Five Women Academics Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

hoganDeborah A. Hogan, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College has received that 2016 Dr. Thomas Maciag Independence Award from the Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence at the National Institutes of Health. The award honors outstanding research in biomedical science and a commitment to mentoring.

Dr. Hogan is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in biology. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from Michigan State University.

carine-m-feytenCarine M. Feyten, chancellor of Texas Woman’s University since 2014, received the 2016 Chief Executive HR Champion Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. Before coming to TWU, Dr. Feyton was dean of the College of Education, Health, and Society at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Dr. Feyten is a native of Belgium and is fluent in five languages. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English and Dutch education from the Universite Catholique Louvain in Belgium. She earned a doctorate in interdisciplinary education and second language acquisition from the University of South Florida.

zackaiElaine H. Zackai, professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pediatrics in human genetics and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, is the inaugural winner of the Mentorship Award from the American Society of Human Genetics. Dr. Zackai will receive the award and a $10,000 prize at the society’s annual convention in Vancouver this coming October.

Dr. Zackai holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a medical doctorate from New York University.

benjaminEmelia J. Benjamin professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, recently received the 2016 Gold Heart Award from the American Heart Association. The award is the association’s highest honor. Dr. Benjamin also serves as a professor of epidemiology at the university’s School of Public Health.

Dr. Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. She earned a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and a medical doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

brandimoreMerry Jo Brandimore, who is retiring as dean of students at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, is being recognized by the university by having a residence hall named in her honor. Living Center North will now be called M.J. Brandimore house.

Dean Brandimore joined the staff at the university in 1983 as director of housing and residential life. In addition to serving as dean of students, she held the title of vice provost for student services.

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