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A PA alumna serves those who served

A PA alumna serves those who served

Amanda Turner Magee helps wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan in their recovery.

How many alumni of the Physician Associate Program receive visits at work from U.S. senators, the secretary of defense and President George W. Bush?For Amanda Turner Magee, PA-C, M.M.Sc. ’03, it’s a frequent occurrence at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she is a physician assistant for inpatient amputee and...

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An American doctor finds home on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean

Alice Shepard Cary, M.D. ’45, HS ’47, recalls sitting on a tatami mat made of woven straw, her legs tucked neatly...

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2006-2007 Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine

The Executive Committee of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine directs association activities, links the School of Medicine with its graduates, and helps alumni stay in touch with Yale.

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1940s
Irving G. Rudman, M.D. ’47, received the Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence for Healthcare in December from the Silver Cross Foundation in Joliet, Ill. Rudman, a surgeon, retired in 1996 after 42 years working at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. As vice president for medical affairs at the hospital, Rudman was instrumental in forming the largest paramedic system in the state.  Request Edit (DATE: )
1950s
Maxine F. Singer, Ph.D. ’57, president emeritus of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., received the Public Welfare Medal in April, the most prestigious award bestowed by the National Academy of Sciences. The medal is presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. Singer will receive the award for providing inspired and effective leadership in science and...
Maxine F. Singer, Ph.D. ’57, president emeritus of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., received the Public Welfare Medal in April, the most prestigious award bestowed by the National Academy of Sciences. The medal is presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. Singer will receive the award for providing inspired and effective leadership in science and its relationship to education and public policy. Singer is a pioneer in molecular biology and leader in science policy who has dealt with many of today’s key issues. She has advanced the cause of women and minorities in science, fostering equal access to education and career opportunities, and has worked tirelessly to improve science education.
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1960s
Norman C. Fost, M.D. ’64, M.P.H., professor of pediatrics and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has received two awards honoring his achievements in biomedical ethics and human research protection. Fost accepted the Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics in February 2007. The prize, now in its founding year, is supported by the Children’s...
Norman C. Fost, M.D. ’64, M.P.H., professor of pediatrics and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has received two awards honoring his achievements in biomedical ethics and human research protection. Fost accepted the Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics in February 2007. The prize, now in its founding year, is supported by the Children’s Medical Research Institute and administered through the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. In late 2006 Fost received the Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection, created by the Health Improvement Institute, a nonprofit charitable organization. This lifetime achievement award recognizes excellence in promoting the well-being of people who participate in research.
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1970s
David Adler, M.D. ’73, professor of psychiatry and medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM); senior psychiatrist at Tufts-New England Medical Center (T-NEMC); senior scientist at the Health Institute, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies; and Director of Mental Health Services Research at T-NEMC, was awarded TUSM’s Distinguished Faculty Award for 2006. The award...
David Adler, M.D. ’73, professor of psychiatry and medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM); senior psychiatrist at Tufts-New England Medical Center (T-NEMC); senior scientist at the Health Institute, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies; and Director of Mental Health Services Research at T-NEMC, was awarded TUSM’s Distinguished Faculty Award for 2006. The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the medical school in teaching, scholarship and service to TUSM academic life, patients and associates.
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Lee Goldman, M.D. ’73, M.P.H. ’73, executive vice president of Columbia University and dean of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, was awarded the 2007 John Phillips Memorial Award by the American College of Physicians in April. The award is bestowed for outstanding work in clinical medicine. Goldman was also honored by the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA Quality...
Lee Goldman, M.D. ’73, M.P.H. ’73, executive vice president of Columbia University and dean of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, was awarded the 2007 John Phillips Memorial Award by the American College of Physicians in April. The award is bestowed for outstanding work in clinical medicine. Goldman was also honored by the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Outstanding Achievement Award was presented at the AHA’s Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Washington, D.C., on May 9.
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1990s
Bonnie D. Kerker, M.P.H. ’95, Ph.D. ’01,was married in New York in March to Peter J. Ephross. Kerker is the assistant commissioner of epidemiology services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Ephross also works for the Health Department, writing in-house reports, journal articles and testimonies given at State Assembly and City Council committee meetings on mental health...
Bonnie D. Kerker, M.P.H. ’95, Ph.D. ’01,was married in New York in March to Peter J. Ephross. Kerker is the assistant commissioner of epidemiology services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Ephross also works for the Health Department, writing in-house reports, journal articles and testimonies given at State Assembly and City Council committee meetings on mental health topics.
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Badri Rengarajan, M.D. ’99, and Avanti Ambekar, M.D.,were married on October 8, 2006, in Chicago. Groomsmen included Ron Yap, M.D. ’00. Badri and Avanti were introduced by Matthew Falk, M.D. ’00, and his wife, Gloria Lee. Badri and Avanti live in San Francisco, where Badri is a biotechnology equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers and Avanti is a fellow in musculoskeletal and neuroradiology at...
Badri Rengarajan, M.D. ’99, and Avanti Ambekar, M.D.,were married on October 8, 2006, in Chicago. Groomsmen included Ron Yap, M.D. ’00. Badri and Avanti were introduced by Matthew Falk, M.D. ’00, and his wife, Gloria Lee. Badri and Avanti live in San Francisco, where Badri is a biotechnology equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers and Avanti is a fellow in musculoskeletal and neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
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2000s
Heather M. Babington, PA ’05, and Jeffrey A.Tomchik were married on October 27 in Bethel, Conn. Heather Tomchik is a physician associate in Waterbury Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedics. Her husband served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years and is now a firefighter in Danbury, Conn.  Request Edit (DATE: )
Brad Helfand, M.P.H. ’03, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Early Careerist Healthcare Executive of the Year award for metropolitan Chicago in November 2006. ACHE is an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations.  Request Edit (DATE: )

Eric M. Poolman, M.D. ’05, M.B.A. ’05, FW ’07, and Emlyn S. Jones, M.P.H., M.D. ’07, were married in April at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Conn. The two met at Yale, where Poolman was a postdoctoral fellow in infectious disease. Jones is a resident in family medicine at Ventura County Medical Center in California.  Request Edit (DATE: )
 
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