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Indiana University School of Medicine to honor four physicians at 67th annual reunion

IU School of Medicine • 5/16/14

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University School of Medicine will honor four outstanding physicians May 17 for their distinguished work in medicine at the 67th annual Medicine Alumni Weekend.

The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Sharon K. Andreoli, M.D., and William E. Segar, M.D.

Dr. Andreoli, a member of the class of 1978, is the Byron P. and Frances D. Hollett Professor of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. A member of the class of 1947, Dr. Segar is a pediatric nephrologist and former chairman of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This award recognizes outstanding alumni of the school who have brought honor to their alma mater by distinguishing themselves either professionally or by giving extraordinary service to the school.

The Glenn W. Irwin Jr., M.D., Distinguished Faculty Award will be presented to Eugene M. Halveston, M.D., who completed his residency at the IU Medical Center in 1966. Dr. Halveston is an emeritus professor of ophthalmology at the IU School of Medicine. This award recognizes faculty with outstanding service to the IU School of Medicine through dedication to students, colleagues, research or the medical profession.

Daniel E. Rusyniak, M.D., an associate professor of emergency medicine at the IU School of Medicine, will be named the recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in medicine or service to the IU School of Medicine by alumni who have graduated within 15 years of the award presentation. Dr. Rusyniak, who completed his residency at IU in 1999, also is an assistant medical director of the Indiana Poison Center.

Medical Alumni Reunion weekend is sponsored annually in May by the IU School of Medicine Alumni Association. The IU School of Medicine, which is the second-largest medical school in the United States, has more than 18,000 living alumni.