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James McCarthy, director of the Heilbrunn Center for Population and Family Health at Columbia University, has been named dean of the School of Health and Human Services. McCarthy received an A.B. in sociology from the College of Holy Cross, an M.A. in sociology from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. He has published more than 60 research articles on topics related to demography and community health, and has conducted research in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean and South America, as well as in the U.S.

James McCarthy
James McCarthy

Robert Woodward, associate professor at Washington University's School of Medicine, has been appointed to the Forrest D. McKerley Endowed Chair in Health Economics, the first person to hold that chair. The McKerley Chair was established last year by Forrest D. McKerley '57as a joint appointment between the School of Health and Human Services and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Woodward earned his Ph.D. in economics from Washington University. He holds a B.A. in economics from Haverford College. Robert Woodward
Robert Woodward

Edgar Helms Jr. '71G has been appointed as the first director of the New Hampshire Institute of Health Policy and Practice at UNH's School of Health and Human Services. A partnership among UNH, Dartmouth Medical School and the state Department of Health and Human Services, the institute will identify health care needs in the state and conduct research to explore and frame solutions. Helms was most recently chief administrative officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire. Edgar Helms Jr.
Edgar Helms Jr.

Barrett Rock, UNH professor of natural resources and director of the Complex Systems Research Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in the Czech Republic. Rock is an international expert on the effects of air pollution on forest health. He will teach environmental science courses at Charles University and Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry.

John Resch, professor of history at UNH Manchester, has been awarded a Fulbright Lecturing Award at the North American Department of the University of Debrecen's Institute of English and American Studies in Debrecen, Hungary.

Sylvia Weber Russell, professor of computer science, has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar lecture/research award at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.

Charles Gross, a professor of marketing at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, has received a Fulbright scholarship to teach an international marketing and sales forecasting course at the Institute of Marketing and Retailing at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Maryann Mroczka '87, Eric J. Gleske and Stuart Williams '88 of UNH Video Services, have won a New England Emmy Award for their video "The Trek to Gale Head." The video tells the story of five people with disabilities, many of them in wheelchairs, who climbed a peak in the White Mountains with the help of UNH's Northeast Passage program. Earlier this year, a video on the program itself won a Silver World Medal at the New York Festival.

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