Personalities

The American Cancer Society has recognized Daniel Armstrong, PhD, with its 2009 Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award. Armstrong, who directs the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is recognized for his research and clinical work on the cognitive effects of cancer treatment on children and for developing some of the first education accommodation plans for child cancer survivors.


The American Public Health Association has honored Glorisa Canino, PhD, with its Rema Lapouse Award for her work with children who have mental disorders and asthma. Canino, director of the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, has been a leading Latino researcher in cross cultural mental health in translating and adapting for Latinos mental health diagnostic instruments, and in creating awareness about the disparities in mental health services for Latino children. Recently, she has designed programs to raise awareness about how to treat asthma in Puerto Rico, where an astounding 34 percent of children have the condition.


The Centrale für Mediation in Germany, a multidisciplinary group dedicated to conflict resolution, honored Herbert C. Kelman, PhD, with the 2009 Socrates Prize for Mediation. Kelman, the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University, was recognized for his 30 years of work toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his commitment to other peace efforts.


Northeastern University celebrated the retirement of psychology professor Ena Vazquez-Nuttall, EdD, who taught at the university for 21 years. Vazquez-Nuttall has worked to increase diversity in psychology and other sciences throughout her career, and she was one of the early coordinators of the school psychology department at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

—J. Clark