affected by substance use.
The award was established in 1999 by theHarvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine to recognize individuals whose dedication and commitment to community service have made a positive impact on the local, national, or international community.
Since the inception of the Dean’s Community Service Award, Harvard Medical School has recognized the contributions of 92 individuals and donated $1,000 to 87 organizations that serve our community. Ten faculty members have been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service.