Special Recognitions

2013 Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to 17 faculty members who have been awarded academic promotions by the SIU Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2013.

Those promoted: Sangita Basnet, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Beau Batton, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Lucinda Buescher, M.D., from associate professor to professor of dermatology; Susan Hingle, M.D., from associate professor to professor of internal medicine; Mageli Jean-Louis, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Tracy Milbrandt, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of pediatrics; Anne Miller, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of rheumatology; Vickram Ramkumar, Ph.D., from associate professor to professor of pharmacology; Stacy Sattovia, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of internal medicine; and Sharon Smaga, M.D., from associate professor to professor of family and community medicine in Carbondale.

Six faculty members have been promoted with tenure:  Michael Brenner, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of surgery; Buffy Ellsworth, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of physiology in Carbondale; Edward Gershburg, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of medical microbiology, immunology and cell biology; Tobias Kohler, M.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of surgery; James MacLean, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of physiology in Carbondale; and Nicole Roberts, Ph.D., from assistant professor to associate professor of medical education.

One faculty member received tenure: Kevin McVary, M.D., professor of surgery.

SIU Med Physician Receives Two National Honors

Dr. Harald Lausen, associate professor of family and community medicine (FCM) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has received two national honors.

Lausen, who also is director of medical student education, osteopathic education, quality initiatives and hospital service of FCM at SIU, was installed as president of the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) during their annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., this spring.

AODME is a professional association that represents the interests of the entire continuum of osteopathic medical education. Their mission is to provide leadership, tools, and advocacy to assist osteopathic educators in developing physicians who achieve excellence in patient care.

Lausen also was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. NAOME Fellows are inducted into the Academy each year to serve five-year terms. As Fellows, inductees function as leaders and mentors for academic scholarship and excellence within the osteopathic medical education community.

The AACOM represents the nation’s 29 colleges of osteopathic medicine at 37 locations in 28 states. Today, more than 21,000 students are enrolled in osteopathic medical schools.

Lausen joined SIU in 2007. He completed a family practice residency at SIU (2003). He earned his osteopathic medicine degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000) and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology, both at the University of Illinois Springfield (1997, 1993).

 

Andrzej Bartke, Ph.D., Internal Medicine, was the 2013 recipient of the Bennett Cohen Award from the University of Michigan. He gave the keynote address "Surprising Benefits of Endocrine Defects" at the university's April 29 Geriatrics Center Research Symposium in Ann Arbor.

Tracey Smith, medical student educator in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree on May 3 at SIU-Edwardsville. Tracey was one of 10 graduates in the program's inaugural class.

Harald Lausen, DO, Family & Community Medicine, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators. NAOME fellows serve 5-year terms as leaders and mentors for academic scholarship.

Tiffany Leung, M.D., Internal Medicine, has been named to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems. She was one of 84 professionals selected from 1,295 applicants.