UNMC for the record

Kevin Garvin, M.D., chair of orthopaedic surgery, was invited to give the Philip D. Wilson Jr., M.D., Honorary Lecture in Arthroplasty at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Dr. Garvin, who completed a hip fellowship at HSS, was honored to return as a visiting professor.

The Hospital for Special Surgery's annual Visiting Professor Lecture Series - featuring both Distinguished Research Lectures and Honorary Service Lectures - showcases renowned visiting faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise in the field of musculoskeletal health.

On April 12th, Dr. Garvin presented, "Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Hip: Are We Making Progress?" at the HSS Richard L. Menschel Education Center in New York.

Founded in 1863, HSS is the nation's oldest orthopaedic hospital.

picture disc. CDC lecturer draws crowd

Approximately 100 people attended the April 12 lecture "Achieving Health Equity: Addressing the Impacts of Racism on Health."Camara Jones, Ph.D., research director on social determinants of health and equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the speaker. Above, Dr. Jones poses with event organizers and attendees. First row: Brandon Grimm, director, Office of Public Health Practice; Renaisa Anthony, M.D., deputy director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities; Camara P. Jones, M.D., Ph.D.; Patrik Johansson, M.D., director, Rural Health Education Network. Second row: Dejun Su, Ph.D., director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities; Josie Rodriguez, director, HHS Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity; Melissa Tibbits, Ph.D.; Chad Abresh, executive director, CityMatCH; Kathleen Brandert. Third row: Debbie Barnes-Josiah, Ph.D.; Christopher Fisher, Ph.D.

Curtis Hartman, M.D., assistant professor in the UNMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on March 12. The academy is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its fellows have completed medical school, plus at least five years of specialty study in orthopaedics in an accredited residency program, passed a comprehensive oral and written exam, and have been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.


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