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

Harold Sox, M.D., the Huber Professor and chair of medicine, has been appointed editor of the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine by the American College of Physicians- American Society of Internal Medicine. He leaves DHMC for his new position in May. He was also recently appointed chair of the Medical Device Resolution Panel, which mediates scientific disputes between manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiologic Health.

Barry Smith, M.D., an associate professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, was awarded the March of Dimes Tribute to Excellence Award for 2000. It was presented at the New Hampshire Health Leadership Awards Luncheon by national March of Dimes President Jennifer Howse, M.D.

Robert Santulli, M.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry, was elected to a second term as president of the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alzheimer's Association.

Paula Schnurr, Ph.D., a research professor of psychiatry, was elected to the board of directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

George Little, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and of obstetrics and gynecology, was appointed to an expert panel on pregn ancy and neonatal care; the group's primary goal is to develop performance measures for three organizations: the American Medical Association, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

D. David Glass, M.D., a professor and chair of anesthesiology, was recently elected to the Accreditation Council of the Graduate Medical Education Executive Committee.

Glenn Johnson, M.D., an associate professor of surgery, recently received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology in recognition of his service to the organization.

Ronald L. Green, M.D., a professor of psychiatry, received honorable mention for Creativity in Psychiatric Education, in recognition of an innovative method, developed in collaboration with the pathology department, for teaching the neurological basis of emotions.

Annmarie McDonagh-Coyle, M.D., a research assistant professor of psychiatry, was recently named Psychiatrist of the Year by the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Two assistant professors of psychiatry have been elected of- ficers of the New Hampshire Psychiatric Association: Lisa Mistler, M.D., as newsletter editor and Sarah Ricketts, M.D., as secretary.

Walter Noll, M.D., a professor of pathology, was named to the Molecular and Genetic Testing Panel of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiologic Health. The panel will provide advice on the appropriate scientific criteria to use in approving diagnostic tests for human genes.

Marilyn Bedell, R.N., director of oncology patient-care services, won the 2001 Linda Arenth Excellence in Cancer Nursing Management Award.

Angeline Andrew, a graduate student in pharmacology and toxicology, received the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The award honors Dartmouth chemistry professor Karen Wetterhahn, Ph.D., who died in 1997.

Paul Yang, a third-year M.D.- Ph.D. student, received a National Research Service Award fellowship from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., and DHMC have signed an agreement to evaluate opportunities for joint planning and program development in areas ranging from primary care to geriatrics. And Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., made an agreement with DHMC's Norris Cotton Cancer Center to provide enhanced oncology services to Rochester-area patients.

Corrections: Regrettably, several errors made their way into the Winter 2000 issue. On page 20, the feature on medicine in the media identified as being by Associated Press (AP) a headline on a newspaper story about a DMS researcher's work. The headline, however, was the work not of AP but of the newspaper that ran the story. Also, an article on page 8, about the identifi- cation of a new genetic disorder, contained this statement: "The foundation for this achievement was laid at DHMC in the 1960s, when Richard Hoefnagel, M.D., now a professor emeritus of pediatrics, established a chromosome analysis lab to look for genetic causes of birth defects." But Hoefnagel says that although he was instrumental in establishing the clinical genetics initiative at Dartmouth, the chromosome analysis lab was actually started by Kurt Benirschke, M.D., a former professor of pathology; also, Hoefnagel's full first name is Dick, not Richard. And on page 13, the "Media Mentions" section noted that Dr. Brian Remillard was interviewed on CNN about a kidney condition suffered by pro basketball player Alonzo Mourning; the disorder in question was actually "focal sclerosis," not "focal scoliosis." We strive for accuracy in Dartmouth Medicine, and we regret very much that these shots fell short of the basket.

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