Faculty, Fellows, House Staff
Date: February 18, 2011
Lazar Greenfield (HS, fellow, surgery, 1958-66), of Ann Arbor, Mich., has received the American College of Surgeons’ 2010 Jacobson Innovation Award and also was chosen president-elect of the ACS, the largest organization of surgeons in the world. An internationally recognized expert in vascular surgery, Greenfield received the Jacobson Award in recognition of his development of the Greenfield vena cava filter, a device that changed the technology associated with the pulmonary embolic complications of deep venous thrombosis.
Sir David Weatherall (fellow, medicine, 1960-65), chancellor of Keele University in Staffordshire, England, and former Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford, has received the 2010 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award. In bestowing the award and accompanying $250,000 prize, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation said it is in recognition of Weatherall’s “50 years of international statesmanship in biomedical science,” which includes outstanding research on genetic blood diseases and leadership in improving clinical care for thousands of children in the developing world.
A. Everette James, Jr. (fellow, radiology and nuclear medicine, 1969; faculty, radiology and medicine, 1969-75), of Chapel Hill, N.C., has been elected to the board of the North Carolina Decoy Collectors Society. A longtime collector, writer, and exhibitor, he was among the first to apply sophisticated radiological techniques to the evaluation of antique decoys.
Leonard Weather, Jr. (HS, obstetrics, 1974-78), of Shreveport, La., was installed as the 111th president of the National Medical Association.
Ann Price (HS, medicine, 1978-79), of Nashville, Tenn., is serving as associate dean of alumni affairs at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine.
Jay Perman (faculty, pediatrics, 1984-96), of Baltimore, was named president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He previously was dean and vice president for clinical affairs at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and prior to that he served as professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Athena Kourtis (fellow, pediatrics, 1993-94), of Atlanta, Ga., has been elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Kourtis, associate professor of pediatrics and OB/GYN at Emory University and Eastern Virginia Medical School, was recognized for excellence in infectious disease treatment and significant service and leadership in the profession.
(fellow, preventive medicine, 2005-08) of Alexandria, Va., has been appointed Alexandria health director. He had been serving as health director for the Lord Fairfax Health District since 2008.