Archives for September 2018

October 4, 2018 Meeting (Includes Audio)

Posted September 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM

The guest speaker for our Oct. 4, 2018 meeting as William W. Campbell, MD, MSHA, COL, MC, USA (Ret). Bill, a member of the BRMC, spoke on: Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dr. William W. CampbellWilliam W Campbell, MD, MSHA, COL, MC, USA (Ret) attended Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia, then received his Neurology training at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. After several years on active duty he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Virginia and was on the staff at the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital. During these years, he also served in the Army Reserve, including a tour as Commander of the 4215th USAR Hospital, and spent several years in the Virginia Army National Guard. After taking early retirement from the Veterans Administration, he returned to Active Duty at spent 14 years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC, serving as Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, serving as Chair of the Department of Neurology, retiring in 2011. He has received many awards, including the Legion of Merit. In 2011, he was named Physician of the Year by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is the author of over 100 scientific papers and five books. He is now semi-retired in part-time private practice with Neurological Associates in Richmond, Va.

September 6, 2018 Meeting (Includes Audio)

Posted September 10, 2018 at 2:26 PM

The guest speaker for our September 6, 2018 meeting was Mr. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, who spoke on: Virginia’s politics merge with those of the nation.

Jeff E. SchapiroMr. Schapiro has covered campaigns and government for more than 35 years, a period during which Virginia has emerged as a decisive swing state prized by the national political parties.

Schapiro joined the Times-Dispatch in 1987 after reporting from the state Capitol for United Press International and Virginia Business magazine. He has covered 10 gubernatorial campaigns, 11 governors, every session of the General Assembly since 1981, 12 presidential primaries and conventions, as well as dozens of congressional and legislative elections.

Schapiro has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association for his coverage of the Bob and Maureen McDonnell corruption scandal, attempts to dismantle the state’s monopoly on liquor sales, the political influence of the tobacco industry, and the historic renovation of the Jefferson-designed state Capitol. He is a 2015 inductee of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Before moving to Virginia in 1979 for a position in UPI’s Richmond bureau, Schapiro worked on daily newspapers on the Louisiana Gulf coast and in the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York City. He is also an analyst for WCVE-FM, the Richmond public radio station, and has discussed Virginia politics on numerous national and regional television and radio programs.

A native of New York City, Schapiro was graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in history. His wife, Clare, occasionally writes about food for the Times-Dispatch.