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JAMA. 2000;283(15):1949. doi:10.1001/jama.283.15.1949-JMN0419-3-2.
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  • Richard Theriault, MD, has been appointed vice president for medical affairs for the M. D. Anderson Outreach Corporation and the M. D. Anderson Physicians Network.

  • Rubin S. Cooper, MD, a specialist in congenital heart disease and rheumatic fever, has been named director of pediatric cardiology at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center of New York–Presbyterian Hospital and associate director of the Pediatric Cardiovascular Center, an integrated program with Columbia Presbyterian Babies and Children's Hospital, both in New York, NY.

  • John Niederhuber, MD, director of the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center in Madison, has been elected president-elect of the Society of Surgical Oncology and vice president–president-elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes.

  • Michael Pfreundenschuh, MD, of the University of Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany, and Mark Davis, PhD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, have received the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology from the Cancer Research Institute in New York, NY.

  • Richard K. Reznick, MD, MEd, a colorectal surgeon and surgical educator who is director of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Centre for Research in Education, Toronto, Ontario, has received the 2000 John P. Hubbard Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners in Philadelphia, Pa. The award is given to individuals recognized as making significant contributions to the pursuit of excellence in the field of evaluation in medicine.

  • L. Leighton Hill, MD, professor of pediatric nephrology and associate dean at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, has received the Arnold J. Rudolph Baylor Pediatric Award for Lifetime Excellence in Teaching.

  • Leonard C. Sperling, MD, a US Army colonel, has been named chair, Department of Dermatology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. He also supervises the medical school's students during dermatology rotations at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

  • S. Chiu Wong, MD, has been appointed director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in the Division of Cardiology at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center of New York–Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY.

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