People in the News
October 14, 2010
• Valley newspaper gets editor
• Honors for Valley doctor
• And more….
• Nathan Kuppermann,
Louise Stark, center, is seen in a 2006 photo with some of her engineering students.
professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, the university says.
The institute, which is part of the National Academies of Sciences, is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision-makers and the public. The IOM elects 65 new members and five foreign associates each year through a highly selective process. With their election, members make a commitment to volunteer their service on the institute’s committees, boards and other activities.
Mr. Kuppermann is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric emergency medicine. In addition to his clinical work, he has made research contributions, promoting global and national collaborations among leading pediatric emergency departments to advance the care of critically ill and injured children.
• Aurora Alarcón of Elk Grove is the recipient of an annual $5,000 scholarship to use toward her education at William Jessup University in Rocklin.
The scholarship is made possible through the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with William Jessup University.
• Rick Elkins has been named editor of the Porterville Recorder, a post he held 12 years ago.
In the interim, among other posts, Mr. Elkins has been an editor of the Tulare Advance-Register and currently, the Valley Voice weekly in Visalia.
He succeeds Claudia Elliot who left in August to join the Tehachapi News.
• Louise Stark, associate dean and graduate director for the School of Engineering and Computer Science at University of the Pacific in Stockton, will receive the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the Society of Women Engineers, at the SWE National Conference on Nov. 6 in Orlando, Fla.
Ms. Stark was selected for her “exceptional dedication as a SWE faculty advisor and contributions to the engineering profession,” the university says.