November 5, 2010

Acclaim: De Waal, Hughes, Sprawls are honored

Frans de Waal

Frans B.M. de Waal is being honored with the Order of the Dutch Lion, the highest civilian honor given by Dutch Queen Beatrix.

De Waal is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology and a primatologist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

De Waal’s honor is to celebrate Dutch American Heritage Day. The Order recognizes merit in the arts, science, sport and literature.

James M. Hughes has been elected president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Hughes is professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine and professor of global health in the Rollins School of Public Health.

Hughes is the first IDSA president who comes primarily from the field of public health. IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health and prevention programs relating to infectious diseases.

Perry Sprawls received the annual Award for Excellence in Educational Innovation from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

Sprawls is emeritus professor of radiology.

The award was for Sprawls’ work on “Collaborative Teaching: A model for Enriching the Medical Physics Learning Environment.”

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