Larry B. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the Charles and Evelyn Thomas Professor of Medicine and chair of the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Internal Medicine, received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
F. Gerard Moeller, M.D., was named director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research and associate vice president for clinical research. Moeller came to VCU in 2013 and served as professor and division chair of addiction psychiatry. He now holds appointments as professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine. He also serves as director of the VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies.
Anton Kuzel, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, was installed as president of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine.
Puru Jena, Ph.D., distinguished professor of physics in the College of Humanities and Sciences, was named one of three Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015. He was chosen for his significant contributions to the theoretical understanding of nanomaterials with potential applications in clean energy, medicine and information technology.
Scott Gronert, Ph.D., chemistry professor in the College of Humanities and Sciences, received a Fulbright Scholar award to work with researchers in France on a new process that could help surgeons more accurately remove cancerous cells.
Rev. Angela Flack, ACPE supervisor and assistant professor in the Department of Patient Counseling in the School of Allied Health Professions, received the 2015 Emerging Leader award from the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
Dan Uphoff (B.A. ’11/A), drummer, opened his own recording studio, Full Circle Recording.
Gina Pido (B.S. ’14/MC; B.S. ’14/H&S) was chosen for a summer Multicultural Advertising Internship Program. Offered by the American Association of Advertising Agencies to students from diverse backgrounds, the program links its interns to high-profile advertising agencies for a chance to gain real-world experience.
Lauren Brooke Miller* (M.F.A. ’13/A) was a visiting resident at Women’s Studio Workshop in November.
Aaron McIntosh (M.F.A. ’10/A) was interviewed by L.A. Weekly about his work at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. He also was on a panel at this year’s NYC for CAA conference titled “Queer Threads Unraveled.”