Brian Alexander, MD, MPH, a resident in MGH Radiation Oncology, has been selected as one of 14 White House Fellows for 2008-2009. The prestigious fellowship program is highly selective and is based on a record of remarkable professional achievement, a strong commitment to public service and the skills necessary to work at the highest levels of the federal government. Among his many roles, Alexander is a dedicated researcher, pursuing clinical and translational cancer research. He also served as a policy analyst and consultant for the Massachusetts Division of Healthcare Finance and Policy.
Jay Fishman, MD, of the MGH Infectious Disease Division and the MGH Transplant Center, has been elected to the Council of the International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS) at the 15th International Symposia on Infections in the Immunocompromised Host. The ICHS is the premier international, multidisciplinary forum dedicated to improved understanding and clinical care of immunocompromised individuals.
Daniel E. Singer, MD, chief of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit in the MGH General Medicine Division, has received the 2008 C. Miller Fisher Award, the highest research award from the Massachusetts chapter of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. The award is named for C. Miller Fisher, MD, an MGH professor of Neurology whose work provided a strong foundation for modern stroke neurology. Singer was recognized for his many contributions in preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation.