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January 19, 1995


Connie Simon has been appointed University policy coordinator in the Office of Budget and Administration. Currently the administrative assistant to the associate vice chancellor for Computing and Information Services CIS, Simon came to Pitt in 1979 as a forms analyst in CIS.

Assistant Professor of Child Development Jerlean Daniel has been elected president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's largest organization devoted to early childhood education.

The former director of the University Child Development Center, Daniel currently chairs the Allegheny Policy Council Task Force on Early Childhood. She also has served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Agencies and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children.

Professor of physics Wolfgang Choyke has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honor of fellow is given by the AAAS each year to scientists whose work it deems "scientifically and socially distinguished." Choyke is currently studying "large bandgap" semiconductors and their potential uses.

Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world's largest federation of scientists. It has more than 140,000 members and publishes the weekly magazine Science. The honor of fellow was granted to only 297 new members this year.

Herbert Jacob, an assistant professor of critical medicine and medical oncology in Pitt's School of Medicine, was recently appointed director of critical care medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital. In that position, Jacob will direct critical care services at Magee, as well as serve as medical director of the medical and surgical intensive care units and cardiopulmonary therapy services.

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