Robert D. Fry, MD, chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Marks Professor of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa, has been elected president of the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He succeeds John M. MacKeigan, MD, of Grand Rapids, Mich. President-elect is Richard P. Billingham, MD, who is in practice in Seattle, Wash, and a clinical professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Washington School of Medicine.
The American Medical Association has conferred the 2001 Dr Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service on the following physicians: James P. Bagian, MD, director, Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety; Admiral Joyce Johnson, DO, director of health and safety, United States Coast Guard; Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga; Taylor McKenzie, MD, vice president of the Navajo Nation and area director of the Navajo Area Indian Health Service; and Thomas Price, MD, a state senator in Georgia.
Dietrich Hoffman, PhD, of the Naylor Dana Institute for Disease Prevention, American Health Foundation, Valhalla, NY, and Stephen C. Hecht, PhD, Wallin Professor of Cancer Prevention at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, have received the Alton Ochsner Award for Relating Smoking and Health. The annual award "recognizes exemplary scientific research that provides major insights into the biological mechanisms that relate tobacco amoking and human disease."
Dame Cicely Saunders, MB.BS, president/founder of St Christopher's Hospice in London, England, and an originator of the modern hospice movement worldwide, has received the 2001 Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
Caroline S. Koblenzer, MD, a dermatologist in private practice with Dermatology Asociates in Moorestown, NJ, received the Musaph Medal for lifetime achievement from the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry.
S. Michael Ross, MD, MHA, has been named vice president of strategic business at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa. He will head the former Office of Professional Programs, renamed Advanced Concepts USP.
Richard A. Reinhart, MD, professor of medicine, associate dean for clinical affairs, and medical director, ECU physicians, at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences Clinical Affairs for East Carolina University.
Andrew C. Chan, MD, PhD, has been appointed senior director of immunology in the Research Department at Genentech Inc, South San Francisco, Calif. He was previously an associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology and the Departments of Medicine, Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute associate investigator.
Eugene N. Myers, MD, professor and Eye and Ear Foundation chair at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has received the American Laryngological Award and the deRoaldes Award from the American Laryngological Association.
Brendan Larder, PhD, who is known for his discovery of HIV drug resistance and the mechanisms that underlie it, has become chief scientific officer of Visible Genetics Inc, a pharmacogenomics company in Toronto, Ontario.