Cardiology Professor Larry Hergott, M.D., has two writing awards named for him. The Larry Hergott Heart of Medicine Award will be part of CU’s Medical School curriculum that emphasizes narrative writing as a way of coping with stress and clarifying values. Cash awards will be given to the winner and quarterfinalists. The award is supported by the Division of Cardiology, the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, the Arts and Humanities in Health Care Program, and by individual donations. Farther afield, a conference regarding literature in medicine, held annually in Dallas, sponsored by Texas Presbyterian Hospital and the English Department at Southern Methodist University, has created an annual writing award named for him. … Professor Ken Tyler, M.D., the Department of Neurology chair in the School of Medicine, and Robert L. Garcea, M.D., a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, have been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are elected annually through a selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. In 2012, 80 fellows were elected to the academy; there are more than 2,000 Fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. … Gregory Simon, assistant professor of geography and environmental sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, was selected to serve as core adviser to the United Nations Foundation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Simon recently presented on his work at a special United Nations Session in New York during the Association of American Geographers meeting. His recently published paper in the journal Global Environmental Change, which examines challenges and opportunities for distributing efficient and low-smoke cookstoves in developing nations using carbon finance, is available online. Edgar Cota-Torres, assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, presented a critical examination of “Enrique’s Journey” by Sonia Nazario at the Les recits de la marinalite in Amerique Conference at the University of the Antilles and Guiana on Feb. 29. … Bryan Shao-Chang Wee, assistant professor of geography and environmental sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, and his team of researchers presented findings at the Green Schools National Network conference in Denver last month. Their work shows a positive correlation between Green Print core practices at higher levels and student achievement in science. … “Local Economic Development in the 21st Century: Quality of Life and Sustainability,” a book written by Daphne Greenwood, a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Richard P.F. Holt, professor, Department of Economics, Southern Oregon University, recently was nominated for a Best Book Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. In 2011, the book received a Choice Award as one of the top 25 undergraduate economics books.