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March Notables

by UofL Today last modified Mar 05, 2014 04:42 PM

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

Patrick J. Murphy Jr., MD, founder and director of the University of Louisville Home Call Program, and professor, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, was nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Medical Director of the Year award, presented by AMDA-Dedicated to Long Term Care. Murphy is the only award nominee who is board-certified as a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and the only nominee on the faculty of an academic health center. He also has earned certification from AMDA as a medical director.

Bennett (Ben) Jenson, MD, professor and senior scientist, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, was named as one of Texas Christian University’s distinguished alumni. He will receive the award in April. Jenson, who joined the faculty at UofL in 2002, was part of the team that developed the first vaccine to neutralize certain strains of the human papillomavirus that is 100 percent effective against this major cause of cervical cancer.

UofL was honored twice at the 2014 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools luncheon. Aruni Bhatnagar, professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, received the Outstanding Mentor Award. Bhatnagar is also the Smith and Lucille Gibson Endowed Chair. UofL’s School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies was also awarded the CSGS/ETS Award for Innovations in Graduate Education from Admissions to Completion for its project proposal titled “Alternative Academics and Scholars in the Workplace: Preparing Graduate Students for a Diversity of Career Outcomes.” The award includes a grant of $2500 to support SIGS programming for graduate students across the university. Bhatnagar received the award on behalf of SIGS.

Crystal Collins-Camargo, PhD, director of the National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services, and associate professor, Kent School of Social Work, was a featured speaker at the nationally known Mississippi Child Welfare Institute at Jackson State University. She has been principal investigator for several studies regarding the Kentucky court system’s effectiveness in responding to abused and neglected children and their families.

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