For The Record:
Once each month, Cheers recognizes achievement of
consequence among faculty, staff and students, as well as some
promotions and new hires.
We welcome contributions submitted in writing accompanied by
a telephone number. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity
Doris Entwisle, professor of sociology, received the Award
for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development
at the 1997 meeting of the Society for Research in Child
Development. She was recognized for her contributions to research
on the social psychology and sociology of human development.
Human resources manager Alison Pullins has been appointed to
a three-year term on the Eastern Region board of directors of the
College and University Personnel Association, Eastern Region. She
has additionally been appointed to a one-year term on CUPA's
National Strategic Planning Committee.
Second-year medical student Brendan Bellew has been named a
1997-98 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation and will spend
a year as an international fellow at Children's Hospital #1 in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He will receive a basic stipend and cost
of living allowance, plus expenses for language study and travel
to study how medicine is practiced in a nation with differing
values, resources and priorities.
University Professor of Medical Genetics Victor McKusick is
one of three world-renowned medical investigators who will
receive a 1997 City of Medicine Award in recognition of his
pioneering work in medical genetics. The award, consisting of a
$5,000 honorarium and a custom-made Baccarat crystal sculpture,
honors individuals or organizations who have made extraordinary
contributions to medicine in the public interest.
The Black Faculty and Staff Association has elected the
following members to its executive board for 1997-98: president
Paul White, of Homewood Student Affairs; president-elect Vernon
Savage, of Homewood Student Affairs; past president Alison
Pullins of the School of Continuing Studies; treasurer Angela
Artis, of central administration; recording secretary Martha
Jackson, of the Eisenhower Library; corresponding secretary
Regine LaForest-Sharif, of Homewood Student Affairs;
parliamentarian Joseph Goodman, of Homewood Student Affairs; East
Baltimore staff representative-at-large Terri Smoot, of the
School of Medicine; Homewood staff representative-at-large Brian
McNair, of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library; and faculty
representative Franklin Knight, of the Krieger School of Arts and
Dean Alfred Sommer has been selected to receive the 1997
Helmut Horten Research Award for his studies on the connection
between vitamin A deficiency and infant mortality in the
developing world. He will share the prize of one million Swiss
francs with child psychiatrist Sir Michael Rutter, of the
University of London.
In a separate announcement, Sommer has also been selected to
receive the Sir Stewart Duke Elder Gold Medal at the next meeting
of the International Congress of Ophthalmology in June 1998, in
Amsterdam. He will present the Duke Elder Oration before the
Senate of the University of London as part of the ceremony.
--Compiled by Mike Field
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