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October 29, 2010

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

Dr. Karen Broquet, professor of medicine/psychiatry and associate dean for graduate medical education, has been elected president-elect of the Association for Academic Psychiatry at its annual meeting in September in Pasadena, Calif.  The association focuses on education in psychiatry at every level, helping to develop the skills and knowledge needed for teaching and research in a career in academic psychiatry. 

Broquet joined the SlU faculty in 1988.  She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center (1988).  She earned her medical degree from SIU (1984) and her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1981).  Broquet is board certified in adult psychiatry.    

Dr. John E. Godwin, professor of internal medicine and associate director of clinical services at the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, has been appointed a member of the Leukemia Steering Committee (LKSC) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), representing community oncologists.  The goal of the LKSC is to ensure that NCI supports the best-designed Phase III and large Phase II clinical trials, leveraging the most significant scientific advances in leukemia research. 

Godwin joined the SIU faculty in 2006.  He completed a two-year fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of North Carolina (1985).  He completed fellowships in hematology and oncology and general internal medicine as well as his residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (1983, 1982, 1981).  He earned a master’s degree in epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health (1983).   He earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (1978) and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Montevallo (1974).  Godwin is board certified in internal medicine and hematology.