Daneca M. Dipaolo, MD, was appointed the new chairwoman of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society's Mentoring Program. The society also awarded its 1998 travelling fellowship to Alexandra Kirkley, MD . . . The American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) elected Peter C. Amadio, MD, president; William M. Swartz, MD, president-elect; William F. Blair, MD, vice president; Miguel J. Salsana, MD, historian; and Randy Sherman, MD, and Allen L. Van Beek, MD, directors-at-large. Alan E. Freeland, MD, was honored as the recipient of the AAHS Clinician Teacher of the Year award.