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Steven R. Garfin, MD, named president of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery for 2012–2013. Robert P. Good, MD, awarded the Sir John Charnley Award by the Arthritis Foundation. William J. Jarvis, MD, named Physician Citizen of the Year by the Wisconsin Medical Society. Seth S. Leopold, MD, selected editor-in-chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Theodore Parsons III, MD, awarded the Colonel Brian Allgood Memorial Leadership Award by the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. New officers of The Knee Society: Giles R. Scuderi, MD, president; Steven J. MacDonald, MD, first vice-president; Thomas K. Fehring, MD, second vice-president; Thomas P. Vail, MD, third vice-president; Robert B. Bourne, MD, immediate past president; Adolph V. Lombardi Jr, MD, education committee chair; William J. Maloney III, MD, education committee chair-elect; Kevin L. Garvin, MD, research chair; Thomas P. Sculco, MD, member-at-large. New officers of the California Orthopaedic Association (COA): Kevin J. Bozic, MD, president; Leslie H. Kim, MD, first vice-president; Robert M. O’Hollaren, MD, second vice-president; William W. Brien, MD, secretary-treasurer; and board members Nicholas A. Abidi, MD; Jeffrey D. Coe, MD; Michael P. Muldoon, MD; Michael B. Purnell, MD; and Jennifer M. Weiss, MD. New board members of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association: Bernard N. Stulberg, MD, president; Craig S. Roberts, MD, first vice-president; J. Lawrence Marsh, MD, second vice-president; Thomas L. Schmidt, MD, historian; C. Lowry Barnes, MD, member-at-large; Andrew D. Markiewitz, MD, 2013 program committee chair; and Terence J. Gioe, MD, membership committee chair. 2012 American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Research Grant Recipients: Erik Nilssen, MD; Elizabeth Russell, PhD; Richard T. Laughlin, MD; Greg Boivin, DVM; Thomas O. Clanton, MD; Norman Waldrop III, MD; Timo Schmid, MD; and Fabian Krause, MD 2012 COA annual meeting award winners: James T. Caillouette, MD; Jonathan Pribaz, MD; J. Harold LaBriola, MD; Derek Amanatullah, MD; Lloyd W. Taylor, MD; Samantha L. Piper, MD; and Alexander Theologis, MD.

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