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Section Editor(s): Dreger, Marianne

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: April 2009 - Volume 51 - Issue 4 - p 511-513
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181a24c0c
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On April 28 in San Diego, Calif., Pamela A. Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, will be installed as the new president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Dr Hymel is among eight physicians who will take office during ACOEM’s 94th annual membership meeting. The meeting is held in conjunction with the 2009 American Occupational Health Conference.

Dr Hymel is Global Medical Director of Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif. She holds the position of Clinical Faculty at the University of California, Irvine. Dr Hymel received her MD from Louisiana State University in New Orleans and her MPH from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, certified in occupational medicine.

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Other officers to be installed for 1-year terms are President-elect, Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM, and Vice President, T. Warner Hudson III, MD, FACOEM.

Dr Hartenbaum is Chief Medical Officer, OccuMedix, Inc., Dresher, PA, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also Medical Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Chief Medical Review Officer of FirstLab in North Wales, PA. She received her MD from Temple University School of Medicine and her MPH in occupational medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Dr Hudson is Lead Physician at Life Connections Health Center in San Jose, Calif. He holds clinical faculty and staff appointments in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and Health System in Sacramento. He received his MD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Members to be installed as directors for 3-year terms (2009 to 2012) are Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Michael L. Fischman, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Michael G. Holland, MD, FACOEM; and James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, FACOEM. Also elected is Brian C. Svazas, MD, MPH, FACOEM, who will fulfill the remaining year of Dr Hudson’s term as director.

Dr Cloeren is Medical Director for Managed Care Advisors, Inc., in Bethesda, MD. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland and an Associate in Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins, both in Baltimore. She received her MD from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and her MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

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Dr Fischman is Worldwide Medical Director for Intel Corporation, and a consulting physician and President of Fischman Occupational and Environmental Medicine Group, based in Walnut Creek, Calif. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Assistant Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco, and an attending physician in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at University of California, San Francisco. He received his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School and his MPH from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Dr Holland is Attending Physician in the Department of Occupational Medicine at Glens Falls Hospital Center for Occupational Health in Glens Falls, NY. He is Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Medical Toxicologist at the Upstate New York Poison Center, both in Syracuse. He received his MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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Dr Tacci is Manager of Medical, Health & Wellness Services for Xerox Corporation. He is also Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, in Rochester, NY. He received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, his JD from Syracuse University, and his MPH from SUNY at Albany.

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Dr Svazas is Director of Occupational Health at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill. He received his MD from the University of Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Ill., and his MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Outgoing President Robert R. Orford, MD, CM, MS, MPH, FACOEM, will serve one additional year on the Board as the Immediate Past President, and Karl Auerbach, MD, MS, MBA, FACOEM, will complete the second year of his 2-year term as Secretary/Treasurer. The following members will continue to fulfill their terms as Directors (2007 to 2010): Beth A. Baker, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Gary N. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACOEM; and Charles M. Yarborough III, MD, MPH, FACOEM; (2008 to 2011): Joseph A. Fortuna, MD, MACOEM; Marilyn V. Howarth, MD, FACOEM; Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM; and Mark A. Roberts, MD, MPH, PhD, FACOEM.

Officers of the ACOEM House of Delegates for 2009 to 2010 will be recognized at the ACOEM membership meeting on April 28 held during the American Occupational Health Conference in San Diego, Calif. Their installation will take place at the 86th Session of the House on April 24. New House officers are: Speaker, William G. Buchta, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM; Speaker-elect, Alan L. Engelberg, MD, MPH, FACOEM; and Recorder, Daniel M. Janiga, MD, MPH, FACOEM.

Dr Buchta is Medical Director for Employee Health, Division of Preventive and Occupational Medicine, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He received his MD from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, his MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and an MS from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

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Dr Engelberg is Associate Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Employee Health Services, in New York, NY. He received his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and his MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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Dr Janiga is CEO and President of Occupational Health Consultants of Minnesota, Inc., and Chief Medical Officer for Canadian Pacific Railway. He is also Medical Director for Federal Cartridge and of Hoffman Engineering, both of Anoka, Minn., and of State Fund Mutual in Bloomington, Minn. He received his MD from the University of Illinois and his MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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The Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (TCOEM), an ACOEM component society, will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual conference of the Texas Medical Association, TexMed 2009, Prescription for Change, in Austin on May 1 to 2.

The venues for TexMed 2009 will be the Austin Convention Center and the Hilton Hotel. The Texas Medical Association’s 142nd annual meeting, expo, and educational showcase will consist of more than 100 hours of CME programming and feature 150 exhibits. For additional information about TexMed 2009, visit their web site at www.texmed.org. For information about the TCOEM meeting, contact Brett Perkison, MD, at perkison@bcm.tmc.edu or by telephone at 713/551-9184 or 713/822-6930.

Washington Occupational Health Associates is sponsoring its biannual Occupational Hearing Conservation Course on May 12 to 14, 2009, at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. This Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation course encompasses all 3 days for certification, or a single day (May 13) for recertification. The fall offering of this course will be held from October 26 to 28 with the recertification course scheduled on October 27. These courses are designed to certify health and safety personnel to test hearing and to establish hearing conservation programs in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements.

For additional information contact Washington Occupational Health Associates, 1120 19th Street, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: 800/777-9642 or 202/463-6698; e-mail: ataylor@woha.com; web site: www.woha.com.

The New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (NECOEM), an ACOEM component society, installed the following new officers at its annual meeting in December 2008: President, Reid Boswell, MD, MPH; Vice President, Phil Adamo, MD, MPH, FACOEM; and Secretary/Treasurer, Geoff Shreck, MD, MBA.

Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH, was the recipient of the annual Harriett Hardy Award at the NECOEM meeting. Dr Frumkin is Director for the National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist. This award is presented to a physician who embodies the spirit of Dr Hardy by their dedication and service to the field of occupational and environmental medicine.

Upcoming NECOEM meetings include “Wellness in the Workplace—Why Bother?” presented by Larry Catlett, MD, on May 14 in Portland, Maine, and the 2009 NECOEM/MaAOHN Annual Conference on December 3 to 4 at the Westford Regency Hotel, Westford, Mass.

For more information, contact Dianne Plantamura, NECOEM Executive Director, 22 Mill Street, Groveland, MA 01834; telephone: 978/373-5597; e-mail: necoem@comcast.net; web site: www.necoem.org.

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