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Medical Center Faculty and Students Receive Convocation Honors

September 24, 2009 – More than 20 faculty members and students received recognition for their outstanding achievements during the second annual Medical Center Convocation on Sept. 22.

Those recognized for outstanding performance in research determined by scholarship, scientific achievement and professional recognition by their peers include:

• Michael Cole, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
• Kenneth Kellar, Department of Pharmacology
• Dr. Jeanne Mandelblatt, Department of Oncology
• Dr. Daniel Merenstein, Department of Family Medicine
• Josef Rauschecker, Department of Physiology
• William Rebeck, Department of Neuroscience
• Maximilian Riesenhuber, Department of Neuroscience
• Dr. Peter Shields, Department of Oncology
• Michael Stoto, School of Nursing & Health Studies
• Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky, Department of Pathology
• Dr. Anton Wellstein, Department of Oncology

Students and peers also recognized exceptional faculty members elected into the Magis Society. Those inducted into the society were:

• Dr. John Lynch, Department of Urology
• Dr. Willard Barnes, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Michael Lumpkin, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Kaiser-Permanente Awards bestowed at convocation went to:

• Barbara Bayer, Department of Neuroscience
• Dr. David Nelson, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty recognized for outstanding achievement by the School of Nursing & Health Studies were:

• Maryanne Lachat, Department of Nursing
• Mary Jane Mastorovich, Department of Health Systems Administration
• Craig Ramey, Center on Health and Education

Students also received special recognition for outstanding achievement by their deans and professors. Outstanding student achievement in the School of Medicine went to:

• Lydia Kuo-Bonde (M’10)
• Shoshana Aleinikoff (M’12)

Outstanding student achievement in the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization went to:

• Edward Tuan (G’11), Department of Pharmacology
• Jose Matta (G'09), Department of Pharmacology

Outstanding student achievement in the School of Nursing & Health Studies went to:

• Marie Federowicz, Health Care Management and Policy
• Michael DeLuca, International Health

A new award recognizes a faculty member for long-term, sustained service to the university in the form of community leadership, academic committees, governance, chairmanships and other efforts on behalf of Medical Center faculty colleagues. The award went to:

• Kenneth Dretchen, Department of Pharmacology

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