Honors & Other
Litt: Dreifuss-Penry Award
Brian Litt, assistant professor of neurology and bioengineering and
director of the EEG Laboratory at HUP, has been chosen as the winner of
the 2003 American Academy of Neurology's Dreifuss-Penry Award for
epilepsy research. Dr. Litt's research helps demonstrate that epileptic
seizures do not begin abruptly but build over minutes to hours before
triggering a clinical seizure. While the seizures build they go through
a series of steps that can be detected by analyzing the EEG recorded from
electrodes implanted in the brain.
Coughlin: Basic Research Award
Christina M. Coughlin, a research fellow at the Abramson Family Cancer
Research Institute, has received the Fellow Basic Research award for 2003
from the Society for Pediatric Research. Dr. Coughlin was chosen for her
work in showing that modified immune cells can efficiently deliver genetic
material to stimulate a desirable immune response. Dr. Coughlin conducts
research in the laboratory of Dr. Robert H. Vonderheide, at the Abramson
Family Cancer Research Institute. She is also a pediatric hematology-oncology
fellow at CHOP. "This award recognizes Dr. Coughlin's leadership
at the national level and the beneficiaries of this work and children
with cancer," said Dr. Vonderheide. The Society for Pediatric Research
encourages young investigators to engage in research that is of benefit
to children by providing a forum for interchange of ideas and an opportunity
for young investigators to present their work.
to Academy of
Arts & Sciences
Kumanyika: Member of AES
Shriki Kumanyika, professor of epidemiology, senior scholar in the
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and associate dean
for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, director of the graduate
program in Public Health Studies, and senior fellow of The Institute on
Aging, has been elected as a member of the American Epidemiologial Society
(AES). Dr. Kumanyika was chosen based upon her epidemiologic accomplishments
and contributions as evidenced by publications, academic activities, and
other aspects of professional work.
Johnston: Lifetime Achievement
Francis E. Johnston, emeritus professor and curator of physical anthropology,
has received the Charles Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award of the American
Association of Physical Anthropologists. Dr. Johnston received the award
for his combination of research, teaching and service both to the profession
and the lay community particularly the Urban Research Initiative program.
Rose Awards are awarded annually for outsanding research achievements
by Penn undergraduates in any discipline.
Brooks, C'03, for The
Effect of the Electoral College
on Voter Turnout
Delfs, C'03, for The
Hunt for the Proto-Augment: Cross-Linguistic
Parallels for Developments in
Furman, C'03, for Characterization
of Phase Locking in the Chick
Gamer, C'04, for Iconoclasm
in Art History: The Reformation,
the French Revolution and the
Maria Gomez Lopez, C'03,
GAS'04, for Legitimacies
of Justice: Nasa Communities,
the State and Legal Pluralism
in Northern Cauca, Colombia
Gross, C'03, for The
1961 Non-Renewal of the US-Saudi
Dhahran Airfield Agreement
Kudla, C'03, for Foreign
Intrusion: Western Involvement in
the Exportation of Internet and Surveillance
Technology to China
Monahan, NURS'03, for The
Safety and Efficacy of Dietary
Supplements: The FDA and Ephedrine
Moser, C'03, for An
Expressive Writing Intervention
for Canine Search and Rescue
Team Handlers Deployed after
Sept. 11, 2001
Perling, C'03, for Effect
of Brand and Outlet Variation
on Price in Malaysia, China,
Singapore and Thailand
Shah, C'03, for Generation
of Retroviruses Expressing Anti-Apoptotic
Genes for the Study on Tumorigenic
Conversion of Murine Bone Marrow
Sherman, C'03, for Revelation:
Psychological Relationships within
Contemporary Figurative Painting
Turner, C'03, for Diversity
of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
and its Influences on Soil Dynamics
here for other fulbright
for this year.
Barthmaier, (WH '03) for
a business internship in Mexico.
Davis, (COL '03) for
anthropology research in Bolivia.
Fleischer, (COL '03)
to teach English in South Korea.
Joshi, (COL/WH '03)
for a business internship in
Lee, (EAS '03) to study
biology in Austria.
Parasidis, (LAW '00)
to research public health in
Rubin, (COL '03) to
study diplomatic history in Israel.
not given the correct titles
for the following individuals who were in last
on Wharton Teaching Awards. They should have
read as follows. -- Ed.
Paul Kleindorfer, Anheuser-Busch Professor of
Management Science at Wharton.
Eric Bradlow, associate professor.
Matthew R. McBrady, lecturer.
Lawrence Zicklin, lecturer.
Peter Zemsky, visiting associate
Ziv Katalan, adjunct associate
N. Bulent Gultekin, associate professor of finance.
Gordon Bodnar, lecturer.
Nicholas Souleles, associate professor.
Lorin Hitt, associate professor.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 33, May 13, 2003