Worthy of note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.
Harold Sox, M.D., the Huber Professor and chair of medicine, received the Robert J. Glaser Award of the Society of General Internal Medicine for his "exceptional contributions to research and education in generalism." He was cited, among other accomplishments, for his leadership in evidencebased medicine.
Peter Spiegel, M.D., a professor and chair of radiology, was elected president of the American Society of Clinic Radiologists. The group's members are drawn from radiology departments at large multispecialty practices like the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.
R. Peter Mogielnicki, M.D., a professor of medicine and chief of the medical service at the White River Junction, Vt., VA, was named to a three-year term as chair of a national VA policy-development committee, the Chiefs of Medicine Field Advisory Group.
C. Everett Koop, M.D., the McInerny Professor of Surgery, was named a trustee of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
John Baldwin, M.D., DMS dean and a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, was named one of the 40 most distinguished graduates in the history of Stanford University School of Medicine. The selections marked the 40th anniversary of the school's move from San Francisco to Palo Alto.
Paul Batalden, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and of community and family medicine, is chairing an expert panel on health-care quality as part of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Medical School Objective Project.
Katherine Little, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine, received the Honorable William D. Paine II Award, given annually by the New Hampshire attorney general's office and the Governor's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Little was cited for her "lasting impact on New Hampshire's . . . response to domestic and sexual violence."
David Halsey, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of medicine, was elected vice chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' board of councilors.
Robert Drake, M.D., the Andrew Thomson Professor of Psychiatry, received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Joseph O'Donnell, M.D., a professor of medicine, received the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey's Humanism in Medicine Award. Recipients of the award must demonstrate compassion and empathy toward patients, serve as a role model for students, display effective communication and listening skills, and engender trust and confidence.
Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery, was elected to the board of trustees of Vermont Law School.
Andrew Wallace, M.D., DMS dean emeritus, was elected a trustee of the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust.
Allan Munck, Ph.D., a professor of physiology emeritus, has been honored with the creation of a prize bearing his name. Funded by former students and colleagues of Munck's , it recognizes his "excitement for science, dedication to teaching, and . . . example of impeccable intellectual honesty, collegiality, and thoughtful mentoring." It will be awarded to an individual who exemplifies those qualities, "typically a senior and accomplished scientist or educator." The recipient will be invited to give a lecture at DMS and to designate another individual to receive a grant, "perpetuating Munck's assistance to colleagues far and wide."
Stephen Rous, M.D., a professor of urology, was the recipient of a Pfizer Scholars in Urology Grant.
Bruce Stanton, Ph.D., a professor of physiology (and a subject of the feature on page 38), was the first recipient of an endowed fellowship from the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. The award is named in memory of the late Roy Forster, a longtime Dartmouth biologist.
Mae Jemison, M.D., a professor of environmental studies, was presented with an honorary degree by Princeton. She was cited for her work as a medical officer in the Peace Corps and as an astronaut and for her efforts to use technology to help developing countries.
Joyce DeLeo, M.D., an associate professor of anesthesiology, and Richard Rothstein, M.D., an associate professor of medicine, were recently elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.
John Collins, chief executive officer of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.
Deborah Holmes, Ph.D., director of the Center for Continuing Education, was elected to the board of the Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education.
William Geraghty, vice president for human resources, received the Outstanding Chapter President Award of the American Association for Healthcare Human Resource Administration.
Brian Lally has been named vice president of development at DHMC. He came to Dartmouth after 18 years at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he was most recently director of development, individual gifts.
DHMC was ranked among the country's top hospitals in two specialties in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey of "America's Best Hospitals" 32nd in gynecology and 42nd in digestive disorders. The magazine reviewed 1,701 hospitals nationwide this year.
Katherine Coburn, M.P.H., director of community health education, received the Smoke-Free New Hampshire Alliance Annual Merit Award.
Jamie Guth, manager of media services and acting director of public affairs and marketing, is president of the Health Sciences Communications Association.
Irene Bise, M.S.N., was named to the American Nurses Association House of Delegates.
Douglas Knuth, R.D., is the New Hampshire Dietician of the Year.
Lisa Hegel, A.R.N.P., serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
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