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May 29, 2015

GABBE WINS WEILL CORNELL’S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Steven Gabbe, MD, senior vice president for health sciences at The Ohio State University and emeritus CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been awarded the Weill Cornell Alumni Association Award of Distinction. Established in 1949, the annual award recognizes a Weill Cornell alumnus who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in research, education and patient care, and has brought acclaim to the Weill Cornell Medical School. Gabbe is one of the world’s leading experts on the complications of diabetes and pregnancy. He was also involved in an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health that led to new diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes.



OSU WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER ENDOSCOPY UNIT EARNS RECOGNITION FOR QUALITY AND SAFETY

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and OSU Hospital East has been recognized by The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) for demonstrating a commitment to delivering quality and safety in endoscopy as evidenced by meeting the program’s criteria on privileging, quality assurance, endoscope reprocessing, CDC infection control guidelines and ensuring endoscopy staff competency.  ASGE is the profession’s leader in setting standards of excellence in endoscopy through its safety guidelines and the training of its members to ensurepatients receive the best and safest care possible.


HAVERCAMP ELECTED TO LEADERSHIP ROLES IN NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Susan Havercamp, PhD, psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Nisonger Center, has been elected to a four-year presidential term (vice-president, president-elect, president, past president) of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). The AAIDD is the largest and oldest interdisciplinary professional organization in intellectual and developmental disabilities.  


NEUROSCIENCE LEADER JOINS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION BIOLOGY DIRECTORATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Randy Nelson, PhD, professor and chair of the department of neuroscience at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) Biology Directorate Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee advises senior management of the NSF on research issues associated with biology research, including how to promote quality graduate and undergraduate education in biological sciences. 



TWO OHIO STATE PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION PHYSICIANS INDUCTED INTO THE GOLD HUMANISM SOCIETY 

From The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, physical medicine and rehabilitation resident, Anita Kou (Chong), MD and fellow, Reginald Talley, MD, were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This society recognizes fourth-year medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary attitudes and behaviors characteristics of the most humanistic physicians: excellence, integrity, compassion, altruism, empathy and service. Talley and Kou are among 19 resident and fellows inducted in 2015. Members have a responsibility to model, support and advocate for compassionate, patient-centered care throughout their careers.



OHIO STATE AWARDED CENTER OF EXCELLENCE STATUS BY HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) has awarded The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center the Center of Excellence status for 2015. The HSDA Centers of Excellence provide an elite multidisciplinary approach to Huntington's disease care and research. Ohio State is among 29 centers to receive this national recognition this year. Huntington’s disease is a non-curable, fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, and deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities.



OHIO STATE’S COMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY PROGRAM AWARDED LEVEL 4 CENTER

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been recognized as a Level 4 Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. A Level 4 Epilepsy Center designation recognizes programs that provide more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. Fourth-level centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy, surgery and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.



OHIO STATE’S DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION RECEIVES LABORATORY ACCREDITATION 

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) with Exemplary Status for the PMR EMG Laboratory. Exemplary Status is the highest level of accreditation that the AANEM gives to laboratories.This accreditation distinguishes laboratories that provide quality patient care in a safe environment.


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