Faculty in leadership positions

Faculty in leadership positions

Demetra Antimisiaris, Pharm.D., of the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Family and Geriatric Medicine, has been appointed as a United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) delegate. The USP is a national organization sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements.

Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., director of the UofL Diabetes and Obesity Center, will serve as chair of the Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Science Study Section of the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review. The section evaluates grant requests for patient-oriented research involving the cardiovascular system and related regulatory organ systems.

Jeffrey P. Callen, M.D., chief of the Division of Dermatology, is president-elect of Association of Professors of Dermatology. He also is associate editor of JAMA Dermatology and editor of the Dermatology section of UpToDate and served as a delegate to the 2015 World Congress of Dermatology representing the Association of Professors of Dermatology.

Jeff Grill, M.D., was elected 2015 President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Mary Fallat, M.D., chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, is serving as president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine was selected as a member of the 2015-2016 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program.

Sandra Herr, M.D., was been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine.

In Kim, M.D., is chair-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine, Fellowship Directors Committee.

Michael Lovelace, (pictured at left) a third-year medical student, was selected for the inaugural class of Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute, sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation. PIC

Laura Morton, M.D., director of Geriatric Fellowship and an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine was elected to the Board of The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Sarah Moyer, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, was chosen for the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar.

Michael J. Smith, M.D., was elected to the AAP Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence Executive Committee.

Rob P. Steiner, M.D., was invited by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) to serve as a representative of the AAFP on a panel to update the Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Guideline.

Charles Woods, M.D., was elected secretary-treasurer of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.