The University Record, July 17, 2000


Anderson presented with Outstanding Educator Award

Robert Anderson, senior research scientist and associate director, Educational Development and Evaluation Core Facility, Postgraduate Medical and Health Professions Education, and professor of medical education, was presented with the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award at the American Diabetes Association’s 60th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

The honor recognizes Anderson’s role in defining diabetes education as encouraging informed decision-making and personal responsibility. He has worked to position the health care system to better respond to the chronic and ongoing needs of people with diabetes. Anderson has been active with the American Diabetes Association, Council on Diabetes Education and the Council on Behavioral Medicine.

Nolan named AACN chair-elect

Elizabeth Nolan, clinical nurse specialist, University Hospital, and adjunct lecturer in nursing, recently assumed duties as chair-elect of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corp. She will serve in that capacity before becoming chair of the board in 2001–02.

Clothier named Employee of the Year

Kay Clothier, outpatient clerk III, Cancer Center, has been named the Health System’s Employee of the Year for 2000–01. Clothier was recognized for her sensitivity to patients’ concerns, ability to proactively solve problems, and dedication to making the Cancer Center a welcoming place for patients and their families.

Barnes honored by SAF

Burton V. Barnes, the Stephen H. Spurr Professor of Forestry, will receive the Society of American Foresters’ (SAF) Carl Alwin Schenek Award Nov. 17 at the SAF national convention. The award, which includes a $500 honorarium, recognizes outstanding performance in forestry education.

According to SAF, Barnes exemplifies the approach of Carl Schenek by his dedication and involvement with his students. Barnes has mentored many international students, engaging them in the study of forest ecosystems. He has written 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, symposium proceedings and book chapters; one regional book on trees; and one undergraduate textbook.

Sonis selected for Young Investigator Program

Jeffrey Sonis, assistant professor of family medicine and of epidemiology, was one of five U.S. scholars selected by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for the Young Investigator Program, “Trauma in Bosnia-Hercegovina.” The NAS group will meet with senior scholars and government officials in Bosnia-Hercegovina and produce a comprehensive report on the effects of trauma during and after the war.

Belzer pens ‘Sweatshops on Wheels’

Michael H. Belzer, assistant research scientist, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, and adjunct assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resource management, School of Business Administration, has written a book about the effects of deregulation on the trucking industry. Published by the Oxford University Press, Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation describes how deregulation resulted in independent truckers working longer hours and driving more miles to earn a decent income.

Belzer, a truck driver for 10 years before becoming an academic, argues that the government has a role to play in balancing the negative impact of competition with its benefits.