Medical boards group gives awards

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 24, 2004

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The Federation of State Medical Boards honored seven people at its annual meeting in Arlington, Va. The awards recognize federation and state medical board service, leadership and journal writing excellence.

This year's recipients of the Distinguished Service Award were George C. Barrett, MD, and Larry D. Lessly. Dr. Barrett is past president of the federation and the North Carolina Medical Board. Lessly is executive director and special counsel of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners.

Raymond J. Albert and Anand G. Garg, MD, were co-recipients of the John H. Clark, MD, Leadership Award. Albert is a public member of the State Medical Board of Ohio. Dr. Garg is past president of the Ohio board and served on the federation's examination and special purpose examination committees.

Winners of the Meritorious Service Award were Janet D. Carson, general counsel for the National Board of Medical Examiners, and I. Kathryn Hill, a former federation executive. The Ray L. Casterline, MD, Award for Excellence in Writing went to Richard A. Cooper, MD, for his article "The Expanding Scope of Practice of Nonphysician Clinicians and Implications for Medical Practice" in the Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline.

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