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In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 13, 2013

In General Awards and Honors: Dec. 13, 2013

13/Dec/2013

Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, FAAN, executive director in the Institute for Patient Care, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2013 Class of Fellows. Banister was among 172 esteemed nurse leaders nationwide selected for this honor – one of the most prestigious recognitions in the nursing field. The academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Selection criteria included evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence the health care delivery system and health policy. 

Alasdair Conn, MD, chief emeritus of MGH Emergency Services, received the “Dr. Mark E. Weinstein Award” from the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council (MBEMSC). The award for outstanding service and dedication to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is given in memory and honor of Weinstein, a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center surgeon who served on the MBEMSC Executive Committee and chaired the Medical Services Committee. The award was presented to Conn at the 13th annual Region IV EMS Awards Ceremony Nov. 7.

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, MGH surgeon-in-chief emeritus, received the Nobility in Science Award at the National Pancreas Foundation “Bonding for a Cure” event on Nov. 20. Warshaw was recognized and celebrated for his contributions to clinical care and scientific investigations. Several of Warshaw’s grateful patients – long-term survivors of pancreatic cancer – attended the event in his honor.

David M. Shahian, MD, vice president of the MGH Center for Quality and Safety, and associate director of the MGH Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery, was elected to The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors. The board guides NQF on strategic and policy issues and is composed of 31 voting members who represent major stakeholders in America’s health care system. Shahian will begin his term Dec. 6 and will serve three years.

John Parrish, MD, executive director of the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), was honored by the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research for his outstanding contributions to biomedical research. Parrish was recognized for his “groundbreaking medical research, his vision of medicine and technology, and his dedication to curing the hidden wounds of war.”

Keith Baker, MD, PhD, program director for the Anesthesia Residency program, was awarded the 2014 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program. The award honors directors who foster innovation and improvement in their residency programs and serve as exemplary role models.

Leonard Bruce Kaban, DMD, MD, chief of MGH Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was recently inducted as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Kaban was recognized for his clinical and research contributions to pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery and craniofacial surgery. His research includes the development of distraction osteogenesis for mandibular advancement, bone wound healing, and tissue engineering. He is the third MGH-trained surgeon to be inducted into the college.




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