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Honors & Other Things

The 2006 Newly-Retired Faculty

The following faculty were accorded emeritus status during the 2005-2006 academic year.

Those marked with astericks (*) have elected not to use the emeritus title modifier.

Leonard Bello, professor of pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine (’62)
Luis Blasco, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, School of Medicine (’74)
Michael Broennle, associate professor of anesthesia, School of Medicine (’73)
William V. Chalupa, professor of nutrition, School of Veterinary Medicine (’76)
Ronald F. Coburn, professor of physiology, School of Medicine (’65)
Richard O. Davies, professor of animal biology, School of Veterinary Medicine (’66)
*Charles E. Dwyer, associate professor of education, Graduate School of Education (’66)
Warren J. Ewens, professor of biology, SAS (’72)
Oscar Gandy, professor of communications, Annenberg (’87)
*Susan Gennaro, professor of nursing, School of Nursing (’88)
Robert Kohler, professor of history and sociology of science, SAS (’73)
Sandra Kramer, professor of radiology, School of Medicine (’88)
Robert Krisch, associate professor of radiation oncology, School of Medicine (’80)
Norma M. Lang, professor of nursing, School of Nursing (’92)
*Phoebe Leboy, professor of biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine (’66)
David Longnecker, professor of anesthesia, School of Medicine (’88)
Paul Lotke, professor of orthopaedic surgery, School of Medicine (’74)
Rob Roy MacGregor, professor of medicine, School of Medicine (’71)
*Daniel Malamud, professor of biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine (’77)
Zoriana K. Malseed, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing (’74)
Luigi Mastroianni, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, School of Medicine (’64)
Elliott Mossman, associate professor of slavic languages and literature, SAS (’68)
David Pleasure, professor of neurology, School of Medicine (’70)
Gerald J. Porter, professor of mathematics, SAS (’65)
Ellen Prince, professor of linguistics, SAS (‘74)
Stephen Putman, professor of city and regional planning, School of Design (’73)
Sohrab Rabii, professor of electrical and systems engineering, SEAS (’69)
Joseph Sanger, professor of cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine (’68)
Peter W. Scherer, professor of bioengineering, SEAS (’76)
Stephen S. Shatz, professor of mathematics, SAS (’64)
Chyng-Yann Shiue, professor of radiology, School of Medicine (’93)
James Stinnett, professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine (’72)
Yen Wang, professor of radiology, School of Medicine (’90)
Scott Ward, professor of marketing, Wharton (’76)
*Guy Welbon, associate professor of religious studies, SAS (’72)
Linton Whitaker, professor of surgery, School of Medicine (’73)

Note: The year in parentheses is the year the professors joined the faculty ranks.

Dr. Bartolomei: Women’s Health Prize

Marisa Bartolomei

Dr. Marisa Bartolomei, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, was awarded the first annual Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize for Scientific Contributions to Women’s Health. She was recognized for her work in the field of sex differences research and women’s health. Dr. Bartolomei received a $75,000 award and trophy at the Society for Women’s Health Research’s annual gala.

Dr. Brainard: Macbeth Award

Dr. David Brainard, professor and chair of psychology, is the recipient of the 2006 Macbeth Award, chosen by the Inter-Society Color Council for his ground-breaking research on how people experience the phenomena of color.

Dr. Casarett: Geriatric Society Award

David Casarett

Dr. David Casarett, assistant professor of medicine, is the recipient of the 2006 American Geriatric Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation. The  award recognizes outstanding clinical research achievement by an investigator focused on the health care issues of older adults who also provides direct patient care.

Dr. Chance: Service in Radiology

Dr. Britton Chance, Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus of Biophysics, Physical Chemistry and Radiologic Physics, received a 2006 Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to Radiology from the American Roentgen Ray Society. The citation cites his lifetime of scientific and engineering accomplishments “ranging from the development of the stopped-flow method for observing rapid biological reactions to pioneering research into cell bioenergetics,… the first nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra from excised and in situ heart, brain, and liver … the first NMR spectra from an exercised human limb” as well as his position as “the father of the field of optical imaging.”

Dr. Ellenberg: Society for Clinical Trials

Dr. Susan S. Ellenberg, associate dean for clinical research at the School of Medicine, and professor of biostatistics, is one of 17 scientists who have been selected as members of the first class of “Fellows of the Society for Clinical Trials.” This fellowship recognizes Society members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of clinical trials.

Dr. Feldman: AAP

Dr. Harold I. Feldman, professor of epidemiology and of medicine, was elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is a nonprofit, professional organization for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The AAP is composed of about 1000 active members and approximately 550 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries.

WETA Honors Annenbergs

Longtime WETA supporters and Penn trustees Mrs. Leonore Annenberg and the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg, received special tribute on May 22, at the WETA Salute to Excellence, a black tie dinner honoring Jim Lehrer, Robert MacNeil and The NewsHour.

Justice Learning Wins a Webby

Justice Learning, the interactive civics website for high school students, was named winner of a Webby Award in the category of law. The Webby Awards, which TIME magazine called the “Online Oscars,” recognize excellence in web design, creativity, usability and functionality.

Dr. Harkavy: Heritage Award

Ira Harkavy

Dr. Ira Harkavy, director and associate vice president for the Center for Community Partnerships, recevied the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Heritage Award. It is presented to those who have made significant contributions to the future of the heritage of the Philadelphia  region.

Dr. Hunt: Honorary Degree

Dr. John Dixon Hunt, professor of the history and theory of landscape in the School of Design, has received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Bristol, in the UK.

Dr. Meggers: Teacher-Scholar Award

Dr. Eric Meggers, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2006 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The award recognizes individual research accomplishments and promise in the chemical sciences. The award provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant.

Ms. Mitchell: Founder’s Award

Penn trustee Andrea Mitchell, CW ’67, was one of the recipients of the Founder’s Awards given by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The award recognizes those who have exemplified and supported the qualities and legacy of Penn founder Ben Franklin.

Dr. Volpp: Outstanding Investigator

Kevin Volpp

Dr. Kevin Volpp, assistant professor of medicine and health care systems at the Wharton School and in School of Medicine, received the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award from the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM). The award recognizes SGIM members at the level of assistant professor whose career achievements and body of work have had significant impact on research through sustained and consistent accomplishment.

GAPSA-Provost’s Award

The 2006 Winners of the GAPSA-Provost Award for Interdisciplinary Innovation include six graduate students listed with projects:

Amy Bach, GEd—Reconceptualizing Literacy Practices: Youth-Produced Media and Public Access Television as Tools for Education and Social Transformation.

Joel M. Caplan, GrS—The Effects of Victim Input on Parole Release Decisions.

Jonathan A.N. Fisher, Gr—Multifocal Multiphoton Imaging of Neuronal Activity Using Voltage-Sensitive Dyes.

Simone Polillo, Gr—Structuring Financial Elites: The Construction of Money in Italy and the United States, 1860s v 1920s.

Katherine V. Sedgwick, Gr—From Hazing to Academic Socialization: Freshmen Orientation in a College Education.

Elaine Wencil, Gr—Dissecting the Perceptual Components of Music: Cognitive Neuroscience of Duration and Pitch.



  Almanac, Vol. 53, No. 1, July 11, 2006


July 11, 2006
Volume 53 Number 1


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