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Family Medicine Faculty Recognized for Notable Achievements

Several faculty members from the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health recently earned awards and have made notable achievements in education and patient care.


David Deci, MD, director, Office of Medical Student Education, has been selected by the School of Medicine and Public Health's Class of 2012 to receive the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.


This award recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families. Nominees must also possess the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy and service by example.


Deci will receive the award at the School of Medicine and Public Health Honors and Awards Ceremony on May 17. Recipients are presented with a monetary gift, a certificate and membership to the Gold Humanism Honor Society.


Georgiana Wilton, PhD, was selected as one of the seven recipients of this year's Champions in Women's Health, which was presented at the 13th Annual Spring Gala on May 5 by the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation. Award recipients demonstrate exemplary leadership in women's health in Wisconsin.


Wilton is the principal investigator for several grants related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and was selected based on her strong record of accomplishment and excellence in educating the health care community and improving the quality of care to women and children in Wisconsin.


Melissa Stiles, MD, will become an associate editor for Family Medicine-Residency Curriculum Resource. This is a developing digital curriculum project.


Bill Cayley, MD, has been appointed as the new editor for the Books and Media Reviews section in Family Medicine. Editorships' of a section of the journal are critically reviewed and judiciously awarded.


Randy Brown, MD, PhD, has been awarded fellowship in the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Since this program's inception in 1996, only 324 physicians nationally and internationally have been awarded this honor. Brown is the second from the School of Medicine and Public Health to be inducted to the society.


David Rakel, MD, has recently had the third edition of Integrative Medicine published by Saunders. This edition includes contributions from the following School of Medicine and Public Health faculty colleagues:

  • Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD
  • Brian Earley, DO
  • Luke Fortney, MD
  • Sarah Khan, RD, MPH, PhD
  • Greta Kuphal, MD
  • David Lessens, MD, MPH
  • Jill Mallory, MD
  • Lucille Marchand, MD, BSN
  • Patrick McBride, MD, MPH
  • Surya Pierce, MD
  • Rian Podein, MD
  • David Rabago, MD
  • Adam Rindfleisch, MD, MPhil
  • Gail Underbakke, RD, MS
  • Aleksandra Zgierska, MD, PhD

Date Published: 05/14/2012

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