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Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished Professor Award

Posted by on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Around the Mall, Summer 2011.

Bruce Compas, holder of the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair of Psychology and Human Development and professor of psychology, won the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished Professor Award this spring.

The award, created to honor Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt upon his retirement in 2000, is given to a full-time faculty member for the development of significant new knowledge from research or exemplary innovations in teaching.

“Bruce is widely recognized for his research in depression in adolescents, psychological adjustment of children with cancer, and the neurocognitive deficits of children with cancer or sickle cell disease,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said. “In each of these areas of expertise, he is like a brilliant maestro broadly engaging the academic community at Vanderbilt in interdisciplinary collaboration. Through his pioneering work, he has influenced the practice of both psychology and medicine.”

Zeppos presented Compas and four other faculty members with awards when Vanderbilt‘s Spring Faculty Assembly convened April 7.


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