Week of April 26, 2010

Of note

Lesley Addison, Bill Janes and Janelle Sullivan, third-year doctoral students in the Program in Occupational Therapy, were selected to participate in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Leaders Development Program, a new initiative to identify leaders who are about to start or have just started their careers and provide them with a yearlong mentored leadership training program. …

Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, a refereed journal published out of the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures in Arts & Sciences, has received a grade of “A+” in the Australian Research Council ranking of research journals. An “A+” journal is considered one of the best in its field or subfield and typically covers an entire field/subfield. Papers published are high-quality, and acceptance rates are low. Field leaders, including many from top institutions, make up the editorial board. …

Elaine Mardis, PhD, associate professor of genetics and of molecular microbiology and co-director of The Genome Center, received the Scripps Genomic Medicine Award at the third annual Future of Genomic Medicine conference March 5 and 6. The award is presented to researchers who have an extraordinary impact on genomic medicine. Mardis was selected for her work in cancer genome sequencing. …

Elliott M. Weiss, a fourth-year medical student, has received the Osler Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine. The award recognizes the best scholarly essay in history by a current medical student. Weiss’ essay is titled “Avoiding the Controversial: United States Physicians’ Response to Eugenic Social Policies, 1910-1940.” His adviser for the project was Garland Allen, PhD, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and his research costs were partially supported by the School of Medicine’s Program in Humanities.

Speaking of

Jenny Lovell, assistant professor of architecture, will present a paper titled “Building Envelopes: An Integrated Approach” at the 2010 Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium. The two-day technical symposium — held April 30 and May 1 at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona — will explore state-of-the-art building enclosure design in both professional and academic realms. Lovell’s paper is edited from her forthcoming book of the same title, which will be released by Princeton Architectural press in August 2010.

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