• Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, associate vice president for health sciences, multicultural and community affairs at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, was named Physician of the Year in Surgery by the American Academy of Specialists in Surgery, an affiliate of the American Association of Physician Specialists. Dr. Kosoko-Lasaki is professor and chair of the ophthalmology department and professor of preventive medicine and public health at the medical school.
Dr. Kosoko-Lasaki received her medical training at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
• Theodore R. Life Jr., an assistant professor in the department of radio, television, and film at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was presented with the Best Film/Video Documentary at the 26th Black International Cinema Berlin Festival. He was awarded for his documentary, Reason to Hope, about two journalists who spent a month in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake.
Readers can view a section of the film in the accompanying video.
• Carolyn Mosley, dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, will receive the 2011 National TRIO Achiever Award, from the Council for Opportunity in Education at the group’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. on September 27.
Dr. Mosley holds a Ph.D. in nursing from Texas Woman’s University.
• Brenda Y. Cartwright, associate professor of kinesiology and rehabilitation in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii, received the Virgie Winston-Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns.
Dr. Cartwright is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and an educational doctorate from George Washington University.