Newsmakers - August 2012

Dr. Alfredo Criollo, a postdoctoral research fellow, was among 10 early-career researchers named a PEW Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences by The PEW Charitable Trusts. Dr. Criollo, the first Peruvian to be awarded the fellowship, joins the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Hill, Director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center, Chief of Cardiology, and Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Biology. Dr. Criollo’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy, or the abnormal enlargement of the heart. He earned dual doctorates in 2009 in cellular biology and biochemistry from the University of Paris and the University of Chile, then conducted postdoctoral research at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research.

Dr. Sally Goudreau, Associate Professor of Radiology, has been inducted as a Fellow in the America College of Radiology (ACR). Only about 10 percent of ACR members achieve this honor, bestowed by the national nonprofit association to radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists. Dr. Goudreau, who is a member of the Society of Breast Imaging, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association, earned her medical degree from UT Southwestern.

Dr. David Johnson, Chairman of Internal Medicine, has been named Chair-Elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors. Founded in 1936, ABIM sets the standards for and certifies physicians practicing internal medicine and its subspecialities. Dr. Johnson, board certified in both internal medicine and oncology, served as chair of ABIM’s Subspecialty Board on Medical Oncology from 2006 to 2010. He also holds the Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Benjamin Levine, Professor of Internal Medicine, was re-selected by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute to serve as a team leader in the Institute’s efforts to protect astronaut health during long-duration spaceflight. Since 2007, Dr. Levine has led the Cardiovascular Alterations Team, which focuses its research on cardiovascular challenges faced by humans in space. Dr. Levine is Director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, a joint program of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He holds the Distinguished Professorship in Exercise Sciences.

Dr. Rod Rohrich, Chairman of Plastic Surgery, has been elected President of The Rhinoplasty Society, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the exchange of ideas and techniques involving nasal reshaping and reconstruction. Dr. Rohrich was inaugurated on May 3 at the society’s annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Rohrich, also Professor of Cell Biology and Orthopaedic Surgery, holds the Crystal Charity Ball Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery, and the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Clayton Trimmer, Associate Professor of Radiology, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology (ACR). Only about 10 percent of ACR members achieve this honor, bestowed by the national nonprofit association to radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists. Dr. Trimmer is a member of American Osteopathic College of Radiology, the Texas Radiological Society, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and the Radiologic Society of North America. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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