Heidi Schichl DuPree (Nurs ’80) has published an alternative-medicine book, Awaken Your Greater Health: How Energy Medicine Opens the Way to Healing (CreateSpace), which was named a finalist for both the 2015 International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Her first book, The Other Medicine That Really Works: How Energy Medicine Can Help You Heal in Body, Mind and Spirit (CreateSpace, 2013), also won a number of awards.
Carol Hartigan (Col ’80) has been named medical director of the Spine Center and Spine Rehabilitation Program at New England Baptist Hospital, a Boston-based premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. A staff physician at the NEBH Spine Center since 1993, she has served on numerous committees with the North American Spine Society and serves on the editorial advisory board for Spine Journal. Dr. Hartigan is also an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School’s department of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
David Lynn (Grad ’80, Grad ’84) received an O. Henry Award for his short story, “Divergence.” Lynn, a professor of English at Kenyon College and editor of the Kenyon Review, says the award reminds him of his early days at UVA, working with his mentor—and previous O. Henry recipient—Peter Taylor. Lynn’s winning story, “Divergence,” is about a bike accident that leads to subtle but fundamental changes to the main character’s sense of self, connecting the twin fragilities of body and psyche. He says his next project is a book that will trace his regular visits to Exeter, Devon, over the past 40 years, incorporating the area’s local history and examining the threat it faces from climate change.
Barry A. Morris (Engr ’80 L/M) has received a 2016 Charles Pedersen Award from DuPont. The award recognizes outstanding technical achievements and innovation. Mr. Morris works in polymers and process modeling for DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, and has developed predictive models for films used in food packaging that let clients minimize the cost and weight of product packaging while maintaining function.
Peter G. Wernicki (Col ’80 L/M) received the 2015 Paragon Award for Water Safety from the International Swimming Hall of Fame for his leadership in aquatic medicine, water safety and drowning prevention. Dr. Wernicki is chair of the aquatics subcouncil of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, where he leads a team in researching, analyzing and presenting evidence-based studies and data that are used to revise all American Red Cross health and safety programs. He serves on the executive board of the United States Lifesaving Association and has been the association’s medical adviser since 1987. Dr. Wernicki helped write the USLA textbook and helped develop and revise the national lifeguard certification program. He is also the medical committee chair of the International Lifesaving Federation. Dr. Wernicki has published many scientific journal articles and often appears on television and radio programs as a water safety expert.