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JAIME GATENO, M.D., D.D.S. Dr. Gateno, chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Methodist Hospital, was one of six surgeons worldwide selected to represent a Craniofacial Expert Group for the AO Foundation, a medically guided nonprofit organization specializing in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Gateno has an international reputation for his expertise in craniofacial and orthognathic surgery. JUDY PAUKERT, Ph.D. Dr. Paukert, vice president of The Methodist Hospital Education Institute, was honored with the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award at the annual meeting of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2012. Paukert is Methodist’s designated institutional official for the ACGME and for the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Committee sponsored programs. In just seven years, Paukert has achieved successful accreditation of 25 ACGME programs and transitioned five others from an institution that no longer sponsors ACGME programs. During the same time span, she organized and supported dozens of GMEC sponsored fellowship programs that operate under the same rules and guidelines as the accredited GME programs. The Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award honors designated institutional officials who have demonstrated excellence in overseeing residency programs at their sponsoring institutions. KENNETH PODELL, Ph.D. Dr. Podell, a neuropsychologist focused on concussion and head injuries, is now co-director of the Methodist Concussion Center. He is also the team neuropsychologist consultant for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Rice Athletics and Rodeo Houston. Podell worked with a team of neuropsychologists in the early 1990s to develop the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test, the most widely used computerized test for sports concussions, which is used by the NFL, NHL and MLB, and throughout the world for testing players for concussions. CLARE HAWKINS, M.D. Dr. Hawkins, director of San Jacinto Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, has been selected to serve as president-elect of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). He was elected during the TAFP annual meeting in Austin in July. Leading Medicine • Volume 7, Number 1 63


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