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

James Strickler, M.D., a professor of medicine emeritus and former dean of DMS, has been elected to cochair— with Winston Lord, former U.S. ambassador to China —the board of directors of the International Rescue Committee, one of the world's largest nonsectarian agencies serving refugees.

C. Everett Koop, M.D., the McInerny Professor of Surgery and the senior scholar of the Koop Institute, recently received the American Cancer Society's most prestigious award, the Medal of Honor, for his efforts in the battle against cancer.

Matthew Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry and of pharmacology, received a Lifetime Contribution Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He heads the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, based at the White River Junction, Vt., VA.

Harold Sox, M.D., the Huber Professor and chair of medicine, has been named chair of the executive committee of the newly constituted Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee. The group will evaluate the evidence on the clinical effectiveness of tests and treatments on behalf of the federal Health Care Financing Administration, through which Medicare funding flows.

John Radebaugh, M.D., an associate professor of clinical community and family medicine emeritus, has been inducted into the Farmworkers Advocate Hall of Fame in recognition of his efforts to improve living conditions and access to health care for farmworkers and other disenfranchised people.

Paul Uhlig, M.D., an associate professor of surgery, was recently presented the Mary Gates Award in recognition of his efforts to improve health care nationally; the award is named for the mother of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Seddon Savage, M.D., an adjunct assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been appointed chair of the Liaison Committee on Pain and Addiction, a joint project of the American Pain Society, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Donald Kollisch, M.D., an associate professor of community and family medicine, has been elected president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

A pair of assistant professors of obstetrics and gynecology— Leslie DeMars, M.D., and Judith Tyson, M.D.—were presented with the "Making a Difference for Women" award of the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Women.

Rosemary Orgren, Ph.D., a research assistant professor of community and family medicine, has been appointed to the newly formed Healthy New Hampshire 2010 Leadership Council by the governor and the commissioner of health and human services.

Jack Singer, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery (ophthalmology), was chosen as a judge for the film committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has received six awards over the past 10 years for his instructional videos.

Two members of the pediatrics department—Ardis Olson, M.D., an associate professor, and Waldert Rivera-Saez, Ph.D., an instructor —were recently presented the Blue Cross-Blue Shield National Association's Award for Best and Innovative Practices in Medical and Pharmaceutical Management for a project that they head called Partnerships for Enhancing Managed Care.

David Cozzolino, M.D., last year's chief resident in urology, was the 1999 recipient of the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award.

Kristine Parke, a fourth-year medical student, was one of three students nationwide awarded a scholarship to attend the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's annual predoctoral education conference.

Amy Vinther, a second-year medical student, was named regional coordinator of the American Medical Women's Association.

Charlotte Sanborn, A.R.T., an assistant professor of psychiatry emeritus, was recently presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award of the International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education.

Joel Holt, a perinatal respiratory therapist at DHMC, was selected as the 1999 Respiratory Therapist of the Year by the Vermont- New Hampshire State Society for Respiratory Care.

DHMC recently received full, three-year reaccreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, with a score of 91 out of a possible 100 points.

DHMC has been reverified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level 1 Trauma Center with Pediatric Commitment, indicating special expertise in trauma care for children. It is the only ACS-verified hospital in New Hampshire.

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