Chair of Dermatology Elected to National Position
Scott W. Fosko, M.D., chairman of the department of dermatology, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the American College of Mohs Surgery for 2011 to 2012.
The following year, Fosko, also a SLUCare dermatologist, is expected to serve as the group's vice president, and is on track to serve as president in 2014.
More than 900 physicians who have received advanced, fellowship training in Mohs surgery, pathology and reconstructive surgery are members of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Geriatrician Receives National Award
John Morley, M.D., director of the division of geriatric medicine, has received the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education from AMDA-Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine.
The award is given annually to a physician for his or her contributions to the educational goals of AMDA, which was formerly known as the American Medical Directors Association.
Morley has been editor of the organization's peer-reviewed medical journal, JAMDA, since 2006. Within the year he became editor, the journal was included in Index Medicus, the most prestigious index of scientific literature. Last year, JAMDA was rated as the seventh most cited journal among 40 geriatric titles.
"Dr. Morley has talked about JAMDA across the globe and spread AMDA's message of the beauty of caring for the aged," said Paul Katz, M.D., AMDA's 2010-2011 president. "For many, hearing him speak has been a turning point in their career choice. He has affected many, many people and singlehandedly elevated the stature of long-term care physicians with every page and every word."
Sharkey Elected to National Post
Angela Sharkey, M.D., associate dean for faculty affairs and development at the School of Medicine, has been elected to a leadership position in the Association of American Medical College's Group on Women in Medicine and Science.
One of 10 members of the group's steering committee, Sharkey will serve a three-year term as a member-at-large.
The mission of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science is to advance the participation of women faculty, students, residents and post-doctoral fellows within academic medicine. The group advocates for the advancement and leadership of women in research, clinical practice and administration.