James H. Herndon, MD, has been appointed associate senior vice chancellor for the Health Sciences and vice president for Medical Services of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center . . . Joseph M. Abell Jr., MD, has been appointed to the Texas Medical Association Foundation Board of Trustees . . . Alfred B. Swanson, MD, was honored as Pioneer in Hand Surgery at the Sixth International Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand . . . Michael J. Coughlin, MD, received the Roger A. Mann, MD Award at the summer meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society . . . New officers of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society are Donald E. Baxter, MD, president; G. James Sammarco, MD, president-elect; Francesca M. Thompson, MD, vice president; Michael J. Shereff, MD, secretary; and Ronald W. Smith, MD, treasurer.