• Lavern J. Holyfield, director of faculty development at the Baylor College of Dentistry, was named the inaugural Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar of the Leadership Institute of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

The award is named after the former dean of the Howard University dental school who is now associate executive director of ADEA’s Center for Equity and Diversity.

• Henry Louis Gates Jr., Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, received a Special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.