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October 28, 2009

Three from SIU School of Medicine have received professional honors.

Dr. Gayle E. Woodson, Dr. Gayle Woodson portrait professor of surgery, has received the 2009 Presidential Citation Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) at their meeting in October in San Diego.  The award recognizes individuals selected by the president for their outstanding contributions and dedication to the academy.

Woodson joined the SIU faculty in 2003 and serves as chair of the otolaryngology and head and neck surgery division.  She completed a fellowship in laryngology at the Institute of Laryngology & Otology in London, England (1982).  She completed her residency in otolaryngology at Baylor University College of Medicine (1981) and her general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital (1978).  Woodson received her medical degree from Baylor (1975) and her bachelor’s from Rice University (1972).  She is board certified in otolaryngology.

Helen Moose Helen Moose portrait and Beth Killam Beth Killam portrait, both instructors of family and community medicine, accepted the Silver Commendation Award – With Women for a Lifetime on behalf of SIU Center for Family Medicine at the American College of Nurse-Midwives regional conference meeting in September in Chicago.  The honor recognizes midwifery services and education programs that have provided innovative and compassionate midwifery care to families, expanded access to women's health care and put the heart of midwifery into practice.

Moose joined the SIU faculty in 1999.  She earned her master’s in nurse-midwifery and a bachelor’s at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1999, 1983).  Killam joined the SIU faculty in 2006.  She earned her master’s in nurse-midwifery from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2001) and a bachelor’s from St. John’s College of Nursing.  Both are certified as a nurse midwife.