Friday, July 31, 2009

In General awards and honors




Jesse Jupiter, MD, chief of the Orthopædic Hand Service, has received the 2009 American Orthopædic Association (AOA) Distinguished Clinician Educator Award. The national award recognizes an outstanding clinical educator each year and was established to encourage leadership in the field of orthopædics. Jupiter was honored at the AOA's annual meeting June 10.


Richard P. Cambria, MD, chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and co-director of the Thoracic Aortic Center, has been elected the 2009-2010 vice president of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). Established to advance the field of vascular surgery, the SVS is a nonprofit organization representing 3,000 vascular surgeons nationwide. Cambria was elected to the position at the society's annual meeting June 12.


The MGH Transplant Center has received a Silver Award in the Patient Education Information category of the National Health Information Awards for its booklet, "Transplantation: What Do I Need to Know?" The awards program was established in 1994 to recognize the best in health information and is sponsored by the Health Information Resource Center. The booklet reflects the teamwork of many members of the MGH Transplant Center.


Karen Bruynell, MM, manager of medical student and internship recruitment for the Department of Medicine, was recently awarded the L. James Wiczai Award at Harvard Medical School (HMS). The annual award is presented to a staff member of a Harvard-affiliated hospital who promotes excellence in medical education and encourages collaboration between HMS and Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.

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