News notes

Updates from alumni on professional milestones, family additions and more.

Emanuel Newmark, MD, HS ’70, a life fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has won the 2009 Physician Hero in Medicine Award for the Advancements in the Profession of Medicine. The award is issued yearly under the sponsorship of the Palm Beach County Medical Society. Newmark was recognized for his skillful and compassionate blend of the art and science of medicine and for his significant contributions of time and service. Dr. Newmark’s research established a new treatment for fungal corneal ulcers, natamycin. He is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, and he completed his residency and fellowship at UF.

Alan Smally, MD ’74, is the chief of the division of emergency medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Bradley D. Fouraker, MD ’83, of Tampa, is serving as president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology. Fouraker, of Tampa, practices at the Brandon Cataract Center and Eye Clinic in Brandon.

Alma Littles, MD ’86, was selected for the 2010 class of fellows in the national leadership program Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel University’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Littles, senior associate dean for medical education and academic affairs at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is one of 53 senior faculty women chosen for the program, which is designed to increase the presence of women in high-level administrative positions in medical institutions.

Juan Cendan, MD ’91, HS ’97, was appointed assistant dean for simulation and medical education at the UF College of Medicine. Cendan, an associate professor in the department of surgery since 2001, also serves as the department’s clerkship director and the medical director for the Harrell Professional Development and Assessment Center.

Shirley Codada, MD ’94, recently left her job as a hospitalist to pursue a career as a hospice and palliative care physician. She joined the faculty of the Moffitt Cancer Center in the department of psychosocial and palliative care.

Deanna Green, MD ’04, in her third year of a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recently was published in the Journal of Pediatrics and has papers under review for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.