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    MARCH 30, 2006
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Lenka Adamcova and Alicia Reinsel, both students at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, received $34,000 from the Michael M. Boyle Scholarship Fund, awarded by the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.

Efua Afful, a senior economics major in the Honors Program, has been admitted to the American Economic Association Summer Program with a full scholarship. This program, which Temple hosted from 1980 through 1986, was established to help prepare promising undergraduates for graduate study in economics.

The International Skeletal Society, an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the learning, teaching and treatment of skeletal disease, has named an award after Akbar Bonakdarpour, clinical professor of radiology at the School of Medicine and Hospital. The Akbar Bonakdarpour Medal will be awarded to people who have actively supported the endeavors of the ISS.

Dione Cash, assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine, was recently awarded $12,500 from the Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, for her research project “Surroundcare: In-School environmental Asthma Education,” and $6,000 from the American Academy of Pediatrics for her project “Surroundcare: Using Information from a Needs Assessment Process to Improve Physical and Behavioral Health and to Increase Access to Social Services for School-age Children.”

Temple Trustee Bill Cosby was part of the “100 Most Influential Student Athletes” special broadcast by ESPN Classic March 13. Introduced as part of the NCAA centennial celebration, the list included “those who have made a significant impact or major contributions to society.” Cosby played football and ran track and field at Temple in the 1960s.

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, has awarded the prestigious Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship to Jeffrey Gehris, a doctoral student at the College of Health Professions. Gehris, who studies curriculum and instruction in kinesiology, is one of only two graduate students selected nationwide to receive this $1,500 scholarship. The award honors students who exemplify high levels of professional development and involvement.

The School of Medicine’s clinical trial unit of the Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS, funded by the National Institutes of Health, recently finished first among all domestic U.S. units in overall performance for data quality. CPCRA is a nationally established HIV/AIDS research program. Temple’s unit is led by Ellen Tedaldi, professor of medicine and director of the Temple Comprehensive HIV Program. The research team includes Kelly Lattanzi, project coordinator, and Shannon Frederick, research associate.

The American Dental Education Association and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have awarded 10 students from the School of Dentistry a $2,500 scholarship each toward their tuition. The recipients are: Miguelina Arocha, Vivian Diaz, Jieun Lee, Obioma Okafor, Matthew Perry, Melaura Preston, Hamida Shirazy, Phuong-Oanh Tran, Zuzel Trujillo, and Jelani Winslow.