Week of June 7, 2010

Of note

Ann Gronowski, PhD, associate professor of pathology and immunology and of obstetrics and gynecology, was elected president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry for 2011. She will serve as president-elect in 2010 and as past-president in 2012. …

Ryan T. Moore, PhD, assistant professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Robert Wood Johnson fellowship to study health policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Francisco, for two years. Moore is one of three political scientists across the country awarded the fellowship, which begins this fall. As a fellow, Moore will research health policy and policymaking as part of an effort to bring new perspectives to health policy debate. …

Daniel Rode, PhD, professor of electrical and systems engineering, has received a one-year, $25,000 subaward from the University of Minnesota for research titled “Optical Control of Focal Epilepsy with Caged Compounds.” …

Tzyh-Jong Tarn, DSc, professor of electrical and systems engineering and director of the Center for Robotics and Automation, received the American Automatic Control Council’s 2010 John R. Ragazzini Award. The award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to automatic control education and will be presented to Tarn at the American Control Conference in Baltimore in July.

Speaking of

Sarah Carls, Amanda Hartz, Katherine Hoffarth, Erin Rellinger, Elizabeth Robinson and Allyson Rosen, all doctoral students in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences’ National Institutes of Health T35 research training program, presented research at the American Auditory Society Meeting March 4-6, 2010. Doctoral students Jacquelyn Baudhuin and Daniel Putterman also presented research.

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