December 12, 2005

Faculty member Maureen Hack, M.D., to be recognized as ‘Local Legend’ Dec. 12

Maureen Hack, M.D., will be recognized as a “Local Legend” at a Dec. 12 ceremony being held in conjunction with the display of the Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians traveling exhibit now at the Allen Memorial Medical Library, at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. The ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. in the Powell Room (second floor) and will include a presentation by Hack about “Child and Adult Outcomes of Premature Babies.” A reception will follow the program.

Hack is a professor of pediatrics and director of high-risk follow-up at Case’s School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

The Local Legends program honors the women doctors who are transforming medical practice and improving health care for people around the globe. They come from every walk of life, every race and creed, and share a commitment to service and a dedication to better health.

Local Legends are nominated by members of Congress. Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones nominated Hack for “her considerable contribution in identifying risk factors and characterizing short- and long-term outcomes of pre-term infants, which has had a significant and continuing bearing in the field of neonatal medicine.”

For more information about the Dec. 12 program, contact Virginia Saha, director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, at (216) 368-3436 or virginia.saha@case.edu.

The Web version of the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/. See all of the Local Legends named nationally via a link from that page or directly at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/locallegends/.

For more information: George Stamatis 216-368-3635.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, December 12, 2005 02:04 PM | News Topics: Awards, School of Medicine

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