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Aug. 29, 2013

Andre K. Artis, M.D., MBA, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been selected by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals to represent cardiology in their publication, “The Leading Physicians of the World.”

David Crabb

David Crabb, M.D.

David Crabb, M.D., chair and John B. Hickam Professor of Medicine at the IU School of Medicine, and Asok Anthony, M.D., professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, were inducted as Masters in the American College of Physicians in April. To receive the honor, individuals must be Fellows of the ACP, a national organization of internists. Personal character, professional accomplishments and other achievements are measured after a person is nominated as a Master.

James H. Jones, M.D., professor of clinical emergency medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been elected president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties which certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing and examination standards. Dr. Jones also serves as medical director of the Wishard Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Indianapolis. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, DePauw University and Elgin High School, and completed his residency training at Wright State University.

Peter Nalin, M.D., associate professor of clinical family medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been appointed vice president of medical affairs at the Riggs Community Health Center. In this position, Dr. Nalin will be responsible for recruiting physicians and nurse practitioners. Dr. Nalin earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine; he completed a family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Penn., and a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Director Development. His experience includes directing family medicine residency programs in rural New York and Indianapolis. Since 2006, Nalin served as associate dean for graduate medical education at the IU School of Medicine. He also serves on the Lafayette Community Advisory Board of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette.

Peter Nalin

Peter Nalin, M.D.

Dawn Neumann, Ph.D., visiting assistant research professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the IU School of Medicine, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Wilkerson Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, which honors individuals whose careers reflect an energetic promotion of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation. The award was established in honor of Deb Wilkerson, former ACRM president and fellow wjp was devoted to improving the quality of rehabilitation and independent living services. Dr. Neumann will accept the award during the 90th ACRM Annual Conference on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Henry B. Betts Awards Gala.

Joseph A. Prahlow, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the IU School of Medicine-South Bend, recently received the Pathology/Biology Sections “Milton Helpern Award” at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Anniversary Meeting, in Washington, D.C. The Milton Helpern Award, established in 1987 by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, distinguishes outstanding medical examiners across the nation.

Scott Renshaw, M.D., assistant professor of clinical family medicine at the IU School of Medicine, was selected as the A. Alan Fischer Award winner at the 2013 Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Annual Convention. The A. Alan Fischer Award recognizes IAFP members who have made an outstanding contribution to the education of family medicine learners. Dr. Renshaw is recognized by his colleagues, students and Indiana University leadership as a leader in family medicine as well as an outstanding educator. He is dedicated and passionate to providing the best possible education for the next generation of family medicine physicians.

Javier Sevilla-Martir

Javier Sevilla-Martir, M.D.

Javier F. Sevilla-Martir, M.D., assistant dean for diversity affairs and associate Professor of clinical family medicine at the IU School of Medicine, received the Distinguished Public Service Award at the 2013 Indiana Academy of Family Physicians Annual Convention. The Distinguished Public Service Award is presented to a member who has performed community or public service on a voluntary and uncompensated basis that has benefited the community in an exceptional way. Dr. Sevilla Martir is recognized as a servant leader, advising students for the student-run free clinics and improving the presence of family medicine in Central America.

Jessica Wilden, M.D., of the IU School of Medicine, presented a featured study at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons from April 27 to May 1 in New Orleans. Dr. Wilden and colleagues found that a deep brain stimulation (DBS) target, the nucleus accumbens shell, is a structure that helps regulate alcohol intake, and that this structure can be electrically stimulated to affect alcohol drinking. The event attracted more than 7,000 participants from around the world, including neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, medical students, neuroscience nurses, clinical specialists, physician assistants, allied health professionals, and others interested in neurological surgery.

Douglas P. Zipes, M.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus and professor emeritus of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been awarded the European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by the society for outstanding contribution to the development of cardiology. The presentation will be made during the opening ceremony at the European Society of Cardiology Annual Congress in Amsterdam Aug. 31.

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