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Acclaim: Honors for Arya, Loichot and Padwa

Shipra AryaShipra Arya has been awarded a one-year Surgical Outcomes Club Research Fellowship.

Arya is assistant professor of surgery in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy in the department of surgery in the School of Medicine. She holds a secondary appointment as assistant professor of epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health.

Arya plans to investigate the effectiveness of vascular surgical interventions in the elderly, perioperative decision-making, and healthcare resource utilization. She will also pursue methodological training in the use of such administrative databases as those maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Valerie LoichotValérie Loichot will receive the 22nd annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Literary Studies for her book "The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature," published by the University of Minnesota Press. The Modern Language Association of America will present the award Jan. 10 at its annual convention, being held in Vancouver.

Loichot is professor of French and English in Emory College.

The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work in its field — a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography — written by a member of the association.

Albert Padwa has been selected as a 2014 Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

Padwa is emeritus professor of chemistry in Emory College.

The award provides a $20,000 grant to emeritus faculty in the chemical sciences in support of undergraduate research to be conducted under their guidance.

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