University of Rochester


Faculty and Staff Honored

Eric Blackman, professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society, the world’s largest and most prestigious association of physicists.

Robert Foster, professor of anthropology, has been named the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University.

John Howell, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, was selected to receive a 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, an honor given to professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.

Todd Krauss, an assistant professor of chemistry, received the 2005 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

The National Council of University Research Administrators has selected Gunta Liders, the director of the Office of Research and Project Administration, to receive a 2005 Distinguished Service Award.

Elizabeth McAnarney, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, received an honorary degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The American Hospital Association has awarded the Medical Center its annual “Circle of Life” Citation of Honor in recognition of the center’s community-based palliative care and end-of-life care initiative, research programs, and education for medical students and residents.

Work by Scott Thompson, a resident in the Department of Otolaryngology, on the effects of hormones on hearing has been cited as the most important research by a young doctor in the field in 2005 by the American Academy of Otolaryngology.