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Honors for January 2001

  • William Feinberg, sociology, received from the sociology and computers section of the American Sociological Association its Lifetime Achievement Award. It was presented at the annual meeting in Washington D.C. in recognition of Feinberg's series of computer simulation models about crowds (developed with Norris Johnson), evacuation from a fire (based on the Beverly Hills fire and also developed with Johnson), affirmative action programs, problems with certain kinds of statistical measures and family planning programs.

  • David Ficker, Comprehensive Epilepsy Treatment Program and Neuroscience Institute, recently earned the prestigious Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award. The five-year award, titled "Quality of Life in Newly Diagnosed Epilepsy and Seizures," is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and will enable Ficker to provide direct patient care to study the quality of life of those who have epilepsy and seizures.

  • Jack Gluckman, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, has been awarded the Fellowship ad hominem from the Royal College of Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the United Kingdom. He received this award while he participated in the Birmingham International Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Conference United Kingdom. Gluckman has also been named president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a non-profit professional association representing more than 11,000 medical specialists who diagnose and treat disorders of the ear, nose and throat.

  • Ronald Warnick, neurosurgery, radiation oncology and clinical and Division of Neuro-Oncology, received the Steven Mahaley Research Award at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons international meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The award is given annually to an established investigator in neuro-oncology who presents the best paper in the brain tumor field. Warnick presented "Phase III Multicenter Trial of GLI 328 HSV-Tk Gene Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma Multiforme."

  • Alvin Crawford, pediatrics and orthopaedic surgery, has been elected the president of the Scoliosis Research Society. His election took place during the 35th annual meeting in Cairns, Australia. Peter Stern, orthopaedic surgery, was elected president of the American Society for Surgery of The Hand at the society's recent annual meeting in Seattle. He also is serving a 10-year, elected term as a director for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Walter Stone, psychiatry, has been elected treasurer for a three-year term in the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. He served on the board of directors of the organization for five years.

  • Dale McGirr, Finance, was among the volunteers honored by The Cincinnati Observatory Center (COC) recently at the Westin Hotel, Cincinnati, during a celebration of National Philanthropy Day. McGirr is the UC representative on the center's Board of Trustees.

  • Susan Carlson and Janet Melcher, Social Work, serve as co-chairs for the 2001 Conference Committee for the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The conference they are organizing will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Cincinnati on March 15-16, 2001. "Spanning the Spectrum" is this year's theme.

  • Linda Lee and Nancy A. Creaghead, communication sciences and disorders, both received honors at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Washington, D.C. Lee became a Fellow, and Creaghead received a 1999 Editor Award for her piece on "Evaluating Language Intervention Approaches: Contrasting Perspectives," which was published in Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.

  • Don Heinrich Tolzmann, German American studies and University Libraries, assisted with the production of a PBS program, The German-Americans, which was shown on WLIW, a New York PBS station in November and will be broadcasted nationally in March 2001.

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