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Gary Rull, MD has been selected as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the SIU Academy for
Scholarship in Education.
The award is given annually to recognize an SIU faculty member who has demonstrated
exceptional skill and commitment to teaching.
“Dr. Rull is an innovator in education,” said Dr. Debra Klamen, associate dean for education and curriculum. “He created a geriatrics curriculum designed around a simulated senior couple and standardized the teaching of history and physical exams across the curriculum.” Dr. Rull serves as director of the SIU Doctoring curriculum. He is a fellow in the American
College of Physicians (ACP), a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honorary Society, and was elected secretary of the SIU School of Medicine Alumni Board of Governors.
Karen Broquet, MD has been appointed to the Group on Resident Affairs Steeering Committee for the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Robert Mocharnuk, M.D., has been named the director of The Breast Center at the School of Medicine. Located on the second floor of Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI), the center provides research-based, comprehensive care for patients with breast cancer. The Breast Center, which opened in 1998, was one of the first 100 centers to be awarded accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), administered by the American College of Surgeons.
Congratulations to Christine Y. Todd, MD, who received the Leonard Tow Humanism Award for faculty. The award was presented to her at the 2012 School of Medicine Commencement May 19. Sponsored by the Gold Foundation, the award is presented at 85 medical schools to the student and faculty member who best demonstrate the Foundation's ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care; respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues; as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.
Congratulations also go to Stacy Sattovia, MD, for being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield. She was elected an alumni member. The AOA is the only national honor medical society in the world and recognizes and works to perpetuate excellence in the medical professions. Election to AOA is based on integrity, leadership, compassion, fairness, and scholastic excellence.
Susan Hingle, MD, was recently chosen as Chair of the Board of Governors for the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Internal Medicine specialty society. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization in the United States.
Getting American kids off the couch and into exercise and healthy eating is the goal of the new Weight of the Nation national health effort currently underway. David Steward, M.D., chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, initiated the Springfield Collaborative for Active Child Health to create partnerships between the medical school, the health department, Springfield School District 186 and the area's Head Start program to focus on obesity in Springfield.
A healthy eating cookbook called the “Healthy U Cookbook” is available for sale in the Endocrinology clinic area. The cookbook was written by Sara Lopinski, Endo RD, and features 102 recipes with a complete nutrient analysis for each recipe ($15). The cookbook is perfect for anyone with diabetes or cardiovascular disease, anyone wanting to lose a few pounds, or anyone wanting to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle. Recipes feature ease in preparation and normal, every-day ingredients.