Dr. Christopher Barbieri, an assistant professor of urology, was appointed to the American Urological Association Research Council's Research Grants and Investigator Support Committee for a two-year term. The association seeks to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and the formulation of healthcare policy. The support committee works to ensure that the grant and support functions of the organization meet the needs of the urology research community.
Dr. Erica Jones, associate professor of clinical medicine and of medicine in clinical radiology, gave the keynote lecture at the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health Day of the Woman on Nov. 21 in Amarillo, Texas. Her lecture, "Bless Your Heart! (And Be Sure to Take Care of It)," was part of a one-day event focused on women's health for providers and patients. The institute is part of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and works through a collaborative multidisciplinary network to improve women's health.
Dr. James Killinger, an assistant professor of pediatrics, was awarded the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Presidential Citation in November. The award recognizes society members who have made extraordinary contributions of time, energy and resources to the organization during the previous year. The society is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care.
Dr. Geraldine B. McGinty, an assistant professor of clinical radiology, received a Best of 2015 Award from the Journal of the American College of Radiology in the category of exceptional manuscript. The award recognizes the paper "From Gatekeeper to Steward: The Evolving Concept of Radiologist Accountability for Imaging Utilization," which Dr. McGinty co-authored.