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News - July 2008

David Armstrong inducted into APMA Hall of Fame

David Armstrong has become the youngest ever inductee into the American Podiatric Medical Associations "Hall of Fame". He received this prestigious award at a special luncheon jointly sponsored by Vasyli, during the recent APMA Annual Scientific Conference in Hawaii.

Vasyli announces "Marathon" level sponsorship with the American Academy of Podiatric Sport Medicine

Vasyli announces "Marathon" level sponsorship with the American Academy of Podiatric Sport Medicine. The AAPSM serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. They believe that providing such knowledge to the profession and the public will optimize enjoyment and safe participation in sports and fitness activities. For more information visit:

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David Armstrong

Prof David Armstrong announces move to University of Arizona

David recently made the announcement that he and his family will be leaving Chicago and moving to Tucson. As of 1 August 2008, David will be accepting the post of:

Professor of Surgery
Director of Lower Extremity Research and the
Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)
University of Arizona
Tucson USA

"Those of you who know how much we love Chicago in general and Rosalind Franklin University specifically will be rather surprised at this, but this position has the potential to further advance my profession and it was hard to turn down" said David.

The position will offer him an enormous amount of latitude to work toward several goals. The most important of these is in inspiring the young students and residents in medicine in general and podiatric medicine specifically. His move into a center with world-class facilities, resources and staff will see the program rapidly becoming a major international center for education and research in the lower extremity.

Additional goals will include enhancing dual degree programs, building up a diabetic foot/limb salvage center of excellence from an already robust foundation, and helping to mentor and develop young talent in his profession. This program will serve to expand his work into the region of North America most in need of these services. The alliance will include works with the University of Arizona, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Indian Health Service to name a few.

David will be working along side his longtime friend Joe Mills, one of the world's premier vascular surgeons. "Our combining forces will make for a formidable treatment, educational and research program for patients and all clinicians with a worldwide scope" said David.

David is looking forward to the prospect of teaming with the University of Arizona's world class Diabetes Center, telemedicine and surgical simulation/distance education facilities, opening up exciting possibilities for further works with international partners.

David said that Scholl's Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research - CLEAR, is in excellent hands under the leadership of his friend and longtime colleague, Jim Wrobel. David sees enormous opportunities between the 2 groups for collaboration and expansion.

Terry Mitchell
Director - Medical Division
Vasyli International