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Carla Pugh was notified that her R01 grant titled “Validation of Sensorized Breast Models for High-Stakes Clinical Skills Assessment” was transferred to UW Madison. As an NIH Presidential Scholar, Dr. Pugh’s original R01 award was funded for six years, through 10/31/2016. Direct annual costs are $165,838 for a total annual award of $234,103. The award is retroactive to 3/1/2012, Dr. Pugh’s start date.

Carla Pugh received more good news last week when she was notified that she has been named a Centennial Scholar at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Centennial Scholars receive campus funding support for an initial 3 year period which will support protected time for research.

Honors and Awards

Ben Marcus won the 2012 William K. Wright Award given to an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery member who has made outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Marcus will receive the award at the AAFPRS Fall Meeting in Washington D.C.

Priya Pathak, a junior in Tim King’s lab, has been named one of three undergraduate students across the nation to receive a Pierce Scholarship. She will receive a $5000 award for her work with Madhu Roy and Tim King. The announcement was made here.

Herb Chen, Kristi Herritz, and Rebecca Cray received Campus Keystone Awards on August 3 at the Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) Recognition Banquet. The award recognizes their new partnership with the PEOPLE program, and development of a minority internship program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in the Department that exposed PEOPLE students to clinical research and medical careers. The program received awesome coverage from local media. Check it out here.

David Schneider, Endocrine Fellow, was selected for a travel grant to attend the upcoming American Thyroid Association (ATA) meeting in Quebec City. He will be presenting his research on “RAI Remnant Uptake as Postoperative Oncologic Indicator in Thyroid Cancer” during the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association held in Québec City, Canada in the fall.

Outreach

The Voice Clinic is featured on the UW homepage for their work with American Players Theatre. Several members of the acting company spent a recent Saturday at UWH with Susan Thibeault, Seth Dailey, and Emerald Doll learning about their voice and how it is damaged when projecting for long periods of time in an outdoor theatre venue. The resulting video is fun to watch, especially if you love the familiar faces of APT actors and our superb clinicians. Click here to see the article and video.

An article on Jackie Gong, a Shapiro Scholar, working at the Chinese PLA Hospital with Dr. Tao Li (recently an honorary visiting professor in Greg Kennedy’s lab) has been posted on the International Studies Wisconsin in the World blog. Jackie’s amazing journey is found here.

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