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March 30, 1995


Beverly J. Hunter, associate professor of civil engineering technology at the Johnstown campus, has received the 1995 Engineer of the Year Award from the Johnstown chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Hunter is the first woman to receive the award from the society's Johnstown chapter. Next year, she will become the chapter's first woman president.


Johnstown campus associate professor of business Ronald Vickroy and Russell J. Gramlich, vice president of Metropolitan Life and a member of the UPJ Advisory Board, will co-chair the 1995 UPJ Lewis W. Foy lecture series this fall. The speaker and lecture topic will be announced at a later date.

The lecture series was established in 1980 in honor of Lewis W. Foy, who retired that year as chairman and chief executive officer of Bethlehem Steel Corp. The purpose of the series is to enable UPJ students and others to meet and learn from the experiences of prominent men and women in the business world.


Joel Weissfeld, a Pitt assistant professor of epidemiology and clinical investigator at the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, has received an award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health for his efforts in the Data-based Intervention Research Project, an NCI-funded breast cancer screening project.

The project is a collaborative effort involving the state health department, rural Pennsylvania hospitals and the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. It aims to strengthen the quality of accredited mammography programs in rural Pennsylvania by promoting regular screenings to local women and to assess outcomes from screening mammography in rural hospital settings. Weissfeld developed and implemented a mammography database and software system as part of the project.

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