Honors & Appointments
Medical student Alison L. Bickford won first prize in the 2005 Alpha Omega Alpha Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Competition. As a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, Bickford begins her PhD studies this fall.
The American Gasterenterological Association in May presented Alan L. Buchman, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine, with its 2005 Hugh R. Butt Award for Distinguished Achievement in Clinical Research in Hepatology or Nutrition.
Dante R. Chialvo, MD, research associate professor of physiology, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2005â06 academic year. He will lecture and conduct research in the Department of Physics at the University of Cordoba in Argentina.
Andrea E. Dunaif, MD, Kettering Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine, has been named for a three-year term to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s scientific advisory committee for the Clinical Scientists Awards in Translational Research.
The American College of Surgeons recently presented its 2004 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award to Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (ENH). Only one of two hospitals in Illinois and one of 39 in the country to receive this first-time award, ENH was cited for an excellent research program, outstanding prevention and early detection programs, and strong support for professional education, among other criteria.
Marianne M. Green, MD, assistant professor of medicine, will become assistant dean for medical education on September 1. Among other duties, she will spearhead expansion of the career advising program and assume leadership of the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), the combined baccalaureate-MD program.
In June Karen W. Hayes, PhD, associate professor of physical therapy and human movement sciences, was inducted as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow during the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual conference in Boston, in recognition of her contributions to the profession.
At the American Medical Association meeting in June, Tripti C. Kataria, MD, MPH, assistant professor of anesthesiology, was elected alternate delegate to the governing council of the AMA Young Physicians Section. She also received the AMA Foundation’s Leadership Award, which provides special training to recipients to develop skills as future leaders in organized medicine.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has named Gregory A. Smith, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology—immunology, as the recipient of the 2005 Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award. One of 11 awardees from an applicant pool of 123, Dr. Smith will receive $80,000 per year for five years.
Rheumatologist John Varga, MD, has been named the Gallagher Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School.
Linda V. Van Horn, PhD, professor of preventive medicine, will become associate dean for faculty development on September 1. In this new position, she will be responsible for strengthening programs for faculty development at the Feinberg School.