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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

Kathryn J. Lively, Assistant Professor of Sociology, received the Outstanding Recent Contribution award on Aug. 15 from the Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Lively's article, "Sociological Realms of Emotional Experience," was chosen from all sociological journal articles on emotion published during 2003 and 2004. The article was co-authored by David R. Heise (Professor of Sociology at the University of Indiana Bloomington) and was published in the March 2004 issue of the American Journal of Sociology.

Peter U. Tse '84, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Tse is among 20 recipients of the annual grant, which is endowed by the German ministry of education. The award provides funding for a year of study in Germany. Tse plans to use the award to continue his studies of the neural basis for human vision, addressing the question of how the brain interprets and makes sense of motion and form.

James Weinstein, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, was named to the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Spine Care Advisory Committee. The NCQA is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care through measurement, transparency and accountability. Weinstein is an expert in low back pain who advocates non-invasive treatment. He is Medical Director of the Center for Shared Decision Making at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Editor-in-Chief of Spine magazine.

John Wennberg, Peggy Y. Thomson Professor for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School and Director of the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, was voted one of the nation's 50 "Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare" in a reader survey conducted by Modern Physician magazine. Wennberg ranked 14th overall in the results, which were published in Modern Physician's July issue. Wennberg is a pioneer in the study of geographical variations in health care and the principal investigator and series editor of The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, a book series that examines the patterns of medical resource intensity and utilization in the United States.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08