Michael R. Jaff, DO, medical director of the MGH Vascular Center, has been named chairman of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medical Devices Dispute Resolution Panel. The role of this committee is to act as an unbiased group in resolving complex or contested issues surrounding the application of commercial sponsors for FDA approval of a device.
Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH, executive director of the Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology, received the Adult Clinical Research Award at the Society for Neuro-Oncology's 15th annual scientific meeting in Montreal. The award, co-sponsored by the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the National Brain Tumor Society, recognizes the best clinical research abstract submitted to the meeting. Batchelor presented the results from an international, randomized trial of a novel anti-angiogenic agent at the meeting.