Darin Toohey, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected to be a Jefferson Sciences Fellow with the U.S. State Department. Jefferson Fellows serve for one year as science adviser on foreign policy issues. All fellowships are contingent upon awardees obtaining an official U.S. government security clearance. The fellowship begins in August. ... David Tilton, a facilities operations supervisor in the department of environmental health and safety at the University of Colorado Denver, recently was honored as employee of the month. Tilton was nominated for his professionalism and expertise in the area of building operations and leadership. During a recent federal inspection by the Centers for Disease Control, Tilton single-handedly executed and documented complex lab air handling tests required by federal regulations, according to his nominator. ... Eric Anderson, lecturer in the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver, has founded and is executive director for Hyperform Design Co-op, a nonprofit collaborative design studio based in Denver, which helped forge the Denver Storefront Initiative (DSI). The initiative began as a vision to fill the vacant window spaces of downtown Denver with activity, liveliness and beauty while educating and inspiring the community. ... Marcus Farr, instructor of architecture studies at CU Denver, received a 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honor Award for Houston's Project City Centre in the Design – Constructed – Commercial category. As senior Design Associate for OJB, Farr worked as the designer for this project for three years, and was integral in designing both the master plan and project landscape. ... Lynne Yancey, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the School of Medicine, will receive the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2011 Clerkship Director of the Year Award. Yancey is co-director of the Core Clerkship in Emergency Care, required of every medical doctorate student in the School of Medicine. The award will be presented at the SAEM meeting in June. ... Jim Maller, professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine, will soon be retiring and a symposium will be conducted in his honor on Friday, May 6, in the Hensel-Phelps auditorium on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The keynote speaker is Nobel Prize winner Sir Tim Hunt. Maller has been a faculty member in the department of pharmacology since 1977 and is a retired Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.