Richard Depp Named First Bowers
Richard Depp, MD, has been named the first Paul A. and Eloise B. Bowers
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, according to Joseph S. Gonnella,
MD, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean, Jefferson Medical
Dr. Depp, who came to Jefferson in 1987 to chair the department of obstetrics
and gynecology, is also a member of the attending staff of Pennsylvania
Hospital, a consultant in gynecology at Wills Eye Hospital and a consultant
in obstetrics and gynecology at The Bryn Mawr Hospital.
As of March 5, 1996, he will be president-elect of the Association of Professors
of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and secretary-treasurer of the board
of trustees of the APGO Medical Education Foundation. He is also a fellow
of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition,
Dr. Depp is District III Representative of Standing Committee Chairs and
program director and a member of the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics
Dr. Depp is also a board examiner and a member of the Society of Perinatal
Obstetricians and the Society of Gynecologic Investigators.
He is a member of Jefferson's Committee on Ethics and this past year was
a member of the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Family Nurse Practitioner
Program and of the Independence Blue Cross Obstetric Advisory Panel.
In 1994-95, he was listed in the Directory of Experts in "Best Doctors
in America," and in 1991-92, he received the William Heath Byford Award
as the Outstanding Northwestern University Alumnus in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He is associate editor for Volume III, "Gynecology and Obstetrics,
a member of the editorial board of Fetal Medicine and a peer reviewer for
several professional journals.
From 1991 to 1993, Dr. Depp hosted Lifetime Medical Television's "Ob-Gyn
The Bowers Professorship was made possible by the generosity of Dr. Bowers,
a 1937 Jefferson Medical College (JMC) graduate, past president of the JMC
Alumni Association, past Alumni Trustee on Jefferson's Board of Trustees
and a Fellow of The President's Club, and Mrs. Bowers, a past president
of the Women's Board of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and currently
its historian, and a past president of the JMC Faculty Wives Club.
Saunders Named Corporate Compliance Officer
and Staff Attorney
Brenton Saunders has been named Jefferson's corporate compliance officer
and staff attorney, according to Alan B. Kelly, Esq., University counsel.
In conjunction with the Office of University Counsel, Mr. Saunders will
develop and implement throughout the University a comprehensive corporate
compliance program to ensure that Jefferson is in compliance with all federal,
state and local laws and regulations.
For the past two years, Mr. Saunders worked as a law clerk in the Office
of University Counsel here while he pursued a joint law and master of business
administration degree from Temple University.
Renato L. Baserga, PhD, professor of microbiology
and immunology, Jefferson Medical College, and deputy director of the Jefferson
Cancer Center, was recently awarded the distinction of fellow by the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS's Biological
Sciences Steering Group elevated Dr. Baserga to this rank for his efforts
to advance science and foster applications that have been deemed scientifically
Rodney D. Bell, MD, professor of neurology
and director of Jefferson's Cerebrovascular Center, has been elected chairman
of the recently formed Philadelphia Council for Stroke Treatment. The council,
which is composed of all area hospitals with stroke treatment programs,
is designed, among other things, to increase awareness of stroke and recognition
of stroke as a medical emergency. They also aim to develop a system encouraging
rapid transport and delivery of stroke patients by Emergency Medical Services
to recognized stroke centers. This appointment by the council recognizes
the fact that Jefferson's Stroke Team, under Dr. Bell's direction, is an
areawide leader in stroke treatment.
Barry J. Goldstein, MD, PhD, director
of the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic diseases and associate
professor of medicine and of pharmacology, Jefferson Medical College, has
been invited to serve as a member of the Metabolism Study Section, division
of Research Grants of the United States Public Health Service for a four-year
term ending June 30, 1999. Members review grant applications submitted to
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and recommend them to the appropriate
NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research
in their fields. Dr. Goldstein, who has published many articles in the field
of endocrinology and diabetes, is vice president of the Philadelphia Endocrine
Society and a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American
Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Thomas B. Knudsen, PhD, associate professor
of pathology, anatomy and cell biology, has been invited to serve as a charter
member of the Human Embryology and Development (2) Study Section in the
Division of Research Grants, Public Health Service, Department of Health
& Human Services. Members are selected because of competence and achievement
in their scientific discipline, including the quality of their research
accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant
scientific activities, achievements and honors. Study sections review grant
applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), make
recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory
council or board and survey the status of research in their fields of science.
Michael J. Paquet, registrar and special
assistant to the senior associate dean, College of Allied Health Sciences,
was elected to the Executive Board of the Middle States Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Officers of Admission (MSACROA). The three-year term, which
began in January, is for President-Elect (1996), President (1997) and Past
MSACROA membership includes nearly 1700 registrars, admissions officers
and other professionals in academic and students services at more than 400
colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. and in the states of Delaware,
Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
David Reiter, MD, professor of otolaryngology-head
and neck surgery and director of the Center for Facial Plastic Surgery,
has been appointed chairman of the Task Force on Practice Parameters of
the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and represents
that academy on the same task force of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Reiter has also been appointed to the Patient Management Guidelines
task force of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
With an interspecialty team consisting of members of The American Academy
of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery, The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
and The American Academy of Dermatology, this task force is developing a
format for the publication, in a single work, of clinical indicators, practice
parameters and outcomes information representing multiple efforts of multispecialty
groups. Dr. Reiter and his colleagues hope that the publication will be
endorsed by all leading speciality societies in the United States and might
be accepted for use by federal agencies and members of the insurance and
business communities, all of whom have expressed a need for such information.
Included will be guidelines for referral, as well as minimum acceptable
standards for evaluation of patients.