University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Week in Review – October 31, 2011

At the Top

Dr. Girma Tefera received the 2011 American College of Surgeons/Pfizer, Inc Surgical Volunteerism Award for international outreach in recognition of his work improving health care delivery in Ethiopia. He was recognized at the annual Board of Governors’ black tie dinner on October 25 and also in a lecture that he gave to an audience of over 200 surgeons from across the country.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Kent was elected Councilor for the Society of Surgical Chairs at the 97th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco. This is the first in a series of positions that will lead to President of that society.

Dr. Lee Wilke was elected to a second three-year term of membership on the Commission on Cancer (CoC). Established by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) in 1922, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Dr. Thomas Pasic in Otolaryngology received the SCRUBs award (Surgical Colleagues Recognizing Uplifting Behaviors) from the Professional Conduct Committee. The award is given for demonstrating and reinforcing uplifting behaviors in support of the UWHC Surgical Team.

Drs. Greg Kennedy, Haggi Mazeh, and Becky Sippel were named to a three-year term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Surgical Research based on their exemplary service as an ad hoc and invited reviewer.

Thank You

Thank you to Dr. Craig Kent, who presented an outstanding lecture on measuring quality in a surgical practice, at the first joint meeting of the Society of Surgical Chairs and Association of Academic Surgical Administrators and Dr. Herb Chen who presented with Teri Keeler, CFO, on “Building a Research Enterprise,” at the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators’ Annual Meeting. 130 surgery administrators from the United States and Canada were able to learn about the cutting edge, AWESOME leadership in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin.