Beaumont Doc Named To FDA Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory: Mitchell Cappell, M.D., Ph.D., chief of gastroenterology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and professor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, has been selected as one of the seven physicians on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee. Dr. Cappell, a Southfield resident, is part of an 11-member committee that evaluates data on the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. As an advisory committee member, he will make recommendations for FDA approval or disapproval to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Members are selected from among authorities knowledgeable in the fields of gastroenterology, endocrinology, surgery, clinical pharmacology, physiology, pathology, liver function, motility, esophagitis and statistics. Dr. Cappell is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed residency programs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center both in internal medicine, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He has been named a “Top Doctor) by Castle Connelly in 2012. Beaumont Health System offers specialized care for patients with digestive diseases. Beaumont teams of board certified physicians provide multidisciplinary approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of liver, pancreatic, esophageal, gastrointestinal and colorectal disease. Beaumont offers comprehensive medical and surgical weight loss programs led by a team of physicians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and psychologists, with Weight Control Centers in Rochester Hills and Royal Oak. Advanced minimally invasive bariatric surgery is performed at Beaumont hospitals in Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy.  Beaumont has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for gastroenterology, 16 of the past 18 years. Find out more at

EverLast Lighting Named JAMA’s 2012 Jackson Area Manufacturer of the Year: For 75 years, the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association has held an annual meeting to discuss key manufacturing issues while recognizing students, educators, and manufacturers in the Jackson community for outstanding achievement. Last week’s meeting hoknored EverLast Lighting as its Manufacturer of the Year. Winners of the award must have owned or principally operated a JAMA member manufacturing business for more than five years and must have demonstrated a measurable positive impact on operations over at least a three-year period. Outside of their company doors, the individual must be looked upon as a model of success in manufacturing by his/her peers and additionally must be a contributor to the success of the local community beyond the company’s economic impact through school involvement, volunteerism, or other community organization support. The event was held at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson and featured an address by the executive director of JAMA, Bill Rayl, and a keynote presentation by Gus Whalen, chairman of the Warren Featherbone Co. EverLast Lighting Inc. is a sister company of Full Spectrum Solutions Inc. and is a manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications. For additional product information, visit, call (888) 383-7578 or send an email to


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