C. David Allis, professor of biochemistry in
the School of Medicine, has been selected 2002 recipient of the
Dickson Prize in Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School
of Medicine. The award is given each year to an American investigator
whose work represents significant and progressive contributions
to the field of biomedical research.
Dr. Thomas Bleck, professor of neurology, neurological
surgery and internal medicine at the School of Medicine, has been
selected to receive the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award from
the Alumni Association of Rush Medical College.
Michael Davis, graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Genetics at the School of Medicine, has received
the Acres of Diamonds Award from the National Institute of General
Medical Sciences Minority Trainee Research Forum. He won in the
national abstract competition and earned distinction in the oral
presentations and poster session category.
Dr. Gerald Mandell, professor of internal medicine and
head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Health System,
has been named the Cornell University Medical College 2002 Distinguished
Debbie A. Cote, the Health Systems manager of renal
services, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a commissioner
on the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission, which has
oversight for the national certification exams for nephrology
nurses and technicians.
Sarah E. Turner, assistant professor of education and economics,
shared a 2002 Milken Institute Award for Distinguished Economic
Research with John Bound, a professor in the University of Michigan
Department of Economics, and Michigan graduate students Jeffrey
Groen and Gabor Kezdi. Their paper, Trade in University
Training: Cross-State Variation in the Production and Use of College-Educated
Labor, studies the relationship between institutes of higher
education and an areas stock of skilled workers.
Peter L. Sheras, professor of education and human services,
has been elected a practitioner member of the National Academies
of Practice, founded in 1981 to recognize the need for interdisciplinary
collaboration in health care.
Paul A. Levine, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery, has been inducted as president of the American
Head and Neck Society.
H. Eugene Lockhart Jr., president and CEO of the New Power
Co. in Purchase, N.Y., was elected president of the U.Va. Alumni
Association. Lockhart received an engineering degree in 1972 and
an MBA in 1974. He succeeds Glynn Key on July 1. David L. Casey
Bowlin, class of 1969 and president of Summit Global Partners
Inc., a regional insurance brokerage firm based in Dallas, was
elected vice president.
Alumni Association also presented employee awards. The Distinguished
Service Award, for exhibiting leadership and inspiring others,
was given to Faye B. Cline, a research administrator at the School
of Engineering and Applied Science. The Distinguished Professor
Award, for promoting superior instruction and enrichment of University
life, was presented to Barbara Brodie, professor of nursing.
Rebecca White, director of Parking and Transportation,
was honored May 8 at the annual Give Air a Brake Day luncheon,
for wat te organizaers called her commitment to reduce parking
and traffic congestion by promoting alternative transportation,
initiating projects to protect the environment and the communitys
quality of life and for her promotion of JAUNTs Crozet Commuter
Cox Norris, coordinator of communications for the University Library,
won the grand prize drawing, a weekend bed and breakfast getaway
at the Brierley Inn in Lexington and $500 in cash.
Jeffrey Plank, assistant vice president for research and
public service, won the 2002 Independent Book Award for Architecture
for The Early Louis Sullivan Building Photographs, which he co-authored
with the late modern architect and preservationist Crombie Taylor.
Katherine Thornton, professor of technology, culture and
communication, and assistant dean of engineering, received the
Eminent Woman Award from the Universitys Womens Club
at its annual spring luncheon. Given only three times in the clubs
history, the award was bestowed previously upon Elizabeth Kubler-Ross,
head womens basketball coach Debbie Ryan and professor and
poet Rita Dove. A former astronaut, Thornton holds a womens
record with four space walks, totaling 21 hours, outside the space
Three clinical nurses at the Health System received awards for
excellence as part of Week of the Nurse. Bethany Coyne Johnson,
registered nurse and nurse practitioner in the Division of Pediatric
Nephrology, was recognized for excellence in clinical practice.
Liz Browne, registered nurse and clinician in the Medical Intensive
Care Unit, received the Excellence in Caring Award. Browne for
helping patients and their families physically and emotionally.
Clinician Esther McClure received the Nurse of Distinction Award
for her clinical knowledge, experience and dedication to her patients
Karen Knierim, associate director of University Career
Services, received the A. Isabel Gordon Award for Distinguished
Service, the highest award given by the Virginia Association of
Colleges and Employers and given only every few years to a member
who has provided excellent service to the organization over a
number of years.
Gigi Davis-White, director of Education Career Services,
received the associations Special Achievement Award for
Excellent Leadership and Contributions to the VACE Technology
Committee. Davis-White chaired that committee and co-chaired the
site selection committee.
Robert M. Blizzard, chair emeritus of the Department of
Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, is one of 15 scientists
and clinicians elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society
of Scholars. Blizzard has made multiple contributions in the field
Suzanne M. Burns, a nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit
at the Health System, has been elected to the board of directors
of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Burns will
serve a three-year term beginning in July.