Honors & Appointments
Delores Brown, associate dean for admissions at the Feinberg School of Medicine, has been appointed the central region representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Student Affairs National Committee on Admissions. The committee, which meets three times annually, provides guidance on national policy and procedures regarding the admission of students to medical schools.
Anjen Chenn, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology, has received a 2003 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Sontag Foundation. The award provides Dr. Chenn $479,318 in research support during the next three years. The Sontag Foundation, a private foundation established in 2000, funds research with the potential of generating new knowledge relating to the causes, cure, or treatment of brain tumors. The foundation awarded $1.8 million this year to five early career scientists including Dr. Chenn.
For the ninth consecutive year, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (ENH) has been named one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals for excellence in quality of care, efficiency of operations, and sustainability of overall performance. ENH also was honored as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital.
Joseph L. Feldman, MD, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and head of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, has been elected president of the Lymphology Association of North America.
Jeffrey G. Graff, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine and head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, has become president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, has been appointed to the Function, Integration, and Rehabilitation Sciences Subcommittee of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Initial Review Group.
V. Craig Jordan, PhD, DSc, the Diana, Princess of Wales Professor of Cancer Research, was honored September 17 by the North American Menopause Society during the group’s annual meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. He was one of 12 individuals receiving an award of merit for outstanding contributions to the field of menopause.
The American Academy on Physician and Patient has selected Gregory Makoul, PhD, associate professor of medicine and director of the Program in Communication and Medicine, to receive its Lynn Payer Award. Dr. Makoul is being honored for his “outstanding contributions to the literature on the theory, practice, and teaching of effective health care communication and related skills.”
The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers has presented the Hospital of Choice Award to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for its excellent relationship with the patients, physicians, and communities served.
In January Xiaobin Wang, MD, MPH, ScD, will join the Children’s Memorial Institute for Education and Research as director of the Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program. A molecular epidemiologist, Dr. Wang is currently associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and associate professor of maternal and child health at the university’s School of Public Health. She received her MD degree from Beijing Medical University, MPH degree from Tulane University, and ScD degree from Johns Hopkins University. She also completed a pediatrics residency at Boston Medical Center and served as a research fellow at the Harvard University School of Public Health
Cynthia A. Wong, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, is one of four recipients of the International Anesthesia Research Society’s 2004 Clinical Scholar Research Awards. She will receive $75,000 during the next two years for her project titled “Neuraxial vs. Systemic Analgesic for Latent Phase Labor Analgesia in Nulliparous Parturients with Induction of Labor: Effect on Rate of Operative Delivery.”