Kazem Fathie, MD, a neurosurgeon in Las Vegas, Nev, who has long been involved in humanitarian medical efforts, has been inducted as president of the International College of Surgeons–United States Section.
Nora Janjan, MD, professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, is president-elect of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
Nicola C. Partridge, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick. She was formerly professor of pharmacolgical and physiological science and orthopedic surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
George A Bray, MD, who is Boyd Professor and professor of medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center and Pennington Medical Center in Baton Rouge, has received the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Nutrition Research.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA, has been named the Dr Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.
Eric G. Pamer, MD, is the new chief of the Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.He was formerly at Yale University School of Medicine.
Norton J. Greenberger, MD, senior associate dean for medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has been named editor of Hospital Practice. A gastroenterologist, he has been associate editor for 9 years and is past president of several groups, including the American College of Physicians and the American Gastroenterological Association.
Constance M. Bowe, MD, associate professor of neurology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, has been named Physician of the Year by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of California.
Burton S. Epstein, MD, professor emeritus in anesthesiology and pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, has received the Distinguished Service Award this year from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Jeff Andresen, MD, professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, has received the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Joel Feiner, MD, also a professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern, has received the Excellence in Community Psychiatry Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Catherine Palmer, PhD, assistant professor of communication science and disorders, otolaryngology, and director of the Division of Audiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa, will become editor-in-chief of Seminars in Hearing in January 2001.
Lawrence K. Altman, MD, who has been a member of the science staff of the New York Times since 1969, and Laurie Garrett, a writer for Newsday since 1988, are cowinners of the first annual Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting awarded by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. In addition to having won numerous previous prizes for medical reporting, each winner is also an author. Altman wrote Who Goes First? The Story of Self-Experimentation in Medicine (published in 1986), and Garrett has written The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (1994) and Betrayal of Trust: The Global Collapse of Public Health (2000).