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December 18, 2008

Two from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have received national honors.

Debra Klamen, M.D., associate dean for education and curriculum and professor and chair of medical education at SIU School of Medicine, has been awarded the Distinguished Life Fellow Award by the Association of Academic Psychiatry (AAP) for her dedication to education.  The selection was based on her educational endeavors in guiding the next generation of academic psychiatrists.  AAP focuses on education in psychiatry at every level from medical school through lifelong learning for psychiatrists and other physicians.

Klamen joined the SIU faculty in 2003.  She completed her psychiatry residency and earned her master's in health professions education at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (1989, 1998).  She earned her medical degree at University of Chicago (1985) and her bachelor's degree in genetics at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1981).  

Ross D. Silverman, J.D., professor and chair of medical humanities at SIU School of Medicine, has been re-elected chair of the health law special primary interest group for the American Public Health Association (APHA).  The APHA is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872.

Silverman joined the SIU faculty in 1998.  Silverman earned his law degree and his master’s in public health at Boston University (1995, 1996) and his bachelor’s at Indiana University (1992). 

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