The University Record, January 21, 1998
Robert W. Marans, chair of the Department of Urban Planning, is co-editor of Advances in Environment, Behavior and Design, Vol. 4, Toward the Integration of Theory, Methods, Research and Utilization. As the fourth volume it continues the intent of the series by exploring new directions in the multidisciplinary environment-behavior field. The volume was published in cooperation with the Environmental Design Research Association.
Lauren Friesen, assistant professor of theater at U-M-Flint, is the 1996‚97 recipient of the Indiana Theatre Association's award for Outstanding Achievement in University/College Theatre. Friesen received the award based on his teaching, directing achievements at Goshen College in Indiana, and his service to the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival. Friesen served as the festival's regional chair for three years.
Carol Weisman, professor of health management and policy, has received the Excellence in Women's Health Research award from the National Association of Professionals in Women's Health (NAPWH).
Weisman was honored for her studies on improving women's health services delivery. She recently conducted a study to collect systematic information about the number and types of women's health centers in the United States, which has been referred to by numerous women's health professionals in their strategic decision-making.
In addition, Weisman chairs an advisory committee for the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health to identify what is and is not known about how managed care organizations deliver women's health care. She has also recently completed Women's Health Care: Movements and Models forChange, to be published by Johns Hopkins University later this year.
Anthony M. Waas, associate professor of aerospace engineering, has been named the first recipient of the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) Junior Award. The prize recognizes outstanding research in mechanics "by young people in the first decade of their careers." Waas, whose research interests include structural mechanics, composites, biomechanics, and smart materials and structures, joined the College of Engineering faculty in 1988.
Neil A. Petry, director of nuclear pharmacy services in the Department of Internal Medicine and clinical assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, has been elected a Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association. Petry is a nationally recognized expert in the use of radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive drugs) in medical research and for the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. The award recognizes pharmacists with exceptional professional experience who have demonstrated progressive, exemplary service and achievements in their professional specialty.