February 11, 2011

Buchman, Hadjipanayis, Melion and Strocchia honored

Timothy Buchman
Timothy Buchman

Costas Hadjipanayis
Costas Hadjipanayis

Walter Meilon
Walter Melion

Sharon Strocchia
Sharon Strocchia

Timothy Buchman has been honored with the Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Buchman, who is professor of surgery and anesthesiology, is also the founding director of the Emory Center for Critical Care.

The Distinguished Investigator Award honors clinical researchers for meritorious and pioneering work in critical care, and for significantly contributing to the understanding of disease and treatment of critically ill and injured patients.

Costas Hadjipanayis has been named president of the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation.

Hadjipanayis is assistant professor of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine and chief of the neurosurgery service at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Hadjipanayis' expertise is in brain, skull-base and spinal tumor removal. He is also a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar.

Walter Melion was elected a Foreign Member in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Melion is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History.

The lifetime appointment to the Royal Academy  "is an acknowledgment of outstanding academic work," according to the letter of appointment from Robert Dijkgraaf, president of the Royal Academy, which was founded by decree of King Louis Napoleon in 1808. 

Sharon Strocchia received the 2010 Marraro Prize by the American Catholic Historical Association for her book, "Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence" (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).

The prize is awarded annually to the best book in Italian history, Italian cultural history, or Italian-American relations.

Strocchia is professor of history in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Related: Hear an Emory Report Book|Report interview with Strocchia about "Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence."

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