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Medical News & Perspectives
April 26, 2000


JAMA. 2000;283(16):2095. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2095-JMN0426-3-2

  • Edmund Pellegrino, MD, director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and a member of the JAMA Editorial Board, will be honored on May 25, his 80th birthday, at a gala celebration of his life and work. After a mass at St Patrick's Church in the City, a Festschrift concerning his many accomplishments will be presented to him at Georgetown University's President's Dinner. Plans are also being made to establish a professorial chair in bioethics in Dr Pellegrino's honor.

  • Audrius J. Bredikis, MD, has been appointed assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill.

  • Richard E. Fitzpatrick, MD, a partner in Dermatology Associates, a private practice with offices in La Jolla, Encinitas, and San Diego, Calif, is the new president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

  • Robert Haggerty, MD, who founded the Journal of Urban Health (its predecessor was the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine) has stepped down as editor-in-chief of that publication. The new editor is David Vlahov, PhD, director of the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies at the Academy and professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Md.

Editor's Note: Miscellanea Medica appears in the Medical News & Perspectives section occasionally. Items submitted for consideration should be directed to the attention of Marsha F. Goldsmith, Editor, Medical News & Perspectives.