College of Medicine
Bruce Goldberger, M.D., the chief of forensic medicine and a professor and director of toxicology in the department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine, received the 2017 Robert F. Borkenstein Award from the Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division of the National Safety Council. The award, named for Breathalyzer inventor Robert F. Borkenstein, recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of service, have made outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety.
Sara N. Burke, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of neuroscience, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. The honor will be presented to Burke at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in August. Burke’s research focuses on determining the neurobiology of age-related memory loss.
Albert Rhoton, M.D., a former professor and chair emeritus of the Lillian S. Wells department of neurosurgery, was honored posthumously at the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society’s meeting in November. Rhoton, an internationally known neurosurgeon and pioneering researcher, was honored for his lifelong career that spanned five decades. Rhoton passed away in February 2016. His son Eric Rhoton, a University of Florida-trained neurosurgeon now practicing in North Carolina, accepted the medal on his father’s behalf.