Medical center people
Paul Auerbach, MD, professor of surgery (emergency medicine), is the recipient of the 2009 Divers Alert Network Rolex Diver of the Year Award, which is given to an individual who has contributed significantly to dive safety. Auerbach, also chief of the division of emergency medicine, has been a DAN member since 1984, and has published on topics promoting dive safety.
Subhas Banerjee, MD, has been promoted to associate professor of medicine, as of June 1. His research interests include evaluation of advanced endoscopic procedures in the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant pancreatic and biliary disease. He serves as director of biliary endoscopy at Stanford.
Stanley Falkow, PhD, the Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Falkow played a critical role in advancing the understanding of how microbes develop resistance to antibiotics. He carried out pioneering studies on drug resistance plasmids and transposition in the 1960s and 1970s, and was the first to use molecular techniques to explore how bacterial pathogens cause disease.
Amreen Husain, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been accepted to the American Society for Clinical Oncology's leadership development program. Husain's research interests focus on investigating the differences in tumor biology of cancers of the endometrium and the development of invasive cancers from precancerous lesions of the uterus.