chair, endowed professorship appointments
Title: Daniel W. Patterson Distinguished Term Professor, appointed
to chair, Department of Art; affiliated faculty, Women's Studies.
* Appointment effective: July 1 for a five-year term.
* Education: Ph.D. University of Delaware; BA, Bucknell University.
* At Carolina since: 1983.
* Classes taught at the graduate level: Seminars in Eighteenth
and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture; M.A. Thesis Seminar; Gender
and Visual Culture.
* Classes taught at the undergraduate level: First-Year Seminars;
Representing Paris; Travels in Eighteenth-Century Art.
* Research focus: Eighteenth-century French art; women and the
visual arts; art and travel.
* Major publications: "J.H. Fragonard: Art and Eroticism" (U.
Chicago Press, 1990); "The Exceptional Woman, Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
and the Cultural Politics of Art" (U. of Chicago Press, 1996);
"Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century
France" (U. of Chicago Press, 2003). Co-editor of the journal
* Major honors: Ida Beam Visiting Professorship, University of
Iowa; Peter Burrows Visiting Professorship, University of Sydney;
Invited International Scholar, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Title: Jim and Isabel Harrell Sr. Distinguished Professor of Family
Dentistry; director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program,
Department of Diagnostic Sciences and General Dentistry, School
* Appointment effective: July 1.
* Education: DDS Carolina, BA East Carolina University.
* At Carolina since: 1979.
* Classes taught at the graduate level: postdoctoral residency
program in general dentistry and advanced dental procedures on
the graduate level in class and clinic.
* Research focus: outcomes of clinical treatment.
* Clinical interest: fixed restorative dentistry (crowns and bridges).
* Major honors: past recipient of the Richard Hunt Memorial Award
for Teaching Excellence, the highest teaching award given at the
School of Dentistry.
* Little known fact: "I dance competitively and have achieved
professional status on the Shag Dance Competition circuit. In
2002 I was inducted into the "National Living Legends of Dance".
* About the endowment: The Jim and Isabel Harrell Sr. Distinguished
Professorship in Family Dentistry was established by the Harrells
in 1998. Harrell's love of dentistry began with his father, a
dentist in their hometown of Elkin for 60 years. Harrell and his
wife have been committed to Carolina since the dental school opened
in 1950. He has served as president of the University's General
Alumni Association and director of the Educational Foundation.
He headed the dental school's steering committee during Carolina's
Bicentennial Campaign. Isabel Harrell has worked in her husband's
practice since they were married. She was his "chairside assistant"
for 23 years and then moved to the front office where she handles
Title: Dr. Donald Henson and Mrs. Alexandra Henson Distinguished
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry; chair, pediatric dentistry.
* Appointment effective: July 1.
* Education: DDS, University of Texas; M.Sc.D., Boston University.
* At Carolina since: 1989.
* Classes taught at the graduate level: maternal and child health
seminars (pediatric dentistry).
* Classes at the undergraduate level: several in the pre-doctoral
dental school curriculum.
* Research focus: access to dental health care for underserved
* Clinical interest: medically compromised patients with dental
* Major publications: contributed to six textbooks and published
more than 80 articles in the scientific dental literature.
* Major honors: recipient of the Surgeon General's Exemplary Service
Medal (USPHS), past-president of the American Board of Pediatric
* Little known facts: "I have a private pilot's license, am a
stamp collector and was an Eagle Scout."
* About the endowment: The Dr. Donald Henson and Mrs. Alexandra
Henson Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry was
established in the School of Dentistry in 1999 by the Hensons
of Chapel Hill. Donald Henson is a Carolina alumnus who earned
his DDS from the University of Pennsylvania. He is now a senior
partner and owner in Affordable Dentures and Affordable Care Inc.
Sandra Henson is active in her community, church, and with the
North Carolina Symphony. The Hensons and Affordable Care are generous
supporters of the William Demeritt Fund in the School of Dentistry
and the Educational Foundation.
Pioneering neuroscientist Pierre Morell dies at 61
Morell, a pioneering neuroscientist and professor of biochemistry
and biophysics at the University, died July 15. He was 61 years
Morell graduated from Columbia University in 1963 where he was
a competitive swimmer. He earned a Ph.D. from Albert Einstein
College of Medicine in 1968 and became an assistant professor
in biochemistry there, following a postdoctoral fellowship at
the University of Michigan.
A faculty member at Carolina since 1973, Morell helped guide development
of the neuroscience community. He followed Edward Perl as director
of the Curriculum in Neurobiology -- the second oldest neuroscience
graduate training program in the country -- and remained director
for 10 years, presiding over an unprecedented growth in neuroscience
graduate training, while helping to establish the University as
a leader in this effort.
During those 10 years, Morell recruited, trained and mentored
not only graduate students, but also faculty, post-doctoral fellows
and staff with a keen eye toward their personal and professional
During a career spanning 35 years, Morell is credited with helping
revolutionize the scientific understanding of myelin -- the cellular
support that makes communication between neurons possible. He
was among the first to recognize the necessity of understanding
myelin as the sum of its biochemical, genetic and molecular properties.
moved his field forward, enthusiastically and tirelessly. His
efforts provided new insights into our understanding of demyelinating
diseases such as multiple sclerosis and the hazards of a wide
array of toxic substances for the integrity of the nervous system,"
said Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Neuroscience Center colleague and
associate professor of cell and molecular physiology.
A master swimmer, Morell was adjunct professor in the Department
of Exercise and Sport Science at Carolina, where he developed
the scuba diving program and taught numerous students.
Morell is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Chapel Hill; parents,
Anatol Morell and Helena Morell of Stony Brook, N.Y.; a son David
of Portland, Ore.; a daughter Sharon and a granddaughter Katherine
Remembrances can be made to the "Pierre Morell Fund" at The Medical
Foundation of North Carolina Inc., 880 Airport Road, Chapel Hill,
grants are announced
Robertson Scholars Program has awarded nearly $50,000 from the
Robertson Collaboration Fund, which supports projects that have
the potential to initiate or enhance collaboration between Carolina
and Duke University.
The 2003-04 grants went to:
* Christopher Putney, associate professor of Slavic languages
and literature (Carolina), and Carol Flath, associate professor
of the practice of Slavics (Duke), for "Russian Literature and
Art in North Carolina: The Chekhov Centennial and Beyond."
* Rachel Thompson, undergraduate student (Carolina), and Yvonne
Cao, undergraduate student (Duke), for "Duke-UNC Language House
* Patricia Pukkila, director of undergraduate research (Carolina),
and Emily Heikamp, undergraduate student (Duke), for "Triangle
Undergraduate Research Symposium."
* Lynn Blanchard, director of Carolina Center for Public Service
(Carolina), and Andrea Caldwell, assistant dean of students (Duke),
for "Students Reaching Toward Change: Public Service and Leadership."
* Meg Pomerantz, director of physical education activities program
(Carolina), and Laura Svetky, director of clinical research at
the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center (Duke), for
"Cycle DASH to the Coast."
* Helen Tibbo, associate professor of information and library
sciences (Carolina), and Tim Pyatt, university archivist (Duke),
for "Managing the Digital University Desktop: Early Project Results."
* Jason Langberg, Campus Y outreach coordinator (Carolina), and
Heidi Schumacher, co-director of the Community Service Center
(Duke), for "Leadership in Service Conference (LSC)."
* Jenny Huq, director of APPLES Service Learning Program (Carolina),
and Betsy Alden, service-learning coordinator for the Kenan Institute
for Ethics (Duke), for "Reflection and Service-Learning Course."
* Patricia Thompson, art librarian (Carolina), and Lee Sorensen,
art librarian (Duke), for "Carolina-Duke Art Resources (CDAR)
* Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, chair of the Department of Philosophy
(Carolina), and Alexander Rosenberg, professor of philosophy (Duke),
for "UNC-Duke Collaborate Philosophy Workshop."
* Karolyn Tyson, professor of sociology (Carolina), and S. Philip
Morgan, chair of the Department of Sociology (Duke), for "Duke/UNC
Robertson Sociology Seminar Series."
* Kim Abels, director of the Writing Center (Carolina), and Vicki
Russell, senior lecturing fellow of the First Year Writing Program
(Duke), for "UNC-CH's Writing Center/Duke University's Writing
Studio Workshop Series."
* Chanequa Walker-Barnes, assistant professor of psychology (Carolina),
and Stephanie Coard, director of the Cultural Strategies for the
Parenting Project (Duke), for "Effective Mental Health Treatment
and Service Delivery Models with African Americans."
* Diane Kjervik, director of the Carolina Women's Center (Carolina),
and Donna Lisker, director of the Duke Women's Center (Duke),
for "Building Effective Women Leaders through Positive Mentorships."
* Suzanne Kirby, assistant professor of medicine (Carolina), and
Haifan Lin, associate professor of cell biology (Duke), for "Stem
Cell Biology: Current Status and Potential for Collaborations."
* Yaakov Ariel, associate professor of religious studies (Carolina),
and Malachi Hacohen, associate professor of history and political
science (Duke), for "Duke-UNC Judaic Studies Seminar -- Stage
II: Conferences on Jewish-Christian Relations."
* Richard Luby, associate professor of music (Carolina), and Kathy
Silbiger, director of the Institute of the Arts (Duke), for "Application
for Collaborative Opportunities with Visiting Intl. Musicians/Duke
Institute of the Arts and UNC-CH Department of Music's Newman
* Kathy Martyn, associate campus minister of the Newman Catholic
Parish (Carolina), and Jessica Chitester, business manager of
the Newman Catholic Student Center (Duke), for "Catholicism and
the Common Weal -- A Joint Conference on the Necessity and Bounds
of Civic Duty in the Life of a Catholic in the United States."
* Thomas Tweed, associate professor of religious studies (Carolina),
and Richard Jaffe, assistant professor of religion (Duke), for
"Transnational Buddhisms in Asia: A UNC- CH-Duke Collaborative
* Clayton Koelb, chair of the German Department (Carolina), and
Ann Rasmussen, acting chair of the German Department (Duke), for
"Beginnings and Endings of Modernity in German-Speaking Lands."
* Barbra Rothschild, professor of social medicine (Carolina),
and Jeremy Sugarman, director of the Center for Medical Ethics
and Humanities (Duke), "Enhancing the UNC-Duke Bioethics Research
* Jeff Whetstone, lecturer in photography (Carolina), and Wendy
Ewald, director of literacy through photography at the Center
for Documentary Studies (Duke), for "The Documentary Imagination."
Several Carolina students also joined Duke colleagues to earn
grants. They were undergraduate students Patrick Elliot and Thomas
Filopoulos, as well as Marcie Fisher, a graduate student in the
School of Social Work.
The Robertson Scholars Program is a merit-based scholarship program
administered by Carolina and Duke. The goals of the program are
to foster collaboration between the two universities and to recruit
top students to both schools.
For more information about the Robertson Scholars Program, including
future announcement of the spring 2004 grant cycle, refer to the
web site at www.robertsonscholars.org.
UNC Health Care System Board of Directors has formed a search
committee to select a new chief executive officer, who also will
serve as Carolina's vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean
of the School of Medicine.
Members of the search committee are:
* Peter Barnes, senior vice president and director of Human Resources
at UNC Hospitals;
* Nancy Chescheir, professor in the the Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology and program scientist at the National Institute
of Child Health and Development and National Institutes of Health;
* M. Andrew Greganti, professor of medicine and vice chair of
the Department of Medicine;
* Patrick Hines, a fourth-year medical school student;
* James Hyler Jr., vice chair, chief operating officer and board
member of First Citizens BancShares Inc. and First Citizens Bank;
* James E.S. Hynes, chair of Hynes Inc., a former member of the
University Board of Trustees;
* David Lee, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry
and Biophysics and professor in the Department of Microbiology
* Terry Magnuson, Sarah Graham Kenan professor and chair of the
Department of Genetics and director of the Carolina Center for
* Karol Mason, a member of the University Board of Trustees and
a partner in the law firm of Alston & Bird;
* Etta Pisano, professor of radiology and adjunct professor of
* N.C. Sen. Tony Rand, a Democrat who represents the 24th District;
* Charles Sanders (chair), former chair and CEO of Glaxo Inc.
and former member of the University Board of Trustees; and
* John Stamm, professor and dean of the School of Dentistry.
The search committee will select two finalists and make its recommendation
to Chancellor James Moeser, the UNC Health Care Board and the
UNC Board of Governors. If approved, the names of the two finalists
will be presented to UNC system President Molly Broad, who will
select one of the two.
That person will succeed Jeffrey L. Houpt, who announced in May
that he was stepping down. Houpt was the first CEO of UNC Health
Care and was appointed to the position when the UNC Health Care
System was created in 1998. He was named medical school dean and
vice chancellor for medical affairs in June 1997.
provided by Human Resources with employees' permission.
Addy, Applications Analyst Programmer, FPG Child Dev Center
Aileo, Social Research Associate I, Center for Digestive
Disease & Nutrition
Dorfman-Barry, Administrative Assistant I, Kenan-Flagler Business
Foust, Processing Unit Supervisor V, Photo Copy Support Service
Heier, Social Research Assistant I, Epidemiology
Hicks, Office Assistant IV, Microbiology & Immunology
Howell, Volunteer Services Director I, ETV-Development
Lipscomb, Personnel Technician III, Admin Information
Meacham, Administrative Assistant III, Medicine
Ormond, Personnel Assistant V, Human Resources
Rezk, Research Analyst I, Pathology & Lab Medicine
Stubbs, Accountant I, Office of Sponsored Research
Taylor, Accounting Clerk IV, Student Accounts & UNC Receivables
Winn, Student Services Manager I, Health Policy
Wyrick, Accounting Specialist I, Financial Planning
following employees have received recognition as Star Heels through
the end of June (continued from July 16 "Gazette"):
of Marine Sciences
of Outdoor Drama
Beverly Hester Stephens
& Child Health
Health Careers Access Program
of Human Resources
of Sponsored Research
of Info. & Library Science
Acct.s & Univ. Receivables
The following are some of the employees who have received recognition
as Star Heels in July (to be continued).
& Sciences Foundation
& Molecular Physiology
for Env. Medicine
& Regional Planning
of Arts and Sciences
Planning & Budgets
Policy & Admin.
Management & Distribution
& Child Health
of Tech. Dev.
Note: The Star Heels Award Program is sponsored by TIAA-CREF.
Winners each receive a $20 gift certificate. For more information
on the Star Heels program, call Employee Services at 962-1483.
of energy services, DuBose received the "Person of the Year" award
from the International District Energy Association at its recent
conference in Philadelphia. DuBose has been an association member
for 19 years and served as chair from 2000 to 2002.
Cherry Spruill professor of history and founding director of the
Southern Oral History Program, Hall will be a scholar in residence
at Harvard University during the coming academic year as a fellow
of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is among 56 scholars,
writers and artists chosen for the prestigious fellowship based
on the quality and potential long-term impact of their proposed
of anthropology and director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology,
Steponaitis has been elected chair of the board of The Archaeological
Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization with 22,000 members.
The conservancy is dedicated to acquiring and preserving archaeological
sites in the United States.