Summer 2010 Newsletter

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Karen Lin Su, M.D. Appointed as
CARES’ First Medical Director



Karen Lin Su, M.D.

CARES Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Lin Su, M.D. to the position of Medical Director.

"Dr. Su has a deep understanding of the treatment and research associated with congenital adrenal hyperplasia," said Gregory J. Kraff, President, CARES Foundation. "She will provide invaluable medical expert input to support group training, review of medical content for our newsletter and website as well as provide guidance for our CAH Comprehensive Care Center initiatives. As CARES Foundation's Medical Director, Dr. Su will provide medical leadership, ensure the organization's publications and statements are medically sound, oversee medical information that is rendered through the organization, and assume leadership responsibility for the medical aspects related to the organization."

Dr. Su currently is a research associate at the Hospital for Special Surgery and voluntary faculty member of the Pediatric Endocrinology Department of Weill Medical College of Cornell, both in New York. Previously, she held assistant professor positions at both Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York Presbyterian/Weill Medical College of Cornell. She is certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds two awards from the National Institutes of Health for her rare disease and health research work. Extensively published, her work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Clinical Pediatrics. She graduated cum laude with honors from Yale University and then went on to complete her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College.heart

Congratulations to Dr. Ricardo Azziz

fowlerWe extend our congratulations and best wishes to Scientific and Medical Advisory Board member, Ricardo Azziz, M.D., MPH, MBA on being named eighth president of the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Azziz has been at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since 2002 where he holds the endowed Helping Hand of Los Angeles Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has served as professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Center for Androgen-Related Research and Discovery.

We wish him much success in his new role and look forward to continuing to work with him.heart

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