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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

C. Everett Koop '37, Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), was recently honored by the Association of American Medical Colleges with the David E. Rogers Award for his work and advocacy for pediatric health and early immunization and disease prevention. Koop is presently a Senior Scholar at the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth. Koop served as Surgeon General from 1981 to 1989 and became a public crusader against nicotine addiction. He challenged America to become a "Smoke-Free Society by the Year 2000" and, in an unprecedented report, detailed the consequences of second-hand smoke. Koop also became the government's chief spokesperson on AIDS and served as the lead author of "Understanding AIDS," a public health brochure that was mailed to 107 million households. Prior to his appointment as Surgeon General, Koop spent 40 years in academic medicine. He was Surgeon-in-Chief of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for 39 years where he built the nation's first neonatal intensive care nursery.

Albert G. Mulley '70, a Dartmouth Trustee, Overseer of DMS and a Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), and John E. Wennberg, Director of the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at DMS and Professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine, received the Annual Picker Institute Award for Career Achievement in Patient Centered Care at the annual meeting of the International Society for Quality in HealthCare in Vancouver on Oct. 26. The Picker Institute is a world leader in the promotion of patient-centered care.  Mulley, Chief of General Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Wennberg, the Peggy Y. Thomson Chair in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, won the award for their efforts with the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, which they cofounded in 1989. The mission of the Foundation is to support patients and their doctors in making and implementing decisions that reflect what individual patients care about as well as sound medical evidence about treatment effectiveness.

Judy E. Stern, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Pathology at DMS, was appointed Chair of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Research Committee in October. SART promotes and advances the standards for the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The organization includes over 370 practicing members, representing over 95 percent of the ART clinics in the nation. The Research Committee's findings have been used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and at international conferences on ART. Stern is Director of the In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory at DHMC and specializes in andrology and embryology.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08