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February 2018 Bulletin Available

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Editorial …………………………… 46
Intellectual fire
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………… 48
Oxymoronic Behavior Syndrome
John Kokales, MD

Perspective ……………………… 50
Breast density update: Advances in imaging, legislation and cancer detection
Danielle Sharek, MD

Perspective ……………………… 52
Single-payer health care: Not an option
Fredric Jarrett, MD, FACS, FRCSC

 

 

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Physician volunteers needed for local National Kidney Foundation screening event in March

Physician volunteers needed for local National Kidney Foundation screening event in March
In honor of National Kidney Month in March, the National Kidney Foundation is holding a free KEEP Healthy kidney screening Monday, March 26 at the Moorhead Federal Building, Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Physician volunteers are needed to provide brief, one-on-one clinical consultations with participants.  Volunteers are requested from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Contact Rachael Masterson at Rachael.Masterson@kidney.org or 412-261-4115 ext. 757 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

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January 2018 BULLETIN available

January Bulletin

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Opinion

Editorial …………………………….. 6
New Year reset
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Perspective ………………………. 8
Black and blue: Depression and suicidal ideology in African Americans
William Simmons, MD

Departments
Society News …………………… 12
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• UPMC provides update at ACMS Board meeting
• Intel ISEF Pittsburgh seeking judges and volunteers
• February program planned for physicians, practice managers
• ACMSF awards medical student scholarship
• PAMED Foundation offers medical student scholarships
• Reminder: 2018 is a license renewal year
• Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club

Community Notes ……………. 16

ACMS Alliance News ……….. 17

In Memoriam ……………………. 18
• Salvatore A. Certo, MD
• Mary Charlotte Goessler, MD
• David Paul Connolly, MD
• Robert Erb Gregory, MD
• Harry S. Binakowsky, MD
• Philip Brostoff, MD


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2018 ACMS President Robert C. Cicco, MD

Dr. Cicco is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. He is now retired but most recently served as associate director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at West Penn Hospital and was a clinical assistant professor, pediatrics, at Temple University School of Medicine.

A member of ACMS since 1980, Dr. Cicco has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee since 2014. He was the ACMS treasurer in 2014, secretary in 2015, vice president in 2016 and president-elect in 2017. At the state level, Dr. Cicco served as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) in 2013. He was a member of the PAMED Task Force on the State of Medicine from 2010 to 2013. In addition, he has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the ACMS Physician Volunteer Award and the PAMED Physician Volunteer Award. In 2012, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics named Dr. Cicco Pediatrician of the Year.

Dr. Cicco is a past president of Parent Care, a national association of parents and professionals that advocates for family-centered NICU care. Dr. Cicco also is a past president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and for four years chaired the planning group for the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. In addition, he is a member of the Committee to Establish Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design and is active in many projects directed towards reducing infant mortality. He has served on numerous health department Advisory Committees over the years and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania metabolic screening program and the Allegheny County Health Department’s Child Death Review team.

Dr. Cicco graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1976. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and a fellowship at Magee- Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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