Claude Bernard, Ph.D., professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, has received a three-year award for $40,136 per year from the National Science Foundation for research titled “Human Resources for Computational High Energy Physics.” . . .
Diane L. Damiano, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurology and of physical therapy, has been elected president of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, a multidisciplinary medical society interested in children with developmental disorders. Damiano is the first physical therapist, the second non-physician and the fourth woman to hold the president’s position in the academy’s 61-year history. . . .
Regina F. Frey, Ph.D., director of The Teaching Center, senior lecturer in chemistry in Arts & Sciences and an assistant dean in Arts & Sciences, and R. Keith Sawyer, Ph.D., associate professor of education in Arts & Sciences, have received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research titled “An Analysis of Discourse in Peer-Led Team Learning.” . . .
Neville Prendergast, associate director, communications and outreach, at the Bernard Becker Medical Library, was selected as one of five members of the 2007-2008 class of the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program, which prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. . . .
Clifford M. Will, Ph.D., the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics in Arts & Sciences, has received a three-year, $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research titled “Relativistic Gravitation and Astrophysics.” The grant is a renewal of NSF funding that he has had continuously since 1981. . . .
Washington University Libraries received a one-year, $46,000 Digital Imaging Grant from the Missouri State Library. The grant will be used to digitize historic fire insurance maps of St. Louis, owned by the Libraries or Missouri Historical Society, and to make them available online to all interested persons.