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Marc Wilkenfeld, MD, Chief, Division of Occupational Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y., was honored with a “2012 Top Doc” designation by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Dr Wilkenfeld is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.

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Dr Wilkenfeld has served as an expert review panel member on the Environmental Protection Agency's Technical Advisory Task Force after the terrorist events of September 11 in New York, and has consulted to corporations, community groups, and other governmental agencies about the environmental health impact of the disaster. He has also assisted in the development of protocols for screening individuals with exposure at the World Trade Center site and moderated and participated in community forums designed to answer the health questions of New York residents and workers. Dr Wilkenfeld has evaluated and continues to treat many patients impacted by the disaster. He is also the author of several articles and book chapters and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Middle East.

Dr Wilkenfeld, an American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) member since 1989, serves on ACOEM's Council of Scientific Advisors and co-chairs the Environmental Health Section. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed an occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine. Dr Wilkenfeld is a member of the New York Occupational and Environmental Medical Association (OEMA), an ACOEM component society, where he served a term as President and member of their Executive Board.

Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH, FACOEM, has been appointed to the rank of Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md., by the Executive Committee of the University's Board of Trustees. Dr Bernacki is also Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine at Johns Hopkins and has served as Associate Professor and their Executive Director of Health, Safety, and Environment.

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Dr Bernacki joined ACOEM in 1973 and was elevated to Fellow status in 1978. He is a Past President of ACOEM having served in the officer positions of President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, while assuming responsibility for many ACOEM committees and councils. He was the recipient of ACOEM's Kehoe Award of Merit in 2011 for his significant contributions through years of service on the ACOEM board, particularly for work during his presidency that resulted in an ACOEM/Occupational Safety and Health Administration alliance to focus on musculoskeletal disorders, his initiatives to make occupational medicine a significant force in ensuring productivity, and his leadership at Johns Hopkins where he helped to revitalize the Division of Occupational Medicine through his work on the design of an internet-based workers' compensation claims management system. Dr Bernacki currently serves on ACOEM's Ethics Committee. He is a member of the Maryland College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an ACOEM component society, and also served as Director for his former component, OEMA of Connecticut.

Dr Bernacki received his medical degree from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and his MPH from Yale University School of Medicine. He is certified in both occupational medicine and public health and general preventive medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

James W. Butler, MD, MPH, FACOEM, in private practice at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, Evansville and Newburgh, Ind., was the recipient of the George G. Snively MD Award earlier this year. Dr Butler is Volunteer Medical Director of the Sports Car Club of America and was bestowed this award, given on an as-earned-basis only 16 times in 29 years, for his development of physical standards for drivers, collaboration with multiple amateur road racing sanctioning bodies who have adopted the standards, his studies of carbon monoxide levels in race car drivers, and other policies he helped to develop to protect drivers and track workers during his 33 years of trackside medical care.

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Dr Butler has been an ACOEM member since 1999 and was awarded fellowship in 2005. He is a member of the ACOEM board as Speaker-Elect of the House of Delegates and served a term as House of Delegates Recorder. He chairs the Bylaws Committee and is a member of Membership; Fellow Examiners; Policy, Procedures and Public Positions; House-Board Liaison; and Joint House-Board Nominating Committees and is a member of ACOEM's Kentucky component, KOEMA. He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Ala., and his MPH from the University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill. Dr Butler is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational and aerospace medicine and is also a certified Medical Review Officer and Independent Medical Examiner.

Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH, has been named Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency Program at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. Dr Blanc is Chief, Division of OEM at UCSF, and holds the Endowed Chair in OEM, one of the few such medical school chairs of its kind in the United States. He also serves as Assistant Medical Director of the California Poison Control System, San Francisco Division.

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Dr Blanc is a former Fulbright Senior Research Fellow and previous Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an MSPH in industrial hygiene from Harvard School of Public Health. He is the author of How Everyday Products Make People Sick, Toxins at Home and in the Workplace and hosts Psychology Today's blog on Household Hazards. Dr Blanc recently co-authored the Chest study, CaesarStone Silicosis: Disease Resurgence Among Artificial Stone Workers.

A 22-year member of ACOEM, Dr. Blanc is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine and medical toxicology and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a member of the Western OEMA, an ACOEM component society.

Robert J. Harrison, MD, MPH, has been named Associate Residency Director at the UCSF School of Medicine's OEM residency program. Dr Harrison is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UCSF. He is also Chief of the Occupational Health Surveillance and Evaluation Program for the California Department of Public Health, Director of the Occupational Health Internship Program for the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, and Attending Physician for UCSF Occupational Health Services and UCSF Blood Borne Pathogen Program.

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Dr Harrison received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his MPH from the University of California at Berkeley. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine, Dr Harrison is currently involved with numerous research projects with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the US Department of Energy. He has been an ACOEM member since 2004 and is also a member of the ACOEM component, Western OEMA.

The Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (RMAOEM), an ACOEM component society, will meet January 25–26, 2013. “Fundamentals and Emerging Topics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine” will be presented at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.

For more information and registration, visit the RMAOEM Web site at www.rmaoem.org, or e-mail RMAOEM President, Roxana Witter, MD, at roxana.witter@ucdenver.edu.

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