The University Record, February 12, 2001


Van der Voo receives Franklin Medal

Rob Van der Voo, professor of geological sciences and director of the LS&A Honors Program, has received the Franklin Institute’s 2001 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth Sciences for outstanding contributions to the field of paleomagnetism. His reconstruction of ancient continental positions has led to a better understanding of plate tectonic processes. Founded in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the institute is one of America’s premier centers of science education and development.

Eklund re-elected to Delta Dental board

Stephen A. Eklund, professor of dental public health, has been re-elected executive committee member-at-large of the Delta Dental Fund Board of Trustees. Eklund is one of the principal researchers working with Delta Dental on a series of studies on oral health trends.

Social work professor awarded fellowship

Deborah S. Wilkinson, assistant professor of social work, has been named a 2001 Primary Care Policy Fellow by the U.S. Public Health Service. Wilkinson was nominated by the National Association of Social Workers for her contributions to the teaching of health policy issues. The fellowship provides recipients with six months of intensive training in primary care policy, education and research.

Weisman named to advisory panel

Carol S. Weisman, professor of health management and policy, and of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named to an advisory panel of an initiative launched by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the American Nurses Foundation. The initiative, Cardiovascular Health for Women, is supported by a grant from Pfizer Women’s Health. As part of the panel, Weisman will help develop programs and resources for nurses and women to learn more about heart disease and risk-reduction strategies.

U-M documentary receives ADDY

A documentary produced by BMC Media for Dialogues on Diversity has received a 2001 ADDY Award from the Ann Arbor Ad Club. Titled And You Can Quote Me on That, the film features interviews with 15 disabled students about their experiences at the University. Pat McCune, director of Dialogues on Diversity, was executive producer. Scott Mann, senior producer/director, BMC, was producer, director and videographer. The documentary was made with support from the office of Earl Lewis, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. ADDY winners are on display through Feb. 11 at the Ann Arbor Art Center.