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

John Wennberg, M.D., M.P.H., the Peggy Y. Thomson Professor of the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, received the Institute of Medicine's prestigious Gustav O. Lienhard Award for "reshaping the U.S. healthcare system" so treatment decisions are based on objective evidence and outcomes rather than physician preference.

David Nierenberg, M.D., the Edward Tulloh Krumm Professor of Medicine and senior associate dean for medical education, received Alpha Omega Alpha's Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, one of the nation's highest medical teaching accolades. Nierenberg was lauded "for the clarity and passion of his lectures."

Daniel Longnecker, M.D., a professor of pathology, received the Vay Liang and Frisca Go Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pancreatology from the American Pancreatic Association.

Elmer Pfefferkorn, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, was awarded a medal at the international Toxoplasma Centennial Congress.

William Green, Ph.D., the dean of DMS and a professor ofmicrobiology and immunology, was elected to the national council of the Institutional Development Award's Principal Investigator Association.

Gregory Tsongalis, Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology, was named president of the Association for Molecular Pathology.

Mark Israel, M.D., the director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, was named finance committee chair of the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.

Douglas Goodwin, M.D., an associate professor of radiology, received the Outstanding Teacher Award of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Michael Zegans, M.D., an associate professor of surgery, received the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award.

Julie Sorenson, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of anesthesiology, was elected to the board of the American Pain Society.

Lisa Sutherland, Ph.D., a research assistant professor of pediatrics, was selected as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme of the Codex Committee on Nutrition.

Brent Harris, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of pathology, was appointed to the course directors' strategic planning committee of the Association of Pathology Chairs.

Samuel Bakhoum, an M.D.-Ph.D. student, received the American Society for Cell Biology's Norton B. Gilula Award.

Courtney Kozul, a Ph.D. student in experimental andmolecularmedicine, received the New England Membrane Enzyme Group's Karen Wetterhahn Award. She also won Best Oral Presentation honors at the International Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment.

DHMC's Cystic Fibrosis Center was recognized in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's first annual Quality Care Awards.

DHMC Media Services received a bronze medal in the 29th Annual Telly Awards for a video titled "The Functional Restoration Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock." The project was the work of Thomas Kidder, director of media services, and John Gormley, Andy Hamel, and Donna Darling.

Thomson Reuters recognized Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as one of the top 100 U.S. hospitals for cardiovascular care in 2008.

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