Dr. Knauer: Volunteer Award
Elfriede Regina Knauer,
long-time consulting scholar in the University Museums Mediterranean
section, is the 2002 recipient of the Directors Award, established
by the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to honor
exceptional volunteer achievement. She is the eleventh recipient
of the award.
Museum is fortunate to have Dr. Knauer as a consulting scholar,"
noted Dr. Sabloff, director of the University Museum stated. "She
has and continues to bring great renown to the Museum through
her prolific and highly erudite publications, which provide important
new understanding in the field of Classical Archaeology."
Dr. Smith III: Centenary Medal
Amos B. Smith III,
the Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry, has received the 2002
Centenary Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry, in London.
The award honored Dr. Smith, III "for his outstanding contributions
to the synthesis of complex natural products." As part of
this award he will be giving lectures at five centers throughout
Smiths research encompasses three areas: natural product
synthesis, bioorganic chemistry and materials science. In collaboration
with Dr. Peter Jurs of Penn State, he pioneered the use of computerized
pattern recognition techniques for the analysis of primate chemical
Dr. Evans: NIH Board
Dwight L. Evans,
chair of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, and professor of
psychiatry, medicine, and neuroscince, has been named a member
of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institutes
of Mental Health (NIMH).
a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors he will be responsible
for reviewing and assessing the quality of laboratory and clinical
studies conducted by the NIH, as part of its Intramural Research
Program. Dr. Evans is known for his reasearch on the neurobiology
and treament of depression and is a frequent consultant to NIMH
and served as Chair of the AIDS/Immunology Research Review Committee.
Dr. Fischer: ApsaA President
clinical professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine, has
been elected president of the American Psychoanalytic Association
(ApsaA), a tw-year appointment.
Fischer was recognized for his past contributions to psychoanalysis,
his vision of the future of the field, and its place in relating
to people and society. As President, Dr. Fischer said" Our
first effort will be to mount a massive public information outreach
to the community, emphasizing the role of psychoanalytic thinking
in mental health initiatives, understanding normal developmental
processes and appreciating and addressing emotional distress."
Dr. Parekh: Distinguished
Selene G. Parekh,
an orthopaedic surgery resident, has received the American Association
of Physicians of Indian Origins Most Distinguished Resident
Award. Dr. Parekh is a third-year resident in orthopaedic surgery
and graduated from Boston University from its BA/MD program. He
also received his MBA from Boston Universitys Graduate School
Two Beeson Scholars
assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and
Dr. David Casarett, assistant professor of geriatrics,
have been named 2002-2005 Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars. Dr.
Johnson received funding for his work Exploring Telomere Maintenance
Functions of the Werner Syndrome Family of Protein. Dr. Casarett,
will be working on Improving the Decision-making About End
of Life Care and Promoting Earlier Referral to Hospice.
Beeson Award is a three-year award of $450,000 for research on
aging. "The Beeson programs sponsors are delighted
with its ability to attract outstanding talent in the field of
aging research. Beeson alumni are already contributing to increases
in knowledge which will be the basis of efforts to ameliorate
suffering and improve services and quality of life for our rapidly
expanding aging population," said Dr. Donna Regenstreif,
senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation, a major
sponsor of the program.
Ms. Leo: Pew Grant
senior electronic communications specialist at ISC, has been awarded
a Pew Grant for$50,000. For the past year she was the acting director
of Kelly Writers House while the director was on leave. Ms. Leo
is one of only four people who won a Pew Grant for writing this
year. She plans to complete a full-length collection of poetry
as part of the fellowship.
Mr. Meyer: Great Gardeners
the F. Otto Haas Director of the Morris Arboretum received the
Great American Gardeners 2002 Professional Award by the American
Horticultural Society. Mr. Meyer was chosen in recognition of
his achievements "demonstrating a commitment to the highest
standards of horticultural excellence, thereby advancing the art
and science of horticulture and inspiring people of all ages to
become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners."
Professor Dr. Kathryn H. Bowles, received the Distinguished
Alumni Award from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Natural
Science on May 19, 2002.
Professor, and Director of the Center for Urban Health Research
Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott, received the 2002-2001 Exemplary
Substance Abuse Prevention Award, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
(CSAP)in June, 2002; the 2002-Women Making A Difference Award,
Citizens Bank and The Honorable Blondell Reynolds Brown, in April,
2002; the 2002-Gloria Twine Chisum Faculty Leadership Award from
the University of Pennsylvania in April, 2002; the 2002-Community
Award from the Philadelphia Committee to End Home-lessness in
April, 2002; and the 2002-Davis-Sams Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Award from Indiana University March, 2002.
Professor Dr. Julie Fairman has received a fellowship from
the NEH enabling her to continue research on the nurse practitioner
Margaret D. Sovie, the Jane Delano Professor of Nursing
Administration was honored with the 2002 Nurse Researcher Award
by the AONE Institute for Patient Care, Research and Education
for her seminal work, the 1983 Magnet Hospital Study and Magnet
Hospitals: Attraction and Retention of Professional Nurses. She
was honored along with other authors including Dr. Mabel A. Wandelt,
Dr. Margaret L. McClure, Dr. Muriel A Poulin.
Christie Olsen and Elizabeth Chertow Santarsiero
were honored by the University with the Rose Award, given by the
Center for Undergraduate Research (CURF) in recognition of their
study, A Qualitative Analysis of African American Adolescent
Females Beliefs Regarding Emergency Contraception, which has
been submitted for publication to the Journal of Adolescent Medicine.
Their faculty advisor is Assistant Professor of Health Care of
Women and Children Dr. Diane Spatz.
HUP on Honor Roll
the sixth consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of
Pennsylvania (HUP) has been listed in the "Honor Roll"
of hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its July
22nd issue. The publications annual ranking of hospitals
in America lists HUP as one of only 17 hospitals in the nation
and the only one in the Delaware Valley regionto
be recognized as an "Honor Roll" hospital for its exceptional
performance in many specialty areas.
total, HUPs expertise was noted in 14 of 17 medical specialties:
Cancer; Digestive Disorders; Ear, Nose & Throat; Eyes; Geriatrics;
Gynecology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Hormonal Disorders; Kidney
Disease; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Psychiatry; Rheumatology;
Respiratory Disorders; and Urology. No other Philadelphia-area
hospital was cited for merit in as many specialties.
consistent presence on the Honor Roll is a reflection of our commitment
to excellence in patient care and a tribute to the dedication
of our faculty and staff," noted Garry Scheib, Senior Vice
President of Hospital Operations for the University of Pennsylvania
Health System and Executive Director of HUP. "Groundbreaking
research by Penn physician-scientists translates directly into
advanced medical care in the Delaware Valley. Cancer, neuroscience,
and genetics are just a few areas in which Penn has brought the
future of medicine closer."
years rankings represent the thirteenth consecutive year
that HUP has appeared in the U.S. News & World Reports
annual guide to "Americas Best Hospitals." The
complete guide appears in the July 22 edition, which appeared
on newsstands on July 15. Rankings are also available online at
PENN VIP Scholarships
Penn Volunteers in Public Service and the West Philadelphia
Partnership presented awards to six Philadelphia high school students
at their 11th Annual Awards Reception in early June. The program
provides non-tuition scholarships to students from five West Philadelphia
public high schools, and a continuing education student from the
West Philadelphia Partnerships. The students were honored for
recognizing the importance of doing community service as they
strive for academic excellence. This years winners are Philip
Thomas, Parkway High School, Joy Boyce, Bartram High
School, Kimberly Walker, Bartram High School Shante
Rutherford, University City High School and Almanac Intern,
Naquawna Brown, Overbrook High School, Marcus Duren,
West Philadelphia High School.