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Appointments and Awards

February 2005

Rajam Ramamurthy, M.D.

Rajam Ramamurthy, M.D.
Professor of pediatrics and medical director of the Premature Infant Development (PREMIEre) Program

Dr. Ramamurthy has been selected to hold the William and Rita Head, in honor of their children, Brice and Gretchen, Distinguished Chair in Developmental and Environmental Neonatology. The chair will support research into the causes of premature births and of innovations in the care of high-risk infants, with particular emphasis on the South Texas/Border Region. The chair was made possible by a $1 million generous donation from Dr. William and Mrs. Rita Head of Frisco.

Robert Schenken, M.D.
Professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology

Dr. Schenken was installed as president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the nationís largest society of physicians who specialize in fertility, sterility, menopause and other issues that surround reproduction. The ASRM has 9,000 members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 100 countries.

Dr. Schenken holds the Humana Foundation Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Health Science Center.

Robert Schenken, M.D.
Abraham Verghese, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon)

Abraham Verghese, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon)
Marvin Forland, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Medical Ethics and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics

Dr. Verghese has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine. The American Board of Internal Medicine is the only board with authority to certify internal medicine physicians, who constitute a substantial percentage of U.S. physicians. The board is one of 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Board members are "nationally recognized leaders in medical education, clinical practice, academic medicine and research," according to the boardís Web site. "The Board establishes the requirements for certification and recertification, creates its examinations, strives to improve training and contributes to setting the standards for internal medicine."


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