The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) granted its highest recognition, the John G. Walsh Award, to longtime University of Utah School of Medicine faculty member F. Marian Bishop, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., chair emerita, and professor of family and preventive medicine. The award is not granted on a regular basis, but only at the discretion of AAFP directors. Presented 20 times since it was established in 1973, Bishop is the first woman to receive the award.
The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Advisory Panel on Dietary Supplements has appointed William Popin as chairman. Popin, of Orem, is Director of R&D/Quality at Young Living Essential Oils in Payson. The newly formed USP advisory panel is charged with providing information and recommendations on policy to the Expert Committee on Dietary Supplements-Botanicals.
Dee C. Hansen, P.E., Director of Water and Natural Resources with the national engineering firm of Psomas in its Salt Lake City office, has been appointed by President Bush to chair a three-state water commission created by the Bear River Compact to administer related issues in the states of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Hansen was previously executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources and worked for the Utah Division of Water Rights in many capacities, including district engineer, state engineer and director.
Cognetix, Inc. has appointed Thomas B. King as president, chief executive officer and director. King, a 25-year industry veteran, previously held the same positions with Anesta Corp. prior to its acquisition by Cephalon, Inc. Cognetix works to develop small peptide therapeutics from the venoms of Conus marine snails. The primary therapeutic focus of the company is on epilepsy and pain.
The Utah State Bar presented the Edward Clyde Distinguished Service Award to Michael M. Quealy, a water and natural resource attorney with Parsons Behle & Latimer. Quealy was honored for devoting his career to water-rights issues, as did the award's namesake. Quealy, who began his water law career in 1974, joined the Natural Resources Division of the Utah Attorney General's Office in 1978 and served as chief of the division from 1988 to 2002.
Louis H. Callister, chairman of the board of Callister Nebeker & McCullough has stepped down to become of counsel" with the law firm. With that change, Leland S. Mccullough has become chairman and Steven E. Tyler has become president. Callister has been affiliated with the firm since 1961. McCullough's areas of practice include tax, estate and asset protection planning. Tyler's practice is primarily real estate-related.
Ron Beck has been named vice president of AT&T Business for the Utah and Idaho regions, headquartered in Salt Lake. A 17-year veteran of AT&T, Beck will provide strategic focus and direction in delivering a broad spectrum of telecommunications and information technology solutions. A Utah native, Beck was most recently AT&T Global Services Sales Vice President for Northern California, Oregon and Washington.
Susie Strohm has returned to the position of chief financial officer for ClearOne Communications Inc. Randy Wichinski, a member of ClearOne's board of directors since 1999, had assumed the role of CFO in 2001 to provide additional tax and accounting expertise during a transitional period. During that time, Strohm became controller and vice president of finance.
The Utah Chapters of the Public Relations Society of America and International Association of Business Communicators named Robert Flowers and John Njord Utah's 2002 Parry D. Sorensen Communicators of the Year. Flowers, who led the security effort for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and Njord, who headed transportation, both achieved irrefutable success in their respective missions.
The Buyer's Fund, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides grants to homebuyers to use toward down payment or closing costs, has promoted Joseph Dewey to president. In his year and a half with the organization, Dewey has played an instrumental role in expanding The Buyer's Fund from a company that in 2001 gave $850,000 of grants per month to a company that currently gives more than $8 million to homebuyers each month.
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