Editor Dean Hess Receives Chadwick Medal
Dallas, TX (April 28, 2011)Respiratory
Care Editor-in-Chief Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, has received the
prestigious Henry D. Chadwick Medal from the American Lung Association
of New England's Medical & Scientific Branch, known formerly as
the Massachusetts Thoracic Society.
The Chadwick Medal is the highest
honor awarded by the Branch, given each year to recognize meritorious
contributions to the study and treatment of tuberculosis and other
thoracic diseases. Previous winners have ranged from John H. Emerson,
MD, inventor of the iron lung, to Richard H. Overholt, MD, a pioneer
in the antismoking movement.
In addition to his role as
editor-in-chief of Respiratory Care , published by the American Association
for Respiratory Care (AARC), Dr. Hess is assistant director of respiratory
care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and an associate
professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He has published
more than 200 papers and a number of books related to the respiratory
care field and has also served on the editorial boards of several
other medical journals. His research interests range from adult mechanical
ventilation and critical care monitoring to aerosol delivery techniques.
Dr. Hess is a Fellow of both
the AARC and the American College of Chest Physicians and has served
on numerous professional committees throughout his career. He was
president of the National Board for Respiratory Care in 1992-1993
and has received a number of awards, including the Shubin-Weil Master
Clinician/Teaching Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine
in 2009, and several teaching awards from Massachusetts General Hospital
and the Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program, awarded
between 1996 and 2001.
Dr. Hess received the Forrest
M. Bird Award for Lifetime Scientific Achievement from the American
Respiratory Care Foundation in 1999 and was awarded the AARC's highest
honor, the Jimmy A. Young Medal, in 2006.
About the AARC
The American Association for
Respiratory Care, headquartered in Dallas, is a professional association
of respiratory therapists that focuses primarily on respiratory therapy
education and research. The organization's goals are to ensure that
respiratory patients receive safe and effective care from qualified
professionals as well as supporting respiratory health care providers.
The association continues to advocate on behalf of pulmonary patients
for appropriate access to respiratory services provided by qualified
professionals. Further info rmation about the AARC and how to become
a respiratory therapist are available at www.AARC.org