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From the July/August 2000 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright © 2000 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Annals editor announces retirement

Frank S. Davidoff, FACP, will retire as editor of Annals of Internal Medicine in July of next year.

Dr. Davidoff has been editor of Annals since 1995 and has worked for the College since 1989. "Editing Annals has been a fantastic experience," Dr. Davidoff said. "Leaving will be difficult. At the same time, I feel I've accomplished most of what I set out to do with the journal. Besides, I have reached retirement age, and I and my family agree that it's best to quit while you're ahead."

College Executive Vice President Walter J. McDonald, FACP, said that Dr. Davidoff will be remembered for his innovations to the journal, including new editorial formats, Internet-based manuscript review systems, and launching the journal's Web site (www.annals.org).

A search committee chaired by former College Regent Jock Murray, MACP, and composed of College members, staff and Annals editorial board members, will consider appropriate candidates. Interested candidates should contact Guy Hudson, ACP­ASIM Director of Human Resources, at 215-351-2412.

Laureate award recipients

ACP–ASIM chapters gave 10 internists Laureate Awards this spring.

The awards honor College Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education and research and who have provided service to their communities and the College.

Awardees generally have been Fellows for 15 to 20 years and have a long history of excellence and peer approval in internal medicine.

Here is a list of the most recent award winners:

Alabama
John Burrell Bass Jr., MACP
Peter William Morris, FACP

Alaska
Norman J. Wilder, FACP

Chile
Manuel Garcia de los Rios, FACP

Georgia
Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, FACP

Iowa
Lewis E. January, MACP
David W. Lucke, FACP

New Jersey
Richard Kasama, FACP

Rhode Island
Milton Hamolsky, MACP

West Virginia
Anthony DiBartolomeo, FACP

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