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CSP Alumni Terrence Steyer, M.D., elected president-elect of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Terrence E. Steyer, M.D. was recently elected president-elect of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) at the organization's Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Founded in 1967, STFM members include more than 5,000 teachers of family medicine. The Society’s core purpose is to advance family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars. It hosts several educational conferences each year and is the publisher of Family Medicine, the leading educational journal for family medicine educators.

Stillbirths, Infant Deaths Lead to Anxiety, Guilt and Stress Among Obstetricians by  Katie Gold (Michigan CSP 2005-2007) in the July 2008 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Nearly one in 10 obstetricians in a new study has considered giving up obstetric practice because of the emotional toll of stillbirths and infant deaths. Three-quarters of the 804 obstetricians who responded to a survey by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System reported that the experience took a large emotional toll on them personally.

A Fruitful Research Collaboration Continues for Five UNC Clinical Scholars Alums

Association of Numeracy and Diabetes Control. Kerri Cavanaugh, Mary Margaret Huizinga, Kenneth A. Wallston, Tebeb Gebretsadik, Ayumi Shintani, Dianne Davis, Rebecca Pratt Gregory, Lynn Fuchs, Robb Malone, Andrea Cherrington, Michael Pignone, Darren A. DeWalt, Tom A. Elasy, and Russell L. Rothman.
/Ann Intern Med/ 2008; 148 737-746
(Scholars in bold)

Bob Arnold (Penn 1986-1988) Named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year at University of Missouri at Kansas City

From UMKC press office:

2008 Alumnus of the Year gives his best to dying patients

For those who graduate with multiple degrees, there are certain academic strengths, some personal motivation and a conviction that there must be a field where those qualities unite. Bob Arnold, who graduated from UMKC in 1983 with degrees in philosophy, biological sciences and medicine, decided to use his collective education caring for patients beyond recovery.

Arnold, UMKC’s 2008 Alumnus of the Year, is a bioethicist who considers the emotional as well as the physical needs of the dying. He is a physician who has had an enormous impact on treatment and care at life’s end – helping patients and families make choices about continuing care or organ donation. As one colleague says, “He gets it.”

Wearing many hats is nothing new for Arnold . Currently, he is a professor of medicine; chief of palliative care and medical ethics; and assistant director for education in the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at the University of Pittsburgh , in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania . In recognition of his work, Arnold was chosen by the College of Arts and Sciences as their Alumnus of the Year in 1998; moreover, the College nominated Arnold for UMKC’s 2008 Alumnus of the Year. In addition to these honors, Arnold received the noted “Take Wing” award from the School of Medicine in 2003.

Virginia Chang (1997-1999, Chicago), Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, received the 2008 award for Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM).

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