Honors & Other Things

CERT Grant | NSF Award | Freedman Award | Amer. Lung Assoc. | Woman of the Year | Order of Arts & Letters | AICP Fellows | NCUR Secretary | DOE Award | Best Readings | Summer Olympics | Cancer Society Award | Nursing Fellow | Christy Award | ASIS Board | Business Week #1 | Awards for WXPN | BACK to TOP

CERT Grant: Dr. Strom

Dr. Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology and director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has received a CERT Award from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. The $1.3 million award for a three year period is to establish a Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics. The center will conduct research on ways to reduce resistance to antimicrobial drugs and other research, such as drug utilization and subsequent intervention studies, medication safety studies, efficacy and effectiveness investigations and methodology studies.  


NSF Award: Dr. Guerin

Dr. Roch Guerin, the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunications Networks in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded $784,380 over five years from the National Science Foundation. He received the award for his collaborative research: Scalable QoS Control for theNext-Generation Internet. The NSF awarded grants totaling $220 million for research and innovative applications of information technology under the agency's new Information Technology Research initiative. 


Freedman Award: Dr. Abel

Dr. Ted Abel, assistant professor of biology, has received the Freedman Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).Dr. Abel's research focuses on the role that certain brain structures may play in mental illness. He has hypothesized that changes in the strength of synapses affect learning and memory and may play an improtant role in a variety of brain disorders. Dr. Abel explored the role of a molecule called protein kinase A (PKA) and how it affects neuronal mechanisms. 


Elected to Board: Dr. Weaver

Dr. Terri E. Weaver, associate professor of nursing, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association and Vice President of the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania.


Woman of the Year: Dr. Luger

Dr. Selina Luger, assistant professor of hematology-oncology and director of the leukemia program, has been named Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. The title was part of a fund-raising event by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


CERT Grant | NSF Award | Freedman Award | Amer. Lung Assoc. | Woman of the Year | Order of Arts & Letters | AICP Fellows | NCUR Secretary | DOE Award | Best Readings | Summer Olympics | Cancer Society Award | Nursing Fellow | Christy Award | ASIS Board | Business Week #1 | Awards for WXPN | BACK to TOP


Order of Arts & Letters: Mr. Hunt

Professor John Dixon Hunt, professor of landscape architecture and regional planning, and former chair of the department in GSFA, has been named a member of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier Des Artes et Lettres) by the Cultural Ministry of France for his exceptional endeavors in landscape architecture. Professor Hunt is on sabbatical this year from Penn to pursue his intersts in landscape architectural theory. The Order of Arts and Letters was established in 1957 and recognizes prominent artists, writers and others for their significant contributions to the advancement of the arts in France and throughout the world.


Three Elected AICP Fellows

Dr. Eugenie L. Birch, chair and professor of city and regional planning, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners as were Britton Harris, emeritus professor of city and regional planning, and Richard Tustian, adjunct professor of city and regional planning.


Secretary of NCUR: Dr. King

Dr. Max King, executive director, VPUL, has been reelected Secretary of the Board of Governors of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). NCUR promotes undergraduate research and sponsors an annual national research conference where nearly 2000 undergraduates present their research. This spring's conference will be held at the University of Kentucky.


DOE Award: WGAA

The Working Group on Alcohol Abuse (WGAA) has received an award of $102,236 from the U. S. Department of Education for their Comprehensive Alcohol and Other Drug Model Program. The project directors for this award are Max King and Stephanie Ives. The program devised a list of five goals to support cultural change at Penn. This program has also been awarded $12,000 from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement by the Pennsylvania Comission on Crime and Delinquency. This funding will be used for coalition building.


Best Readings: Writers House

Kelly Writers House has been named Best Reading Series in the Philadelphia magazine's Best of Philly 2000. Noted as a hub for the die-hard literary set, Writers House was cited for its excellent author readings that are open to the public as well as its undergraduate seminars, poetry journal and live radio show on WXPN.


CERT Grant | NSF Award | Freedman Award | Amer. Lung Assoc. | Woman of the Year | Order of Arts & Letters | AICP Fellows | NCUR Secretary | DOE Award | Best Readings | Summer Olympics | Cancer Society Award | Nursing Fellow | Christy Award | ASIS Board | Business Week #1 | Awards for WXPN | BACK to TOP


Summer Olympics

Sarah Garner, C '93, won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in women's lightweight double sculls. She was coached by Ted Nash, a former Penn coach, who is an assistant coach on the national rowing team.

Other participants with Penn ties in the 2000 Summer Olympics are: Cliff Bayer W '00, and Tamir Bloom C '94, fencing; Garrett Miller W '99, heavyweight rowing; John Pescatore C '86, assistant coach, rowing; Brandon Slay W '98, wrestling.  


Cancer Society Award: Dr. Barg

Dr. Fran Barg, director of the Family Caregiver Cancer Education Program, will receive the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Award on October 19 for her career contributions to the cause of cancer control. Dr. Barg is receiving the award for her role in the Cancer Family Caregiver Education and Support Programs in the School of Nursing.


Nursing Fellow: Dr. Lipman

Dr. Terri H. Lipman, the associate professor of nursing of children, has been elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. This is considered one of nursing's highest honors.


CERT Grant | NSF Award | Freedman Award | Amer. Lung Assoc. | Woman of the Year | Order of Arts & Letters | AICP Fellows | NCUR Secretary | DOE Award | Best Readings | Summer Olympics | Cancer Society Award | Nursing Fellow | Christy Award | ASIS Board | Business Week #1 | Awards for WXPN | BACK to TOP


Christy Award: Ms. Connolly

Cynthia A. Connolly, lecturer and director for undergraduate pediatrics course, has received the Theresa Christy Award for her historical dissertation, Preservation through Detention: The Pediatric Preventorium Movement in the United States, 1900-1951. The award is given by the American Association for the History of Nursing.


ASIS Board: Mr. Seamon

Tom Seamon, vice president, division of public safety, has been elected to the Board of Directors of ASIS International. ASIS International with more than 32,000 members is the largest international organization for security professionals.


Business Week: Wharton No. 1

For the sixth year in a row, The Wharton School Graduate Division has been named best business school by Business Week (October 2, 2000). According to the report students "rave abouts its can-do culture and the school shows up near the top of every recruiter's wish list." Northwestern ranked second,with Harvard, MIT and Duke rounding out the top five.


Awards for WXPN

This year, WXPN came away from the 2000 Gavin Awards ceremony with three major awards in the Triple A format (adult alternative album):

  • Station of the Year, non-commercial, for the fifth consecutive year,
  • Program Director of the Year, non-commercial, Bruce Warren, and
  • Music Director/Assistant Program Director of the Year, non-commercial, Shawn Stewart.

Gavin is America's most trusted name in music research for radio. Founded in 1958 by Bill Gavin, the San Francisco-based national radio & music trade magazine provides up-to-date information on what America's contemporary music radio stations are playing.

David Dye, host of World Cafe, has received two awards for outstanding broadcasting from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. The first award, the Silver Reel, recognized a special " Indigenous People's Day," a syndicated Native American show that discussed emerging Native American artists and social and cultural issues that Native Americans address in their music. The second award, a Special Merit Award, was for the show "BB King Pays Tribute to Louis Jordan."

Michaela Majoun, received the Local Honoree Award, presented by Women's Way. This award is given to women who both demonstrate and are consistent with Women's Way's mission: empowering women, promoting equal opportunity, and helping women take control of their lives.


CERT Grant | NSF Award | Freedman Award | Amer. Lung Assoc. | Woman of the Year | Order of Arts & Letters | AICP Fellows | NCUR Secretary | DOE Award | Best Readings | Summer Olympics | Cancer Society Award | Nursing Fellow | Christy Award | ASIS Board | Business Week #1 | Awards for WXPN | BACK to TOP


Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 5, September 26, 2000

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