The Institute of Medicine has elected the following physicians to foreign associate membership: Gro H. Brundtland, MD, MPH, director general, World Health Organization, Geneva; Malegapuru W. Makgoba, MD, PhD, president, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town; Michael G. Marmot, MD, PhD, MPH, director, International Centre for Health and Society, department of epidemiology and public health, University College London, United Kingdom; Barry J. Marshall, MD, NHMRC Burnet Fellow, department of microbiology, University of Western Australia, Nedlands; Harald Zur Hausen, MD, scientific director, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center), Heidelberg, Germany.
Pamela L. Ellsworth, MD, and Jodi K. Maranchie, MD, have joined the Division of Urology in the Department of Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Mass. At the same institution, Karthik Ramaswamy, MD, and Dionyssios A. Robotis, MD, have joined the Division of Cardiac Services.
The 2002 Albert Lasker Awards have been bestowed as follows: Award for Basic Medical Research: James Rothman, PhD, Chair, Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York City, and Randy Schekman, PhD, professor, Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley. Award for Clinical Medical Research: Willem J. Kolff, PhD, MD, distinguished professor emeritus of Internal Medicine and Surgery, distinguished professor emeritus of Bioengineering and adjunct professor of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City and SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY, and Belding H. Scribner, MD, professor emeritus of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. Award for Special Achievement in Medical Research: James E. Darnell, Jr, MD, professor, Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, Rockefeller University, New York City.
Mary A. Simmonds, MD, clinical professor of medicine at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, and in practice with Andrews and Patel Associates in Camp Hill, Pa, is president of the American Cancer Society. She succeeds Robert C. Young, MD, president of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Ralph B. Vance, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, is president-elect.
Benjamin A. Rosenberg, MD, has been promoted to clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the State University of New York–Health Science Center at Brooklyn.
The following physicians have become staff of UMass Memorial Medical Center and faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester: Ciaran J. McNamee, MD, Division of Thoracic Surgery; Hardy Kornfeld, MD, Division of Pulmonary Medicine; Veena Shankar, MD, Division of Cardiology; and Janice Fay Lalikos, MD, Division of Plastic Surgery. Sidney P. Kadish, MD, has been named director of radiation oncology at Simonds-Sinon Regional Cancer Center of UMass Memorial Health Care and HealthAlliance.
Frederick J. Kaskel, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director of Pediatric Nephrology at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore Medical Center, New York City, has received the National Medical Award in Pediatric Nephrology from the Kidney and Nephrology Foundation of America.
C. Lee Parmley, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Critical Care in the Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex.