In the Spotlight: March 7, 2012
Howard Eng, DrPH, clinical assistant professor at COP, professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and director of its Southwest Border Rural Health Research Center, was named Pan Asian Man of the Year by the Pan Asian Community Alliance. Eng was awarded the honor during the 17th Annual Asian Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 11. He was recognized for championing cultural diversity and for philanthropic service and achievements in the Tucson community.
Serrine Lau, PhD, director of the UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and a member of the BIO5 Institute, has been named chair of the search committee for the director position of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. For more information, see the Arizona Health Sciences Center news release.
Dan Malone, RPh, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, received one of five grants awarded by the National Pharmaceutical Council. Malone’s project, The Good, the Bad and the Different: Deciphering Heterogeneity, will develop a strategy to equip managed care organization pharmacy and medical directors with tools to evaluate comparative effectiveness evidence. The amount of the grant is $205,434.
Wendy Tate, a PhD candidate in the pharmaceutical economics, policies and outcomes track, recently was recognized for having one of the most influential blog postings of 2011. Her work was posted on Ampersand, a blog that advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, social science, behavioral and education research. See Tate’s piece at the Ampersand website.