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January 18, 2010

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Lawrence
Lawrence

Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, has been awarded the 2009 Martha May Eliot Award by the American Public Health Association (APHA).

An international organization of public health professionals that has been in operation since 1872, APHA recognized Lawrence for her tireless efforts to improve the health of women and their children.

Meyerowitz
Meyerowitz

Cyril Meyerowitz, director of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been named chair of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure, an American Dental Association agency dedicated to promoting high quality and effective processes of dental education, licensure and credentialing in the United States. Meyerowitz was also elected chair of the New York State Academic Dental Centers, which includes the Eastman Institute and the dental schools at Columbia University, New York University, University at Buffalo and SUNY Stony Brook. The group works to improve oral health of New Yorkers through enhanced dental education research and clinical care.

Józefowicz
Józefowicz

Ralph Józefowicz, a professor of neurology and medicine, has been awarded the 2010 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education by the American Academy of Neurology. He will receive the award at the academy’s annual meeting in Toronto in April.

Caton
Caton

Jack Caton, professor, chair, and program director of the periodontics division at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, has received the 2009 Award for Outstanding Periodontal Educator from the American Academy of Periodontology. The award recognizes an exemplary periodontal faculty member whose career demonstrates excellence in teaching and is an inspiration to students.

Garzione
Garzione

Carmala Garzione, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, has won the 2009 New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for her research that has helped redefine geologists’ understanding of the rate at which mountain ranges form. Garzione is one of eight winners chosen from more than 150 nominees this year.

Finnegan
Finnigan

Educational policy expert Kara Finnigan, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the Warner School of Education, has been awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation with her colleague Alan Daly, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, for a study of how urban systems and high schools in need of improvement diagnose problems; identify strategies; and define, acquire, use, and diffuse research evidence to improve under No Child Left Behind districts.

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