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2007 Women of Achievement Award Winners

The Annual Women of Achievement & Spotlight Awards Luncheon

HELD DURING THE FALL SEMESTER EACH YEAR

This annual event celebrates the tenure and promotion and recognitions achieved by women faculty members at Case Western Reserve; and honors one woman from each school at Case Western Reserve for their excellence in research and scholarship. (Recipients chosen by their schools.)

Awards presented on March 22, 2007

2007 Mather Prize honorees were:

Diana Bilimoria

Diana Bilimoria,
Weatherhead School
of Management

Dr. Bilimoria’s research focuses on women in corporate, small business and nonprofit governance and leadership, gender and diversity in organizations, and university transformation. She is the co-author of the 2007 edited volume, The Handbook on Women in Business and Management. She has more than fifty-five publications, the majority refereed journal articles, in her field.
Dr. Bilimoria has made over 100 refereed conference presentations and posters and invited speeches. She received the 1999 Anbar Golden Page Award for her editorship of the Journal of Management Education. At annual Academy of Management conferences, she has been recognized for her scholarship and service with awards in 2006 (Careers Division), 1999 (Organizational Behavior Division) and 1997 (Organization and Management Theory Division).
She is a Co-Principal Investigator on a 5-year ADVANCE award from the National Science Foundation to advance women faculty in the sciences and engineering at Case.

Eva Kahana

Eva Kahana,
College of Arts
and Sciences

Dr. Kahana is Director of the Elderly Care Research Center. As a medical sociologist and gerontologist, Dr. Kahana has published extensively in the areas of stress, coping and adaptation of the aged, late-life migration, late life sequelae of social stress, social organization of health care institutions, intergenerational family relationships, and environmental influences on older persons.
Dr. Kahana is currently in the 17th year of a longitudinal grant-funded project focused on identifying factors that promote successful aging. She has co-authored or co-edited several books, including: Holocaust Survivors and Immigrants, Altruism in Later Life, and Family Caregiving Across the Lifespan.
Dr. Kahana is the recipient of numerous national awards, including the 1997 GSA Lawton Award for her outstanding contribution to applied gerontology and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Aging and the Life Course of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

enore A. Kola

Lenore A. Kola, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Dr. Kola is the co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, the umbrella organization for the Substance Abuse/Mental Illness and Supported Employment Coordinating Centers of Excellence funded by the Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. Dr. Kola was founding Chair of the National Association of Social Workers’ Section on Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs and was the editor of their award-winning newsletter, Issues of Substance. She serves on the editorial boards of Social Work Practice in the Addictions and the Journal of Dual Diagnosis.
She is a member of the HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) -AMERSA (Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse) Fellowship Advisory Committee. Her publications focus on substance abuse and the elderly, and more recently in the area of dual disorders and supported employment.

Jacqueline Lipton

Jacqueline Lipton,
School of Law

Professor Lipton is Co-Director of the Center for Law Technology and the Arts and Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox Center for International Law. Her writing is focused in the areas of commercial law, cyberlaw, and intellectual property law with a comparative/international focus. She has authored numerous law review articles in these areas, including recent publications in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Washington and Lee Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Wake Forest Law Review.
Professor Lipton is the co-author of the second edition of Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials, with Professor Raymond Shih Ray Ku. She also authored Security Over Intangible Property, the first text devoted solely to the issue of securitization of intangible property, including intellectual property. Professor Lipton chairs the Law and Computers Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Diana Lynn Morris

Diana Lynn Morris, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Dr. Morris is Associate Director for Programming at the University Center on Aging & Health. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Morris’s research interests include self care in elderly family caregivers, geriatric mental health, the health of minority elders, and training of formal and informal caregivers.
Dr. Morris’s work has extended to international leadership in gerontological and gero-psychiatric nursing education and research at the University of Zimbabwe, Africa. She is a past recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Faculty Scholar Award in Geriatric Mental Health with a focus on long term care residents.
Dr. Morris is Director of a five year Prentiss Foundation Project focused on facilitating community based care networks and education for formal and informal caregivers. Dr. Morris’s many publications appear in both interdisciplinary and nursing journals and books.

Meral Ozsoyoglu

Meral Özsoyoglu,
Case School of Engineering

Dr. Özsoyoglu is known for her research in the areas of Database Query Languages, Data Models, Query Optimization, Index Structures for high dimensional spaces, and Statistical Databases. More recently, her research focus is in Bioinformatics and biological data management including managing, visualizing and querying genomic pathways, efficient access methods and index structures for genomic sequences, and querying pedigree data. She has over 80 publications in computer science journals and conference proceedings. She has chaired programs for several international conferences.
Dr. Özsoyoglu is currently an associate editor of ACM TODS, and WWW journals, and serves as a trustee of the VLDB Endowment. Professor Özsoyoglu is a recipient of several awards including the IBM Faculty Award, NSF Faculty Award for Women in Science and Technology, the Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Alberta, and the EECS Service Award from Case.

Marsha A. Pyle

Marsha A. Pyle,
School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Redline is Chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Director of University Hospitals Sleep Disorders Center. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of chronic diseases with an emphasis on sleep apnea, with studies that include the first and largest genetic epidemiologic study of sleep apnea, a clinical trial of sleep apnea treatment as a means for preventing diabetes, a cohort study of asthma and sleep disturbances in children with sickle cell anemia, and a study of the impact of sleep problems on obesity and cognitive function in children.
Dr. Redline directs the Case Sleep and Epidemiology Research Center, which is a national Sleep Research interpretation center for a number of large scale NIH-funded studies. She is a Deputy Editor for the journal Sleep and serves on several national boards.

Susan Redline

Susan Redline,
School of Medicine

Dr. Redline is Chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Director of University Hospitals Sleep Disorders Center. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of chronic diseases with an emphasis on sleep apnea, with studies that include the first and largest genetic epidemiologic study of sleep apnea, a clinical trial of sleep apnea treatment as a means for preventing diabetes, a cohort study of asthma and sleep disturbances in children with sickle cell anemia, and a study of the impact of sleep problems on obesity and cognitive function in children.
Dr. Redline directs the Case Sleep and Epidemiology Research Center, which is a national Sleep Research interpretation center for a number of large scale NIH-funded studies. She is a Deputy Editor for the journal Sleep and serves on several national boards.


2007 Women of Achievement Honor Roll

Women Appointed or Reappointed to Endowed Professorships

College of Arts and Sciences

Sandra L. Barnes, Associate Professor, Sociology
Jessica Ann Kelley-Moore, Associate Professor, Sociology

School of Law

Laura McNally, Associate Professor

School of Medicine

Elizabeth M. Allen, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Janis Daly, Associate Professor, Neurology
Charis Eng, Professor, Genetics
Lois Carol Friedman, Professor, Psychiatry
Leena Khaitan, Associate Professor, Surgery
Noa Noy, Professor, Pharmacology
Susan Jorve Stagno, Associate Professor, Psychiatry


Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University:

Cornelia C. Bergmann, Associate Professor, Molecular medicine
Kathleen Susan Franco-Bronson, Associate Professor, Medicine
Kathleen Routier Rosen, Professor, Anesthesiology
Cathy A. Sila, Professor, Medicine


Promotions to Associate Professor and Professor and Awards of Tenure


College of Arts and Science

Catherine L. Albers, Professor, Theater and Dance
Georgia J. Cowart, Professor, Music
Kathleen Horvath,Associate Professor and tenure, Music
Rachel Sternberg,Associate Professor and tenure, Classics
Thrity Umrigar, Associate Professor and tenure, English

School of Dental Medicine

Marsha A. Pyle, Professor, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology  

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Aloen Louise Townsend, Tenure award (as Associate Professor)

School of Medicine

Elizabeth E. O’Toole, Professor, Medicine
Julia Rose, Professor, Medicine
Monica Montano, Associate Professor and tenure, Pharmacology
Beth Ann Benetz, Associate Professor, Pharmacology
Carla Harwell, Associate Professor, Medicine
Christina Hirsch, Associate Professor, Medicine
Heather M. Vallier, Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

Karen James, Associate Professor, Medicine,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University


Administrative Appointments, Promotions & Other Honors and Awards


College of Arts and Sciences

Eileen Anderson-Fye, Named Associate Director of the Schubert Center for Child Development 
Molly Berger, Named Associate Dean
Mary Davis, Associate Professor of Music, named Associate Director of the Baker-Nord Center
Anne Helmreich, Named Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Elizabeth Short, Associate Director of the Schubert Center for Child Development

Case School of Engineering

Anne Hiltner, Director of Center for Layered Polymeric Systems
Kandice K. Kottke-Marchant, Chair, Division of Pathology and Loboratory Medicine
Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu, Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Clare Rimnac, Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Dental Medicine

Kristi Victoroff, Director of Curriculum and Assessment

School of Law

Laura Chisolm, Director of the Law School's newly created Center for Social Justice
Jessie Hill , Associate Director of the Center for Social Justice
Sharona Hoffman, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Juliet Kostritsky, Coordinator of the law school's Legal Theory Workshop Series
Jacqueline Lipton, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee

School of Medicine

Pamela Bowes Davis, Dean of Medical School
Susan Redline, Academic Program Director of the Center for Clinical Investigation
Cathy Keating, President of University Hospitals Medical Group
Holly Miller, Chief Information Officer at University Hospitals of Cleveland