Excellence at Howard
Wayne Frederick, M.D., interim director of the Howard University Cancer Center, was appointed to the District of Columbia Board of Medicine, a division within the city’s Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration that is responsible for regulating the practice of medicine in D.C. Frederick will serve until August 3, 2010.
Edward Hill Jr., sports information director for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, received a 25-year award from the College Sports Information Directors Association. Hill is also an adjunct professor at Howard where he teaches a class, “Sports and the Media.”
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Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education, was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, one of two accrediting bodies approved by the Department of Education to accredit all educator preparation programs in the U.S.
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Kay T. Payne, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, John H. Johnson School of Communications, received the William T. Simpkins Award for Exemplary Service from the National Black Association for Speech, Language and Hearing. This annual award is bestowed upon the individual who most exemplifies its namesake for notable service provided to the organization.
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Fred Irby III, professor, Department of Music, and director of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble, received the Disney Performing Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching Jazz during the National Association for Music Education’s inaugural Teaching Music Awards ceremony in June.
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Carolyn M. Byerly, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Journalism, John H. Johnson School of Communications, was named the 2009 recipient of the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Media Advocacy for her work to reshape FCC policies regarding women and minority broadcast ownership, and her coordination of the global report on the status of women in news media. Her “Behind the Scenes of Women’s Broadcast Ownership” also won the top faculty paper. Both awards were from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Homer LaRue, J.D., professor, Howard University School of Law, was selected as the 2009-2010 Section Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.
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William B. Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and president of the Washington Psychiatric Society, was selected as a member of the Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Study sections review grant applications submitted to NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the status of research in their fields of science. Lawson will serve until June 30, 2013.
Alison Glascoe, Ph.D., assistant professor, College of Dentistry, and recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology Scholarship, was named one of 38 new and prospective dental educators nationally accepted to the 2009 American Dental Education Association Academy for Academic Leadership Institute for Teaching and Learning.
Chunmei Liu, Ph.D., professor, Department of Systems and Computer Science, won the 2009 NSF CAREER award for her project titled “CAREER: A Complete System for Protein Identification with Computational Approaches.” The award, which totals a grant in the amount of $400,000 for three years, will support Liu in developing a sequence of algorithms to identify proteins from tandem mass spectra.
Ahmed Rubaai, Ph.D., professor, College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, was selected as a member of the American Association for Engineering Education Robert G. Quinn Award Committee. He will serve through June 30, 2011.
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Anna Teschemaker, a doctoral student in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Fellow, won an award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Teschemaker’s dissertation topic addresses a key issue in the treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE), and seeks to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of the application of genetic testing in the treatment of DVT/PE.
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Kendall Isadore, a Biology major and the current Miss Howard University, was crowned Miss HBCU and inducted into the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame for 2009-2010.
Lawrence Ball, a business major, received the Exemplary Leadership Award at the Magic Johnson Foundation’s Taylor Michaels Conference, which is held every summer in Los Angeles for recipients of academic scholarships from the Magic Johnson Foundation.
Kerry-Ann Hamilton, Vankita Brown, Janice Smith and Desrene Vernon, doctoral students in the John H. Johnson School of Communications, were named winners of the Inez Kaiser Graduate Student of Color Awards from the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Of the 16 winners nationwide, four were from Howard. Hamilton is also the media relations manager in the Office of University Communications.
The Winter 2009 issue of the HUH Check Up received two APEX Awards for Publication Excellence in the following categories: “Print Newsletters” (Editor, Raven Padgett and Publications Specialist, LaShandra Gary) and “Newsletter Design & Layout” (Designer, Regina Reaves Hayden). There were nearly 4,000 entries submitted and the Check Up was one of 100 award recipients.