University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Professor Mary Guy has been named winner of the NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Research Award for 2012. She will receive this award, considered the top research award in the public administration field, at the ASPA conference in March in Las Vegas. According to SPA Dean Paul Teske, “This is a wonderful award and recognizes the amazing scholarship Mary has produced throughout her career, but also her tremendous recent productivity and the broad impact from her ‘Emotional Labor’ work.” … Anita Glicken, associate dean of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies in the School of Medicine, recently received the Research Achievement Award by the Physician Assistant Education Association at its annual forum in New Orleans. The association, which represents the 157 PA programs across the U.S., cited Glicken’s “distinguished record of scholarly contributions over many years.” … As part of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) "Faces of AMIA” campaign, University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing’s Jane Carrington has been recognized for her “exemplary career” and identified as a “Rising Star” within the organization. As part of this honor, she will be profiled on the AMIA website sometime in 2012. When asked about this recognition, Carrington said, “This was a complete surprise and I am honored. This speaks to the support and mentoring that I have received since coming to the University of Colorado.” … Diana Tomback, professor and acting chair of integrative biology at the University of Colorado Denver, was appointed to the newly formed Science Advisory Board of the Washington, D.C.-based, nonprofit organization American Forests. When fully formed, the board will include about 20 scientists and resource managers. … Andy Cowell, a linguistics professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, who has spent a decade learning and studying the endangered Arapaho language, recently discussed his research at the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs. Arapaho is only spoken by about 250 people – mostly elders in the tribe. Most of the native speakers live on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Cowell’s work with the Northern Arapaho tribe has focused on documenting and preserving the language on paper. … Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of surgical dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, was awarded the Volpe Prize for 2011. Chandrasekaran competed with research submissions from across the country and won this prestigious award for research on periodontitis and resultant inflammation. It is presented at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry for the best clinical research in periodontology by students in dentistry. … Bud Talbot, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development, gave an invited plenary session on measuring science and mathematics teacher knowledge at the International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Kruger National Park, Limpopo province, South Africa. The conference was sponsored by the University of South Africa (UNISA) Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE). … Brad McLain and Mike Marlow, also of the School of Education and Human Development, recently presented at the joint annual meeting for the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology and the International Society for Gravitational Physiology in San Jose, Calif. Their presentation, “Science Identity Construction through Narrative” was part of the education strand and featured McLain’s past work on Space Shuttle mission STS 107 and Northrop Grumman’s Weightless Flights of Discovery program for teachers in Zero G, as well as recent XSci work under both Marlow and McLain for teacher science learning journeys to Africa.