Honor Roll – Fall2018

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., director of the UConn Health Disparities Institute, was named to the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program.


UConn medical student Tiahna Spencer is one of 34 medical students in the U.S. chosen for the National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program 2018–19 class.


Dr. Bruce T. Liang, dean of UConn’s medical school, was recognized by The Asian Pacific American Coalition of Connecticut (APAC-CT) at its 2018 gala for his significant contributions to the welfare of the state’s Asian Pacific American community.


Dr. R. Lamont “Monty” MacNeil, recently retired dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine, received The Fones Medal, the top award from the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA), at its annual meeting for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the CSDA and the profession of dentistry.


Paramedic Peter Canning, UConn Health’s emergency medical services (EMS) coordinator, received the Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner’s Award at the DPH’s 2018 EMS awards ceremony.


Dr. Rajesh V. Lalla is the new president of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. He will serve a two-year term.


Dr. Marja Hurley has been selected as a Fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Advisory Committee.


Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has been selected by The American Ceramic Society to present the Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture at the 14th annual Materials Science and Technology meeting.


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