Rachel Bercovitz, M.D, a Transfusion Medicine fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named one of 20 hematology and hematology/oncology fellows and junior faculty chosen for the American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute, a yearlong education and mentoring program designed to prepare participants for careers in patient-oriented research. Participants leave the program with a customized career-development plan and a peer-reviewed research proposal. Bercovitz recently finished a pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at CU. … Janice Gould, assistant professor in women’s and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is the 2012 Writer-in-Residence for the School for Advanced Research, a Santa Fe, N.M., center for the study of the archaeology and ethnology of the American Southwest. While completing the fellowship, Gould will work on a set of gacelas – poetry formed by couplets and repeating rhyme and often around the themes of love and intoxication. She also plans to set her work to musical and photographic accompaniment. … Associate Professor Geeta Verma, who teaches at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, will receive the 2011 Recent Alumni Award from Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services during the school’s homecoming festivities Oct. 14. Verma received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in science education from Kent State University in 2001. She earned her bachelor’s degrees (zoology, botany and chemistry, and education certification) and two master’s degrees (zoology and education) from the University of Delhi, India.