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The E. James Aiman, MD Endowed Lectureship April 30
Please mark your calendar for this inaugural event, which will honor Dr. Aiman’s memory and wishes to support and advance medical education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and to recognize his dedication to sustaining excellence in medical education through innovative teaching and patient care. Our first guest speaker is Helain Landy, MD. She received her MD from Northwestern, Ob/Gyn residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, and her MFM fellowship at George Washington. After serving as an attending physician at GW, she relocated to South Florida and joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 1991. In 1995, she returned to DC and rejoined the faculty at GW until she was recruited to Georgetown in 1997, where she is currently the first and only female clinical chair. She has served in numerous academic, educational and clinical positions of leadership – MFM Fellowship Director, MFM Division Director, Labor & Delivery Director, and ABOG oral examiner. Proof of her excellence in all areas is apparent. A renowned educator, Dr. Landy has won numerous award, including Academic Teacher of the Year at Georgetown four times. She has mentored, officially and unofficially, countless residents and fellows through clinical and research activities. Her clinical areas of expertise include multiple gestations, pregnancy loss, and medical complications of pregnancy, obstetric sonography, and cervical insufficiency. As author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 70 abstracts, Dr. Landy is a leader in the field of expanding the knowledge base in the field of obstetrics. She has been invited to numerous CME activities to educate others. E. James Aiman earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Marquette University. During this time he met JoAnn Ruffolo. Jim went on to the Medical College of Wisconsin for his Doctor of Medicine. He and JoAnn married in 1966 and Jim graduated in 1969. The Aimans have two sons, Daniel (Lisa) and Patrick. Dr. Aiman did a one-year internship at the University of Kansas, and then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1974. He went on to complete a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1976. E. James Aiman, MD, who was a 29-year faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and twice served as Acting Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, died July 5, 2011. He was 68 years old. Dr. Aiman came to the College in 1981 as an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1990, he was promoted to Professor, a position he held until he retired in 2010. In addition to his service as Acting Chairman of the Department from 1986-1987 and 1989-1991 , he also served as Vice Chairman. He received many honors during his career, including election as a charter member of the College's Society of Teaching Scholars in 1990, election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1997, and being named the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Teacher of the Year in 1997. Dr. Aiman made enormous contributions to the College's medical student and resident education programs during his tenure. He directed the student education efforts in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for many years, and is clearly responsible for the career choice of many current Ob/Gyn residents and former Ob/Gyn residents across the country. He had a clinical passion for the intersection of clinical science and basic science, which made him such a significant figure on campus. He taught in the basic science courses as well as the clinical arena, happy to have any student or resident work with him at any time. Dr. Aiman played a key role in the formation of the current Ob/Gyn residency in 1991, bringing together three competing local residency programs to unite as one. During his career, Dr. Aiman developed a special interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology and served as the department's expert liaison to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for more than a decade. He maintained this interest after retirement, starting work on an atlas of pediatric gynecology. The E. James Aiman, MD, Endowed Lectureship Fund will continue to support and advance medical education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College and honor his dedication to sustain excellence in medical education through innovative teaching and patient care.