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.
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.
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.
Regent Olivia P. Maynard has been elected to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundations 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.
Karen E. Smith, associate professor of mathematics, has received the American Mathematical Societys 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.
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 Silvers many years of service to the board, especially his commitment to the boards certification process.
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 Shalalas 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.
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.