The Chicago School of Professional Psychology conferred its 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award on Michael Bland, PsyD, DMin, a clinical psychologist in Oak Lawn, Ill., and its 2003 Distinguished Alumna Award on Kathleen Sherrell, PsyD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Northwestern University. Bland, who is noted for his work with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, provides counseling through the Archdiocese of Chicago and is a national consultant to agencies dealing with clergy sexual abuse. Sherrell has focused her career on improving the lives of the "forgotten population" of elderly people with schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has selected psychologist Mark S. Goldman, PhD, as an associate director. Goldman joins NIAAA from the University of South Florida, where he was a distinguished research professor and director of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Institute. Goldman's first tasks at NIAAA will be to develop an initiative on drinkers who are 9 to 15 years old and help integrate behavioral and biomedical research.

Columbia University presented Julian Hochberg, PhD, Centennial Professor Emeritus of Psychology, with an honorary doctor of science degree at the university's commencement ceremony in May. Hochberg studies human perception and has written extensively on the psychological factors that underlie our understanding of pictures and the written word.

In June, Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, received the Mogens Shou Award for Education at the annual meeting of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. Jamison received the award--named for the honorary president of the society--for her efforts to bring discussion of bipolar disorder into the mainstream.

Psychologist Mary Kite, PhD, has been appointed associate dean of Ball State University's Graduate School, where she has been acting associate dean for almost a year. Kite was previously a professor and graduate program administrator in the university's department of psychological science.

Psychologist Thomas L. McKenzie, PhD, professor of exercise and nutritional sciences at San Diego State University, has received the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President's Prize. The $10,000 award--established in 1978 by a former IOC president--is the highest honor given by the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education. McKenzie was selected for his two decades of research and program development in sport and exercise education in schools.

Psychologist Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the Sleep Disorders Center of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been awarded a Pickwick Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the National Sleep Foundation. The two-year award will fund Meltzer's research on sleep in caregivers of children with chronic illness, a project she's conducting with the aid of her mentor, Jodi Mindell, PhD, associate director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the hospital.