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NAMES AND FACES

ACCOLADES

Rose Maly, assistant professor of family medicine, will receive a four-year career development  award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her research project, "The Impact of Physicians' Provision of Psychosocial and Informational Support: Perspectives of Older African-American and Latina Women with Breast  Cancer."... Susan Chapman, executive communications writer in External Affairs/University Communications, has received the Reel Spirit Dini Ostrov Award in Screenwriting, one of the annual awards presented to  outstanding students in the School of Theater, Film and Television. The award recognizes excellence in comedic writing.... Michael Seltzer, associate professor of education, is this year's recipient of the Distinguished  Teaching Award presented by the Department of Education at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. A seven-year veteran of the UCLA faculty, Seltzer was selected based on nominations by his colleagues and  students.

HONORS

Two physicians from UCLA's geriatrics division have been named to key leadership positions at the UCLA Borun Center for Gerontological  Research at the Jewish Home for the Aging. Cathy A. Alessi has been appointed associate director of the Borun center. Her primary role is the development of behavior interventions that improve the quality of life for frail nursing home residents. Debra Saliba has been named Borun's assistant director. She will continue to develop quality indicator measures for use in long-term care.... M. Albert Thomas, assistant professor in the Medical Imaging Division of the School of  Medicine's Department of Radiological Sciences, has received a three-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Mental Health to study subclinical hepatic encephalopathy, a form of  cirrhosis associated with neuropsychological abnormalities.

TAKE NOTE

Fred Massarik, professor emeritus at The Anderson School, will  lead his 20th UCLA Extension Leadership Program as conference dean and academic director Dec. 5-10 at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. First given nearly a half-century ago, the leadership retreat for executives, managers, human  resources specialists and internal consultants from Fortune 500 companies and other organizations draws on the expertise of faculty from The Anderson School, Cornell, Pepperdine and Antioch universities and other specialists in  human relations and applied behavioral sciences.... Assistant Professor Michael W. Deem of the Department of Chemical Engineering has been selected as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT's "Technology Review" magazine. Deem has conducted extensive research in the structure and function of small biological molecules, diffusion in disordered microporous materials, structure determination of solid-state materials and improved simulation methodology for charged fluid systems.

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