William J. Kehoe, the William F. O'Dell Professor
of Commerce in the McIntire School, has been elected a fellow
of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, an
interdisciplinary organization whose mission is to provide a forum
for exchange of ideas among faculty members in those disciplines.
Ronald Gaykema, research assistant professor in the psychology
department, has received a $60,000 young investigator grant from
the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.
He will study a possible link between bacterial infection and
Three U.Va. faculty members are among 10 Nursing School alumni
recently recognized with the school's Centennial Heritage
Awards, created to recognize alumni who have demonstrated excellence,
creativity and leadership in the health care arena through their
service to the public. The recipients will be recognized during
the school's Centennial Gala weekend, April 20-22.
M. Burns, an associate professor of nursing, will receive
the clinical nursing practice award. A 1985 baccalaureate graduate
of the U.Va. nursing program the 1988 master's program and
the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program in 1996, she invented
the Burns Wean Assessment Program, used by clinicians to assess
the best time to remove a patient from a ventilator.
Gill Taylor, the Betty Norman Norris Professor of Nursing,
will be honored for nursing research. She graduated from the U.Va.
School of Nursing with a baccalaureate degree in 1963, a master's
degree in nursing in 1965 and her doctorate in education in 1975.
Taylor leads U.Va.'s Center for the Study of Complementary
and Alternative Therapies, which explores ancient and modern therapeutic
and medical practices. She has written more than 40 published
articles and earned more than $5 million in grant awards.
Richter Davies, assistant vice president for health system
development and assistant professor of nursing, is to be honored
for her service to the University. She earned her baccalaureate
in nursing at U.Va. in 1970, an emergency nurse practitioner certificate
in 1975 and a master's degree in 1982. Davies led the most
recent campaign, which began with a goal of $5.1 million and finished
with gifts and pledges totaling more than $14 million.
Pamela Kulbok, associate professor of nursing, was appointed
to the editorial advisory board of Public Health Nursing, a bimonthly
publication for public health professionals.
Grace A. Muro, a Nursing School clinical instructor, received
the 2001 Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Outstanding
Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Education Award.
The award was presented March 10 in Dallas.
Anita Thompson-Heisterman, a clinical instructor in the
Nursing School, was recently appointed to the board of the National
Mental Health Association.