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Transplant Patients Say Thanks J.P. Lovette, center, the first successful child heart transplant recipient at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's heart transplantation program, was among more than 200 recipients to mark the 25th anniversary of the program at an Oct. 25 celebration. Also pictured are, from left, Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian; Dr. Ronald E. Drusin, professor of clinical medicine, associate dean for education in Health Sciences, and first medical director of the heart transplant program; Dr. Eric Rose, the Morris and Rose Milstein, Johnson & Johnson Professor and Chairman of Surgery; and Dr. Gerald Fischbach, executive vice president and dean, Health Sciences.

Anesthesiology Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary Dr. Emanuel M. Papper, the first chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, is presented with a cake with 50 candles to commemorate the department's half-century anniversary at a gala dinner on Oct. 25 at Tavern on the Green. Joining the celebration behind Dr. Papper is Dr. Margaret Wood, chairman of anesthesiology.

Treats for Columbia-Presbyterian Kids Costumed characters mingled with children during a Halloween party on Oct. 31 at the Milstein Hospital Building. Five-hundred lottery-winning kids attended the event with their parents, who either work at Columbia University Health Sciences or NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The following day, children with diabetes traded in their candy at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and received a toy of their choice and healthful snacks. Learning moderation in eating habits was the Halloween lesson for the children at the center program.

Dental School Says Farewell to Assemblyman Assemblyman Ed Sullivan (D-Morningside Heights), higher education committee chairman, right, was honored by the School of Dental and Oral Surgery upon his retirement after 26 years. Joining him at an Oct. 21 dinner were, from left, Daniel O'Donnell, a Democrat who won Mr. Sullivan's seat in the election; Dr. Ira Lamster, dean; and newly re-elected Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights/Inwood).

Nursing School Grant The School of Nursing has received a $200,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to develop and institute curricula for the proposed doctor of nursing practice degree, the first such program in the country.

Scientific Meeting Addresses Israeli Boycott A group of Health Sciences researchers, including Dr. Neil S. Shachter, associate professor of clinical medicine, organized a scientific meeting, "Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science," in collaboration with the Israeli Atherosclerosis Society, in Eilat, Israel, from Oct. 3 to 6. The meeting was in response to the resurgence of European anti-Semitism and boycotts of the Israeli academic community.

The First National Medical Student Conference on Psychiatry and Neuroscience took place at the New York State Psychiatric Institute from Oct. 18 to 20. Speakers included Dr. Gerard Fischbach, executive vice president and dean, and Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel.

Gerald Fischbach, executive vice president and dean, presented the keynote address, "Basic Science and the Education of Tomorrow's Physicians," at an Association of American Medical Colleges conference Oct. 11 in Philadelphia.

Margaret Spinelli, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the Maternal Mental Health Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, is the editor of the book "Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers Who Kill," an educational tool for professionals.

Cardiology Investigator Awards Three Columbia investigators received top prizes at the Oct. 21 AstraZeneca Young Investigators' Forum. Dr. Steven Marx, assistant professor of medicine, won the first-place 2002 David W. Haack Ph.D. Award, which includes a $10,000 research grant. Dr. Hina Chaudhry, assistant professor of medicine, took second place for a faculty basic science prize; and Dr. Alfonso Prieto, a postdoctoral clinical fellow in medicine, was among the finalists.

Institute of Medicine Inductees Dr. Ronald Bayer, professor of sociomedical sciences; Dr. Bruce G. Link, professor of epidemiology and sociomedical sciences and director of the Center for Violence Research and Prevention; Dr. Salvatore DiMauro, Lucy G. Moses Professor of Neurology; and Dr. Stanley Fahn, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology, were elected Oct. 14 to the Institute of Medicine in the National Academy of Sciences.

Thomas Franke, assistant professor of pharmacology, was awarded the Istanbul University Award in Health Sciences for his paper, "Direct regulation of the Akt proto-oncogene product by phosphatidylinositol-3,4-bisphosphate," published in a January 1997 Science.

Richard Garfield, Henrik H. Bendixen Professor of Clinical International Nursing, has been elected to the American Academy of Nursing for his contributions to the field of global health.

Jae-hoon Lee and Jungyoun Lee, postdoctoral fellows in prosthodontics at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, were named table clinic awardees at the American College of Prosthodontics meeting on Oct. 17.

Robert F. Wright Jr., professor of clinical dentistry (in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery) at the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Division of Prosthodontics, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Salem M. Arcasoy, medical director of NewYork-Presbyterian's Lung Transplantation Program, joins P&S as associate professor of clinical medicine in the Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

Marc Arkovitz has been named assistant professor of surgery, Pediatric Surgery Division. Dr. Arkovitz completed an internship in medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a residency in general surgery at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center.

Tracey D. Arnell comes to P&S as an assistant professor of surgery in the division of Colorectal Surgery from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she was assistant professor of surgery and associate chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Lawrence Bodenstein returns to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center as a new assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery. He was a pediatric surgery resident at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and then started a practice in pediatric surgery at New York University Medical Center.

Lorna Dove, P&S'90, returns as assistant professor of medicine for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. Dr. Dove previously was an assistant professor at the University of California at San Francisco.

Heidi Hoerig, an expert in the study of cancer vaccines, joins P&S as assistant professor of surgical science. She received her Ph.D. in natural sciences from the University of Vienna and completed her postdoctoral training in basic immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Milan Kinkhabwala, director of the Pancreas Transplant Program and surgical director of the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, has been named adjunct assistant professor of surgery.

Woosup Michael Park, P&S'94, has been named assistant professor of surgery at the Columbia-Weill Cornell Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Park returns to P&S following a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

The Brutality of Images Author Susan Sontag discussed her new book, "Regarding the Pain of Others," at a packed house in the Black Building's Alumni Auditorium on Nov. 7. At the event, hosted by the Program in Narrative Medicine, Ms. Sontag spoke about her book's essays, which deal with the visual representation of violence, particularly from wars. She contends most people are inured to brutal combat imagery and that such pictures fail to create a moral charge to spur action against wars. Ms. Sontag asked physicians if they too may have become desensitized to the sometimes horrible things they see in their patients. She hoped doctors maintained their humanity to other people's pain. "The larger reality," she said, "is not oneself, but the pain of others."