|Those attending the 25-year service anniversary reception and dinner at the Wyndham Chicago Hotel included (front row (from left), Drs. Takashi Nishida, Ramona I. Slupik, Alan F. Friedman, Joseph L. Morello, Frank J. Weschler, Hector J. Gomez, Steven P. Swiryn, and Marilynn C. Frederiksen, and Christine V. Malwitz; (middle row, from left) Drs. Janet S. Peden, Eugene Anandappa, and Jeri Morris; (back row, from left) Drs. Martin J. Joffe and Robert J. Havey; Leonard D. Wade and Drs. Richard C. Scarpulla, John E. Garnett, Howard M. Arof, J. Douglas Van Arsdale, and Gilla P. Davis.|
Faculty members celebrating 25 years of service to the Feinberg School were honored recently during a celebration dinner at the Wyndham Chicago Hotel. J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, vice president for medical affairs and dean, lauded the attendees for achieving their 25-year milestones and presented each with a monogrammed captain’s chair. During the evening the honorees reflected on the changes and growth they have witnessed during their quarter century as medical school faculty members.
Leonard D. Wade, MS, assistant professor of anesthesiology, highlighted a major technological change in his field: the use of simulators. Wade still assists anesthesiologists in the operating room during surgeries, but now also teaches medical students and residents in the Patient Safety Simulation Center. Using a human simulation model (HSM) as an artificial patient is relatively new in medical education.
Wade said, “We use the HSM to teach multidisciplinary topics including advanced cardiac life support. As the trainees start to interact with their ‘patient,’ we observe from behind a one-way mirrored wall, enabling the simulator operators to make the model, named Cosmo, respond to what is happening in the exam room. Imagine their surprise when students discover that Cosmo expresses his thoughts and feelings aloud—just like a real person!”
When asked what he’s enjoyed most during his 25 years on faculty, Wade said, “I’ve really enjoyed the teaching component—the students are great. I hope I’ve taught the many anesthesia residents I’ve encountered to be better doctors.”
Honoree Gilla P. Davis, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, called her 25 years as a faculty member her chance to “give forward” for her opportunity to attend medical school. Dr. Davis attended the Feinberg School as part of the Honors Program in Medical Education when only 12 percent of her class was made up of women. “My contribution has been to serve as a good teacher, mentor, and hopefully, role model at times,” she said.
Dr. Davis said of the Feinberg School’s future, “Researching, teaching, and ultimately translating discoveries into clinical excellence is what schools should be doing, and the Feinberg School remains a leader.”
“I’m excited about the school’s future because we have shown that we’re not afraid to try new, innovative ways to teach,” added Wade.
Faculty award recipients include Eugene C. Anandappa, MD, radiology; Howard M. Arof, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; David F. Biegler, MD, orthopaedic surgery; Robert E. Berktold, MD, otolaryngology—head and neck surgery; Alice Brandfonbrener, MD, medicine; Lawrence Bernstein, MD, neurology; Gilla P. Davis, MD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Elaine E. Farrell, MD, pediatrics; James L. Fox, MD, orthopaedic surgery; Marilynn C. Frederiksen, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Alan F. Friedman, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; John E. Garnett, MD, urology; Giri T. Gireesan, MD, orthopaedic surgery; Arnold S. Goldstein, MD, pediatrics; Hector J. Gomez, MD, medicine; Robert J. Havey, MD, medicine; Martin J. Joffe, MD, ophthalmology; Randee Johnson, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Peter Kahrilas, MD, medicine; Steven A. Kramer, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Diane S. Langley, CRNA, anesthesiology; Victoria V. Lavigne, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Gerald S. Levin, MD, pediatrics; Christine V. Malwitz, CRNA, anesthesiology; Joseph L. Morello, MD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Jeri Morris, PhD, physical medicine and rehabilitation;William G. Myers, MD, ophthalmology; Richard L. Nachman, MD, pediatrics; Takashi Nishida, MD, neurology; Jan Nussbaum, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Janet S. Peden, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Mersamma Philip, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation; Benjamin Raab, MD, dermatology; Scott L. Rosen, MD, ophthalmology; Diane N. Rosenbaum, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Richard C. Scarpulla, PhD, cell and molecular biology; James L. Schroeder, MD, medicine; Ramona I. Slupik, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Steven Stern, PhD, psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Steven P. Swiryn, MD, medicine; Barbara L. Trommer, MD, pediatrics; Bonnie L. Typlin, MD, pediatrics; John D. Van Arsdale, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Leonard D. Wade, MS, anesthesiology; and Frank J. Weschler, MD, medicine.