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Awards and honors: BU faculty
Ulla Hanson, a CAS professor of biology, has been
invited by the National Institutes of Health to become a member of the
Cell Development and Function 3 Study Section at the Center for Scientific
Review. Members are selected on the basis of significant achievement in
their scientific discipline; study sections review grant applications
submitted to the NIH, make recommendations, and survey the status of research
in their fields
Mike Harrison, a CAS psychology professor emeritus, has had a series of brain stem slides, prepared during the 1960s and 1970s, accepted as part of the collection of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The exhibit will acknowledge Harrison and Boston University.
Morton Hoffman, a CAS professor of chemistry, received the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers 2002 John A. Timm Award. The award is presented annually to a person who has made outstanding contributions to the chemistry education of young people. Hoffman, the 27th recipient of the award, will deliver an address to the association and receive a certificate and a monetary award.
Robert Hudson, an SSW professor of social welfare policy and editor of the Public Policy and Aging Report, led a congressional breakfast briefing on people of color and retirement security in Washington, D.C., on June 27. Judith Gonyea, an SSW professor, joined Hudson and other distinguished members on the panel.
Glenn Loury, a CAS professor of economics, a UNI professor, and director of the Institute on Race and Social Division, was named a 2002 Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation. Loury is one of 11 leading researchers at American universities and colleges chosen to receive the honor for excellent and innovative scholarship. He will receive up to $100,000 for one to two years to pursue research advancing the strategic mission of the Carnegie Corporation, which encourages and supports work on a wide array of issues that advance knowledge and improve society.
Una Scully Ryan, a MED research professor of medicine, was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her Birthday Honours List in June for her services to the research, development, and promotion of biotechnology. Ryan is the president and CEO of AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of products that harness the human immune system to prevent and treat disease.
John Byron Sledge III, an orthopedic surgeon at Boston Medical Center and a MED assistant professor, is one of seven North American researchers who received a Zimmer Orthopaedic Surgery Career Development Award, established by Zimmer, Inc., and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation to advance research in the field of orthopedic surgery. Sledge was awarded an unrestricted $50,000 grant to develop a Web-based database to collect vital information that will facilitate the study of treatments and interventions for spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries. Such injuries primarily affect young adults, and approximately 11,000 new cases are reported each year.
Awards and honors:
Bulletin CD, the Goldman School of Dental Medicine's annual school bulletin, and Impressions, its alumni magazine, received top honors at the annual University and College Designers Association. Bulletin CD received a Gold Award; it was the first electronic version of the publication since shifting from paper to electronic format in 2001 (http://dentalschool.bu.edu/bulletin). Impressions received an Award of Excellence; the winning issue featured "A Day in the Life" of faculty, staff, and students at the school.
Out of over 10,000 applicants for the 2002 American Graphics Design Competition,
sponsored by Graphic Design: USA, the newsletter of the School of Social
Work and its alumni association, Alumni Journal, and an SSW promotional
brochure entitled "Educating for Change" won awards of excellence
in communication and graphic