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Layton “Bing” Rikkers, MD, FACS will officially assume the job of Editor-in-Chief beginning with the September issue of Surgery News, the official monthly newspaper of the American College of Surgeons. His first editorial will be published in the October issue. In June, he completed a 14-year tenure as editor-in-chief of Annals of Surgery.

The Department of Surgery lent a Belzer Perfusion Machine to the Wisconsin Historical Museum for an upcoming exhibit titled ‘Wisconsin Innovations: From the Iconic to the Unexpected.’ The exhibit will run for approximately a year starting September 17, 2011. The address of the museum is 30 N. Carroll Street (top of State Street).


Ciara Leydon, PhD rejoined the Susan Thibeault laboratory as an Associate Scientist after working at Brooklyn College. She brings an R03 from NIDCD to complete a temporospatial analysis of epithelial integrity following vocal fold injury. The three-year award totals $451,500.

Muthusamy Kunnimalaiyaan, PhD, Senior Scientist in Herb Chen’s laboratory, was awarded an NIH R03 grant to study the role of GSK-3 isoforms in pancreatic cancer. The two-year award for $74,250 per year will run from 07/06/2011 – 06/30/2013.

Craig Kent, MD received an NIH Graduate Research Supplement to support Stephen Seedial, a Weill-Cornell medical student, for a second year in his laboratory.

Gregory Kennedy, MD, PhD, is an advisor for Bryant Megna, a student who has been granted a $1000 Hilldale Faculty/Undergraduate Research Award for the 2011-12 academic year.

Honors and Awards

William Turnipseed, MD has been awarded emeritus status as a tenured professor at the University of Wisconsin. After a brief time away, he has returned to practice as a Professor CHS.

Delora Mount, MD will be recognized by the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC) as an outstanding Physician Mentor at the 2011 Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jacquelynn Arbuckle, MD has been confirmed by the Dean’s Leadership Team for the SMPH Appointment and Promotion Clinician-Teacher track committee. Dr. Arbuckle will serve for a three-year term.

Haggi Mazeh, MD received a $1500 International Association of Endocrine Surgeons Travel Award from the IAES Education Committee.


Chip Foley, MD, co-directed a very successful 2nd Annual American College of Surgeons General Surgery Review course in Chicago in June with over 400 total participants. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System