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Contents
4 What to Look for in this Issue of the Bulletin Richard E. Burney, MD
5 In Memoriam
6 Meet WCMS President Dr. Joseph Nnodim
Gabrielle Szlenkier
8 President’s Message – Our Path in 2018 Joseph Nnodim, MD
11 Letter to the Editor
12 Mark Fendrick Goes to Washington
Richard E. Burney, MD
14 Share Your Story
Boston City Hospital, Winter 1967-68 Richard E. Burney, MD
18 General Session Review: The Importance of Clinical Ethics Consultations
19 A Student’s Perspective... More on the Physicians in Policy Speaker Series Melinda Song
20 Book Review Richard E. Burney, MD
22 Legislative News Brad Uren, MD
23 WCMS Expresses Its Opposition to Pending Gun Legislation
Joseph Nnodim, MD and Gabrielle Szlenkier
24 Executive Council Meeting Minute Highlights – November 2, 2017
28 WCPH Medical Director Report Jessie Marshall, MD, MPH
29 WCMS Events in 2018
30 Membership News
32 Membership Application
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W.C.M.S. BULLETIN
January / February / March 2018 Volume 70 • Number 1
Editor
Richard E. Burney, MD
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Officers
Joseph Nnodim, MD .................................................. President Evelyn Eccles, MD............................................. President-Elect Barbara A. Threatt, MD............................................. Secretary Martha L. Gray, MD ................................................... Treasurer
Elected Members
Evelyn Eccles, MD Jeffrey Jentzen, MD Lauren B. Smith, MD
Executive Council Members
John E. Billi, MD
Allen C. D. Brown, MD Sandro K. Cinti, MD
Cheryl Farmer, MD
Terrance Joiner, MD
Larry Junck, MD
Charles F. Koopmann, Jr., MD Philip M. Margolis, MD
Jessie Marshall, MD, MPH
William J. Meurer, MD James C. Mitchiner, MD Joseph Nnodim, MD
Fred E. Patterson, MD David Share, MD
Evangeline J. Spindler, MD James F. Szocik, MD Edward P. Washabaugh, MD
MSMS Directors – District 14
Sandro Cinti, MD James C. Mitchiner, MD
MSMS Delegates
2016 - 2017
Oliver Cameron, MD
Evelyn Eccles, MD
Martha Gray, MD
Cheryl Farmer, MD
Larry Junck, MD
Charles Koopmann, Jr., MD
Cynthia Krueger, MD Joseph Nnodim, MD Robert Sain, MD Lauren Smith, MD James Szocik, MD Barbara A. Threatt, MD
MSMS Alternate Delegates
2016 - 2017
Marguerite Shearer, MD Jerry Walden, MD Bradley J. Uren, MD
MSMS Delegates
2017 - 2018
Samuel Mackenzie, MD, PhD Natalie Schellpfeffer, MD Christopher Petrilli, MD
Alternate Delegate
2017 - 2018
Andrew R. Barnosky, DO, MPH
Executive Director
Gabrielle Szlenkier
Washtenaw County Medical Society
5 Research Drive, Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Phone: (734) 668-6241 Fax: (734) 668-8928 E-mail: GSzlenkier@wcms-mi.org www.wcms-mi.org
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