College of
Human
Medicine

Dean's Updates

A Message from Dean Marsha D. Rappley, MD

July 11, 2011

WISHING ALL THE BEST TO OUR NEWEST ALUMNI

The members of the Class of 2011 are well into the internship year of their residencies, across the country and state. Welcome especially to those within our own MSU residencies. This is an exciting and exhausting time of your life. Please do not hesitate to call on any of us if we can be helpful to you as you begin your careers as MD's. We are colleagues and partners together in lifelong learning. And we share with you the wonder and amazement of all that you will experience over these next few years. Please stay in touch.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ALUMNI BOARD

I am delighted to send you the names of our newly elected 2011 Alumni Board Members (see attached for a short bio on each new member). Please help me welcome them to our team.  They are George Drake MD (’73);  Sean Josephs MD (’01); James Keller MD (’84); Lisa Kuan MD (’89); and Linda Mercado Peterson MD (’88).  Continuing their service to the Alumni Board are Mary Clifton MD (‘95); Joseph Doe MD (‘03); Peter Hahn MD (‘97), Immediate Past Vice-President; Jeanne Hicks MD (‘84); Kent Johnson MD (‘95); Laura Kelsey MD (‘98), President; Patricia Lorenzo – Year III, Student; Shawn Mendonca – Year II, Student; Douglas McKeag MD (‘73); Gilbert Padula MD (‘97) Immediate Past President; James Surrell MD (‘80), Vice-President; and Julia Yen MD (‘84).  We thank you for the valuable time and invaluable insight that you so generously bring to the College.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FACULTY

One of the highest honors we can achieve is to be recognized by our own peers and colleagues for our contributions to improving the lives of our patients, our students and one another. This year the following faculty members are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions:

Distinguished Faculty Award:  James J. Galligan PhD, professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology

Distinguished Faculty Award:  Thomas Tomlinson PhD, professor, Philosophy and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences

Teacher-Scholar Award:   Sathyanarayan Sudhanthar MD, assistant professor, Pediatrics & Human Development

Outstanding Clinician Award:  David P.  Weismantel MD, associate professor, Family Medicine

Outstanding Community Faculty Award:  Raghunandana Kasetty MD, assistant professor, Pediatrics & Human Development 

Lester J. Evans MD, College of Human Medicine Distinguished Service Award:   William B. Weil MD, FAAP, professor, Pediatrics & Human Development 

William B. Weil, Jr., MD, FAAP, Endowed Distinguished Pediatric Faculty Award:   Jane L. Turner MD, FAAP, professor, Pediatrics and Human Development

  • ADDED NOTE:
    Dean Rappley is now on Twitter with personal reflections for our students.  Please join us and follow along at www.twitter.com/@MarshaRappley

Hope you all are enjoying some good down time this summer.

Dean Rappley