News and Notes
The San Antonio Business Journal named three Health Science Center faculty members "Health Care Heroes" at a June reception.
Donald J. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of emergency medical technology, received the Outstanding Physician award. Charles R. Bauer, M.D., professor of surgery, and Charles A. Coltman Jr., M.D., professor of medicine and president and CEO of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, both received Lifetime Achievement awards.
Drs. Francisco and Ricardo Cigarroa receive 2003 Laredo honor
Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Health Science Center president, will become Mr. South Texas in February. He’ll share the honor with his brother,
Ricardo G. Cigarroa, M.D.
Each year, the Laredo Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) bestows the prestigious award on individuals dedicated
to improving the lives of others and contributing to the growth of South Texas.
In an unprecedented move, the organization changed the title of the award to
honor both brothers as Misters South Texas 2003.
Schenken named ABOG director
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has elected Robert Schenken, M.D., as director of its Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Schenken is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the Frank Harrison Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology.
The ABOG is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians, gynecologists and reproductive endocrinologists in the United States.
AARC honors Dr. Shelledy
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) named David Shelledy, Ph.D., the Education Section Specialty Practitioner of the Year at the recent AARC International Congress in San Antonio.
Dr. Shelledy is chair of respiratory care and AARC president-elect. Since joining the Health Science Center faculty in 1994, he has developed one of the country’s premier respiratory therapy programs. He will begin his term as president at the AARC International Conference in October.
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