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Worthy of note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.

Two associate professors of psychiatry were named presidentselect of national specialty societies —Thomas McAllister, M.D., of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and Steven Bartels, M.D., of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists. And three assistant professors of psychiatry were elected to state leadership posts: Robert Santulli, M.D., as president of the New Hampshire Alzheimer's Association; Rebecca Neal, M.D., as president of the New Hampshire Psychiatric Society; and Alexander de Nesnera, M.D., as president- elect of the same group.

Harry Bird, M.D., professor of clinical anesthesiology emeritus and former New Hampshire secretary of health, was presented with the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Distinguished Service Award — the highest award the group can bestow on an individual.

John Baldwin, M.D., dean of DMS, was named chair of the Harvard Board of Overseers' committee on natural sciences.

Harold Sox, M.D., the Joseph M. Huber Professor and chair of medicine, was appointed to the National Research Council's research review committee, as well as to the Health Care Financing Administration's Medicare coverage advisory committee.

Michael Spinella, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has received the National Institutes of Health's Howard Temin Award.

Jay Buckey, M.D., a research associate professor of medicine, is president of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology and a member of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council committee on space biology and medicine.

Two Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic physicians were recognized for service to the community and to medicine. John Elliott, M.D., of the Clinic's Lyndonville, Vt., branch, received the Vermont Medical Society's 1999 Community Service Award, and John Fothergill, M.D., of the Indian Stream Clinic in Colebrook, N.H., received the New Hampshire Hospital Association's Medical Staff Award.

Diane Kittredge, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics, chairs the Ambulatory Pediatrics Association's Continuity Directors' Special Interest Group.

Julie Fago, M.D., an associate professor of medicine and of community and family medicine, was one of just seven physicians nationwide selected to receive a Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Public Health Service.

Robert Chamberlin, M.D., M.P.H., an adjunct professor of pediatrics, received the Excellence in Prevention Award from the New Hampshire Prevention Association, as well as the Franklin Rogers Award from the New Hampshire Pediatrics Society. Both recognized his work developing family resource centers.

Laurie Storey-Manseau, director of public affairs and marketing for DHMC, has been elected chair of the American Cancer Society's New England division.

Susan Camp, a supervisor of patient relations and information, was elected to a two-year term as president of the New England Society for Health Care Consumer Advocacy.

Achilles Papavasiliou, M.D., a resident in neurosurgery, received the New England Neurosurgical Society's Resident Award for a paper on using calcium channel blockers to treat subarachnoid hemorrhage.

John Mengshol, DMS '00, received the American College of Rheumatology's Medical Student Achievement Award for an abstract on collagenase.

Erratum: In the Fall 1999 issue, we mistakenly said that neurologist Colin Allen, M.D. (whose career was being recapped upon his attainment of emeritus status), had served as a consultant in urology back in the early '70s. He did not drop one specialty for another, but we had the . . . well, nerve to drop the "ne" from the latter reference to his field.

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