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Governor's Newsletter, July 1998

New Governor-Elect

The Navy Chapter has a new Governor-Elect, CAPT Angeline A. Lazarus. CAPT Lazarus first entered the Navy in 1978 and remains on active duty as the Chairman and Program Director of the Department of Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland and the Surgeon General's Specialty Advisor in Pulmonary Medicine. She is very actively involved with graduate medical education and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Graduate Medical Education at the National Naval Medical Center. Her military awards include the Navy Commendation Medical, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal.

Dr. Lazarus has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians since 1986. She organized and coordinated the highly successful First Annual Navy Chapteral Chapter Meeting in 1993. Dr. Lazarus was honored by the Navy Chapter in 1997 as the Laureate Award winner. Because of her international reputation, Dr. Lazarus has lectured many times in India and was invited to speak at a College-sponsored conference in Jordan last Spring. Additionally, she has been recognized by her peers in the American College of Chest Physicians as Governor of their Navy Chapter since 1992 and as a member of their Critical Care Committee and Membership Committee.

1998 Evergreen Award

Once again, our Chapter has received the Evergreen Award for Community Service. Under the leadership of LT Richard Scranton, Chief of Residents, the residents at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth began a volunteer program at a local free clinic in 1997. This program benefits members of the community who do not have medical insurance and might not otherwise receive care. Residents typically work one night every other month, staffing the clinic on Wednesday nights, providing care to several hundred patients. LT Charmagne Goodman, the Representative to the Associates' Council, does all the program's scheduling, recruitment and orientation. The program has been so successful that a majority of the residents at Portsmouth participate. Plans are underway for this community service initiative to be implemented at the other Navy training hospitals.

Congratulations to the most recent Navy Chapter Fellows:

Brian S. Aprill
John T. Bestoso
John M. Chandler
Preston S. Gable
Kim F. Gibson
Barton C. Gumpert
Tamara W. Hammett
Jane M. Houtz

1998 Navy Chapter Scientific Meeting

If you are interested in one last beach fling before the winter, keep 16-18 October in mind. The Navy Chapter Chapter of the ACP-ASIM is having its annual meeting at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel that weekend. We promise great learning and recreational experiences. Come hear our residents and fellows present their research and cases. You can judge the quality research the Navy is doing for yourself. In addition, we have four nationally known professors discussing such topics as liver disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes and breast cancer. We will feature key updates by superb faculty in Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Neurology, treatment of hypertension and pre-op consultation. On Sunday, we will review the newest ideas about Desert Storm Syndrome and delve into military toxic exposures. But there is more! On Friday night, we are planning a beach volleyball tournament and music by the Navy Steel Drum Band. We have scheduled a fine feast with live music and dancing for Saturday. Awards will be presented on Saturday night at the banquet. There is something for everyone. Bring your families and we will have a great time while learning new and exciting advances in Internal Medicine.