Raymond E. Arvidson, Ph.D., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, has been selected by a committee at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as the winner of the 2007 AGU Planetary Science 2007 Whipple Award. . . .
Geoff Childs, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has received a three-year, $144,691 grant from Case Western University for research titled “Economic Development and Intergenerational Relations in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.” . . .
Richard A. Chole, M.D., Ph.D., the Lindburg Professor and head of the Department of Otolaryngology and professor of molecular biology and pharmacology, has received the 2007 Award of Merit from the American Otological Society for his leadership in research, education and the American Board of Otolaryngology. . . .
Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in psychiatry, is president-elect of the American Psychopathological Association (APPA). Cottler directs the Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group at the School of Medicine. She will serve as APPA president in 2010, the organization’s centennial year. . . .
Timothy Eberlein, M.D., the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and director of the Siteman Cancer Center, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. Eberlein also serves as the Bixby Professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery. . . .
Guy M. Genin, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a five-year, $754, 000 grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for research titled “Mechanics Characterization of Cellular Force Regulation.” . . .
Anne C. Goldberg, M.D., associate professor of medicine, was elected president of the National Lipid Association at its 2007 Annual Scientific Sessions in Scottsdale, Ariz. . . .
D. Ashley Hill, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and immunology, received a two-year, $70,000 grant from The Hope Street Kids for her research into the genetic causes of pleuropulmonary blastoma. . . .
David Holtzman, M.D., the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and head of the Department of Neurology, and Marcin Sadowski, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, received a $400,000 grant from the American Federation for Aging Research and the John A. Hartford Foundation. . . .
Craig A. Micchelli, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular biology and pharmacology, has been selected as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences from the Pew Charitable Trust. The award covers four years and is worth $240,000. . . .
David G. Mutch, M.D., the Ira C. and Judith Gall Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named president-elect II of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. . . .
Ralph S. Quatrano, Ph.D., the Spencer T. Olin Professor and chair of the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences, has been named a fellow by the American Society of Plant Biologists. He was presented an award at the society’s annual meeting held jointly with the Botanical Society of America as well as the American Fern Society and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, July 7-11, 2007 in Chicago. . . .
Yoram Rudy, Ph.D., the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering, organized and chaired a workshop on “Systems Approach to Understanding Electromechanical Activity in the Human Heart” at the National Institutes of Health — National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Aug. 20-21, in Washington, D.C. Workshop objectives were to discuss the state-of-the-art and identify challenges of integrating knowledge from the molecular and cellular scales to the whole-heart level, where cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure occur. The workshop participants will develop a list of recommendations for future research directions and NIH-NHLBI support. An executive summary of the workshop and recommendations are available on the NHLBI website: nhlbi.nih.gov/meetings/workshops/electro.htm. . . .
Yoel Sadovsky, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named president-elect of the Perinatal Research Society. . . .
Alison Snyder-Warwick, M.D., a clinical research fellow in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, received a 2007 Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship from the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. This program awards funding to basic science research or clinical research projects related to plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her sponsor is Keith Brandt, M.D., the W.G. Hamm Professor of Surgery. . . .
Samuel Stanley Jr., M.D., vice chancellor of research, has been named an ambassador in Research!America’s Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research. Stanley is now one of 50 of the nation’s foremost global health experts who have joined forces to increase awareness about the critical need for greater U.S. public and private investment in research to improve global health. . . .
Stephanie Strand, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate in molecular microbiology, was selected by the American Society for Microbiology to participate in the 2007 Robert J. Kadner Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology. The institute, held at the University of Colorado at Boulder in July, brought together a select group of 35 graduate and postdoctoral students from across the nation for five days of hands-on training in scientific communication, ethics and a number of other career-related concerns.