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2011 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 October 7, 2011
2011 Mather Prize honorees were:

Claudia Coulton

Diane Bergeron
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Weatherhead School of Management

Dr. Bergeron's work is focused on organizational citizenship behavior. Her research has been published in leading journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, and Human Performance. Two of her papers were published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. She received two awards from the Academy of Management for her dissertation work and was a runner-up for the Academy of Management's Newman Award. Before coming to CWRU, Professor Bergeron was an adjunct instructor at Columbia University and at New York University's Stern School of Business.

Faye A. Gary

Maria Hatzoglou
Professor of Nutrition
School of Medicine

Dr. Hatzoglou's major research interest has been the regulation of gene expression by nutrient availability. She has presented at numerous international conferences as well as throughout the U.S. Her honors include a fellowship from the National Hellenic Research Foundation, a Basil O'Connor Research Award from the March of Dimes, and continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has a large body of published work including articles in Nature and the Journal of Biological Chemistry. She is the recipient of a Merit Award from the National Institute of Health.

Julia S. Grant

Erin Lavik
Elmer Lindseth Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Case School of Engineering

Dr. Lavik's research focuses on the development of new approaches to understanding and treating injuries and diseases of the spinal cord, optic nerve, and retina. She has won a number of awards including the TR100 award in 2003 and the NIH Director's New Innovator Award in 2010. Beyond her research, Dr. Lavik has developed classes including Applied Tissue Engineering where the students make and test artificial arteries and learn about the issues involved in translating the technologies from the bench to patients.

Jessie Hill

Shirley M. Moore
Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing& Associate Dean for Research
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

As a behavioral scientist Dr. Moore's research focuses on recovery following cardiac events and promoting healthy lifestyles. In a series of studies Dr. Moore developed and tested interventions to improve physical and psychological health following cardiac events. Using the principles of environmental redesign, Dr. Moore's SystemCHANGE intervention has been shown to effectively change lifestyle behaviors. Dr. Moore also is the Director of an NIH-funded Center of Excellence in Self-Management Research and the FIND Lab (Full Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Research).

T. Roma Jasivevicius

Leena Palomo
Assistant Professor & Director of DMD Periodontics
School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Palomo's research focuses on the link between oral and systemic health in post-menopausal women: from periodontal disease risks to surgical outcomes and diagnostic imaging. She was a finalist for the "Young Investigator Award," for the International Association of Dental Research Implantology Research Group in 2007. Dr. Palomo mentors dental students, graduate residents and university undergraduates in both the SOURCE and SAGES capstone programs. She lectures extensively on periodontal topics related to women and serves the community through her private practice of periodontics and dental implant services.

Kathryn Lavelle

Cassandra Burke Robertson
Associate Professor
School of Law

Professor Robertson has published articles in the leading journals Columbia Law Review, Boston College Law Review, and the Washington Law Review, among others. Dr. Robertson has built a reputation as a scholar in the areas of Professional Responsibility/Ethics and Transnational Litigation, and has conducted important interdisciplinary work involving economic theory, organizational behavior theory and cognitive development theory. She has become sought after on the legal conference circuit and has been invited to co-author papers with leaders in her areas of research.

Noa Noy

Sandra W. Russ
Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Russ has served as President of the Society for Personality Assessment, of the Clinical Child Section of American Psychological Association, and of the Division of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts in APA. She developed the Affect in Play Scale which assesses pretend play in children. She is author of Affect and Creativity: The Role of Affect and Play in the Creative Process, Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy: Toward Empirically Supported Practice, and of Russ & Niec (Ed.) Play in Clinical Practice: Evidence Based Approaches.

Xin Yu

Aloen L. Townsend
Professor of Social Work
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Dr. Townsend's research interests, primarily funded by the National Institute on Aging, are in adult development and aging, family relationships, mental and physical health, and the interface between families and formal service systems. At the Hospice of the Western Reserve, she completed an assessment of family caregiver strain and resources during end-of-life care. Dr. Townsend is a Fellow of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America and Invited Faculty at the Institute on Aging and Social Work, funded by the National Institutes of Health.


2011 Women of Achievement Honor Roll

Endowed Professorships

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Elaine Bowarski, Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Nutrition
Lynn Landmesser, reappointed, Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin MD Professor of Medicine

WEATHERHEAD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Diana Bilimoria, KeyBank Professorship

New Leadership

MANDEL SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES

Aloen L. Townsend, Chair of Doctoral Program

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Nazha Abughali, Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, MetroHealth System
Ruth Keri, Vice Chair of the Department of Pharmacology
Carol L. Moss, Vice Dean for External Affairs and Vice President for Medical Development
Amy R. Sheon, Executive Director of the Urban Health Initiative

 

Emerita Status

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Charlotte Ikels, Professor Emerita, Anthropology

SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Sally Tedford Baden, Associate Professor Emerita, Oral Diagnosis and Radiology

WEATHERHEAD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Julia E. S. Grant, Professor Emerita, Accountancy

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Julia Hannum Rose, Professor Emerita, Medicine
Ellen Rothchild, Clinical Professor Emerita, Psychiatry

 

Tenure and Promotion

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Norah C. Feeny, Professor with tenure, Psychological Sciences
Susan Vees Gulani, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literature
Thrity Umrigar, Professor with tenure, English

SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Catherine A. Demko, Associate Professor, Community Dentistry

WEATHERHEAD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Christa Bouwman, Associate Professor, Banking and Finance

FRANCES PAYNE BOLTON SCHOOL OF NURSING

Celeste M. Alfes, Assistant Professor
Evelyn Groenke Duffy, Associate Professor
Kimberly Edwards, Assistant Professor
Mary Quinn Griffin, Associate Professor
Gretchen M. Mettler, Assistant Professor
Valorie B. Toly, Assistant Professor

MANDEL SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES

Kathryn Betts Adams, Associate Professor with tenure
Aloen Louise Townsend, Professor with tenure

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Lisa Hacker, Assistant Professor,
Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Christine Ann Alexander, Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Francoise Adan, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Karen L. Ashby, Associate Professor, Reproductive Biology
Barbara A. Bangert, Associate Professor, Radiology
Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Associate Professor with tenure, Division of General Medical Sciences, Cancer Center
Gisela Grotewold Chelimsky, Professor, Pediatrics
Brenda Wimpfheimer Cooper, Professor, Medicine
Patricia A. Conrad, Associate Professor, Genetics
Deanna L. Dahl-Grove, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Isabelle DeschĂȘnes, Associate Professor with tenure, Medicine
Christine Jaworsky, Professor, Dermatology
Kristine Long Kaelber, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Elizabeth S. Kaufman, Professor, Medicine
Janice Apter Lyons, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Reena Mehra, Associate Professor, Medicine
Lina Mehta, Associate Professor, Radiology
Mary L. Nock, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Shenandoah Robinson, Professor, Neurological Surgery
Mamta K. Singh, Associate Professor, Medicine
Neena Singh, Professor with tenure, Pathology
Alison L. Steiber, Associate Professor, Nutrition
Robyn H. Strosaker, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Vicken Y. Totten, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

CLEVELAND CLINIC LERNER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Elaine Dannefer, Professor, Medicine
Nina N. Desai, Associate Professor, Surgery
Marie Paraiso, Professor, Surgery
Anjali S. Advani, Associate Professor, Medicine
Manjula Gupta, Professor, Pathology
Donna Elizabeth Hansel, Associate Professor, Pathology
Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Associate Professor, Pathology
Barbara Messinger-Rapport, Associate Professor, Medicine
Judith A. White, Associate Professor, Surgery