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New Officers.Courtney H. Lyder, ND, GNP, FAAN, has been elected President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) for 2002. Dr Lyder is Director of Yale School of Nursing's Adult, Family Gerontological and Women's Health Division and Director of the newly created Program for the Advancement of Chronic Wound Care.


Other elected officers for 2002-2003 include Vice-President, Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CETN, UCLA Department of Medicine, Reseda, CA; Secretary, Dan Berlowitz, MD, MPH, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, and Center for Health Quality, Outcomes & Economic Research, Bedford, MA; and Treasurer, Richard G. Bennett, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. The newest member to the NPUAP Board is George Taler, MD, Director, Long Term Care, Department of Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.


New committee cochairs include Morris Kerstein, MD, FACS, VA Medical Hospital, Wilmington, DE, and George Xakellis, MD, MBA, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, for the Public Policy Committee;Mona Baharestani, PhD, NP, CWOCN, CWS, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, and Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, CCCN University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, for the Education Committee; and Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT, Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw, NY, and David Brienza, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, for the Research Committee.



Advance America Honor Roll. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), Bethesda, MD, has been elected to the 2002 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Washington, DC. The APMA received the award for its 2 public service announcement campaigns in 2001. APMA worked with nationally syndicated columnist Dr Joyce Brothers and FOX sports broadcaster James Brown to create public service announcements that alert people with diabetes to the importance of having a yearly foot exam.