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Miscellanea Medica

JAMA. 2002;288(4):440. doi:10.1001/jama.288.4.440-JMN0724-3-2.
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  • Michael R. Harrison, MD, chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery; director, Fetal Treatment Center; and profesoor of surgery, of pediatrics, and of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, has received the Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons. Harrison received the award for his work in creating the specialty of fetal surgery.

  • David Satcher, MD, PhD, former US Surgeon General, will join the Mental Health Task Force of the Carter Center, Atlanta, Ga, in September. The task force works to identify mental health issues of major concern, convene diverse constituencies, and develop initiatives to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses. Satcher is currently a fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC. This fall, he will become director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta.

  • Antonia Novello, MD, the first woman and first Hispanic to be appointed Surgeon General of the United States (1990-1993), and her successor, M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, (1993-1994), the first African American to be appointed Surgeon General, have been inducted into the International Women in Medicine Hall of Fame of the American Medical Women's Association. Novello is now Commissioner of Health for New York, and Elders, who had returned to the University of Arkansas Medical Center as professor of pediatrics, is now retired.

  • Bert Spilker, PhD, MD, has opened a consulting firm, Bert Spilker & Associates, LLC, dealing with issues concerning pharmaceutical development and marketing, in Bethesda, Md.

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