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Dreger, Marianne

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: June 2007 - Volume 49 - Issue 6 - p 703-704
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3180ca7710
People and Events

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Effective January 1, 2007, the following members of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) were certified in occupational medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM):

Daunis A. Aboaba, MD; A-Hafudh Al-Pachachi, MD; Damon T. Arnold, MD; Jaspal S. Arora, MD; Brian H. Bennett, MD; Michael L. Bledsoe, MD; Catherine D. Boomus, MD; Richard S. Campbell, MD; Laura G. Carr, MD; Brian W. Case, MD; James A. Caviness, Jr., MD; Michael H. Collins, DO; Gerard P. de Guzman, MD; Sulagna De, MD; Carrie D. Dorsey, MD; Paul C. Eagan, MD; Ekong B. Ekong, MD; Brian P. Fawcett, MD; Brent R. Gibson, MD; M. Andrew Greenwood, MD; Carol E. Gunn, MD; John F. Halpin, MD; Dale R. Harman, MD; Camille Z. Hinojosa, MD; Marc K. Hutchison, MD; Lisa R. Ide, MD; Samuel S. Jang, DO; Jeffrey F. Kessel, MD; Theodore A. Koerner, MD; Michael D. Lappi, DO; Brooke N. Maylie, MD; Damir Mazlagic, MD; Indrek Melder, MD; Maria G. Michas, MD; Victor M. Nwiloh, MBBS; Spencer S. Olsen, MD; Craig S. Packard, MD; John H. Petrisko, MD; Alfred K. Quansah, MD; Sabrina Rajendran, MD; Yashbir T. Rana, MD; Nancy V. Rodway, MD; Heidi K. Roeber Rice, MD; Steven Ross, MD; Carine Sakr, MD; Andrew E. Schaeckenbach, MD; Andrew M. Sebby, DO; Christopher D. Smelser, DO; James M. Stanton, MD; Jerry E. Strohkorb, MD; Austin D. Sumner, MD; Tanisha K. Taylor, MD; Susanne C. Thobe, MD; Gregory A. Thomas, MD; Christina M. Vokt, MD; Stephen B. Walker, MD; and Kelvin Wren, MD.

Certified by ABPM in aerospace medicine were Arnold A. Angelici Jr., MD; Alfred C. Emmel, MD; Fred Marks, MD; Mark A. Nassir, MD; Scott B. Norris, MD; and Dana J. Windhorst, MD. Board certified in public health and general preventive medicine were Gregory D. Gutke, MD; Robert P. Hurley, MD; John D. Meyer, MD; and Alfred K. Quansah, MD. Board certified in undersea and hyperbaric medicine was Austin H. Chhoeu, DO.

ACOEM members who were re-certified in medical toxicology were Beth A. Baker, MD; Stephen W. Borron, MD; and David W. Paul, MD.

ABPM offers certification examinations in aerospace medicine, occupational medicine, and public health/general preventive medicine and the subspecialty certification exam in undersea and hyperbaric medicine in October. For more information contact ABPM at 330 S. Wells Street, Ste 1018, Chicago, IL 60606; telephone: 312/939-2276; e-mail:; Web site:

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will sponsor three courses in July 2007 in Chicago, Ill. The one-day “Commercial Driver Medical Examiner” will be held July 13. The two-day “Medical Review Officer (MRO) I: Fast Track” will be held July 14–15, as will the “Independent Medical Evaluations: Challenging Issues and Achieving Excellence” course.

The updated “Commercial Driver Medical Examiner” course is for the physician, physician's assistant, advanced practice nurse, occupational health nurse, or other health care professional responsible for or involved in certifying the eight million truck and bus drivers on the road who are required to meet 13 interstate federal medical requirements. An added value of a “certificate of completion” opportunity is available to those who attend the course, successfully complete the self-administered post-course examination, and turn in the required documentation to ACOEM. It is ACOEM's intent that this course will meet the eventual educational requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. ACOEM designates this activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA category 1 credit(s).™ Natalie Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM, is the course director.

ACOEM's “MRO I: Drug & Alcohol Testing Fast Track” course fully meets the U.S. Department of Transportation's qualification training requirements for medical review officers (MROs) and is designed for physicians and other collection and health care professionals who are familiar with basic substance abuse testing procedures. The course is also appropriate for MROs who seek the required CME hours for initial certification or recertification opportunities from the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). ACOEM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA category 1 credit(s).™ ACOEM's MRO courses are directed by Kent Peterson, MD, FACOEM.

ACOEM's new course “Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs): Challenging Issues and Achieving Excellence” will enable physicians to face the many challenges in performing accurate and unbiased assessments with successful outcomes. Throughout the two days attendees will be actively involved in the learning process via small group exercises, performing cases, role playing, and discussion. Day One will focus on causation and apportionment, and Day Two on specific approaches to enhancing the success of an IME practice. ACOEM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA category 1 credit(s).™ Christopher Brigham, MD, FACOEM, is the course director.

For more information about these and other College-sponsored courses, contact ACOEM, 25 Northwest Point Blvd, Ste 700, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; telephone: 847/818-1800; fax: 847/818-9266; Web site:

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