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Miscellanea Medica

JAMA. 2002;287(23):3068-3069. doi:10.1001/jama.287.23.3068-JMN0619-2-2.
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  • Stephen P. Combs, MD, chair of pediatrics at Indian Path Medial Center and director of Pediatric Critical Care at Wellmont Health Systems, Kingsport, Tenn, has been named medical director for clinical studies at Highland Physicians Inc. He is also clinical associate professor of pediatrics at East Tennessee State University College of Medicine in Johnson City.

  • Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH, director of the Division of Medicine, Department of Medicine, and executive director of Health, Safety, and Environment at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital in Baltimore, Md, is the new president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. John P. Holland, MD, MPH, president of Holland Associates Inc, Seattle, Wash, is president-elect; Timothy J. Key, MD, MPH, head of Key Occupational Health Solutions, Homewood, Ala, is vice president; and Pamela A. Hymel, MD, MPH, vice president of medical services and benefits at Hughes, El Segundo, Calif, is secretary-treasurer.

  • Richard M. Sarles, MD, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, has been elected president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • William J. Martin II, MD, has been named dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Christian R. Holmes Professor. He succeeds John Hutton, MD, who is retiring after 15 years and who will become professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at UC.

  • Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH, dean, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, has received the Robert Kehoe Award of Merit and Peter Wald, MD, MPH, medical director and principal for WorkCare, a consulting group in Orange, Calif, has received the Health Achievement Award in Occupational Medicine, from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

  • Lila A. Wallis, MD, who is clinical professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City, an attending physician at New York Hospital, and a past president of the American Medical Women's Association, has received the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Distinguished Woman in Medicine Award from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Association.

  • Alan L. Engelberg, MD, MPH, director of programs and global processes at IBM Corporation, Somers, NY, and Larry M. Starr, PhD, coordinator of the master of science program in organizational development and leadership at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa, have received the Meritorious Service Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The award honors their joint effort in dealing with the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on New York City.

  • Mark V. Williams, MD, associate professor of medicine, associate director of the Division of General Medicine, and director of the Hospital Medicine Unit at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga, has been elected president of the National Association of Inpatient Physicians. Jeffrey R. Dichter, MD, a staff hospitalist and interventionist at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind, is president-elect; Steven Pantilat, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, is treasurer; and David G. Zipes, MD, who directs a pediatric hospitalist group in Indianapolis, Ind, is secretary.

  • Richard E. Behrman, MD, senior vice president of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and clinical professor of pediatrics at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, schools of medicine, has become executive chair of the Pediatric Steering Committee of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations.

  • Georgeanna Seegar Jones, MD, and her husband, Howard W. Jones, Jr, MD, professors emeriti in the departments of obstetrics and gynecology at both Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md, and Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, are the first joint recipients of the Warren H. Pearse, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Together, they established the first in vitro fertilization program in the United States.

  • Raj K. Narayan, MD, has been appointed Mayfield Professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was previously chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. At the same institution, Walter Merrill, MD, has been appointed chief of cardiothoracic surgery, Department of Surgery, and will hold the newly endowed John B. Flege, Jr, MD, chair in cardiothoracic surgery.

  • Daniel W. Rahn, MD, formerly senior vice president and chief medical officer for MCG Health Inc, has been inaugurated as the seventh president of the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Also at MCG, Thomas R. Gadacz, MD, holder of the Moretz-Mansberger Chair of Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery, has been elected president of the Southeastern Surgical Congress.

  • John M. Daly, MD, the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City, has become president of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Alfred M. Cohen, MD, director and CEO of the Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, is president-elect. S. Eva Singletary, MD, professor of surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex, is vice president.

  • David R. Smith, MD, has been named chancellor of the Texas Tech University System in Lubbock. He has been interim chancellor and president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and was previously Texas Commissioner of Health.

  • Arthur Michael Feldman, MD, PhD, has been named Magee Professor and chair, Department of Medicine, at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa. He has been Harry S. Tack Professor of Medicine, chief, Division of Cardiology, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and director of the Cardiovascular Institute of UMPC Health System.

  • Robert C. Young, MD, president of Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa, and Robert F. Ozols, MD, PhD, senior vice president, Medical Science, at the same institution, have received the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Research. The two physicians were recognized for developing "a chemotherapy regimen now considered the standard for advanced ovarian cancer."

  • Robert McAfee, MD, a former president of the American Medical Association who now lives in Maine, received the Award of Excellence from the Foundation for Blood Research at a ceremony in Portland.

  • Chaz Holder, MD, president and CEO of CZBioMed, Fayetteville, NC, has received the Tech Museum of Innovation, Knight Ridder Equality Award, Technology Benefiting Humanity. He was recognized for "pioneering in the field of socketless prosthetic technology."

  • Ashwani Rajput, MD, has been appointed attending surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and assistant professor, Department of Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

  • Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, will become president of the Institute of Medicine (one of the National Academies), Washington, DC, on July 1. He was provost of Harvard University (1997–June 2001) and dean of the Harvard School of Public Health for 13 years before that.

  • Patrick S. Moore, MD, MPH, and Yuan Chang, MD, his wife, have joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Moore as a professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry and Chang as a professor in the Department of Pathology. They codiscovered Kaposi sarcoma–associated herpesvirus while at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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