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David L. Rimoin, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Rimoin, chair of the Medical Genetics Institute and director of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, received the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation second annual Lifetime Achievement Award in March.

Dr. Rimoin was recognized at the college's annual meeting for his decades of contributions to genetic medicine, his research into skeletal dysplasias and heritable disorders of connective tissue, and helping to organize the field of medical genetics into creditable associations. He is shown at right in the photo accepting his award.

"Dr. Rimoin is one of the true giants of medical genetics. He’s made enormous contributions in every facet of medical genetics. He is extraordinary in terms of his contribution to our profession and his teaching and work has inspired a tremendous number of geneticists," said R. Rodney Howell, M.D., president of the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation, who is pictured with Dr. Rimoin.

Dr. Rimoin also was recently selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award at Johns Hopkins University.

Michael I. Freilich, M.D.

Dr. Freilich was selected as Alumnus of the Year by Albany Medical College. He will accept the award at a dinner later this month. A colorectal surgeon and member of the Cedars-Sinai emeritus staff, Dr. Freilich graduated from the college in 1958.

Robert N. Wolfe, M.D.

Dr. Wolfe, a pulmonologist at the Women's Guild Lung Institute, made his film debut playing a veterinarian opposite Ben Stiller in the movie "Greenberg." The film was released in March.

Photo courtesy of Focus Features.