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Faculty/staff notables November 2013

by UofL Today last modified Nov 14, 2013 02:49 PM

Faculty and staff are publishing and receiving honors in their fields and communities.

Jennie E. Burnet, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, has received the 2013 Elliot Skinner Award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology for her book, “Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda,” (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012). The association described the book as “an outstanding piece of research and writing (that) makes a great contribution to anthropology, African studies, gender and the treatment of violence.” Burnet's book is also a finalist for the 2013 Melville J. Herskovits Award from the African Studies Association. The winner of the Herskovits award, which recognizes the best English language work in African studies in the previous year, will be announced Nov. 23.

Clinical faculty member Ozan Akca recently published “Prehospital use of inhaled steroids and incidence of acute lung injury among patients at risk.” Festic E, Ortiz-Diaz E, Lee A, Li G, Kor DJ, Adebola A, Akca O, Hoth J, Levitt JE, Carter R, Gajic O; On behalf of the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group: Lung Injury Prevention Study Investigators. J Crit Care. 2013 Sep 24. doi:pii: S0883-9441(13)00299-2. 10.1016/j.jcrc.2013.08.011. Akca and clinical faculty member Susan Galandiuk also published, “Hypercapnia and surgical site infection: a randomized trial.” Akca O, Kurz A, Fleischmann E, Buggy D, Herbst F, Stocchi L, Galandiuk S, Iscoe S, Fisher J, Apfel CC, Sessler DI; the Hypercapnia Trial Investigators. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Nov;111(5):759-767.

Daya Singh Sandhu, professor and former chair, Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel, recently was honored as the Outstanding Tenured Counselor Educator for the year (2013) at the annual convention of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Sandhu also made two presentations: “Equity and Diversity in a Multicultural World: Understanding the Psychodynamics of Acculturation” and “Internationalization of Counseling: Suggestions for Counselors, Counselor Educators, and Administrators.”

Get Healthy Now was recognized at a luncheon Nov. 12 as a finalist in Business First’s fourth annual Greater Louisville’s Healthiest Employers awards program. GHN is in the category for businesses with 3,000 to 14,999 employees.

Darrell Griffith, director of advancement community relations, has received the Louisville Defender newspaper’s 2013 Lifetime Professional Achievement and Community Service Award. His dedication and commitment were recognized Oct. 25 at the annual Business and Professional Achievement Recognition Luncheon. David King, director, Office of Industry Contracts and assistant university counsel, has been designated SRA International Distinguished Faculty by the Society of Research Administrators International. The appointment is for an initial period of three years. King may be called upon as an expert consultant and speaker at professional workshops, continuing education courses and professional development programs. He also may be asked to contribute to external, periodic and professional reviews of research administration capacity and processes.

Jacek M. Zurada, professor, electrical and computer engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, has received the 2013 Joe Desch Innovation Award from the Engineers’ Club of Dayton, Ohio, for his contributions to computer technology. Joe Desch of Dayton was the leading figure in U.S. code-breaking effort during World War II and, along with Britain’s Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman and others, pioneered early computing technologies. Brooke Sweeney, clinical assistant professor and pediatric obesity specialist, received first place for her poster presentation at the 45th Children’s Hospital Annual Leadership Conference. The poster documented the development of a multi-site pediatric obesity management registry by 13 organizations, including Kosair Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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