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At Commencement on May 8, 2013, the SIU School of Medicine Class of 2013, chose Susan T. Hingle, M.D., Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, to receive the annual Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching.
The Class also chose Gary Rull, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, to hood the graduates. Dr. Rull was chosen for this distinction due to his outstanding contribution to their medical education.
Christine Todd has been named Chair of the Medical Humanities Department at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Dr. Todd is an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at SIU and a 1993 graduate of the medical school. Previously, she was an assistant professor of internal medicine and family and community medicine (2000-13) and an adjunct faculty member (1997-2000). She has been director of the Department of Internal Medicine’s hospitalist program since 2006.
David E. Steward, MD, MPH assumed the rank of Associate Dean of Community Health and Service at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Aug. 1, 2013. Dr. Steward now leads a new Office of Community Health and Service, which will organize and oversee the School’s community service work in Springfield and throughout central and southern Illinois. Dr. Steward has been a faculty member at SIU since 1993 and was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, 1996-2013.
Susan Thompson Hingle, MD has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Aug. 1, 2013, she replaced Dr. David Steward, who was named Associate Dean for the School’s new Office of Community Health and Service. Dr. Hingle is a Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, internal medicine’s clerkship director and residency associate program director, as well as SIU’s associate doctoring curriculum director. She began her career at SIU School of Medicine in 1998. She is very active in medical education, physician-patient relationships and women’s health issues. Dr. Hingle is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has named Andrzej Bartke, Ph.D., the winner of the Robert W. Kleemeier Award, given annually to a member of The Society in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology. This honor will be awarded at the GSA’s November 2013 Annual Meeting.
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.