Seven faculty members are among 185 scholars nationwide that recently were named American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) Fellows. Members of the new class of fellows were chosen in recognition of their contributions to such fields as mathematics, medicine, computer science, literary criticism, public affairs and the performing arts.
Faculty who were named Fellows are:
degenerative diseases with positron emission tomography and demonstrated generalized cerebral glucose hypermetabolism in Friedreichs ataxia, focal cerebral hypometabolism in chronic alcoholism, olivo-
pontocerebellar atrophy and multiple system atrophy, and preservation of benzodiazepine receptors in these disorders.
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James Randolph, senior associate director, Division of Research Development and Administration, was honored for his exemplary 30-year career April 30 at a testimonial dinner. Colleagues praised Randolph for his dedication to the research community and for setting the standard for professional research administration. Randolph was one of the founders of the Research Administrators Instructional Network (RAIN) program and was instrumental in starting the Michigan chapter of the Society of Research Administration. He was to receive the Midwest Regions Founders Award this month.
Robert M. Merion, associate professor of surgery, has been elected to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) board of directors. Merion served as a member of the 200001 UNOS Membership and Professional Standards Committee. He also has served on the UNOS Scientific Advisory Committee.
Jeremiah G. Turcotte, professor emeritus of surgery, has been elected president of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and will serve on its board of directors. During the 200001 term, Turcotte served as UNOS vice president and chair of the organizations Membership and Professional Standards Committee.
Paul Zitzewitz, professor of physics and chair, Department of Natural Sciences, U-M-Dearborn, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan section of the American Association of Physics Teachers in April at the groups spring conference. The award honors Zitzewitz for his service to the physics community of Michigan and for his commitment to research in physics education.
Shelly Weaverdyck, assistant research scientist and dementia specialist at the Geriatrics Center, has received the Anthony V. DeVito II Memorial Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding service, dedication and commitment to excellence in geriatrics education in Michigan.
Two School of Dentistry professors early in May received the highest honors bestowed by the specialty of orthodontics during the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual meeting in Toronto.
Lysle Johnston, the Robert W. Browne Professor of Dentistry, received the American Board of Orthodontics highest award, the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award. The award is given annually to an orthodontist who has made a notable contribution to the science and art of orthodontics.
James McNamara, the Thomas M. and Doris Graber Endowed Professor of Dentistry and professor of cell and developmental biology, received the AAOs highest award, the James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently honored two from the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP). Douglas Kelbaugh, CAUP dean and professor of architecture and urban planning, received the Presidents Award for his academic and professional leadership. Mary Anne Drew, assistant to the dean, was made an honorary affiliate member in the AIA for being a big supporter of the profession and a voice of reason in the lives of young architects.
The Huron Land Use Alliance, which advocates compact communities, and open space and farmland preservation, presented Taubman CAUP and Kelbaugh with the 2001 Land Use Design Award for Education. The award recognizes the Fourth National Symposium on New Urbanism, held in February on campus.