Dean A. Calland of Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir P.C., was named the "Pittsburgh Best Lawyers Environmental Lawyer of the Year" for 2010 by The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Calland focuses his practice on hazardous and toxic substance regulation, and enforcement under RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA and related federal and state legislation in the chemicals, plastics, petroleum and metals industries and is a nationally-recognized authority on complex environmental remediation issues.
Gerald M. Barron, associate professor of health policy and management and deputy director of the Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health was named the 2009 recipient of the Allegheny County Medical Society Benjamin Rush Individual Public Health Award.
Zonta Club of Pittsburgh selected Dr. Yvonne Maher to receive its Spirit of Amelia Earhart award.
Dr. Maher, who practices Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital and Clarion Hospital, received the award for her understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness in evaluation and treatment of cardiac problems in women.
Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP said that partner Clifford B. Levine was named to Politics Magazine's list of the 100 most politically influential individuals in Pennsylvania.
Arnetha Ball, the inaugural Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Education at Duquesne University, was selected to receive the 2009 Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Ms. Ball is an international specialist in oral and written literacies of African-Americans and diverse student populations. Besides teaching at Duquesne, she also instructs at Stanford University and in South Africa. She received the award at the group's annual convention in recognition of her contributions to the development of the professional community and the National Council of Teachers of English.
By demonstrating excellence in the delivery of stroke rehabilitative services, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval. The hospital achieved Disease-Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission for its stroke rehabilitation program.
Greg and Lynne Young, Paul Davis Restoration office owners, launched the company's new website at www.restorationpittsburgh.com.
Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture and P.J. Dick Inc. formed the P.J. Dick Inc. Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management Fellowship. P.J. Dick Incorporated has pledged $750,000 to provide fellowships to masters or doctoral students in the AECM program, a joint program between School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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