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Dental professor honored as ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2007

Carla Lidner Baum, DDS, assistant professor, School of Dentistry, receives the plaque from Assembly member Bill Emmerson, DDS (right), naming her Woman of the Year for 2007 for California�s 63rd Assembly District.
Carla Lidner Baum, DDS, assistant professor, School of Dentistry, receives the plaque from Assembly member Bill Emmerson, DDS (right), naming her Woman of the Year for 2007 for California’s 63rd Assembly District. Fabian Nunez (left), speaker of the Assembly, is also pictured.
Carla Lidner Baum, DDS, assistant professor, School of Dentistry, has been honored by Assembly member Bill Emmerson, DDS, (R-Redlands) as 2007 “Woman of the Year” for the 63rd Assembly District.

The annual capitol ceremony salutes remarkable women from throughout California’s 80 assembly districts in recognition of National Women’s History Month.

“It is my privilege to recognize Dr. Lidner Baum as Woman of the Year,” says Dr. Emmerson.

“Dr. Lidner Baum is truly a woman of distinction. She’s a strong leader who uses her talent as a health care provider to promote better health care for Inland Empire families.

“In San Bernardino County, Dr. Lidner Baum has worked to secure $3.6 million from First 5, to promote health education and dental services for 8,000 infants and children per year. Carla’s selfless efforts and contributions to our community make her uniquely qualified and deserving of the title of Woman of the Year.”

Dr. Lidner Baum has stepped beyond her role as a health care provider and has become a proven community leader.

She now chairs First 5 Riverside County’s advisory board, where she recently volunteered to direct a grant providing identical services to those that have been provided to San Bernardino children under the First 5 grant for the past seven years.

In addition to her work with First 5 Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, Dr. Lidner Baum currently serves on the Riverside Community College Foundation’s advisory board, and is an active community partner with the department of social services and the juvenile courts of Riverside County.

As part of Woman of the Year celebrations, remarkable women in California attend a special session of the California State Legislature, where they are honored by Senate and Assembly leaders. Additionally, the honorees attend an afternoon reception with California First Lady Maria Shriver.

In addition to capitol celebrations honoring Women’s History Month, Dr.  Emmerson will salute the 63rd District’s 2007 Woman of the Year along with 63 noteworthy women from his legislative constituency as part of his third annual women of distinction luncheon on March 29, 2007, at the Doubletree Hotel’s Ballroom in Ontario.

TODAY news for Thursday, March 26, 2007