HONORS & Other Things
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Only 100 Sloan Research fellows are chosen each year from throughout the nation, and two of those named this year are on the Penn faculty. When this program was set up by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1955, awards were limited to physics, chemistry and pure mathematics. In 1972, neuroscience was added to the eligible disciplines and since 1980, applied mathematics and economics have also been included.
The two new fellows are:
At the thirteenth annual Women of Color luncheon on March 3, four Penn women were cited for their personal and public achievements to enhance the community:
Other award recipients are:
Afi Roberson, a staff assistant at the African American Resource Center (AARC) and executive board member of Penn VIPS (Volunteers in Public Service) and University Council Committees, was the Faculty/Staff Honoree. She was recognized for her work mentoring 8th graders in the Philadelphia Public School System through Penn VIPS, for leading the Alliance and Understanding Program-an effort to embrace diversity and encourage inter-racial dialogue and understanding-at the AARC, and for her service in numerous University committees.
Yoonmee Chang, a graduate student in the English department, was the Graduate Student Honoree for her role in organizing Asian American graduate students, and graduate students interested in Asian American studies, in order to empower them and help them develop a voice. She was also recognized for her work with GAASAM (Graduate Association for Asian American Studies) and her participation in organizing the 16th National Conference of the Association of Asian American Studies.
Stephanie Maldonado, C '00, a math major who is also a sub-matriculant
in the Graduate School of Education, was the Undergraduate Student Honoree
for her work as a facilitator in Summerbridge Germantown designing an after
school curriculum for 7th & 8th graders, her academic achievements and
her commitment to the community.
Dr. Daniel G. Haller has been appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). Dr. Haller is a professor of medicine at the Penn Cancer Center, and is a practicing oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancer.
"Dr. Haller's medical publications, including his position as the
associate editor for Hematology-Oncology for Annals of Internal Medicine,
made him the ideal candidate to maintain the high standards established
for JCO. His ability and foresight to lead the journal in the electronic
age was also an important factor," said Dr. Joel Tepper, the chair
of the JCO Search Committee. Dr. Haller will serve a five year term beginning
Dr. Yu H. Ku, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and
systems engineering at Penn, has been awarded the IEEE Third Millennium
Medal and IEEE's Circuits and Systems Society's Golden Jubilee Medal for
outstanding achievements and contributions. In 1972 he received the IEEE
Lamme Medal and an Honorary Doctor of Law (LL.D.) Degree from Penn.
Dr. Mark Kahn, assistant professor in the Cardiology Division at the School of Medicine was recently named the recipient of the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Research Grant for Cardiology as well as being the recipient of the AHA Buegher Stroke Grant. Dr. Kahn will receive $90,000 for two years to study Collagen Signaling in Platelets. The AHA Buegher Stroke Grant will give Dr. Kahn $90,909 over three years to study Identification and Characterization of the Signaling Receptor for Collagen on Human Platelets. Dr. Kahn joined the faculty in 1999.
Dr. Kahn received his bachelors and MD from Brown University and completed
his residency at Oregon Health Science University. He was a medical staff
fellow NHLBI at the National Institutes of Health and a clinical fellow
in cardiology at the University of California at San Francisco. He was a
post-doctoral fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 25, March 21, 2000