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From the July-August ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright 2002 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

College chapters present 12 Laureate Awards

ACP-ASIM chapters presented Laureate Awards to 12 internists 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, their regions and the College.

Awardees generally have been Fellows for 15 to 20 years, have a long history of excellence and peer approval in internal medicine and have served the College with distinction. Exceptional circumstances may modify these requirements.

The following individuals received awards:

William A. Curry, FACP
Arthur L. Ennis, FACP

Burton Janis, FACP

Vincent M. Nicolais, FACP

Joel A. Gordon, FACP
Peter J. Reiter, FACP

Rhode Island
Kenneth B. Nanian, FACP

West Virginia
Margaret J. Albrink, FACP

Roman Castro Alvarez, FACP

Vicken V. Kalbian, FACP
Harvey D. Smallwood, ACP-ASIM Member
Michael O. Thorner, FACP


College now provides online CME transcript

College members can now access an online transcript of all CME credits they earn from participating in College-sponsored educational activities. Members can also print documentation of participation in sessions related to state-specific CME requirements.

Each transcript provides listings for the last six years, and includes credits earned for:

  • Annual Session
  • Postgraduate courses
  • Chapter and regional meetings accredited since 1999
  • MKSAP and related MKSAP enhancements
  • MKSAP Audio Companion
  • Clinical Problem Solving cases
  • Audio and video products

In the future, member transcripts will also include credits earned for the Medical Laboratory Evaluation Program, as well as educational components of the ABIM recertification program.

To access individual transcripts, go to


Associates win national abstract competition

The following 40 ACP-ASIM Associates presented their award-winning work at Annual Session in Philadelphia.

Research papers
Hiroshi Andrews, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Victor Kai-Ping Chen, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Asim Hameedi, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
Parag Jain, Northwestern University
Masi Khaja, New York Methodist Hospital
Claudia Panzer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Rajagopal V. Sekhar, University of Oklahoma
John Sherner, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Chatrapal S. Thakur, New York Methodist Hospital

Research posters
Vikas Agarwal, University of Missouri
Bryan Contreras, VA Medical Center at Long Beach
Johann Herberth, University of Arkansas
Ondrej Lisy, Mayo Clinic
Craig McCotter, Medical University of South Carolina
Markus Meyer, University of Vermont
Matthew Olnes, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Amy S. Oxentenko, Mayo Clinic
Lionel S. Schachna, Johns Hopkins University
Aniket R. Sidhaye, Nothwestern University

Clinical vignette papers
David H. Carnahan, Wilford Hall Medical Center
Jonathan M. Davison, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Adina Kay Knight, University of Pennsylvania
Kelly Lisciandro, Rochester General Hospital
Hans Madueme, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Ashutosh Mahajan, Saint Vincent Hospital
Michael Reinig, Saint Vincent Hospital
Jon E. Schroeder, University of Kansas
Neil Stafford, University of Colorado
George Zahariadis, University of Washington

Clinical vignette posters
Patrick W. Fisher, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Bing Ho, Washington University
Heather Kramm, University of Wisconsin
Dinesh Kumar, St. Luke's Hospital
Susan Lawrence, University of Wisconsin
Michael Lloyd, Scripps Mercy Hospital
Chau-Thuong Nguyen-Dang, University of Kansas
Cheryl O'Malley, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
John Phillips, University of Tennessee
Milton Sallis, St. Mary's Health Center & St. Louis Hospital

For the list of medical student winners of ACP-ASIM's national abstract competition, go to


College releases electronic curriculum guide

Internal medicine program directors now have an electronic tool to help them design and implement curriculum.

The College coordinated revisions to the Resource Guide on Curriculum Development from the Federated Council of Internal Medicine (FCIM) and made it available as electronic spreadsheets.

These curriculum-planning spreadsheets can help program directors prioritize competencies and track clinical rotations and evaluation methodologies. The spreadsheets are useful not only as planning documents, but also for providing evidence of curriculum planning for accreditation site visits.

For more information, go to


ACP-ASIM honored for public relations efforts

The College garnered awards from two professional associations for excellence in public relations.

The College's monthly video news release "Internal Medicine Report" received an EPIC Award for excellent performance in communications from the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

The "Doctors for Adults" Web site won two awards: a Pepperpot Award for excellence in Web site communications from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and an EPIC Award for excellent performance in communications from the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.


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