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October 2011 Member News & Networking

Sep 12, 2011

Oncologist and former White House adviser Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as a Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine. He was also appointed to the Department of Health Care Management in the Wharton School.
Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, MMSc, of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, was named an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Fadlo R. Khuri, MD, was selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Khuri is Professor and Chair of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University, Deputy Director for the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, and Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research. He has served as editor for the journal’s lung section since 2005.  
Mark G. Kris, MD, received the Society’s inaugural Humanitarian Award at the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting. The ASCO Humanitarian Award honors an oncologist who personifies ASCO’s mission and values by going above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding patient care through innovative means or exceptional service and leadership in voluntary, uncompensated endeavors in the United States or abroad. Dr. Kris is Chief of the Thoracic Oncology Service and the William and Joy Ruane Chair in Thoracic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as well as Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.  
Hematologist/Oncologist Liana Makarian, MD, joined the medical staff of Ozark Medical Center’s Cancer Treatment Center, West Plains, Missouri.  
Gamini S. Soori, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCP, Medical Director of Alegent Bergan Mercy Cancer Center, was appointed to the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) by Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). COGME provides an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues, and financing policies, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of HHS, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. Dr. Soori is a partner at Nebraska Cancer Specialists and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.  
Samir D. Undevia, MD, a hematologist and medical oncologist, has joined the Edward Cancer Center, Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Undevia has particular interests in bone and soft tissue sarcomas, benign and malignant hematology, and genitourinary malignancies. In addition, Dr. Undevia is Director of the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program for the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he remains on faculty.  
Julie Vose, MD, graduated from the University of Colorado Denver Business School with an Executive MBA in Health Administration on July 23, 2011. Dr. Vose is Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and an ASCO Board of Directors member.  
Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, of University of Michigan Health Systems, was named an Associate Editor of the Journal of Oncology Practice.

In Memoriam

Antonella Brughera, MD
Peter A. Cassileth, MD
John G. Curd, MD
Robert H. De Bellis, MD
Paul Michael Derderian, DO
Guy Ely, MD
Leonard Allan Feldman, MD
Gerald M. Gawlik, MD
James B. Nachman, MD
George A. Omura
Renee Royak-Schaler, PhD

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