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Dr. Shakaib Rehman
Shakaib Rehman, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and attending physician in the Primary Care Division at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, has been elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Membership in the society recognizes a physician’s dedication to the profession.
Dr. Mark Lyles
Mark Lyles, M.D., chief strategic officer for the Medical University Hospital Authority and assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was recently elected as the vice president of the American College of Medical Quality.
Lyles’ new role was announced during the organization’s annual national conference held in February.
The ACMQ provides education and leadership to health care professionals in the field of medical quality management.
Dr. Prabhakar Baliga
Prabhakar Baliga, M.D., chief of transplant surgery, was selected as the next OR executive committee chair. He assumed the role of chair in February, leading his first meeting on Feb. 27.
Cheryl Holderfield, R.N., nurse manager of the NSICU, was selected to receive the 2013 American Association of Critical Care Nurses Circle of Excellence Award, which recognizes and showcases the excellent outcomes of individuals in caring for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families.
With this award, Holderfield will be welcomed into the AACN Circle of Excellence Society and will be honored at the 2013 AACN National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition in May.
Debbie Petitpain, a Sodexo dietitian with the bariatric surgery program, won the Clinical Advocacy and Engagement Award from the Health Care Without Harm Healthy Food in Health Care program.
The award is one of four Sustainable Food Awards given this year to recognize leadership in health care food service.
The Clinical Advocacy and Engagement Award recognizes clinical health professionals who are making the critical link between the industrialized food system and public health. The award encourages innovative program development and educational outreach.
“Our nation is in the midst of an epidemic of chronic disease, much of which is preventable,” said Gary Cohen, president and founder, Health Care Without Harm. “Eating healthy foods and producing foods in a sustainable manner is an important way to help reverse this epidemic. Debbie Petitpain has demonstrated exceptional efforts to take this message to those within the clinical setting and outside that setting to protect public health.”
Petitpain serves on a distinguished leadership committee for MUSC’s Urban Farm and has brought her post-bariatric surgery patients to the farm for tours.
|College of Medicine Dean Emeritus Dr. Jerry Reves, left, holds up MUSC’s Tree Campus USA banner along with Nate Dubosh, arborist and assistant supervisor, and Robin Smith, grounds supervisor. The MUSC arboretum was given the certification on National Arbor Day, celebrated on April 26.|
Rheumatology Pie Day
The annual Rheumatology Pie Day will be held from noon until 2 p.m., May 6 in Room 816 (endocrinology conference room) of the Clinical Sciences Building.
The event is not a sale or a fundraiser, it’s just a celebration of pie. Drinks, plates, napkins and forks will be provided. Guests just need to bring a pie.
Remember, pies don’t have to be limited to just sweet fruit fillings. They can be savory pies of meats, vegetables and cheeses. The more creative, the better.
For information, call 792-2003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.May 1, 2013