Paul Roth, MD, dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque since 1994, is the first recipient of the Commitment to Learning Award presented by the American Association of Medical Colleges Coucil of Deans.
James E. Lockey, MD, director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, has received a President's Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Peter F. Buckley, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He was formerly at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Edwin L. Kendig, Jr, MD, an authority on respiratory diseases in children, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association at its annual meeting in Chicago; Tom Maniatis, PhD, the Thomas H. Lee Professor of Molecular and Cellular biology at Harvard University, has received the AMA's Scientific Achievement Award; and M. Molly McMahon, associate profesor of medicine at Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minn, has received the Association's Joseph B. Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition.
Carl Kupfer, MD, the only director the National Eye Institute has ever had, is leaving the position after 30 years. He will remain with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md, completing a catalog of the Cogan Collection and continuing to see patients.
Duncan W. Clark, MD, professor emeritus of preventive medicine and community health at the the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and author of Preventive Medicine, has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the trustees of the State University of New York.
John A. Buesseler, MD, an ophthalmologist who served for 28 years (1970-1998) as dean of Texas Tech University School of Medicine and vice president for health affairs and CEO of Texas Tech University Medical Center in Lubbock, has been named founding dean and vice president for health affairs and health sciences emeritus. He was the first full-time employee, faculty member, and administrator for the medical school, and received the distinction on the occasion of the school graduating its 2000th physician in May. Buesseler has also served on active duty in the US military in World War II and the Korea and Vietnam conflicts, and was a member of the Space Medicine Advisory Group of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Deborah J. Cook, MD, has been appointed the first McMaster University/St Joseph's Hospital Regional Academic Chair in Critical Care Medicine. Cook, who is a professor of medicine and clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster and director of the GIM-ICU Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research Unit at St Joseph's Hospital, both in Hamilton, Ontario, is a consulting editor of JAMA.
David D. Ho, MD, director and CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York City and a professor at Rockefeller University, has recieved the Leadership Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
Mark Popovsky, MD, has become corporate medical director of Haemonetics Corporation, Braintree, Mass, and president of its Cell Processing Division. He was previously CEO of the American Red Cross, New England Region.
Deepak Srivastava, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and molecular biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, has been named the first holder of the Joel B. Steinberg, MD, Chair in Pediatrics.
Jeffrey R. Davis, MD, an aerospace medicine specialist in Houston, Tex, has been installed as chair of the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Steven D. Douglas, MD, director of the Section of Immunology and of the Clinical Immunology Laboratories at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has received the Erwin Neter Award of the Association of Medical laboratory Immunologists.
Gary A. Clawson, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and biochemistry and molecular biology, has been named director of the Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Institute at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.
Rodney G. Hood, MD, the managing partner of CareView Medical Group in San Diego, Calif, has been installed as the 101st president of the National Medical Association.
John O. Holloszy, MD, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and director, Section of Applied Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo, and former editor-in-chief of Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews, has received the 2000 IOC Olympic Prize on Sport Sciences from the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission.
Saul Levin, MD, a psychiatrist who is president of Access Consulting International Inc, in Washington, DC, is the new president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. Christopher E. Harris, MD, Nashville, Tenn, is president-elect; William S. Gilmer, MD, Houston, Tex, is vice president; Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, Pawtucket, RI, is secretary; and Melinda J. Muller, MD, Portland, Ore, is treasurer.
Jonathan Abrams, MD, professor of internal medicine and a cardiologist at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, is a winner of the state's Governor's Awards for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts. Abrams founded the Contemporary Art Society of New Mexico and is director and curator of the University Hospital Art Gallery
Louis Z. Cooper, MD, professor of pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and emeritus chair of pediatrics at St Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, has been elected vice president and president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Suzanne Ildstad, MD, director of the Institute for Cellular Therapeutics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, will head a committee to formulate guidelines for research trials involving only a few participants. The committee was formed by the Institute of Medicine at the request of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
John H. Grossman III, MD, PhD, MPH, has been appointed senior associate vice president for institutional advancement at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. Grossman holds appointments in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Services.
W. Scott Jellish, PhD, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Robert J. Alpern, MD, will be the first holder of the newly established Atticus James Gill, MD, Chair in Medical Science at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Gill was dean of the medical school from 1954 to 1967.
Napoleon Knight, Jr, MD, an emergency physician, has become vice president–medical affairs at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill.
Walter J. Wiechetek, MD, MPH, medical director of Hamilton Sundstrand, Windsor Locks, Conn (which makes US astronauts' space suits) and owner of one of the largest private collections of space-related art and memorabilia in the United States, took part in World Stamp Exposition 2000 in Anaheim, Calif, in July. He was invited by the US Postal Service to help highlight a new issue of space-related postage stamps.
Ternece Beven, MD, of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, La, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Beven chairs the Section Council of Nuclear Medicine of the American Medical Association House of Delegates.
Carole Ben-Maimon, MD, senior vice president, Science & Public Policy, at Teva Pharmaceuticals North America, Sellersville, Pa, has been elected chair of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association Board of Directors.
Harold Alan Pincus, MD, has been appointed executive vice chair and professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa. He has also been appointed senior scientist at RAND Corporation and directs the RAND Health Program in Pittsburgh.
Ronald R. Blanck, DO, is the new president of University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He retired in July as the Surgeon General of the US Army and commander of the US Army Medical Command.
Sharon T. Phelan, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque.
James T. Willerson, MD, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has been named interim president of the center.
Clifford Schold, MD, will join Ian Pollack, MD, as codirector of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa. Schold was director for neurosciences at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
I. Steven Udvarhelyi, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, Pa, has been named chair of the Committee of Quality Health Care of the American Association of Health Plans.