Dr. Boyd Shook, associate chief of staff for ambulatory care at
the Veterans Administration Medical Center, has been elected
president of the American Society of Internal Medicine.
The internist, a clinical professor of medicine at the University
of Oklahoma, subspecializes in hematology.
Previously he served as medical director of the Central Oklahoma
Medical Group, having practiced internal medicine and hematology in
Oklahoma City for 30 years.
Shook, a graduate of the University of Texas and George Washington
University, with an MBA from Oklahoma City University, was first
elected to the American Society of Internal Medicine's Board of
Trustees in 1987.
He also serves the board of trustees of an ASIM subsidiary, the
Internal Medicine Center to Advance Research and Education.
He is a past president of the Oklahoma County Medical Society, the
Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology, the Oklahoma Society of
Internal Medicine, the Oklahoma Foundation for Peer Review and the
Physicians Medical Plan of Oklahoma.
Founded in 1956, ASIM promotes the optimal delivery of cost-
effective, high-quality medical care.
Dr. John Barker Harley, a research scientist at the VA Medical
Center Research Foundation, has received the 1996 Philip Hench Award
for his research and contributions in the field of rheumatology and
arthritis. The award, sponsored by the Association of Military
Surgeons of the United States, was presented Nov. 13 in San Antonio.
The University of Pennsylvania graduate joined the staffs of the
Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, OU and the foundation in 1982. His
scientific work has concentrated on the immunchemistry and genetics
of systemic lupus erythematosus and related autoimmune rheumatic
Eddie McElroy, executive director of the Referral Center for
Alcohol and Drug Services, has received the National Council on
Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Executive Service Award. The center,
which serves eight counties in central Oklahoma, has helped more
50,000 clients since it began in 1981. McElroy has served as the
center's executive director from its inception.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Jeanene Taylor has joined the
staff of Commonwealth Management Inc., a subsidiary of PCA Solutions
Inc. Her job tasks will include vocational evaluations, job
analysis, ergonomic assessments, counseling and guidance.
Taylor previously held the same position for CRA Managed Care and
the Texas Rehabilitation Commission.
The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs has opened a 239,000-
square-foot veterans center in Norman. The $29 million facility has
a 301-bed capacity for Sooner wartime veterans. …