"Let Me Down Easy"
Off-Broadway star Anna Deveare Smith will perform a one-woman show February 22-27 in Columbus’ historic Lincoln Theatre. The performance dramatizes the power of the body, the cost of health care and the resilience of the human spirit, revealed through the stories of 20 real-life characters – from everyday citizens to celebrities. The stories offer perspectives on dealing with injury, illness and mortality.
On February 28, Smith also will engage in a Director’s Dialogue with Steven G. Gabbe, CEO of The Ohio State University Medical Center, and prominent legal scholar Patricia Williams about the process of creating the show, as well as discuss medical care in the United States. The event begins at 7 p.m. in OSU’s Mershon Auditorium.
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John Campo, MD, has been appointed interim chair of the OSU Department of Psychiatry, effective January 1, 2011. Dr. Campo is currently director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, medical director of Pediatric Behavioral Health and professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Campo has been honored by inclusion in Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors, as a NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist, and as recipient of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award.
Larry J. Copeland, MD, has been appointed president of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), effective July 1, 2010. ABOG is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States. Copeland, professor and William Greenville Pace III and Joann Norris Collins-Pace Chair for Cancer Research, specializes in ovarian and endometrial cancers, and was formerly chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, has been named vice-chair of The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Informatics, effective October 1. He is also a practicing physician in the Department of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology) and has been named Chief Research Information Officer for The OSU Medical Center, a new position responsible for strategic leadership of enterprise-wide efforts to advance and support information technology solutions targeting clinical and translational research.