Bauer appointed to reconfigured vice president's post;
dean sought

Doctors can help spur health legislation,
says Eshoo

Facilities upgrade planned for medical school facilities

Volume 24 • No. 1 • January 2000

We hope that each of you will make this your personal column.
We are interested in accomplishments, honors or other news involving members of the medical staff or the Medical Center community. Please tell us about your friends and colleagues. Or tell us about yourself. Send your contributions (they don't need to be neat or typed) to Mike Goodkind, Update, Stanford Medical Center Office of News and Public Affairs, 701 Welch Road, Suite 2207, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Or contact him at (650) 725-5376 or 723-6911, by fax at 723-7172, or by e-mail (

THOMAS ROBINSON , assistant professor of pediatrics, has received a four-year Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The award is intended to support his research and interventions involving sedentary activities, particularly television, and its role in childhood and adolescent obesity..

STUART B. GOODMAN, chief of orthopaedic surgery and professor of functional restoration, was selected to receive the Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for Biomaterials at the group's Sixth World Biomaterials Congress in Hawaii last May.

DORSEY M. BASS, a nationally recognized expert in viral enteritis, has been appointed associate professor of pediatrics (gastroenterology). He came to Stanford and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in 1990..

STEPHEN P. FORTMANN , director of the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, has been promoted to professor of medicine and, by courtesy, of health research and policy. He is an authority on the study and prevention of cardiovascular disease and was director and principal investigator of the landmark Five-City Project, a large-scale, long-term interventional community study that aimed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

DAVID M. GABA, has been promoted to professor of anesthesia. He directs the Laboratory of Human Performance in Anesthesiology at Stanford and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and he also heads the Department of Anesthesia Simulation Center for Crisis Management Training in Health Care.

Two acting assistant professors in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have received Presidential Scholars Awards, the highest national honor for child psychiatry trainees given by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). KIKI CHANG was honored for his research with children of bipolar parents, and VICTOR CARRION for his research on post-traumatic stress disorder, said HANS STEINER, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who was named the awardees' Outstanding Mentor by the AACAP.

MARK BLUMENKRANZ , professor and chair of ophthalmology, appeared as a guest Jan. 5 on the nationally televised "Today Show." He discussed new techniques for treating macular degeneration.

DAVID STEVENSON, chief of the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine and director of the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Board of Pediatrics. Beginning in January, he will serve as chair of the Subboard of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

JAMES KOCH, assistant professor of surgery, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery.

EUGENE J. CARRAGEE, associate professor of functional restoration, has received an Outstanding Paper Award from the North American Spine Society for the third year in a row.

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