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September 20, 2013

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 Nancy Bennett
Nancy Bennett
Edward Deci
Edward Deci
Eric Fredericksen
Eric Fredericksen
Susan Groth
Susan Groth
Lynne Maquat
Lynne Maquat
Richard Ryan
Richard Ryan
Sheree Toth
Sheree Toth

Lynne Maquat, the J. Lowell Orbison Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Medical Center, has received the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s 2014 William C. Rose Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and a demonstrated commitment to the training of young scientists.

The International Society for Self and Identity has selected Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, and Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, and of education, as winners of its 2013 Distinguished Lifetime Career Award.

Eric Fredericksen, associate vice president for online learning, has been named a Sloan Consortium Fellow for his contributions to and leadership in online education. He will be recognized at the group’s International Conference on Online Learning in November.

The National Council of University Research Administrators presented Gunta Liders, associate vice president for research administration, its Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration, the organization’s highest honor.

Lynda Powell, professor of political science, has been awarded the 2013 Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize for her book, The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures. The award is given annually by the Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association for the best book in legislative studies and is named for Fenno, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Rochester.

Sheree Toth, professor of psychology and the executive director of the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center, was recognized with the Outstanding Research Career Achievement Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Tim Mosmann, the director of the David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology at the Medical Center, has been awarded the 2013 Novartis Prize for Basic Immunology.

Patrick Holland, professor of chemistry, has been named one of five winners of the regional Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

Nancy Bennett, director of the Center for Community Health, has been elected cochair of the Community Engagement Key Function Committee of the national Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.

Craig Sellers, associate professor of clinical nursing, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Susan Groth, assistant professor of nursing, has been awarded the March of Dimes Margaret Comerford Freda “Saving Babies, Together” Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Barbara Iglewski, professor of microbiology and immunology, received an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, at the university’s convocation in June.

 


 

 Alberta Miller
Alberta Miller
Marcy Eichorn
Marcy Eichorn
 Wilbur Read
Wilbur Read
Sally Roche
Sally Roche

 

Alberta Miller, Wilbur Read, Marcy Eichorn, and Sally Roche were among the longtime employees recently honored by the University for their service.

The full list of honorees for 2013 are available at www.rochester.edu/working/hr/hri/13servawdees.pdf.

Alberta Miller, 55 Years
Alberta Miller, a patient unit secretary at Strong Memorial Hospital, has received numerous awards, including the Medical Center Chairman’s Quality Award, which she received in 1999 in recognition of her compassion and dependability. Miller has served as a secretary in several departments within the Department of Medicine over the years, starting in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Mary Eichorn, 50 years
Mary Eichorn’s service to the University started when she became a secretary with the Department of Medicine in 1962. In 1967 she moved to the Department of Neurology, where she has served since. For almost 20 years, Eichorn has distributed more than 250 ledgers throughout the Department of Neurology. In 2011, Eichorn changed to part-time status, but she continues to be someone on whom department faculty and staff members depend.

Wilbur Read, 50 Years
Wilbur (Chairman) Read was hired as a carpenter’s helper in the Annex maintenance shop in 1963 and later earned the carpenter title before he was transferred to the Medical Center’s machine shop. As member of the machine shop team, Read was instrumental in the growth of Facilities at the Medical Center. During his time at the University, he has repaired operating room equipment, worked on the medical waste incinerator, installed curtain tracks—and he’s been involved in the repair of almost every piece of equipment needing repair in the Medical Center.

Sally Roche, 50 Years
Sally Roche became a library clerk at the University in 1963, going on to specialize in interlibrary loan, eventually coming to manage access services. She earned a reputation for service excellence among area libraries and library users. In 1999, she became building coordinator for River Campus Libraries and played a key role in the development of the Gleason Library and in ensuring that project designers incorporated key elements identified by students who participated in the space’s design and planning.

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