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Honors and Other Things
October 13, 2009, Volume 56, No. 07

Bell Award: Dr. Bailey


Elizabeth E. Bailey, the John C. Hower Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, is the 2009 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award. This award will be presented at the annual business meeting of the American Economics Association’s (AEA) Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) in January. The Carolyn Shaw Bell award is given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession, through example, achievements, increasing our understanding of how women can advance in the economics profession, and the mentoring of others.





Cancer Research Award: Dr. Coukos


The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation honored Dr. George Coukos, director of the Ovarian Cancer Research Center, with the Angela Carlino Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research/Care Award at its “Fashion Fights Ovarian Cancer” benefit last month. Dr. Coukos’s laboratory focuses on three areas that revolve around the overarching theme of tumor microenvironment: tumor immune surveillance and tolerance, immune-vascular interactions, and microenvironment editing by tumor cells. Dr. Coukos is also the associate chief of the division of gynecologic oncology in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and the Celso Ramon Garcia Chair in Reproductive Biology.





Faculty Pioneer Award: Dr. Donaldson
The Center for Business Education at the Aspen Institute announced that Dr. Thomas Donaldson, the Mark O. Winkelman Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School, has been named the 2009 Faculty Pioneer for Lifetime Achievement. This recognition program, dubbed the “Oscars of the business school world” by The Financial Times, celebrates business school instructors who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating ethical, environmental and social issues into the MBA curriculum. Dr. Donaldson was instrumental in developing Wharton’s PhD program in Ethics and Legal Studies, started in 2003 as the first doctoral program of its kind in the world. Dr. Donaldson will be honored in November.

Biophysical Society Award: Dr. Englander
Dr. S. Walter Englander, Jacob Gershon-Cohen Professor of Medical Science and professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the School of Medicine, will receive the Biophysical Society Founders Award. He is being honored “for pioneering the development of hydrogen exchange techniques for exploring the stability, interactions and dynamics of macromolecules and their folding.” He will receive the award at the 2010 meeting of the Biophysical Society in February.

Prize in Psychology: Dr. Seligman
Dr. Martin Seligman, the Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, has been named the first recipient of the Wiley Prize in Psychology. Bestowed by the British Academy in partnership with publisher Wiley-Blackwell, this new prize awards £5,000 annually in recognition of excellence in research—alternately honoring lifetime achievement by an outstanding international scholar and promising early work by a UK-based psychologist. The prize is administered by the academy’s psychology section, which comprises 34 fellows elected for their eminence as psychology scholars and practitioners. Dr. Seligman is also the director of the University’s Positive Psychology Center.

Penn Nursing Rooftop Garden Dedication
Five alumnae of the HUP nursing diploma program were honored on Saturday, October 10 for their contemporary impact on healthcare and strong reflection of the HUP legacy. At the formal ceremony, their names were inscribed on stones surrounding HUP Legacy Fountain, located in the center of the atrium garden of Claire M. Fagin Hall, home of the School of Nursing.

The five alumnae are:

Dr. Lillian Brunner, HUP’40, ED’50, HON’85, author of the Textbook of Medical and Surgical Nursing and the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice. Her writings, translated into eight languages, have long been considered influential works in nursing and the foundation for today’s expanding field of acute care and critical care nursing.   

Dr. Shirley S. Chater, HUP’53, Nu’56, HON’97, the United States Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, 1993-1997. She is an expert on public policy, economic, and social issues concerning the aging population in the US.

Nadine Landis, HUP’46, ED’50, GNu’65, nurse historian and former director of nursing administration at HUP. She was the driving force in the creation of Penn Nursing’s Alumni Hall, designed to recognize the shared legacies of Penn Nursing and HUP.  

Dr. Ruth Watson Lubic, HUP’55, HON’85, a certified nurse-midwife and MacArthur Fellow. She is the founder of nurse-midwife-managed birth clinics in New York City as well as the Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, DC, which has improved maternal and neonatal outcomes and saves more than $1 million a year.

Dr. Marie Savard, HUP’70, Nu’72, M’76, RES’80, an internationally-recognized expert on women’s health and wellness. She is the author of numerous books, including Apples & Pears: the Body Shape Solution for Weight Loss and Wellness and Ask Dr. Marie: Straight Talk and Reassuring Answers to Your Most Private Questions. Dr. Savard is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Overseers for the School of Nursing.

The HUP Legacy Fountain was donated by Mary Anne Spolar Gamba, a 1965 graduate of the HUP nursing school, and the Gamba Family Foundation. The 5,000 smooth stones at its base represent the 5,000+ HUP alumni, and the three bubblers represent the three years of education in the HUP diploma program. 

The atrium garden was a new addition to Fagin Hall, which underwent major renovations in 2007 and 2008 to make the building more “green.” The environmentally-friendly space includes unique flora that absorb water, thereby reducing storm water runoff, and provide for cooler roof surfaces, thereby decreasing “heat island effect.” 



Almanac - October 13, 2009, Volume 56, No. 07