David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California served as inaugural Copeland-Meier Visiting Professor of Surgery and Lecturer at the University of Cincinnati this week. Armstrong was honored for his work in amputation prevention, worldwide. “We can’t think of a better person anywhere in the world to give this talk than Dr. Armstrong”, noted George Meier, Professor of Surgery and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at University of Cincinnati. “We are grateful to have him here today”. The professorship falls on the bicentennial of the University of Cincinnati and its medical college. Armstrong, in his initial remarks “To be here at this most auspicious time is not only a pleasure, it is an unforgettable honor. This lecture hall and the academy has borne witness to so many diseases and maladies. We now focus our efforts on non-communicable diseases like diabetes and its complications. Here’s to making a difference in helping people move through their world a little better.” The Professorship is named in honor of Drs. Cary Copeland, a podiatric surgeon, and George Meier, a vascular surgeon, who worked to create the University of Cincinnati’s diabetic foot service in 2007.