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  1. VyncaCare appoints Dr. Angela Poppe Ries chief medical officer

    Angela Poppe Ries, MD, has been named chief medical officer of VyncaCare, a home healthcare company for patients living with serious illness.
  2. AMA awards Dr. Rahul Gupta for government service

    Dr. Rahul Gupta has been presented with the American Medical Association's award for outstanding government service.
  3. Neurolixis names Dr. Christopher Jankosky chief medical officer

    Christopher Jankosky, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of Neurolixis, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disorders.

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  1. Dr. Wendy Chung named Boston Children's chief of pediatrics

    Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, has been selected as the next chief of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. 
  2. Dr. Erica Ciminelli to join Sentara pediatric facility

    Erica Ciminelli, MD, has joined the team at Williamsburg, Va.-based Sentara Pediatric Physicians, the Peninsula Chronicle reported Feb. 14. 
  3. Dr. Debra Houry presented with AMA service award

    Debra Houry, MD, chief medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been awarded the American Medical Association's award for outstanding government service, according to a Feb. 15 report from the organization. 
  4. 8 new chief medical officers in 2 weeks

    Here are eight newly appointed chief medical officers reported by Becker's since Feb. 1:

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  1. Social media shifts physicians' perception of medication

    A survey conducted by Sermo and LiveWorld has found that 57 percent of physicians in the United States change their perceptions of certain medications and treatments based on social media content they've seen.
  2. Dr. Timothy Tesmer named chief medical officer of Nebraska public health division

    Timothy Tesmer, MD, was named the next chief medical officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health.
  3. Physician burnout by the numbers

    Here are five statistics physicians should know about burnout, according to data from Medscape's 2023 "Physician Burnout & Depression Report."
  4. Johnson & Johnson adds Wellesley College president to board of directors

    Johnson & Johnson has added Paula Johnson, MD, president of Wellesley (Mass.) College to its board of directors.

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  1. Lawsuit alleges Cedars-Sinai shared patient data

    A lawsuit has been filed against Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleging the hospital shared patient data with third parties, according to a Feb. 15 report from ABC News.
  2. How pediatricians can help prevent child gun injuries: AMA

    With firearm injuries up 52 percent during the pandemic according to a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics, the American Medical Association has released guidelines for pediatricians on gun safety.
  3. 3 main causes of resident physician burnout

    Mark Linzer, MD, has surveyed over 20,000 health professionals nationwide on drivers of physician burnout, finding three key factors that often lead to resident burnout, according to a Feb. 15 report from the American Medical Association.
  4. Dr. Roman Berezovski to join Mercyhealth center

    Roman Berezovski, MD, will join Mercyhealth Pain Center-Walworth in Lake Geneva, Wis.
  5. Mount Sinai receives $8M to expand global health equity, access

    New York City-based Mount Sinai's Arnhold Institute for Global Health was given $8 million to address global health issues.
  6. Atlanta physician switches to $100-per-month care model 

    Atlanta-based family medicine physician Nick Beaulieu, MD, has shifted his practice to a fee-based system: unlimited care for $100 a month, Fox affiliate WAGA reported Feb. 13. 
  7. Telemedicine consults reduce need for hospital transfers for children at rural, community hospitals: Study

    Pediatric emergency room patients who had a telemedicine consult with a specialist were less likely to be transferred to another hospital, a study published Feb. 13 in JAMA Network Open found.
  8. Oregon ophthalmologist elected to national academy of engineering

    David Huang, MD, PhD, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for co-inventing optical coherence tomography.
  9. Virginia governor assigns non-physician to lead health department, potentially violates state code

    Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has placed R. Christopher Lindsay at the helm of the state's department of health, according to a Feb. 13 report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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