The University Record, January 15, 2001


Meisels chosen president of Zero to Three board

Samuel J. Meisels, professor of education and research scientist at the Center for Human Growth and Development, recently was elected president of the board of directors of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families. Zero to Three provides information, training and educational materials for those working with infants, toddlers and their families.

Judge given two awards

Richard D. Judge, clinical professor of cardiology, recently received two awards: a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Laureate Medal from the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian honored Judge for his development of a program called CARDIAX, a set of interactive computerized tutorials.

Dillard is Employee of the Month

Michael Dillard, security officer in Security and Entrance Services, has been named November Employee of the Month by Hospitals and Health Centers. A reception was held in his honor on Dec. 14.

Maynard named to Mott Foundation board

Regent Olivia P. Maynard has been elected to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s Board of Trustees. She fills the unexpired term of Katherine W. Fanning, who died Oct. 19. Maynard, a Regent since 1996, is also president of Michigan Prospect for Renewed Citizenship and is on the boards of the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The Mott Foundation, with assets of $3.23 billion, made 580 grants totaling $113.9 million in 1999.

Smith receives AMS Satter Prize

Karen E. Smith, associate professor of mathematics, has received the American Mathematical Society’s 2001 Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize. The award honors outstanding contributions to mathematics research by a woman in the previous five years. Smith was cited for her work in commutative algebra.

Silver receives radiology award

Terry M. Silver, professor of radiology and director of postgraduate medical education programs in the Department of Radiology, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Board of Radiology. The award recognizes Silver’s many years of service to the board, especially his commitment to the board’s certification process.

Villarruel named to HHS committee

Antonia M. Villarruel, associate professor of nursing, is one of 12 people who have been appointed to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna Shalala’s new Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The committee, created by the Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998, will advise the HHS director on ways to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations.

Ulaby named editor of journal

Fawwaz T. Ulaby, vice president for research, recently was named editor in chief of PROCEEDINGS of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the most frequently cited publication in electrical and computer engineering. He will chair a 40-member international editorial board that offers expertise on a broad range of topics.