Honors & Appointments
The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health has named Andrea E. Dunaif, MD, Charles E. Kettering Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and endocrinology division chief at the Feinberg School of Medicine, to the agency’s advisory committee. Dr. Dunaif is recognized for her research on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the relationship of PCOS to Type 2 diabetes.
B. Herold Griffith, MD, professor emeritus of surgery, recently was elected to honorary membership in the British Association of Plastic Surgery in recognition of his contributions to plastic surgery.
J. Larry Jameson, MD, Irving S. Cutter Professor and chair of medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. The institute was founded in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to honor professional achievement in the health sciences. Dr. Jameson also has joined the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Popular Science magazine has awarded its “2005 Best of What’s New” honor in the health category to Todd A. Kuiken, PhD ’89, MD ’90, GME ’95, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, for his work on using nerve transfers to allow thought-controlled movement of a prosthetic arm. Dr. Kuiken also serves as the Feinberg School’s associate dean for hospital academic affairs at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Laimonis A. Laimins, PhD, professor and acting chair of microbiology—immunology, and Richard B. Thomson Jr., PhD, professor of pathology; Steven M. Wolinsky, MD, Samuel J. Sackett Professor and chief of infectious diseases, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Patrick M. Magoon, president and CEO of Children’s Memorial Medical Center, began a two-year term in October as chair of the board of trustees for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals.
Mark A. Reinke, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Division of Psychology, has been elected a fellow of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
During a trip to China in October, John J. Sciarra, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was named a guest professor by Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Sciarra notes that this recognition is comparable to receiving an honorary degree from a Western university.
Warren H. Wallace, MD, GME ’79, assistant professor of medicine, has been named associate dean for hospital academic affairs at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration presented its Public Service Award to Laurie S. Zoloth, PhD, professor, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program. She and other recipients including former astronaut John Glenn were honored October 31 in Washington.