Four University of Colorado Boulder faculty members have been named 2012 Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for their exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space sciences. Those honored are William J. Emery, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research; Bruce Martin Jakosky and Cora E. Randall, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; and Mark W. Williams, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Sixty-on individuals were elected as 2012 Fellows and will be recognized during a ceremony at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 6-10, in San Francisco. … Boris Draznin, M.D., professor in the Department of Medicine – Endocrinology at the School of Medicine, has been named the Celeste and Jack Grynberg Endowed Chair in Adult Diabetes. Draznin, who has been a leader in developing the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Inpatient Glucose Management Service, said he will use the recognition to help further build the adult diabetes program at UCH. … Nanna Meyer, assistant professor at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, will receive the 2012 Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Excellence in Practice Award at an April 21 awards luncheon in Baltimore. Meyer will be recognized for her work in the area of nutrition and dietetics for sports and performance. Annually, SCAN recognizes a member for outstanding service and professional accomplishments that advance a practice area with high visibility and broad impact. The award will be presented at the 2012 symposium, “Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition: Celebrating Three Decades of Excellence in Practice” April 20-22 in Baltimore. … Leli Pedro, RN-C DNSc OCN, assistant professor at the CU Denver College of Nursing and a board member of the Philippine Nurses of America Association, was selected to participate in Balik Turo (teach back) during January. Philipino nurses from the United States go back to the Philippines to share their knowledge and expertise with colleagues through a series of lectures and presentations at counterpart schools and hospitals. The program paves the way for future research on the impact of knowledge transfer in effecting changes on education and was recognized at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Global Disapora Forum as the best practice initiative of the Filipino nurse diaspora. Pedro was selected to give a presentation on the bachelor’s of science nursing curriculum and the academic faculty role.
Tom Hutton contributed to this story.