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Miscellanea Medica

JAMA. 2001;285(14):1830. doi:10.1001/jama.285.14.1830-JMN0411-4-1.
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  • Robert Myall, BDS, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, in Portland. Educated in England, he has served as professor in the School of Dentistry and the Graduate School since 1985, and as adjunct professor of biological structure in the School of Medicine since 1986, as well as holding several other positions.

  • Richard H. Gelberman, MD, has been elected president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is Fred C. Reynolds Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University Medical School and chair, orthopaedic surgery, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, all in St Louis, Mo.

  • Douglas P. Zipes, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology and director, Division of Cardiology, at Indiana University School of Medicine's Krannert Institute of Cardiology, is the new president of the American College of Cardiology. Vice president is Carl J. Pepine, MD, chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. W. Bruce Fye, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, is president-elect.

    The Dermatology Foundation, whose mission is to advance patient care through research, has announced the bestowal of several awards. Ernst H. Beutner, PhD, professor emeritus of microbiology and dermatology at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Robert E. Jordon, MD, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, have received the 2000 Discovery Award, the specialty's highest honor. Elizabeth I. McBurney, MD, who practices in Slidell, La, and teaches at Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine, has been named Practitioner of the Year. George W. Crane, Jr, MD, has received the Clark W. Finnerud Award for his services as a clinical educator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

  • Karl M. Johnson, MD, adjunct professor of biology and medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, and H. Jack Geiger, MD, MSci, the Arthur C. Logan Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine at the City University of New York Medical School, have received Public Health Hero Awards from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Johnson was honored "for his pioneering studies of hemorrhagic fever outbreaks and his role in identifying the lethal Ebola virus in 1976," and Geiger was honored "for his lifelong effort to bring health care access to all people and his leadership role in advocating for human rights.

  • Floyd Bloom, MD, chair of the Department of Neuropharmacology at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif, has become president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From 1995 until earlier this year, he was editor-in-chief of the association's journal, Science.

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