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April 25, 1980

New Fishbein Fellow chosen

JAMA. 1980;243(16):1618. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300420010005

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Carlotta M. Rinke, MD, has been chosen recipient of the fourth Dr Morris Fishbein Fellowship in Medical Journalism at the American Medical Association to begin in September.

Rinke will complete a three-year residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in July.

A 1977 graduate of St Louis University School of Medicine, Rinke writes short stories as a hobby. During her second year of medical school she wrote a scientific paper concerning her own research on pregnant dogs and their metabolism of radioactive dihydroepiandrosterone. She presented the paper at a research forum and won fourth place.

Rinke's future plans include taking a residency in dermatology in New York City, ultimately working on the editorial board of the AMA's Archives of Dermatology, establishing a practice, and at the same time taking a part-time position on a medical journal.