Medical center people
Paul Auerbach, MD, clinical professor of emergency medicine, has been named a "Hero of Emergency Medicine" by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The campaign, which is part of the college's 40th anniversary, recognizes emergency physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine, their communities and their patients. Auerbach has been involved in textbook and journal editorship, formation of the Wilderness Medical Society and other activities that have added depth to the practice, teaching and research of emergency medicine.
David Fetterman, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Higher Education Professional Award for 2008 by the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. The annual award is based on Fetterman's scholarship, teaching and administrative contributions to higher education. He serves as director of evaluation in the Office of Medical Education in the School of Medicine. Fetterman has published 10 books and more than 100 articles, chapters and reports.
Kelly Ormond, MS, has been appointed associate professor (teaching) of genetics, as of Feb. 1. Her research and education interests focus on the impact of genetics on perceptions of disabilities, ethical issues in genetics (specifically informed consent) and integrating genetics into internal medicine practice. Ormond joined the faculty in September 2007 as the inaugural director for the master's degree program in human genetics and genetic counseling, and she will oversee all aspects of the program's development.
Jennifer Raymond, PhD, has been promoted to associate professor of neurobiology, as of Jan. 1. Her laboratory studies the neural mechanisms of learning. Raymond's research focuses on the cerebellum, a brain structure that plays a key role in motor learning, the process by which movements become smooth and accurate through practice. Her work examines the changes that occur during learning at each of the different levels of organization in the brain—genes, neurons and synapses, neural circuits and behavior.
Kevin Tabb, MD, chief of quality and medical information officer at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, has been appointed vice president for medical affairs. In this newly created role, Tabb will lead clinical quality and patient safety initiatives, assure regulatory compliance, support medical staff affairs in conjunction with the chief of staff and provide medical leadership for clinical information technology initiatives. His role includes contributing to development of new programs and policies to advance medical quality, growth and efficiency, working collaboratively with the School of Medicine, community physicians and clinical program leaders at SHC.