Denham, Liotta Receive Celebration of Scholarship Award

Posted: May 2, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Susanne Denham, professor in the Department of Psychology, and Lance Liotta, codirector of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Microbiology, are the 2006 recipients of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Celebration of Scholarship Award.

The college created the Celebration of Scholarship to recognize the value of scholarship in CAS by highlighting the important work of a faculty member.

This year, in light of CAS transitioning into the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the College of Science, the 11th Celebration of Scholarship will be a joint event that honors Denham and Liotta, who represent each of the new colleges.

The two lectures will be presented at a dinner on Tuesday, October 3, 2006.

Denham, who was “delighted and surprised” to have won the award, has been a part of CAS for nearly 21 years. The focus of her research and writing has been on the emotional development of children, from preschool through early adolescence, and their understanding, expression, and regulation of emotions.

Liotta joined George Mason one year ago. He was formerly chief of the Laboratory of Pathology at the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research for more than 20 years and chief of the center’s Tumor Invasion and Metastases section.

He also chaired the National Institutes of Health Radiation Safety Committee. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School and is licensed to practice medicine in Maryland. Liotta also holds a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Portions of this article originally appeared in CASconnection.

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