President Judith Rodin has been named the fourth most powerful person in Philadelphia in the Power 100, by Philadelphia magazine. The November issue advanced President Rodin from seventh last year as "The power of the city's largest private employer continues to grow as Penn plunges ahead with its once-far-fetched plan to revitalize West Philadelphia." The magazine also cited her managing of the health system and a $3 billion endowment as strengths that moved her up the ladder.
Dr. Michael Glick, professor of oral medicine at the School of Dental Medicine, has been selected by Philadelphia FIGHT as one of "10 Who Made a Difference" in the battle against AIDS. Dr. Glick was one of two healthcare providers recognized by Philadelphia FIGHT. Jane Shull, executive director of the organization, called Dr. Glick "a true pioneer in providing dental treatment for patients with HIV. His personal example has encouraged oral healthcare workers all over the United State to treat, not be afraid of, and not to discriminate against HIV-infected individuals". Dr. Glick directs the program of medically complex patients at the School of Dental Medicine. His research focuses on HIV and its effect on the oral cavity, as well as dental care for patients with HIV disease and other complex medical conditions.
Dr. Janice Madden, the Robert C. Daniels Term Professor of Urban Studies, Sociology and Real Estate, has been chosen as one of 25 exceptional individuals in the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2000 Women of Distinction Program.
Dr. Martin Greenberg, professor and chair of the department of oral medicine, has been named oral medicine editor for The Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics. A five-year appointment, Dr. Greenberg is responsible for overseeing the review and selection of those articles that appear in the oral medicine section of the publication.
Dr. Paul E. Wallner, clinical professor and vice chair in the department of radiology, has been elected chairman of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. The primary activity of the Commission is the funding of scientifically peer reviewed cancer research grants and training fellowships at eligible nonprofit institutions throughout the state.
Kelly Writers House has been picked by Yahoo! for the Week of November 11 for its "experiment and innovation on the Web," "by providing webcasts of reading and interviews with visiting writers and poets." See www.english.upenn.edu/~wh/.
The 2000 Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture, Integration, Affirmative Action and Beyond: Defining a Racial Justice Agenda for a New Time, will be held on November 15. This lecture is presented by the Afro-American Studies Program and will be given by Dr. Christopher Edley, Jr., of Harvard Law School. Dr. Edley has served as special counsel to President Clinton and director of the White House review of affirmative action.
Judge Higginbotham taught in both the Law School and the School of Arts
and Sciences during his time at Penn, and he served as a judge, chief judge,
and senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from
1977-93. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995. The Honorable
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Lecture was instituted in 1989 in honor of Judge
Higginbotham's contributions to the American legal and scholarly communities.
This is the second Higginbotham Memorial Lecture since his death in 1998.
The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research will hold its first annual retreat on November 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at BRB II/III Auditorium. The Center's co-directors, Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee and Dr. John Q. Trojanowski, will deliver opening remarks along with Dr. John Carl Oberholtzer of pathology. Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, professor of neurology at the Harvard Medical School, will give the keynote speech Alzheimer's Disease: Genes, Pathways, and Prospects. Other topics to be addressed at the retreat include Parkinson's Disease and implications of neurodegenerative diseases for human cognition. The retreat will conclude with a poster presentation, and cash prize will be awarded for the best poster.
To attend the retreat, pre-register by calling (215) 662-4708.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 12, November 14, 2000