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Week of 14 January 2005· Vol. VIII, No. 15

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Faculty honors & awards

AHA 2004 Distinguished Scientist Award goes to Loscalzo

Joseph Loscalzo, chief of the Division of Medicine at Boston Medical Center and director of the School of Medicine’s Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, has received the American Heart Association’s 2004 Distinguished Scientist Award, which honors extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research. Loscalzo, who also is Wade Professor and chairman of MED’s department of medicine, is internationally recognized for his work on the vascular biology of nitric oxide, platelet function, and atherothrombosis. The author of more than 20 books and 450 articles, he directs the Specialized Center of Research in Ischemic Heart Disease at Boston University Medical Center, whose faculty he joined in 1994.

Jacobs honored by American Occupational Therapy Association

Karen Jacobs (SAR’79), a SAR clinical professor of occupational therapy, is the recipient of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 2004 Herbert J. Hall Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the profession. Hall, AOTA president from 1920 to 1922, was a pioneer in the development of occupational therapy. Jacobs is a past president of AOTA and is internationally recognized for her work in ergonomics and health-care marketing. She has taught at Sargent College for more than 20 years and is the founding editor of the interdisciplinary international journal WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation.  

Riessman visiting professor at University of Bristol

Catherine Kohler Riessman, an SSW professor emerita, has been awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol, UK. She will be in residence there for the spring 2005 semester, completing her book Narrative Analysis for the Social Sciences and offering a workshop and several university lectures.



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