|Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry, and education and cofounder of a leading theory of human motivation, has been selected for the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Network on Personal Meaning. The award recognizes more than three decades of both clinical and research contributions that advance health, spirituality, peace, and human fulfillment.||
|Harry Reis, professor of psychology and a pioneer in the study of close relationships who has helped advance the field for four decades, has been selected for the 2012 Distinguished Career Award from the International Association for Relationship Research. The award recognizes a full career of eminent contributions to relationship science and it is the association’s most significant honor.||
|Bonita Boyd, professor of flute at the Eastman School, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association. Boyd was honored earlier this month at the organization’s annual convention, where flutists from around the world whose lives and careers were touched by Boyd performed in a special concert.||
|Xi-Cheng Zhang, director of the Institute of Optics and the M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics, has been named the winner of the Optical Society’s 2012 William F. Meggers Award, which recognizes outstanding work in spectroscopy.||
|Beth Jörgensen, professor of Spanish-American literature, has won the 2011 book award in the humanities from the Mexico section of the Latin American Studies Association for her book Documents in Crisis: Nonfiction Literatures in Twentieth Century Mexico (SUNY Press).||
University communications professionals were awarded 10 PRism Awards and two Awards of Excellence for their work promoting the research, innovations, services, and initiatives that take place on the River Campus and at the Medical Center. From left: Mark Michaud, Leslie White, Susan Hagen, Valerie Alhart, Melissa Greco Lopes, Adam Fenster, Carole Dowling, and Heather Hare. Not pictured: Scott Hauser, Becky Jones, Katie LeChase, Karen McCally, Kathleen McGarvey, and Shirley Zimmerkidd.
The University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid was recognized for producing “Remember oUR Name,” a rap video that gives prospective students facts and figures about the University with a hip hop twist. It received a bronze award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Circle of Excellence awards program this summer.
The video, which was released last spring, was produced in the Enrollment Communications department, led by Satyajit Dattagupta, director of enrollment communications (second from right). Admissions counselor Michael Shea ’09, ’11W (MS) (left) lent his talents as an amateur lyricist to the rap, while in-house videographer Chris Niswonger (right) shot and edited the piece. Admissions counselor Christopher Bierasinski ’10 (second from left) served as the production assistant. The University’s Midnight Ramblers provided the arrangement and vocals.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute has been named the first two-time winner of the MatchMaestro award from ResearchMatch, a national, web-based study recruitment registry. Each quarter, the trophy is awarded to the institution that has enrolled the highest number of research study volunteers. When the University first received the award during the fourth quarter of 2011, University researchers enrolled 162 volunteers. To receive the trophy during the second quarter of 2012, the study teams of James Dolan and Qinghau Li; Michael McKee; and Ronald Rogge and Jack Peltz successfully enrolled 125 volunteers.
“The ResearchMatch team is very supportive of our researchers, and our study teams appreciate the opportunity to use this recruitment tool,” says Nancy Needler (left), research subject advocate for the CTSI and Institutional Liaison for ResearchMatch. She is pictured with Lauren Farberman, administrator of the Research Navigator Program. To learn more about joining the registry as a researcher or as a volunteer, visit https://www.researchmatch.org/?rm=urmc.