The School of Nursing Alumni Association presented its Distinguished
Professor Award to Arlene Keeling and the Excellence in
Teaching Award to Emily Drake. The awards were made Oct.
14. The Distinguished Professor Award recognizes superior accomplishments
in teaching, research and/or service. Keeling, a member of the
School of Nursing faculty since 1992, currently serves as director
of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program and associate director
of the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. One of her most
notable accomplishments is the "Heart Partners Project,"
a campaign to inform the public about the importance of early
detection of heart attacks. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes
teaching at the undergraduate level and/ or clinical training.
Drake has been a member of the Nursing faculty since 1994, has
received two innovative teaching awards and has been awarded scholarships
to support doctoral study from both the School of Nursing Alumni
Association and the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and
H.C. Erik Midelfort's book, A History of Madness in Sixteenth
Century Germany, recently won the Roland Bainton Award in History
for the year 2000, awarded at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth
Century Studies Conference in Cleveland. Midelfort, the C. Julian
Bishko Professor of History and principal of Brown College, is
the only person to have won the Bainton Award twice, having earned
it in 1995 for his book, Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany.
Board of Visitors member Walter F. "Wally" Walker has
been named one of six recipients of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association's 2001 Silver Anniversary Awards, given annually to
former student-athletes for achievement 25 years after their graduation.
Walker, who led U.Va. to its only ACC men's basketball tournament
championship in 1976 and was named the tournament's most valuable
player, is president and general manager of the NBA's Seattle
Robert M. Carey, dean of the School of Medicine and professor
of internal medicine at the U.Va. Health System, received a Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension
Control on Nov. 2 in Savannah, Ga. The award recognizes a scientist
whose work has resulted in major advances in the understanding
of the cardiovascular system and high blood pressure.
Dr. Dennis DeSilvey, associate professor of clinical internal
medicine at the U.Va. Health System and commander of the 2290th
U.S. Army Hospital in Washington, received the "A" proficiency
designator award from the U.S. Army Medical Department. This is
the highest award the U.S. Army Medical Department can bestow
to recognize professional expertise, ability and achievement in
clinical and academic medicine.