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Section Editor(s): Dreger, Marianne Department Editor

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2014 - Volume 56 - Issue 1 - p 115–116
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000094
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Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, FACOEM, has been appointed Chair of the Expert Panel on Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health for the Council of Canadian Academies. The Panel is charged with assessing the evidence as it pertains to a causal association between wind turbine noise and the development of adverse human health effects.

Dr Guidotti is Consultant, Occupational and Environmental Health and Medicine, Washington, DC, and Vice President for Health/Safety/Environment and Sustainability at Medical Advisory Services in Rockville, Md. Before joining Medical Advisory Services, Dr Guidotti completed a yearlong consulting assignment in Saudi Arabia for Saudi Aramco, after retiring in 2008 from the George Washington University, where he served as Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM). His career also includes 14 years as Professor of OEM at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Dr Guidotti received his MD from the University of California at San Diego and his MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine (OM), the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal and pulmonary medicine, and the American Board of Toxicology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (OM), the Canadian Board of OM, and the Faculty of OM of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom).

A past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) (2006 to 2007), Dr Guidotti joined the College in 1977 and was elevated to Fellowship in 1982. In addition to serving ACOEM on the Board as President and as an Officer and Director, he has been active on numerous councils, committees, and sections. Dr Guidotti is a member of the Metropolitan Washington College of OEM, an ACOEM component society. In 2013, ACOEM presented him with the highest award in OEM, the Knudsen Lifetime Achievement Award, for his outstanding service to the specialty and the College.

Madelynn Azar-Cavanagh, MD, MPH, FACOEM, has been appointed Medical Director of Employee Health, Safety and Wellness for the Mount Sinai Health System. The new Health System has seven major hospital campuses in New York City, as well as 45 ambulatory care locations and 12 freestanding ambulatory surgery centers. Dr Azar-Cavanagh has also been appointed Medical Director of the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine and designated Associate Professor of Medicine on the faculty at the School of Medicine.

Dr Azar-Cavanagh received her MD from the Boston University School of Medicine and her MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Occupational Medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in OM, Dr Azar-Cavanagh has been awarded San Diego Magazine's “Top Doctors” in OM in 2004 and 2005 and “America's Top Physicians in Occupational Medicine” in 2004 and 2009 to 2013. She also received the “2010 Integrity in Workers' Comp Award” for California physicians. Dr Azar-Cavanagh has been a member of ACOEM since 1992 and was elevated to Fellowship in 2003. She is a member of the New York OEMA, one of ACOEM's component societies.

The Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an ACOEM component society, will hold its next meeting on February 22, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Nashville South-Cool Springs, Franklin, Tenn. Topics will include medical and legal aspects of Tennessee workers' compensation law changes, ergonomics, and drug testing in the workplace, among others.

For additional information, contact Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine President Lori Rolando, MD; telephone: 615/936-0955; e-mail:

The Division of OEM of the University of California at San Francisco will hold a 2.5-day program on “Occupational and Environmental Factors in Infectious Disease and Updates in Occupational Health,” March 6 to 8, at the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The program is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals and persons from other health care–related disciplines with a review and update of current data in OEM.

The first day of the program will focus on “Occupational and Environmental Factors in Infectious Disease.” The curriculum will address emerging infections, global warming as an environmental factor in infectious disease, zoonoses, health care workers and other at-risk groups, travelers' health, and other relevant topics. The second and last half day will cover a multitopic theme on “Updates in Occupational and Environmental Health.” It will include presentations on a wide range of topics, including the ergonomics of the modern workplace (including work at home), high altitude and wilderness medicine as avocational health concerns, military and veteran's health, and other topics of interest.

For more information or to register, visit or call 415/476-5808.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine will hold its Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Course on March 29 in Chicago (Rosemont), Ill. The one-day Commercial Driver Medical Examiner training, led by Dr Natalie Hartenbaum, meets the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. On satisfactory completion of this course, those eligible to serve as examiners would be prepared and able to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification examination. Only those medical examiners who have successfully complied with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements by May 21, 2014, will be allowed to perform medical exams on commercial drivers through the National Registry. For more information, call ACOEM at 847/818-1800, or visit

Registration for the 2014 American Occupational Health Conference is now open. American Occupational Health Conference 2014, the annual conference of ACOEM, will be held from April 27 to 30 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Tex. American Occupational Health Conference is the premier meeting of OEM professionals, designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in OEM, as well as for nonphysicians, such as industrial hygienists, nurses, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists, involved in this field.

For more information, contact ACOEM, 25 Northwest Point Boulevard, Suite 700, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; telephone: 847/818-1800; fax: 847/818-9266; Web site:

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