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University continues reorganization of top Health System administration
Dave Matthews Band announces second benefit concert in Charlottesville
Breaking bread brings faculty and students together

Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff

Kunitz's poems chronicle passing through the 20th century
Novelist Margot Livesey to be here beginning of April
Hot Links -- Libra, the library's magazine
Off the Shelf -- recently published books by faculty and staff
U.Va. professor recalls growing up in Mississippi during the Civil Rights era
Electronic Text Center will share $1.5 million gift with Monticello
In Memoriam
Two Engineering faculty named AIMBE fellows
Artist's "Galactic Journal" on display
Looking for dark matter, distant stars and extraterrestrial life

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 anxiety disorders.

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.

Suzanne 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.

Ann 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.

Linda 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.


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