Michael H. Criqui, MD, MPH, has received the 2013 Ancel Keys Memorial Lecture Award from the American Heart Association. This lecture was established in 1990 by the Council on Epidemiology (now the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention) to honor Dr. Ancel Keys, a founding member of the council, who had a long a distinguished scientific career in the study of cardiovascular diseases, their correlates, causes, and prevention in the United States and abroad. At the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions Annual Conference in Dallas on 11/19/13, Dr. Criqui presented the lecture “The Importance of Non-Coronary Atherosclerosis”, which focused on four measures of non-coronary atherosclerosis, each useful in predicting future cardiovascular disease events in apparently healthy persons, and also in predicting prognosis in patients with known cardiovascular disease.
Ronghui (Lily) Xu honored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) as a 2013 Fellow. Individuals are nominated by their peers, and honorees are recognized for outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science. Nominees are evaluated on contributions to the advancement of statistical science, published works, position held with employer, ASA activities, membership and accomplishments in other societies, and other professional activities.
Congratulations to Ellen Beck, M.D. who has been named the recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Trust Award. The award recognizes current or former teachers, professors or instructors who have inspired their former students to create an organization or establish a concept, procedure, or movement which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large. Ellen was also recognized by HealthLeaders Media as one of their “Health Leaders20: 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better - 2012”, for individuals who are changing healthcare for the better.
Kudos to the following Department faculty who were rated among San Diego County’s Top Docs by San Diego Magazine’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey:
David Bazzo, M.D.
Ellen Beck, M.D.
Lori Daniels, M.D.
Cecilia Gutierrez, M.D.
Katie Hirst, M.D.
Tyson Ikeda, M.D.
Gene A. Kallenberg, M.D.
William A. Norcross, M.D.
Kenneth Taylor, MD
Jennifer J. Wu, M.D., MS.Ed.
John P. Pierce, Ph.D., distinguished professor of family and preventive medicine and director of population sciences at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, has been awarded the 2013 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research. The award is presented annually to a researcher in honor of his or her seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention. Studies must have had not only a major impact on the field, but must also have stimulated new directions in this important area. Dr. Pierce is being recognized for his work on the epidemiology of health behaviors, in particular on tobacco smoking and nutrition in cancer care.