Peter A. Ward, chair of the Department of Pathology, has been named president of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. The 6,000-member organization is the North American component of the International Academy of Pathology.
Race and the Incidence of Environmental Hazards, edited by Bunyan I. Bryant Jr., associate professor of natural resources, and Paul Mohai, assistant professor of natural resources, has been published by Westview Press, Boulder, Colo. The book includes 16 articles by scholars of color and environmental activists from throughout the country.
Richard L. Alfred, associate professor of education, has received the first Medallion Award, jointly presented by the National Council on Student Development, American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The award recognizes excellence in research and scholarly contributions to the field of student development in community colleges.
Paul Kileny, associate professor of oto-laryngology and director of audiology and electrophysiology, has been elected a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, one of the associations highest forms of recognition.
Robert M. Man, coordinator of space analysis in the Office of Space Analysis, has been named to a one-year term as president of the Higher Education Facilities Management Association. Fifteen colleges and universities are represented by the organization.
Sid Gilman, chair of the Department of Neurology, has received a Professional Achievement Award from his alma mater, the University of California, Los Angeles. Gilman is a specialist on diseases of the nervous system and the effects of alcoholism on the brain.
Dimitris Pavlidis, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has received the Humboldt Research Award for Distinguished Senior U.S. Scientists. The award recognizes his accomplishments in research and teaching, and is intended to promote scientific cooperation between research institutions of Germany and the United States.
Leslie G. Biesecker, lecturer in pediatrics and communicable diseases, has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America. The non-profit organization was founded in 1984 to encourage research into the causes and treatments of the disease, support patients and their families and educate the public about the disease.