People and Programs On The Move at The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC)

George Humphrey
Nov. 30, 2000


UA College of Medicine Dean James Dalen Receives Prestigious Honors

James E. Dalen, M.D., MPH, UA vice president for Health Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine, received several prestigious honors from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) at the organization's recent annual meeting in San Francisco.

Dr. Dalen was named the Year 2000 College Medallist in recognition of his many contributions to understanding pulmonary embolism. During the meeting he presented the College Medalist Honor Lecture, titled, "Pulmonary Embolism: What Have We Learned Since Virchow?"

Dr. Dalen also was named a Master Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, the 15th physician to receive the honor since the college was founded in 1927. Dr. Dalen is editor of the Archives in Internal Medicine and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association. He also is past president of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Jo Marie Gellerman Joins AHSC Office of Public Affairs

Jo Marie Gellerman has joined the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center Office of Public Affairs as information specialist coordinator for the departments of ophthalmology and surgery, and for general media relations. She previously served as a marketing project manager for the UA Extended University.

UA Rheumatologists Honored

Jane Power, D.O., a fellow in the UA section of rheumatology, recently was awarded the Amgen Rheumatology Fellowship for 2000-2001. Dr. Power received a $30,000 award and will be working on a new osteoporosis study with Jeffrey Lisse, M.D., the newly appointed Bilby Osteoporosis Chair at the Arizona Arthritis Center.

David Yocum, M.D., director of the Arizona Arthritis Center and an internationally noted rheumatologist, recently had articles published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, "Safety and Efficacy of Meloxicam in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis," and in Perspective, "Guidelines for the Use of Immunosuppresive Drugs in Patients with Ocular Inflammatory Disorders: Recommendations of an Expert Panel."

The Arizona Arthritis Center is a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine.

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