Activites & Achievements
Dr. Victor Moyo has been appointed medical oncologist in the Health Center's multidisciplinary breast program and will develop a research program in cancer treatment and diagnostics. He holds a medical degree from the School of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe; did an internship and residency in internal medicine at George Washington University; and held a hematology-oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University. He has conducted research in iron metabolism.
Dr. Judith Fifield, Family Medicine, received the Addie Thomas Service Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals in recognition of her volunteer involvement at local, regional and national levels, especially her government affairs and advocacy work, on behalf of people with arthritis. She received the award at the association's annual meeting in New Orleans, Oct. 26.
The Floriculture Greenhouse and the Landscape Department received certificates of merit from the Mansfield Beautification Committee for landscape displays in the Mansfield community during 2002. The greenhouse was recognized for its display gardens at the field trials, and the landscape department was recognized for fall plantings and campus areas along Route 195 at the intersections with North Eagleville Road and Mansfield Road, as well as for the window boxes at the Publications Building.
John C. Greene, History, emeritus, was awarded the 2002 Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society. The medal is the society's most prestigious award. It recognizes an individual whose entire career has been devoted to the history of science and whose scholarship is exceptional.
Frederica Weeks, Health Center Fire Department, was cited by the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control as Instructor of the Year. The award is given yearly to a member of the Connecticut Fire Department Instructors Association who, through personal effort and instruction, has made an impact on the education and safety of fire fighters in the state. It was given in connection with her work for the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department.
Maria-Teresa Lepeley, Institute of Public Service International, gave videoconferences on Quality Management in Education for Globalization for Latin American countries from the World Bank in Washington, D,C., on Nov. 20.
A book by Robert Thorson, Geology & Geophysics, Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls (Walker & Co.), was #7 on the bestseller list of the New England Booksellers Association in September, and returned to the #15 spot in November. Since the book was published in September, Thorson has been giving up to three talks and book signings each week.