The University Record, June 21, 1999


Robertson honored by Leukemia Society

Erle Robertson, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has received the Leukemia Society of America Scholar Award. The award for July 1, 1999–June 30, 2004 is designed to encourage continued investigations. Robertson and the other scholars who were recognized have demonstrated research expertise in leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

The Leukemia Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to the conquest of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma through research. The Society supports patient aid, pubic and professional education and community service programs.

Snyder award honors Mancy

Khalil H. Mancy, professor of environmental and industrial health, received the Walter F. Snyder award from the National Environmental Health Association and the staff of NSF International. The award, selected by peers, recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the fields of health and environment, notable contributions to public health and the quality of life, and demonstrated ability to work with all interests in solving environmental problems.

Cannell receives public opinion research award

Charles F. Cannell, research scientist emeritus at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) and professor emeritus of communication, has received the 1999 award for exceptionally distinguished achievement from the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

The award, given for outstanding contributions to the field of public opinion research, highlights the major contributions Cannell has made over more than half a century to understanding the social psychology of survey interviews, and the influences on both interviewers and respondents that affect the quality of survey data.

Angus’s book explores history of American high schools

David Angus, professor of educational history and policy, is co-author of The Failed Promise of the American High School, 1890-1995 with Jeffrey E. Mirel, professor and director of the Division of Educational Studies at Emory Univesity. Angus and Mirel explore the development of the American high school from 1890 to 1995. Their work is based on an analysis of school reform, course offerings and student course-taking.

Rodemer will visit Germany with Fulbright award

Michael Rodemer, assistant professor of art, has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research and Lecturing Award to go to Germany for the 1999–2000 academic year. Rodemer will be based in Berlin and will teach interactive computer art.

Pfizer/WHR grant awarded to Duvernoy

Claire S. Duvernoy, assistant professor of internal medicine, has received a Pfizer/Women’s Health Research (WHR) Scholars Grant for Faculty Development in Women’s Health from the Society for Women’s Health Research and Pfizer Women’s Health. Duvernoy received the grant for “Combined Continuous Hormone Replacement Therapy and Myocardial Blood Flow.” Her research sponsor is Mark R. Starling, professor of internal medicine.

The Pfizer/WHR grants support research training for physicians wishing to pursue original research in women’s health at U.S. medical schools.