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Lawrence new ASTRO president-elect

Dr. Ted Lawrence, the Isadore Lampe professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, has been named president-elect of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) for 2003. Active with ASTRO since 1993, Lawrence previously served five years as vice chair of the Scientific Program Committee and currently serves on two ASTRO committees.

Pawar awarded Eye-Bank grant

Hermant S. Pawar, research investigator for the Ophthalmology Department, has been awarded a $14,000 grant from the Midwest Eye-Banks and Transplantation Center (MEBTC). Pawar’s study, “Analysis of Expressed Genes in Trabecular Meshwork,” was one of six grants awarded a total of $95,522 by MEBTC as part of the Gift of Hope program.

Ulaby receives Pecora Award

The U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of the Interior have given the William T. Pecora award to Fawwaz T. Ulaby, U-M vice president for research and professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The award, given in recognition of more than 30 years of research, recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals or groups toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing.

Schottenfeld earns achievement award

The American College of Epidemiology (ACE) will present Dr. David Schottenfeld, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Department of Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, with The Abraham M. Lilienfeld Award for outstanding career achievement. Considered the highest award for scholarly achievement in epidemiology, the award will be presented to Dr. Schottenfeld Sept. 23 at the ACE annual meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.

Villarruel named to national post

Antonia M. Villarruel, associate professor in the School of Nursing and director of the U-M Center for Health Promotion, recently was promoted to the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention (ACHSP). One of six new ACHSP members, Villarruel joins a committee charged with advising the secretary and director of the Centers for Disease Control regarding strategies, policies and priorities for HIV and STD prevention efforts.

Smith nets Web site grant

Jonathan Smith, associate professor of humanities at U-M–Dearborn, has received $210,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a Web site and on-line archive of the automobile in America in collaboration with The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

Metz named to interim post at U-M–D

Ray Metz has been appointed interim vice chancellor for institutional advancement on the U-M–Dearborn campus. Metz, chief of staff and executive assistant to the chancellor at U-M–Dearborn, replaces Susan McClanahan, who left the post to become director of development and external relations for the University Musical Society.

Sarri co-authors book about women

Rosemary Sarri, faculty associate in the Center for Political Studies and professor emeritus in the LS&A Women’s Studies Program, has co-authored a book about the plight of many American women. Sarri writes in “Women at the Margins” that many women, including the poor, elderly and imprisoned, are invisible in mainstream American society, and many institutions are designed to keep them that way.

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