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.
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). Pawars 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
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-MDearborn,
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-MD
Ray Metz has been appointed interim vice chancellor for institutional
advancement on the U-MDearborn campus. Metz, chief of staff
and executive assistant to the chancellor at U-MDearborn,
replaces Susan McClanahan, who left the post to become director
of development and external relations for the University Musical
Sarri co-authors book about women
Rosemary Sarri, faculty associate in the Center for Political Studies
and professor emeritus in the LS&A Womens 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