Charleen T. Chu named Dorothy Dillon Eweson Award Lecturer
Charleen T. Chu has been named a Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecturer on the Advances in Aging Research for 2009, sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The Eweson Lecture Series on Advances in Aging Research was established in 1997 to enhance awareness of "cutting edge" research in aging and age-related conditions at the forefront of scientific or medical specialty disciplines. The award lecture entitled, "In the PINK1: Mitochondrial Kinases and Autophagic Neurodegeneration," will be presented in the Presidential Symposium on Resolving Cell Death and Inflammation: Implications in Disease, on April 20 in New Orleans, LA as part of the American Society of Investigative Pathology (ASIP) Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2009.
Peter G. Anderson, D.V.M. , Ph.D. , University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine receives the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award.
Peter Anderson, a long-time member of ASIP, professor of pathology and director of pathology undergraduate education at UAB, received the AOA Glaser Award for his accomplishments in developing electronic teaching approaches and distance learning to improve medical education. Dr. Anderson developed the Pathology Education Instructional Resources (PEIR) website, an online repository of more than 40,000 medical images that is now used by most medical schools. In addition, Dr. Anderson developed and maintains the website for the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE), an organization instrumental in advancing the quality of pathology education. The GRIPE website includes both pathology images, peer-reviewed test materials, and an image “wish-list” for hard-to-find pathology images.
James A. Swenberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, will receive the Society of Toxicology's (SOT) Merit Award during their Annual Meeting to be held on March 25-29, 2007 in Charlotte, NC. The Merit Award is presented to an SOT member in recognition of a distinguished career in toxicology. This award consists of a plaque and cash stipend.
Visit their website, http://www.toxicology.org/AI/AF/winners.asp#merit, for more information.