September 23, 2010

Acclaim: Aaron, Goodman, Neill and Wallen recognized

Maria Aaron

Mark Goodman

Darryl Neill

Kim Wallen

Maria M. Aaron has won the Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. 

Aaron is an ophthalmologist at Emory Eye Center and associate professor in the School of Medicine. The eighth annual award was conferred for her accomplishments in residency education.

Aaron served as Emory Eye Center’s Residency Program director from 1999 to 2010, during which time she trained and mentored more than 70 residents and 30 medical students.

Mark M. Goodman received the Michael J. Welch Award, which is bestowed annually by the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Goodman is professor of radiology at the School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Winship Cancer Institute and a program director at the Center for Systems Imaging.

The award, presented by the society’s Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council, goes to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to radiopharmaceutical sciences. 

Darryl Neill and Kim Wallen received the Association for Psychological Science Fellow Recognition for their exceptional teaching and research efforts recently.

Wallen, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, who studies the hormones, sex differences, and sexual behavior of non-human primates, teaches and works at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Neill, professor of psychology, focuses his research on studying rats in hopes of learning about the emotions of reward and pleasure in the mammalian brain.  

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