A Quartet of Women Academics Awarded Honors

BorowitzDrucy S. Borowitz, a clinical professor in the department of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, received the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dr. Borowitz was honored for developing a breakthrough drug approved for treatment of the less common cystic fibrosis gene mutation.

Dr. Borowitz is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She earned her medical degree at Cornell University.

BraithwaiteDawn Braithwaite, professor and chair of the department of communication studies at the University of Nebraska, has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Western States Communication Association. She will receive the award in Anaheim, California in February.

Dr. Braithwaite is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. She holds a master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Minnesota.

HoytGaGail Mitchell Hoyt, professor of economics and director of undergraduate studies for the Gatton College of Business and Economics of the University of Kentucky, received the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award from the Southern Economic Association at the group’s annual meeting in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Hoyt has been on the University of Kentucky faculty since 1994. She is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky.

stricklandDiana McCormick Strickland, a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, received the 2014 Distinguished Sonographer Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.

Strickland is a graduate of Caldwell Community College in Hudson, North Carolina, and East Carolina University. She holds a certificate in advanced radiologic technology from Duke University.

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