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August 21, 2008

Two from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have received professional honors.

Glen P. Aylward, Ph.D., Glen Aylward, Ph.D., portrait professor of pediatrics and psychiatry and director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, received the Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) at its annual meeting in Boston in August.  Aylward is also a specialist at St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield, a joint endeavor of SIU and St. John’s Hospital.

The SPP award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric psychology.  Aylward has served as SPP president, fellows chair and program chair and on the Journal of Pediatric Psychology editorial board.  The society is dedicated to research and practice addressing the relationship between children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional functioning and their physical well-being.

Aylward joined the SIU faculty in 1979.  He earned his doctoral degree at Georgia State University (1979), his master’s at Fairleigh Dickinson University in (1974) and his bachelor’s from Rutgers University (1972).  He is board certified in clinical psychology and in clinical child and adolescent psychology.

Andrzej Bartke, Ph.D., Andrzej Bartke, PhD., portrait professor and SIUC distinguished scholar in internal medicine and physiology, and chief of the geriatric research division at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has been named to a three-year term as chair of the biological aging review committee for the National Institute on Aging (NIA).  NIA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans and this committee reviews grant proposals that it funds. 

Bartke joined the SIU faculty in 1984.  He earned his doctorate in zoology genetics from the University of Kansas in Lawrence (1965) and magister degree (equivalent of M.S.) from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (1962).  Bartke has received numerous awards for his research on aging including the inaugural Methuselah Prize for his contributions to life extension research resulting in the longest lived mouse (2003).



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