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Daniel Kahneman, PhD, a Nobel laureate and psychology professor at Princeton University, was named principal investigator of one of six new Roybal Centers for Applied Gerontology. As research centers for the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging, the centers aim to move promising social and behavioral basic research findings out of the laboratory and into programs, practices and policies that improve the lives of older people and society's capabilities to adapt to an aging population.

Under Kahneman's direction, the Princeton center will develop new methods to measure social and psychological well-being of older Americans.

Psychologist Mitchell Rosenthal, PhD, was appointed Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation's chief operating officer in November.

Rosenthal is also a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. He is a former president of APA's Div. 22 (Rehabilitation) and a former member of the Council of Representatives.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has named Chris Erickson, PhD, and Marlene F. Watson, PhD, as 2004-2005 Health Policy Fellows.

Erickson, a psychologist, associate professor and co-director of the community counseling program at George Washington University, conducts research on how to improve mental health services for people with serious mental illness and increase public awareness of the distinctions between mental health and mental illnesses.

Watson, associate professor and director of graduate programs in couple and family therapy at Drexel University, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Psychologist Gerald H. Zuk, PhD, has been honored as an inaugural member of the International Biographical Centre's Leading Health Professionals of the World 2005.

The International Biographical Centre selects the world's foremost health professionals from all disciplines according to their influence on a local, national or international basis.

Zuk was a founding editor of the International Journal of Family Therapy and has also edited Family Therapy and Disturbed Families. He currently works in private practice.

In November, Paul B. Paulus, PhD, became dean of the University of Texas (UT) at Arlington's College of Science after serving as interim dean since May 1.

Paulus has been a faculty member at the university since 1970 and served as the College of Science's associate dean in 1998 and 1999. He received the UT-Arlington Outstanding Research Achievement Award in 1989 and the Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society Outstanding Teacher Award in 1993.

Paulus has been a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Justice, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the University of Sydney, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

--Z. STAMBOR