The University Record, November 19, 1997


Bell receives Social Work Staff Recognition Award

Verna Bell, registrar at the School of Social Work, has received the 1997 School of Social Work Fall Term Staff Recognition Award. Bell has been with the School for six years and was recognized for her patient, thoughtful and highly professional management of the registrar's office.

Dewar honored for community service and service-learning

Margaret Dewar, associate professor of urban and regional planning, has received the 1997 Michigan Campus Compact Faculty Award.

The award recognizes one faculty member on each of the Compact's member campuses for engaging or influencing students to be involved in community service or service-learning.

Dewar was selected for involving her urban planning students in Detroit neighborhoods, her involvement with the Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program, her role as the co-director of the Community Outreach Partnership Center and her help in developing the Center for Learning through Community Service.

Conway awarded honorary doctorate

Lynn Conway, professor and associate dean of the College of Engineering, has been awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree by Trinity College.

In 1983, as part of the Defense Department's research arm, Conway was one of the founders and technical architects of a strategic computing initiative to develop a wide range of machine intelligence technology. Conway has made major research contributions to ultra-high performance computers and knowledge engineering methodology. Her research has led to a new generation of easily implemented and designed microelectronic systems.

Conway received her honorary degree as part of Trinity College's "Century of Engineering Convocation," part of a year-long celebration of 100 years in engineering at Trinity.

Eagle and Kim win ACCORD Grant

Kim A. Eagle, associate professor of internal medicine, and Michael Kim, house officer, have received a 1997 ACCORD Grant for their study titled "Post Operative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery." According to Kim, the grant will allow them to pursue projects aimed at improving the delivery of care in the cardiac surgical population with the potential of significant cost savings.

The ACCORD Grant is sponsored by Hoechst Marion Roussel, the pharmaceutical company of Hoechst AG. Awardees are selected by a panel of experts in health outcomes research. Eagle and Kim are among five recipients nationally.

Neel receives genetics award

James V. Neel, the Lee R. Dice Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics and professor emeritus of internal medicine, has received the 1997 Ibero-American Society of Human Genetics Award. Neel was recognized for his "distinguished academic, scientific and clinical contributions to human genetics." The award was presented at the Society's annual meeting in late October.