Honors & Awards: Jan. 25, 2007

1/25/2007 - By: Melanie Robbins

Stephan Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs, College of Health and Human Sciences and professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, was awarded status as Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations (a national award given to fewer than 1 percent of members of the most important professional society of family scholars).

Two School of Medicine internal medicine residents, Dr. Cuong Nguyen and Dr. Jeff Andal, took first place in the Internal Medicine Resident Research Competition at the annual American College of Physicians meeting for their study, "Increased Bone Turnover in Patients Who Undergo Bariatric Surgery."

School of Medicine professor, Dr. John Fildes, was recently named "Physician of the Year" at the Nevada State Medical Association's 102nd annual meeting held in Las Vegas. Fildes, who is a professor and vice chair of the department of surgery and is director of the state's only Level One Trauma Center at University Medical Center, was selected by his colleagues for his distinguished service and commitment to patients as well as his recent appointment to serve as chairman of the Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons.

Barbara Millis, director of the Excellence in Teaching Program, received the following honors:

  • Elected to the Core committee, governing body for the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD).
  • Won POD Innovation Award for An Innovative Model for Building Department Buy-In for Classroom Observations.
  • Reviewer for College Teaching and Journal of Excellence in College Teaching.
  • Participated as a selected panel member in a national Delphi study conducted by Larissa Pchenitchnaia, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Her dissertation topic is Essential and Model Programs for Teaching and Learning Centers as Reported by Directors in Selected Research Extensive Universities: A Delphi Study.
  • Named a senior associate of the Teaching/Learning and Technology Group.
  • Named an IDEA Consultant by the IDEA Center, Kansas State University.

The German section of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has produced three Fulbright scholars in the past three years.

The most recent is Collin Ferrari. His proposal included his studying the use of Americanism in the German weekly magazine "Der Spiegel." Despite currently having only three professors, the small program has produced more Fulbright recipients among undergraduates than any department or program on campus, with five since 1993.


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