This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: January 19, 2006

Jo Anne Arnold, clinical assistant professor of gynecology-obstetrics, and associate clinical chief, Erie County Medical Center, has been named president of the Buffalo Gynecologic and Obstetric Society for 2005-06. John Yeh, professor and chairman, Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, has been named vice president.

Robert Bertolf, Charles D. Abbott Scholar-in-Residence in the University Libraries, received the Morton N. Cohen Award from the Modern Language Association for "The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov," a volume he co-edited with Al Gelpi, the Coe Professor of American Literature Emeritus at Stanford University. The award was presented at the MLA's annual meeting in December.

Thomas Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts, was named "Man of the Year" for 2005 by the Opera Foundation of Buffalo Inc. The honor recognizes Burrows' lifetime contributions to opera and commitment to the presentation of professional opera in Western New York.

Harold Rosenbaum, associate professor of music and director of the UB Choir and Chorus, directed his critically acclaimed Canticum Novum Singers and Youth Choir during a segment of the CBS-TV program "48 Hours" on Dec. 20. The segment was titled "The Mystery of the Nativity."

Mona Sazgar, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, has been appointed director of the Adult Epilepsy Program in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and director of clinical neurophysiology and adult epilepsy for Kaleida Health.

Syde A. Taheri, clinical assistant professor of surgery, has been selected to receive the 2006 D'Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award. Taheri has received worldwide recognition for his invention of the Talent Thoracic Stent Graft, a life-saving device used throughout the world to treat patients at risk of—or suffering from—thoracic aneurysms. It is now undergoing clinical trials in the United States for approval by the Food and Drug Administration.