Honors and Awards

Scholars and Alumni honored by the American Sociological Association

Christopher A. Bail (Cohort 18 — Michigan Alumni List) 

received the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the Political Sociology section for "The Fringe Effect: Civil Society Organizations and the Evolution of Media Discourse about Islam since September 11th Attacks."

Rachel Kahn Best (Cohort 19 - Michigan) received the Eliot Friedson Award from the Medical Sociology section.

Cybelle Fox (Cohort 14 - Berkeley/UCSF) received the Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award from the International Migration section, the Book Award from the Latino/a Sociology section, and the Distinguished Contribution to Scholar Book Award from the Political Sociology section for Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal (Princeton University Press, 2012).

S. Michael Gaddis (Cohort 20 - Michigan) received the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility section and the James E. Blackwell Graduate Student Paper Award from the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities for "Discrimination in the Credential Society: An Audit Study of Race and College Selectivity in the Labor Market."

Rene Almeling (Cohort 15 - Berkeley/UCSF) received an Honorable Mention from the Sex and Gender section for Sex Cells: the Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (University of California Press, 2011).

 

Dr. Almeling is Assistant Professor, in the Department of Sociology at Yale University.

Dr. Gaddis is a Scholar, in the RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Fox is Assistant Professor, in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Best is a Scholar, in the RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Bail is Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Duke University
August 13, 2013

John Friedman to join White House NEC

John N. Friedman (Cohort 14 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List) 

is expected to join the White House National Economic Council as a special assistant in economic policy this fall, according to Bloomberg News

Dr. Friedman is Associate Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at Brown University
July 25, 2013

Tim Buthe awarded ISA's Annual Best Book Award for 2013

Tim Bϋthe (Cohort 14 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List) 

was a recipient for the International Studies Association's Best Book Award for 2013.

Dr. Bϋthe is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University
June 17, 2013

Alan Cohen Appointed to PCORI Advisory Panel

Alan B. Cohen ( — ) 

has been appointed to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) advisory panel on Improving Healthcare Systems.

 
Created by the Affordable Care Act, each multi-stakeholder panel will "help us identify and prioritize the questions that are important to patients, caregivers, clinicians and others, and also help us evaluate all of our research programs,” according to Anne Beal, MD, PCORI’s deputy executive director on their website.
 
"Each panel has 21 members representing different sectors across healthcare. Thirty-eight (38%) of members represent patients, caregivers and patient advocates, 13 of whom serve on the Patient Engagement panel.  Nineteen researchers (23%) and 15 clinicians (18%) are represented across the four panels.  Other stakeholder groups represented are payers (6%), policymakers (4%), healthcare systems (4%), purchasers (2%), and pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic manufacturers (5%)."
Dr. Cohen is Program Director in the RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at Boston University
April 04, 2013

Rubén Rumbaut elected to the National Academy of Education

Rubén Rumbaut ( — ) 

was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education on February 6, 2013.  Dr. Rumbaut is a member of the Scholars in Health Policy Research Program National Advisory Committee.

Dr. Rumbaut is Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at University of California, Irvine
February 12, 2013