Maria Trent named president-elect of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

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Maria Trent, a professor of pediatrics and director of the Interdisciplinary Training-Leadership in Adolescent Health Program, has been selected as president-elect of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Trent's term as president-elect began in March, after the conclusion of the organization's 2018 annual meeting. She will become president at the annual meeting in 2019.

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Hugh Calkins, a professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, has received a Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology for being an elite peer reviewer. Calkins and nine others were given the award at the organization's 67th annual Scientific Session, held March 10-12 in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes the accomplishments of elite peer reviewers who have contributed high-quality critiques to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Richard Moore, a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians. The professional organization was founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Johns Hopkins' William Osler and William Henry Welch, for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine." Its members are leading senior physician-scientists who are competitively selected.

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Andrew J. Satin, the Dorothy Edwards Professor and director of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, has been elected president of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His term begins July 1.

Stephen Sisson, a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, is one of two physicians worldwide to be elected to the American College of Physicians' board of regents, the 160,000-member organization's main policymaking council. Sisson will begin his two-year term in April. He currently sits on the board of governors as governor of the organization's Maryland Chapter.

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