University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – May 14, 2012

At the Top

On May 4, 2012, the Executive Committee of the Biological Sciences Division unanimously voted to recommend Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure. The promotion is effective June 1, 2012.

Terry Legler, Medical Program Assistant Senior in Cardiothoracic Surgery, is one of five classified employees campus-wide to receive the Classified Employee Recognition Award for 2012. This is a prestigious and competitive award presented to an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership, performance excellence, positive attitude, and innovation and comes with a $2500 prize and a paid course in leadership. Chancellor Ward will recognize Terry and present her with the award July 25, 2012.

Research Awards

At the Resident and Fellows forum at The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in Vancouver last week, Dr. Summer Hanson’s study “Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Adipose MSCs from Breast and Abdominal Tissues” won the Gaspar W. Anastasi Award for Best Resident Paper. Congratulations to Dr. Hanson and her mentor, Dr. Peiman Hematti. This is an award residents from UW Plastic Surgery have won four times in the past eight years including Justin Piasecki, Heath Stacey, and Raj Ambay. Well done.

Dr. Lucian Lozonschi won the “William P. Young Award of Excellence” from the Wisconsin Perfusion Society. This award is given annually to one individual who has made a contribution to the advancement of the perfusion community. Dr. Lozonschi will present at the Annual Spring Meeting.

News from WiSOR

Dr. Susan Thibeault and Dr. Nathan Welham have both been selected to receive “Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Applied Research on Outcomes and Health Services in Deafness and Other Communication Disorders” for approximately $40,000 each. These supplements allow NIDCD funded PIs to pursue new interdisciplinary projects focused on outcomes and health services research by supporting developmental and planning activities for future grant applications. Both investigators will collaborate with Dr. Caprice Greenberg on this research.

Clinical News

Dr. Ahmed Afifi, reconstructed a Janesville girl’s arm cut off in a truck rollover which occurred during her spring break. Read this inspiring story here.