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    Sarah Elgin (left), PhD, the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts & Sciences, was one of two WUSTL professors elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in the past academic year. The other was Alan R. Templeton (not pictured), PhD, the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology. (David Kilper)



Ten WUSTL faculty received Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. The winners include: Michael W. Friedlander, PhD, professor emeritus of physics; Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, the Robert J. Glazer Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Immunology; Scott J. Hultgren, PhD, the Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology; Timothy J. Ley, MD, the Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Chair in Oncology and professor of medicine and of genetics; Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, professor of genetics and of molecular microbiology; Audrey R. Odom, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and of molecular microbiology; Mabel L. Purkerson, MD, professor emerita of medicine; Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; Stuart A. Solin, PhD, the Charles M. Hohenberg Professor of Experimental Physics; and Richard K. Wilson, PhD, professor of genetics.

Richard L. Axelbaum, PhD, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, was named the Stifel & Quinette Jens Professor in Environmental Engineering Science.

John R. Bowen, PhD, the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor, was named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.

Two WUSTL professors were elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Sarah C.R. Elgin, PhD, the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts & Sciences; and Alan R. Templeton, PhD, the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology.

Thomas W. Ferkol Jr., MD, professor of cell biology and physiology, was named the first Alexis Hartmann, MD, Professor in Pediatrics.

Sarah Gehlert, PhD, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, was appointed senior fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research.

David M. Jaffe, MD, the Dana Brown Professor of Pediatrics, was elected president of the Academic Pediatric Association.

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD, the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, was appointed chief of spinal surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, the Sydney M. Shoenberg Jr. and Robert H. Shoenberg Professor, received a Clinical Excellence Award from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Timothy D. McBride, PhD, associate dean for public health at the Brown School, was named the 2012 National Rural Health Association’s Oustanding Researcher.

Two WUSTL faculty members received 2012 faculty achievement awards: Robert Mecham, PhD, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, received the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award; and Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, the Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work, received the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award.

Liviu M. Mirica, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, received a Sloan Research Fellowship.

Frederic Moynier, PhD, assistant professor of earth & planetary sciences, received the 2012 Houtermans Award and the Nier Prize.

Carl Phillips Video Link

Carl Phillips, professor of English and of African & African-American studies, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for Double Shadow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). Phillips is a four-time National Book Award nominee. To see a video of Phillips discussing Double Shadow, visit the university’s Newsroom.

Susan Plassmeyer, assistant vice chancellor of administration and development services, was named to the Truman State University Board of Governors after being nominated by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Luis A. Sanchez, MD, chief of the section of vascular surgery, was named the Gregorio A. Sicard Distinguished Professor of Vascular Surgery.

Seethu Seetharaman, PhD, was named the W. Patrick McGinnis Professor of Marketing.

Jennifer R. Smith, PhD, associate professor of earth & planetary sciences and of environmental studies, was named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, effective July 1, 2012.

Sharon Stahl, PhD, dean of the First Year Center, was named vice chancellor for students, effective July 1, 2012.

Jeffrey G. Trzeciak was named university librarian, effective July 1, 2012.

Kilian Q. Weinberger, PhD, assistant professor of computer science & engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

Washington University School of Medicine received a $4.2 million grant from the Alzheimer’s Association, the largest research grant in the association’s history.



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A Quad With a View The rising of the full Moon over Brookings Hall Fri., April 6, was glorious.

Carnival for All Ages Each April, the university community gathers for Thurtene. Coinciding with Alumni Weekend, many alumni and their children also enjoy the carnival.

Commencement — A Shining Moment Alex Cooper, senior class president, addresses graduates of the 151st Commencement. See more highlights of the ceremony held in historic Brookings Quadrangle.

Where Art Meets Science The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders collaborated with contemporary photographer Michael Eastman for the Where Art Meets Science exhibit.


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