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From the January 1998 ACP Observer, copyright 1998 by the American College of Physicians.

Recipients of the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholarship in Aging Research this year include Nir Y. Barzilai, ACP Member, Michele F. Bellantoni, ACP Member, Tomas M. Gill, ACP Member and Helen M. Hoenig, ACP Member. The scholarship for research in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology is a three-year, $450,000 faculty development award.

Lester Breslow, FACP, received the Institute of Medicine's Gustav O. Lienhard Award for the advancement of personal health services. Dr. Breslow is dean emeritus and professor of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Bart Chernow, FACP, has been appointed president and director of the Chest Foundation, an organization that advances the prevention and treatment of chest diseases. Dr. Chernow, president and chair of the board of regents of the American College of Chest Physicians, is a professor of medicine, anesthesia and critical care at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Ray W. Gifford, MACP, has been inducted into the Medical Hall of Fame of Cleveland. Dr. Gifford is consultant in the department of nephrology and hypertension at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and professor of internal medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Robert J. Glaser, MACP, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He has also received the Florence Rena Sabin Award for contributions to medical education and public health.

Cynthia T. Henderson, ACP Member, has been named chief operating officer for Oak Forest Hospital in Cook County, Ill.

Martin L. Jones, ACP Member, has been named the Oregon Medical Association's 1997 doctor-citizen of the year. Among his activities, Dr. Jones led a campaign to pass a cigarette tax, the revenue of which would go to the Oregon health plan. He is chair of the department of medicine at Sacred Heart General Hospital in Eugene, Ore.

David C. Leach, ACP Member, has been named executive director to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Leach previously served as director of medical education at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich.

Victor A. McKusick, FACP, received one of three 1997 City of Medicine Awards—a community-funded medical recognition program—for his contributions to medicine in the public interest in the city of Durham, N.C. Dr. McKusick, a leading authority on medical genetics, also founded the department of clinical genetics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Gilbert S. Omenn, FACP, PhD, has been named executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Michigan. Currently, Dr. Omenn is dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and professor of medicine and environmental health at the University of Michigan.

Edmund D. Pellegrino, MACP, received the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Education at the Association of American Medical Colleges' annual meeting. Dr. Pellegrino is the John Carroll Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Georgetown University's Center for Clinical Bioethics and senior research scholar at Georgetown's Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

Robert L. Pinck, FACP, has been selected as one of four recipients of the 1997 distinguished alumnus award from the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Pinck, a past chairman and director of the department of radiology at the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and co-founder of the LICH School of Radiologic Technology, currently has a private practice in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.

Thomas C. Reis, FACP, has received the first annual HIV/AIDS Humanitarian Award from Lifeforce, a grassroots organization dedicated to meeting the emergency needs of people with HIV/AIDS in southwest Washington state. Dr. Reis, in practice with the Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Wash., is ACP Governor for Washington.

Stephen D. Silberstein, FACP, a professor of neurology at Jefferson Medical College, has been appointed director of the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Previously, he was director of the Comprehensive Headache Center and of the electroencephalography laboratory at Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as chief of the hospital's neurology section.

Alan A. Wartenberg, FACP, has been re-elected the New England regional director of the Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Wartenberg is the medical director of the addiction recovery program of Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Mass., and a clinical faculty member at Tufts University School of Medicine.

James R. Webster Jr., FACP, has received the 1997 Henry Russe, MD, Citation for Exemplary Compassion in Healthcare from the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Webster is the director of the Buehler Center on Aging, medical coordinator of geriatric programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Michael Gertz Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School.

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